mantis wrote: »
With todays technology and for the last Decade or so with high Rez files and now how good streaming services have got, why bother to Spin a Record?
bcwsrt wrote: »
I don’t know about youze guys. 😝
Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don't know we don't know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tends to be the difficult ones.
txcoastal1 wrote: »
I have a buddy that does not own a TT but has a substantial collection of sealed albums. Over the years he has gifted me some of those albums which also remain sealed and I don't own a TT
msg wrote: »
yeah, I watching some of those old NOS TDK and Maxell metal cassettes on Ebay for a while. Occasionally some "decent" deals, relatively speaking, but yeah, mostly pretty crazy.
It was a fun trip down memory lane, though, seeing all the old tape types. There's a website out there that talks about the different types, what they were good for, and another site that sells some old stock?
This was interesting for me, because there was no internet back in those days, and I had no idea what I was blowing my measly pay on, or why. The expensive ones must have been better, right? I think I remember them having less hiss or something.
Still have most of my old mix tapes from the 80s and 90s. One of these days I'm gonna setup one of the decks just to mess with.
My old 87 Toyota 4wd still has a Kenwood tape deck with ye ole RCA inputs with a 3.5mm jack for when I used to run a portable Magnavox CD/MP3 player. Talk about fancy - that was the deal, having 140 tracks on one disc. I was driving an old truck with the windows down almost all of the time - not like I could tell any difference with the 128K quality. And Napster and a 768K DSL connection?... man, what a time it was... catching up on stuff I never had the money for when I was a kid, and exposure to new stuff. Funny how long it took for streaming services to catch on, and how much resistance there was.