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1 year, 4 months ago 0
Posted in: Cassettes

While I was in travel for a work, I could take a walk and see some old electronic stores that still survive since the 80s and 90s. Luckily I could find some brand new, SONY sealed cassettes there… but I didn’t figure out what did I really bought until later… Then I came home with my trophies […]

1 year, 4 months ago 0
Posted in: Cassettes

I recently noticed that there are new labels releasing new music on cassette. Based on what I’ve learnt regarding the quality of prerecorded cassettes, I thought I’d give them a try. I also knew about a small label called Kissability, ran by Jen Long that I knew of in this video I’ve recently posted here. […]

1 year, 4 months ago 0
Posted in: Cassettes

While listening to one of the most extraordinary tapes ever made, the TDK MA-XG, I had a very bad experience: the tape was eaten by one deck of a friend that I’ve just got repaired.  I was very surprised because the deck was working perfectly, the rollers and capstans were totally clean, so I couldn’t […]

1 year, 5 months ago 0
Posted in: Cassettes

Back in the 80s I bought my first prerecorded cassettes (which in my country were called ‘musicassette‘), mainly from hard rock bands like AC/DC and a few others. I always thought that musicassettes sound well, sometimes a bit better that my own recordings with my own boombox, but not much better. My knowledge about sound […]

1 year, 5 months ago 0
Posted in: Headphones

A few months ago, I read about the launch of a new headphones from Focal, a French brand that carries many years manufacturing speakers, but with zero experience in headphones. At first glance they did not seem something relevant to me, except because of who wrote about them was Tyll Hertsens, main author of Innerfidelity, whom […]

1 year, 5 months ago 0
Posted in: Walkmans

Getting good information about recording techniques on magnetic tape is difficult. All that comes from an era where Internet didn’t exist and sharing information  wasn’t as easy as nowadays. So finding a though book that explains in detail many good techniques is indeed an excellent find. This book talks about good recording techniques, as well […]

1 year, 5 months ago 0
Posted in: Cassettes

Yup. That’s what I found accidentally into a BASF-EMTEC CEII. Looks that some internal part got broken and caught by the very reel, causing that weird aspect. Sorry for the low quality of this photo that I took with my phone. It can be seen that it’s a plastic part from the very inside of the […]

1 year, 5 months ago 0
Posted in: Headphones

In my never ending search for the perfect headphone, I bought a 2nd-hand ultra high-end Sennheiser HD800, their flagship model. It’s not only gorgeous to watch but also sounds incredibly well. This headphone represents the top-of-the-top in the circumaural (I mean: full size headphone) category. When I first heard this headphone I noticed how detailed and open it sound […]

1 year, 5 months ago 0
Posted in: Cassettes

Last year my good friend Lorenzo, aka ‘TJ Autoreverse’ ran what was probably the very first cassette party in our country, and maybe the world’s first party driven with… walkmans! If you wasn’t aware of that, you may read my post about it. Now we are in 2017 and we’re preparing a new one, this […]

1 year, 5 months ago 0
Posted in: MP3

No, it’s not a super-ultra-high-end player as you may be thinking, it’s the absolute opposite: the very first and most basic player ever. The Saehan Mpman was indeed the very first MP3 player in the history and had very basic features: just play, stop, next and previous song. And a mere 32MB capacity. Yes, you read […]

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