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Re: [ARSCLIST] On the beaten 8-track...
Many thanks for the responses. I should have done a little more due
diligence on the question of 8-track home recorders (such as they were).
I must have seen some of those at the time, but my memory was wiped of
it when, at the age of 15, I bought a TEAC A-1200 with money saved from
my net $9.63 earned weekly on Saturdays working as a gift wrapper and
I had forgotten about the tracks interrupted mid-stream with 8-track.
It reminds me of the letter I got from a listener back in the 1980s who
asked me to time the music sets and presentation on my program so that
he could flip his C-90 over while I was talking.
One clarification: I suggested, but didn't mean to, that the cassette
was "dead" in every respect. Unquestionably, there's a population
out there buying blanks, especially among the more senior demographic.
I had automobiles in mind, which are no longer outfitted with cassettes
by manufacturers, and record producers appear to have retired the
pre-recorded cassette as a consumer format. Tom Fine sums up these
Thanks to all.
P.S. I checked out the websites noted by Jeffrey and Karl. The visit to
the jackbergsales site has me still reeling. I may have to go out at
lunch and get a stiff drink.
>>> lyaa071@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 09/26/06 8:34 AM >>>
On Mon, 25 Sep 2006, Jeffrey Kane wrote:
> etc). A few higher-end decks had Dolby but most went without. Blanks
> everywhere at the time, Rat Shack sold 46, 60 and 80 min tapes IIRC.
> http://www.jackbergsales.com if you want an eye opening view, look
Of related interest: http://www.8trackheaven.com/