Car Audio, Cassette Tape

Car Audio, Cassette Tape

Car Audio, Cassette Tape
Improvements in magnetic tape media during the 60’s and the70’s paved the way for packaging this wonderful medium into amore compact form, which eventually gave rise to the bulky 8-track cassettes,and eventually the all too familiar 2-sided stereo cassette tape.

Cassette tapes, with all their usefulness however, have their downside.They degrade in time, are prone to magnetic distortion, and do not faithfullyreproduce the original recordings with clarity compared to their newerdigital cousins.

Cassette tapes are not that widely used anymore. The dip in popularitystems from emergence of newer, more resilient and acoustically stablemedia. Most modern head unit manufacturers opt for the more popularCD or DVD formats bundled with the standard commercial radio receiver.Some manufacturers like Pioneer and Clarion still produce combinationcassette, CD and radio units for those who require it. The prices ofthese head units range from £50 to £80, and £150 ifyou want one that plays CD’s as well.

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