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 Post subject: Sony El Cassette
PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:43 am 
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I did not ever get the chance to hear the Sony El Cassette because it lived such a short life on the market. Did any of you have experience with one of these?


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 Post subject: Re: Sony El Cassette
PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:30 pm 
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I had one in the early '70's. It used 1/4" tape and ran at 3.75 IPS so it had much better fidelity than early cassettes were capable of. However, it missed its market in the '70's because with the advent of Dolby and high quality Chromium Dioxide and "Metal" cassettes, regular cassettes could achieve acceptable or even excellent sound rendering the ElcaSet to the dustbin of history.


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 Post subject: Re: Sony El Cassette
PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:38 pm 
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Thanks. I knew very little about it. Of course, as you mention, cassettes came a long way after that. Once I calibrated my SAE deck to the TDK chrome tape, that's all I needed.


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