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Audio and Video Talk => Reel to Reel & Cassette Tapes => Topic started by: johan.pretorius on June 10, 2021, 10:17:50 PM

Title: Mixtapes FTW
Post by: johan.pretorius on June 10, 2021, 10:17:50 PM
I bought some used chrome tapes with the idea of recording my own selection of music. But this mixtape blew me away, I'm going to leave it as is.

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Title: Re: Mixtapes FTW
Post by: stevanbuxt on June 11, 2021, 10:25:56 AM
I bought some used chrome tapes with the idea of recording my own selection of music. But this mixtape blew me away, I'm going to leave it as is.

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Title: Re: Mixtapes FTW
Post by: johan.pretorius on June 11, 2021, 10:38:47 AM
I should have added that it's a Sony UX turbo 90

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ELDqHmfSM - from 07:10

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Title: Re: Mixtapes FTW
Post by: M.H.Hugo on June 15, 2021, 03:59:43 PM
That was really interesting Johan. I bought a good number of previously loved (and really cared for) cassettes from a great guy in Cape Town. He had used a Tandberg 440 to record them over the years. They comprised type Is and IIs. It turned out that he had very good taste in 80-90s contemporary music. 70s as well. And he knew how to drive that Norwegian machine!!  So, for very many of these cassettes, I have elected to keep them as-is and enjoy this unique compilation albums.

The Sony UX Turbo was a great cassette (as still is). It was a standard UX in a very robust, heat resistant shell.  Many that I came across were Italian made, or in France at the excellent Dax plant. I'm thinking of a standard Italian UX right now that is simply breathtaking...a recording made on an Alpage AL-50. It's a recording of Horner's soundtrack from Titanic, a Mobile Fidelity Gold CD. Direct link from a Kenwood DP-3080 Classic to an Alpage AL-50 via Van den Hul 102/2s.
A minor effort for a great result. 
Title: Re: Mixtapes FTW
Post by: M.H.Hugo on June 15, 2021, 05:06:17 PM
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Title: Re: Mixtapes FTW
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Title: Re: Mixtapes FTW
Post by: johan.pretorius on June 16, 2021, 07:50:11 AM
That was really interesting Johan. I bought a good number of previously loved (and really cared for) cassettes from a great guy in Cape Town. He had used a Tandberg 440 to record them over the years. They comprised type Is and IIs. It turned out that he had very good taste in 80-90s contemporary music. 70s as well. And he knew how to drive that Norwegian machine!!  So, for very many of these cassettes, I have elected to keep them as-is and enjoy this unique compilation albums.

The Sony UX Turbo was a great cassette (as still is). It was a standard UX in a very robust, heat resistant shell.  Many that I came across were Italian made, or in France at the excellent Dax plant. I'm thinking of a standard Italian UX right now that is simply breathtaking...a recording made on an Alpage AL-50. It's a recording of Horner's soundtrack from Titanic, a Mobile Fidelity Gold CD. Direct link from a Kenwood DP-3080 Classic to an Alpage AL-50 via Van den Hul 102/2s.
A minor effort for a great result.

Welcome back, and thank you once again for the interesting feedback.   :thumbs: