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Very old cassettes found in flea market

Discussion in 'I found this!' started by walkman archive, Jul 5, 2017.

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    walkman archive Administrator Staff Member

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    Recently I went to Els Encants, a very big flea market here in Barcelona. It's a very well organized place, very big, with lot of stuff and small stores selling their 2nd hand stuff. There are some antique stores and even a vinyl store. And the typical men with almost every rubbish you can think of. View 360ยบ here.

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    There I found some nice cassettes, mainly from BASF. One of my favorites is the one see above, with it's strong, saturated orange. Very nice.

    Here they are:
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    I love this design, both in type I and II. It's interesting that this tape is very close to the IEC I reference, so it can be a good tape to make frequency response tests.​

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    One of my favorite SONY designs, for sure.
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    Now this is clearly a fake (clone) tape. It's funny to see it...
     
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    Great find !

    I must have a look, somewhere I must have a full load of older tapes - got inspired - will dig'em out soon !
     
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    I have a flea market near where I live too. Open on Sundays and Wednesdays. Might have to take a trip down there this weekend. Nice finds by the way :)
     
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    love that 360 veiw
     
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    There is a flea market close to where I live every Sunday morning, but cassettes are treated more or less like junk. I bought some pre-recorded tapes and indeed they do sound decent, as for blank tape I only bought a few cassettes:
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    The Sony Type III is only a collectible item, the tape is in terrible condition; the TDK SA-X seems in very good conditions, but the tape has drop outs and in the end I like what is already recorded on it :)
     
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    Those are rare to find tapes, indeed
     

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