[78-L] the 'deadest' consumer audio formats?

bradc944 at comcast.net bradc944 at comcast.net
Fri May 13 17:18:34 PDT 2011

I was gonna get to the elcaset... but was beaten to it.

Yes, and even MORE bonus points for staggered-head-stereo 2-track reels, of which I have a couple.

And how much ransom are you asking for the Eartha Kitt tape? :)


----- Original Message -----
From: David Lennick <dlennick at sympatico.ca>
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Sent: Fri, 13 May 2011 19:51:43 -0000 (UTC)
Subject: Re: [78-L] the 'deadest' consumer audio formats?

Some 2-track stereo open reel tapes are in demand (speaking of which, would 
anybody be demanding one I just found by Eartha Kitt?).

I have a few thousand DAT tapes and have experienced remarkably little failure. 
3 machines still in working order. 2 good reel to reel machines that can handle 
full, half or quarter track, 3.75 to 15ips..if anything slower ever requires my 
attention, I'll have to see if the old Philips fires up.


On 5/13/2011 3:45 PM, agp wrote:
> At 19:38 13/05/2011, MD wrote:
>> reel-to-reel tape (bonus points for quadrophonic)
> I think this still lives on in pro circles. I had one until about 2 years ago
>> 8-track
> Not to forget quad-8 and the 4 track (a la Muntz Stereo Pak)
> And who can forget the charming little PlayTape
>> machines to play these formats. I wouldn't even put DATs and minidiscs in
>> the running - I never saw them find much of a foothold at all in the
>> consumer market.
> MD was pretty strong outside the USA. I still have a recorder for
> them puppies. It was great. Have a few prerecorded titles including
> Paul McCartney's release Run, Devil Run.
> T
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