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

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Fri May 13 17:19:52 PDT 2011

...did Zorg break log-player soundbox again??!!??


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From: Malcolm Rockwell <malcolm at 78data.com>
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Sent: Fri, 13 May 2011 20:11:55 -0000 (UTC)
Subject: Re: [78-L] the 'deadest' consumer audio formats?

No can find rockord player.


On 5/13/2011 9:38 AM, Mike Daley wrote:
> If I had to guess, the most "obsolete" (keeping in mind that this is an
> arguable term) consumer audio formats (in order) would be:
> reel-to-reel tape (bonus points for quadrophonic)
> 8-track
> cassettes
> 78s
> vinyl 45s
> vinyl LPs
> CDs
> I'm sure I left out a few...but yes, I would place 78s as "less dead" than
> cassettes. I'm judging this partly on the ready availability of working
> 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.
> Mike
> On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 3:27 PM, David Lennickwrote:
>> You'd be surprised..
>> dl
>> On 5/13/2011 3:17 PM, Mike Daley wrote:
>>> People still use cassettes?
>>> On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 2:40 PM, Julian Vein<julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk
>>> wrote:
>>>> Dave at Audio Tech Transfer wrote:
>>>>> Most customers want to know up front what the cost will be, thus the
>> set
>>>>> price per tape or record.   It's easy and understandable for the
>>>> customer,
>>>>> who more often than not doesn't know whether their home videotapes run
>> 15
>>>>> minutes or 2 hours?  It's painful doing a big stack of 2 hour tapes....
>>>> but
>>>>> the pile of 10-15 minute tapes in the next job make up for it.  Open
>> reel
>>>>> audio tape and some VHS can be impossible to predict due to
>>>> record/playback
>>>>> speed used, let the customer know that upfront.
>>>>> Dave Rose
>>>>> Audio Tech Transfer
>>>> ===============
>>>> The worst type of friend (sic) is the one who has some LPs but nothing
>>>> to play them on. So they ask me if they give me some cassettes could
>>>> they transfer them.
>>>> Not that easy. The first side of the LP is OK, but you can't be sure how
>>>> long side two is going to be, so you can't be sure if the tape is going
>>>> to run out. So you stand around biting your nails, waiting for the LP to
>>>> finish. Of course, it overruns and a track is only part-recorded. So you
>>>> have to wind the tape back to the last complete track, then record over
>>>> the incomplete track with a silent recording to erase it.
>>>> Then you turn over the tape and finish recording the rest of the LP.
>>>> Then it starts again...
>>>> I've also been asked to transfer CDs to cassette too! If the CD has
>>>> playing times listed, you can make an educated guess how much you can
>>>> get on one side of a tape.
>>>>        Julian Vein

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