Cassettes: EVERYTHING You Know is a LIE!

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  • Published on May 6, 2016
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Comments • 8 605

  • Vinyl Eyezz
    Vinyl Eyezz  3 years ago +100

    ๐Ÿ”” Hit that BELL NOTIFICATION for more sweet ANALOG Videos! ๐Ÿ””

  • Cielnova
    Cielnova 2 years ago +419

    I bought one for school, my school's hate phones so to stick it to the man, I bought a portable cassette player because there are no rules against listening to cassettes during class

  • Loring Mc Crorey
    Loring Mc Crorey Year ago +23

    Tip: Always fast forward or reverse your tapes to the end when done listening to keep tape taunt. This will keep the tape free of whats called "Drop Out" a fluttering sound a wrinkled portion passing over the tape head will make.

  • Astrosjer
    Astrosjer 3 years ago +568

    Long live physical media-CDโ€™s, Vinyl and cassettes.

  • Nick Haldin
    Nick Haldin 2 years ago +73

    Most people who say anything about an analog medium โ€œsounding like crapโ€ probably only heard said medium at someoneโ€™s house (or their own place) on equipment that wasnโ€™t taken care of properly. Take care of vinyl properly, take care of cassettes properly, they sound great.

  • coldguy420 Oh, okay
    coldguy420 Oh, okay 2 years ago +134

    I actually like the shoddier sound, I listen to a lot of lofi genres; hip-hop, vaporwave, future funk. I donโ€™t know why I enjoy lower quality more, maybe itโ€™s the texture? I dunno. But I dig it

  • JasonX
    JasonX 3 years ago +1

    I cant wait when he discovers CD

  • Jeffery Larson
    Jeffery Larson 4 years ago +15

    To really enjoy cassettes, you do not need be as nerdy as this guy.

  • Rene Alexis Penaloza Munoz

    I have a drawer with hundreds of factory and home recorded cassette tapes and recently (well, about two years ago) I upgraded my player to a Pioneer model. Some of the tape sound great while others...not so great. I adjust the levels and balance between lows/highs to my taste with the help of an EQ. Love them.

  • gethighonlife11
    gethighonlife11 Year ago +7

    I remember very well when I used to use cassettes. If one bought a prerecorded cassette, most of the time, the record companies used a cheap Type 1 tape. Occasionally, the record label would issue a recording on a Type 2 ( high bias ) tape, i.e., Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation. Type 3, Ferrochrome was rare, but my brother had recorded an LP to this type of tape for me, so I had one. Type 4, Metal Bias was superior. But one couldn't record Types 2, 3, nor 4 from just any recorder. Usually, the cassette deck would require a position knob for what type of tape you are using. I have noticed that some higher end boom boxes could record type 2 and 4. Playback for all types could be achieved satisfactory on most cassette decks, but you had to generally have a high end cassette deck with a selector switch to record Type 2 and Type 4 cassettes with the best sounding results. You are really old school, young man!

  • NW Monk
    NW Monk 3 years ago +84

    I'm 52. Used cassettes forever back in the day. You are correct. A Metal tape has the best fidelity range. I would always buy a brand new vinyl record and record the tape on the very first play. Purchased my first CD player in 85. However even then the studios would record it (SPARS code) Analog Analog Digital. Wasn't until about 87 when CDs were recorded Digital Digital Digital. Unlike most millennials, my music library has gone through SEVERAL format changes over the decades.

  • Lunarsight
    Lunarsight Year ago +1

    In terms of wear and tear, I find the one thing with cassettes is they're more adversely impacted by extreme temperatures. Also, don't accidentally drop them into cans of paint. (My Smashing Pumpkins - Gish tape met its untimely demise that way.)

  • Ted Logan
    Ted Logan Year ago +1

    While living in Japan for a couple years, I went to used thrift stores there. In the electronics section they have sooooo many Sony products in pristine condition all wrapped in plastic for pretty good prices. You could tell the majority of Japanese people took great care of their purchases and now the systems sit there awaiting new owners.

  • Frank Scarano
    Frank Scarano 4 years ago +22

    Great video and a good way to encourage the use of a wonderful format. The only comments I can make to vinyl Eeezz is that the date range to look for the best cassette deck is NOT the 90's in fact there were very few well made decks in the 90's truth is that cassette really declined by the late 80's with the rise of CD affordability. There were a few good 90's decks here and there but the best made decks were made from the late 70's to the mid to late 80's.being that the cassette format was the strongest during this period. The best MFG for cassette decks hands down was Nakamichi. I can tell you through experience in order to make a cassette sound great you need a number of factors that Nakamichi got down pat... You need proper head alignment and tape torque, proper level matching to the tape being used and proper bias. All addressed by Nakamichi. When properly set up even using Dolby you can get a nearly perfect match from source to tape even with type 1 "normal" bias tape with true 20-20Khz response. I own a Nakamichi ZX-7 and a Dragon and They are as good as it gets. There were plenty of others made too and the key is having a bias adjustment and built in test tones. You will get amazing results with a properly tuned deck much the same way you would get amazing results with a properly tuned turntable. Thing though with going after tape decks from the late 70's to mid 80's is that many of them will need maintenance unless they have had them done recently. More likely the 90's decks will have a greater chance of working out of the box. Also make note that Dolby "s" was a rare feature only found in a few decks, Sony was one of them. That Sony ES deck you shown was one of Sonys better 90s deck so a good choice.. Dolby B,C was the most common and some decks even had DBX and HX pro.

  • Corey Wenderoth
    Corey Wenderoth 2 years ago +1

    Technics makes an awesome cassette deck. I still have mine that I purchased in 1995. Also always look for a record volume control so that you may control the volume of your mix tape recordings as well. Cassettes were/are always the easiest way to record music, especially for me as a vinyl DJ.

  • wetherby
    wetherby Year ago

    Great stuff! Good tape players are hard to find these days; I just had one of my old decks re-conditioned and am using it frequently and enjoying it. I love my old mix tapes, they sound great. Glad to see someone else thinks the tape format is worthwhile too. Keep up the great work, this site is a blast!

  • Arnold Sana
    Arnold Sana 3 years ago +5

    I love this! I still have a few metal cassettes. Iโ€™m also an avid vintage boombox collector. And itโ€™s true if you have a good quality cassette deck and tape the quality of the recording can be quite good for being analog.

  • ITX Official
    ITX Official 2 years ago

    Last month, my good old Sony tape deck that I owned since the late 90s ceased to be. It was a very sad day, because finding a decent deck nowadays is a very hard task. Also, decent decks are shooting up in value due to the recent hype. I love how my favorite audio format of all time finally gets the appreciation it deserves, but those revivals can be blessing and curse.

  • Christian Forget
    Christian Forget 3 years ago +8

    Hey man! I completely agree with you about sound quality. I used to repair and maintain hundreds of cassette deck in the past years. I still have my Nakamichi BX150 that sound just great and is not for sell! Not like vinyl or CD but quite close and much better that average people thing.

  • Ian Rivlin
    Ian Rivlin 4 years ago +4

    I have a 1970s Nakamichi Tri-Tracer. I have compared the output to high end reel to reel tape decks. Reel to reel is slightly better but I emphasise