I just disconnected my casette deck

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I just disconnected my casette deck

Post by Jack O. Hartz » Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:51 pm

I pitched all my casettes a couple years back. My stereo cabinet is actually an antique armoire that my wife also uses for storing some of her stuff. So she was like, if you don't really use that casette player anymore, I could use the space for something else. Still works fine, guess I'll give it to Goodwill.
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Re: I just disconnected my casette deck

Post by DrivinThatTrain » Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:32 pm

Goodwill may be able to get some decent coin for it since cassettes are making a comeback.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... 234606978/

I have a Nakamichi Deck #1 which I still use quite a bit and works great. I recorded shows from '81 to '92 and still play my masters on it. I donated other crappy sounding tapes trying to make space.
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Re: I just disconnected my casette deck

Post by pennsylvaniapete » Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:59 pm

What to do with a horribly sounding 8th gen audience tape of a mediocre Grateful Dead show from Giants Stadium from 1994? But it has ok artwork from a female friend from that era?
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Re: I just disconnected my casette deck

Post by mossismyrice » Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:13 pm

Jack O. Hartz wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:51 pm
I pitched all my casettes a couple years back. My stereo cabinet is actually an antique armoire that my wife also uses for storing some of her stuff. So she was like, if you don't really use that casette player anymore, I could use the space for something else. Still works fine, guess I'll give it to Goodwill.
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Re: I just disconnected my casette deck

Post by For Sure » Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:04 pm

I broke out my old nak, but I don’t have any tapes left unfortunately

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Re: I just disconnected my casette deck

Post by harmon712 » Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:36 pm

If you don't use it and it's where the space could be used for anything else, why not move it?
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What to do with a horribly sounding 8th gen audience tape of a mediocre Grateful Dead show from Giants Stadium from 1994? But it has ok artwork from a female friend from that era?
If that tape artwork means anything to you keep the tape. You don't need to play the tape everyday, find another recording on archive to listen to and just hold on to the tape.

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Re: I just disconnected my casette deck

Post by harmon712 » Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:37 pm

For Sure wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:04 pm
I broke out my old nak, but I don’t have any tapes left unfortunately
I have BB King tape in my car. You want it?

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Re: I just disconnected my casette deck

Post by hockeygame3 » Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:36 pm

My D5 has been in my closet for almost 26 years

I take it out about every 6 months throw a master on

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Re: I just disconnected my casette deck

Post by ts » Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:30 am

DrivinThatTrain wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:32 pm
Goodwill may be able to get some decent coin for it since cassettes are making a comeback.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... 234606978/

I have a Nakamichi Deck #1 which I still use quite a bit and works great. I recorded shows from '81 to '92 and still play my masters on it. I donated other crappy sounding tapes trying to make space.
Glad to see another Cassette Deck 1 user. I've had mine for about 2 years now and it's fantastic. I love the manual azimuth control. Only a handful of Naks have the manual adjust which is one of the reasons I grabbed the CD1. Other reason is it's one of the last good Naks made. I get a kick out of tapers who insist on having a Dragon or CR7. Why? They're not recording on them. The Dragon does have auto azimuth which is cool, but for $4000 for a good one.

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Re: I just disconnected my casette deck

Post by taperchuck » Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:47 am

hockeygame3 wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:36 pm
My D5 has been in my closet for almost 26 years

I take it out about every 6 months throw a master on


My D5 is also in my closet. All my cassettes are boxed up in the basement. Both have not seen the light of day for years. Not sure what I am going to do with them. My Nak also sits with my stereo system unused.

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Re: I just disconnected my casette deck

Post by stellablue72 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:48 am

It broke my heart to do but now time has healed that break. Same with my cd deck. I've gone digital. I'm ashamed of myself, and I lament it, but this is the way of the world.

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Re: I just disconnected my casette deck

Post by hockeygame3 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:09 am

taperchuck wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:47 am
hockeygame3 wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:36 pm
My D5 has been in my closet for almost 26 years

I take it out about every 6 months throw a master on


My D5 is also in my closet. All my cassettes are boxed up in the basement. Both have not seen the light of day for years. Not sure what I am going to do with them. My Nak also sits with my stereo system unused.
And the funny thing is I can't part with it
I have seen them for sale on ebay and for quite a few bucks.

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Re: I just disconnected my casette deck

Post by ts » Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:32 am

hockeygame3 wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:09 am
taperchuck wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:47 am
hockeygame3 wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:36 pm
My D5 has been in my closet for almost 26 years

I take it out about every 6 months throw a master on


My D5 is also in my closet. All my cassettes are boxed up in the basement. Both have not seen the light of day for years. Not sure what I am going to do with them. My Nak also sits with my stereo system unused.
And the funny thing is I can't part with it
I have seen them for sale on ebay and for quite a few bucks.
I put my non working D5 on eBay a few years ago with a staring bid of 9.99. It sold for $400. \:D/

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Re: I just disconnected my casette deck

Post by Subwoofer » Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:39 am

I’ve got a cassette player in my truck and actually still have about 15 tapes.
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Re: I just disconnected my casette deck

Post by Jack O. Hartz » Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:36 am

Subwoofer wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:39 am

I’ve got a cassette player in my truck and actually still have about 15 tapes.
I actually have 3 cassettes left. Two Adrian Belew studio albums and a Stiff Records compilation that I played the shit out of when it was new.
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Re: I just disconnected my casette deck

Post by DrivinThatTrain » Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:57 am

ts wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:32 am
hockeygame3 wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:09 am
taperchuck wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:47 am


My D5 is also in my closet. All my cassettes are boxed up in the basement. Both have not seen the light of day for years. Not sure what I am going to do with them. My Nak also sits with my stereo system unused.
And the funny thing is I can't part with it
I have seen them for sale on ebay and for quite a few bucks.
I put my non working D5 on eBay a few years ago with a staring bid of 9.99. It sold for $400. \:D/
That’s awesome- I have a non-working D6 - wonder what I can get for that. I’ve never sold through EBay, but now that I’m retired I should learn how to do it.
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Re: I just disconnected my casette deck

Post by For Sure » Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:29 pm

harmon712 wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:37 pm
For Sure wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:04 pm
I broke out my old nak, but I don’t have any tapes left unfortunately
I have BB King tape in my car. You want it?
Hell yea. I’ll shoot my address via pm. Let me know if you have cash app, pay pal, etc and I’ll shoot you sone $ for postage.

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Re: I just disconnected my casette deck

Post by Glen from CT » Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:57 pm

i still listen to cassettes every now and then. bought a fully restored Nak Dragon a few years ago and use it to make sure it works. i have about 1200 or so tapes still and bought some off of ebay. i check from time to time and found a few old tapers that were selling their collections so got some nice masters. :listen

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Re: I just disconnected my casette deck

Post by hockeygame3 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:01 pm

Glen from CT wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:57 pm
i still listen to cassettes every now and then. bought a fully restored Nak Dragon a few years ago and use it to make sure it works. i have about 1200 or so tapes still and bought some off of ebay. i check from time to time and found a few old tapers that were selling their collections so got some nice masters. :listen
How much?

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Re: I just disconnected my casette deck

Post by Intehdarkct110 » Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:49 am

If your gonna get rid of the cassette deck, ill take it. I need a new one. I still listen to a lot of tapes. :-)
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