Death of a Format: The end of cassettes
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They've been dead for years haven't they? I think the last straw was when cars started coming with CD players standard instead of cassette.
 
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I put the second option. I never, ever use cassettes. But I still have a deck lying around.
 
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i like the option of taping vinyl for that full analog sound. i still use metal tape and my dd9 walkman for this--it is nice to have the option.
 
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I have music on cassette that is no longer avaliable in any format, so I will be using it a bit longer.
 
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I put that I still have a deck, even though its actually one of those little recorders that people use to record lectures and the such... Ah well, I haven't seriously listened to a casset in years.
 
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Anyone with cassettes that they can't replace should think about converting to a digital format like CD as soon as possible - the thing I always hated about tape (VHS or cassette) is that it deteriorates. All that brown gunk you clean off the tape head and roller is your music, gone forever. In ten or twenty years it will just be a hint of the music you love.
 
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I rarely if ever listen to tapes anymore but for some reason I cannot get rid of them either. Still have a decent player and probably several hundred cassettes.
 
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Anyone with cassettes that they can't replace should think about converting to a digital format like CD as soon as possible - the thing I always hated about tape (VHS or cassette) is that it deteriorates. .....


Agreed, and I am starting to do just that. I have some live & one of a kind recordings that I am wanting to hang on to for the long term, including a tape of a song my wife wrote for us before we got married and about 45min of improv stuff a friend did that is best catagorized at "space" music.

And FWIW I still have decks in both of my cars.
 
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Despite already owning a perfectly good Teac deck I never use, I bought a nice 15 year old high end Nak deck only a month ago because the price was so good. I know it will be collecting dust soon, but I've been enjoying taping some FM broadcasts and CD's on it. I forgot how much fun it was fiddling with controls and setting bias etc. to get the best recording possible. And the sound quality is remarkable. Heck, it might encourage me to start messing around with vinyl again.
 
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I dumped tapes a few years back when my $150 japanese walkman started dying. I tossed all my cassettes away but still have a Sony dual deck sitting with the rest of the rack system, which hasn't been turned on in years!
 
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