Von: "Francesco Martinelli" <[log in to unmask]>
> On 11/11/2015 12:20, Tom Fine wrote:
>> Very few girls here have cassette players! ;)
>> I still don't see why not do a Mix CDR. Many more CD players still out
>> there, easier to compile, much easier to duplicate.
> And, I repeat, for that very reason so much less relevant.
I guess I don't understand your use of the term "relevant". If what
you're after is novelty value, I'm sure your sweetheart would really
appreciate a cylinder record! :-)
I recently bought a barn-find Edison Triumph Model B (circa 1906)
along with a recorder and recording horn. It's going to take some
work getting it back to the condition to record with it again (I've had an
Edison Standard Model B for decades, but the single-spring motor
isn't strong enough for recording) but it will be a lot of fun when I
can finally make records with it. And yes, you can still buy new blanks.
But I'd never put it forth as a viable alternative to my Ampex ATR-800
when it comes to capturing high-fidelity sound.
And I'm with Tom in that a CDR is simply easier to make, even if you
have to digitize the selections first. I'm all for esoteric formats. I
still take a lot of pictures with my Stereo Realist on slide film. But
I've never been able to get past my impression that the Compact
Cassette is first and foremost a convenience and cost driven
substitute for the couple-hundred-dollar 7" reel tape decks that
were so popular in the 50s, 60s and early 70s. When I finally bought
my first cassette deck, a Sankyo, around 1978 (the year after I graduated
from high school), for about $180, it sounded *almost* as good as the
Realistic TR-88 7" deck I bought from Radio Shack (in the 6th grade)
I finally took the Realistic to the dump because the heads were shot,
as were the bearings in the motor. I still have the Sankyo, even though
it needs new belts. Maybe in the end it is an emotional thing. That deck
provided music for a lot of parties where I wouldn't let friends touch my
turntable because we were all too drunk and/or stoned.
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