What was the last cassette tape you bought?

Tony2011 posted:

Yes, that’s a lovely deck and,needless to say,  I have a soft spot for Revox gear. 

Did you get if from that well known auction site?

Yes and from a first owner even . Didn't know it wasn't allowed to mention that well known auction site by name...

Is that a B77 in your avatar? He also has one of those for sale, an MK II, completely restored and aligned.

Drikus posted:
Tony2011 posted:

Yes, that’s a lovely deck and,needless to say,  I have a soft spot for Revox gear. 

Did you get if from that well known auction site?

Yes and from a first owner even . Didn't know it wasn't allowed to mention that well known auction site by name...

Is that a B77 in your avatar? He also has one of those for sale, an MK II, completely restored and aligned.

I think you’re allowed to mention the site as long as there are no direct links or implied “invitations” for sale on the post. Don’t worry as Richard never misses a thing!

Yes, it’s a mk2, 7 1/2-15ips, fully serviced that I bought a couple of years ago after guidance from a few forum members. I also had a B225 CD player which I sold due to a damaged loading tray. Unfortunately, I was not very keen on the sound even preferring an old Marantz CD63 KI to it. But that’s another story. 

Enjoy it!

Drikus posted:
Tony2011 posted:

Yes, it’s a mk2, 7 1/2-15ips, fully serviced that I bought a couple of years ago after guidance from a few forum members.

Nice! Do you buy tapes like from The Tape Project or so?

No! I would rather have the original  material on vinyl. I would never pay those prices for a repro tape. 

Tony2011 posted:
Drikus posted:
Tony2011 posted:

Yes, it’s a mk2, 7 1/2-15ips, fully serviced that I bought a couple of years ago after guidance from a few forum members.

Nice! Do you buy tapes like from The Tape Project or so?

No! I would rather have the original  material on vinyl. I would never pay those prices for a repro tape. 

Bet you have a B790 .

This was the last cassette tape I bought:IMG_20180415_122252

I bought it the weekend before I moved to Germany as all I could take with me to listen to music was my walkman and portable tape / radio player and I wanted something new to listen to.

I've still got a few that I hung on to together with some bootlegs (some Minidiscs also lurking in the box!). Interested to learn how much shrink wrapped original TDKs are now going for. I'd better hang on to my SA90, might pay more than my pension if I hang on to it for long enough :-)

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I’ve ordered ATR and RMG 911 blank tapes from Protape - very good service. The B77 has been calibrated to 911 so I tend to favour this more often than not. I think it’s based on one of the old BASF formulations. No Dolby or dbx  and tape hiss is barely detectable...not bad at all given that the deck was made in 1980.

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