• Hello and Welcome to HiFiVision.com - an online community for the home entertainment and tech enthusiasts!

    If you would like to ask a question, participate in a discussion and view attachments please Register yourself.

Where do you find your blank cassette tapes? (Type IIs and Type IVs)

Join HiFiMART Telegram Channel for offers & deals

mpasanthosh

Active Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2015
Messages
132
Points
28
Location
Salem
It is tough to find Type II and Type IV tapes.
They pop up some time in OLX.

I also realised that the biasing is important and it varies across different manufactures.

If you are stock piling blank tapes it is best to settle for one specific brand and series so you don't need to recalibrate the bias for every tape.
 

reubensm

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 26, 2010
Messages
4,933
Points
113
Location
Trivandrum, India
What i have noticed is that on some brands, especially Sony, the tape becomes dry and starts squeaking when played back especially on Akai decks with GX heads. I have also noticed that the head gets clogged faster with these. Its probably something to do with out climate out here. When it comes to tapes, storage is always the key factor. On another note, this is a place from where once can get high quality type-1 tapes.
 
Top