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Somehow I don't think people have the same affinity towards cassettes as
they do for vinyl so I'm not sure if good cassette decks will be as
available as turntables - I hope I'm wrong as I'm very fond of the old
cassette - amazing what they're capable of producing considering how narrow
the tape width is.

It would probably pay to identify which cassettes are most at risk
particulary if you have a variety of stock.  Last year, I can came across an
awful brand from the 70's called "Klarion" - some which even after baking
did not play particularly well.  Moreover, the adhesive on all the splices
had not withstood the tests of time.


cheers
Geeta Jatania
Preservation Officer - Audio
Preservation Services
National Archives of Australia
Locked Bag 4
CHESTER HILL, NSW 2162
02 9645 0145
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-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Hartov [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, 20 February 2006 12:13 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Cassette obsolescence


Not quite true.  A friend of mine still has them pressed.

Alex Hartov


On Feb 18, 2006, at 11:06 PM, steven c wrote:

> However, consider that one can buy 78-capable turntables and styli...
> and it's been almost a half-century since the last North American 78
> was pressed...
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