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Tuesday
Jan242017

Pre-recorded cassettes can sound good (really)

Unfortunately many people didn’t notice the improvement in the quality of pre-recorded cassettes, as they had stopped buying them by the time the developments covered in this (very wordy) video were implemented.

 

 

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Reader Comments (4)

A fantastic insight into one of the many things consumer ignorance got the better of - Digalog.

February 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterThe7thOne

Do you have a list of Cassettes recorded with Dolby S.

February 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTerry

Unfortunately not - I don't think such a thing exists.

February 24, 2017 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

I learnt a hell of a lot from this video. Thanks for this. I am very fond of the cassette format but was, ignorant of the history and much of the process behind the manufacture pre-recorded cassettes. I always considered them to be pretty poor and Digalog passed me by! I will try to get hold of some of these recordings; this has really peaked my curiosity!

March 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSebastian Sekinger

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