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Wanted Any pre-recorded Audio Cassettes for sale?

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Hari Iyer

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I have 4 sources at home - CD Player, Turntable, Youtube streaming, Tape Deck. I use the CD player and Turntable quite often and Youtube the minimum.

I also use the cassette tape every now and then and find them easy to use compared to the vinyls. Though my tape collection is very minimum and was planning to increase them.

Though there are plenty of Vinyls for sale post have not come across any cassettes for sale post. Dont know why?

Looking for pre-recorded audio cassettes of good recording (Retro Bollywood preferred - also recorded on good tape from Vinyls are ok) in good condition and looking for a new home.

Will be glad to see responses,
Thanks for looking.
 

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jmascreen

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Hi Hari i have some 90's titles available most are still sealed and some i opened for checking. If interested please pm me
 

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I have a lot of cassettes but not many would be Bollywood. Mostly Indian classical and English stuff. I would also have new blank tapes. Haven’t used cassettes in decades though but have been stored well and hopefully all is good!
 

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I have lots of sealed audio cassettes, both Hindi and English, got it bulk from audio distributor his unsold stock. But I am more into vinyl and not using cassettes these days.

If interested send me a PM
 

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Hari, PM me your address. I have ~100 [or is it 200?] cassette tapes [English - Rock/C&W] which are lying unused in a suitcase. The next time, I'm in your part of Mumbai, I'll dump the suitcase at your home. :p
 

Hari Iyer

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I dont know why - there has been an overwhelming response for disposing these cassettes at my home for zero cost and i am at a fix to know which ones to consider. I will have a serious space constraint even if i take one or two offers. I myself have around 100 cassettes and given the response it will reach to atleast 1000 :D.

Guys, cassettes plays as good as (or even better) than CD player and almost close to Vinyls in my experience. There will be debate on the bandwidth being less like mp3 due to small tape size and that to get the whole bandwidth you need reel tapes etc. etc. But again there are no conclusive evidence on that. The only requirement is you should have a decent tape deck and a good mastered cassette stored well all these years. Invest in a good tape deck and start enjoying tapes. My 2 paise.
 

Hari Iyer

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Hari, PM me your address. I have ~100 [or is it 200?] cassette tapes [English - Rock/C&W] which are lying unused in a suitcase. The next time, I'm in your part of Mumbai, I'll dump the suitcase at your home. :p
You are welcome and i would like to demo you why your tapes were not a bad source at all from your collection.
 

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Yes I second Hari. Cassettes are not bad at all and in fact very good to my ears. I listen lossless songs (RPI-Allo Boss DAC), CDs ( Pioneer ) and listen cassettes very often ( Akai Glass head) and enjoy all formats. Maintainence is bit tricky with Cassettes but they are relatively great sounding source. I hold 500+ cassettes.
 

Hari Iyer

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Yes I second Hari. Cassettes are not bad at all and in fact very good to my ears. I listen lossless songs (RPI-Allo Boss DAC), CDs ( Pioneer ) and listen cassettes very often ( Akai Glass head) and enjoy all formats. Maintainence is bit tricky with Cassettes but they are relatively great sounding source. I hold 500+ cassettes.
Good to see someone come to my rescue and concur with my findings.
 

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Sorry off topic,

I have Awia 660 tape deck, fully serviced for sale. I loved it so much, recently I upgraded to 990. Got it from $220 +$60 for shipping and 8k for custom. Will sell for 15k to any cassette lover.
 
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I agree completely with Hari. I own a Philips 900 series dual cassette deck since 1995 & still enjoying the cassettes. In my opinion cassettes are at par with vinyls if recorded on a good tapes & stored properly.
 

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Hello FMs
I am looking for someone to dump some cassettes at my place. Looking for hindi songs/classical/bhajans/ghazals/english or hindi pop. Please let me know. Ready to bear packing/delivery charges. I am based in delhi
regards
 

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I swear by good old cassettes too, but I stay away from pre-recorded Indian stuff and pirated stuff as the sound quality varies and the tape quality is dodgy, generally (especially on the Indian ones). I prefer to get blanks and record my own compilations.

I generally use type-1 Maxell UR 60 or Maxell UR 90 with good results. I also use TDK B60 and TDK D90. Type-1 Normal Bias. Not as good as the type-1 blanks from Sony like CHF, available back in the day, but very enjoyable.
 
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