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 Super 1950's Stereo Cassette format.
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 4:08:18 AM on 7 January 2019.
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Don't know why this format rapidly failed and disappeared? Was sure easier than fiddling with open reel tapes!
Here I match a player with tape of that era. Drive belts on both machines still good!
- played for entire first side (24 minutes . 3.75ips) but got Hot as it has no ventilation!


 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:36:14 AM on 7 January 2019.
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Hmmm, someone in Eindhoven saw that in the 1960s.....

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 1:44:03 PM on 7 January 2019.
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someone in Eindhoven saw that in the 1960s

"Compact Cassette" is exactly 0.5 scale of these including tape width as well as speed, though these also run 1-7/8ips for Long-Play mode.
Because the tape is standard 1/4", the same dubbing equipment for reel-to-reel tapes could be used: thus, they offered many titles from the late-1950's RCA 'Living Stereo' catalogue.

These non-RCA 'Bell' machines made under licence by Thompson-Ramo-Wooldridge are of shoddy quality with difficult-to-access printed circuit board running hot with dissimilar stereo outputs - 6AQ5 and a 6BM8 -

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:59:31 PM on 7 January 2019.
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I thought voice on tape was a German, but it's Paul Frees, "Man of a Thousand Voices", who could mimic ethnic accents and celebrities!

 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 6:15:54 PM on 11 January 2019.
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As a side note, if you're interested in such technologies, the Techmoan channel covers many:


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