I still have my Pioneer Rack mount 4-track deck, but it’s bagged up with desicant packs and in storage I don’t actually USE IT…
My good cassette deck is something I need to dig out, because I have some tapes that I simply cannot replace with CD.
My “rotating manhole cover” as some friends called my Technics broadcast turntable, that didn’t even come with a tonearm, when new that I ADDED a Grace Carbon Fiber tonearm and
Audio Technica “Moving Magnet” cartridge to is L-O-N-G gone
Someone offered me what I considered “stupid money” for it and I let them have it to plug into their MacIntosh stereo Equipment
Other than that I honestly believe that I’d like to have several kilos
of whatever the people who believe that Vinyl “sounds better” than CD have been huffing or puffing… It’s either strong glue or good weed.
New “cheap” audio equipment really does sound better than the state of the art stuff did 20plus years ago…
With the exception of my Haffler amps, there simply is no improvement possible on perfection.
Newer speakers make anything more than about 10years old sound like absolute trash.
Vinyl sounds it’s best when you slit the plastic and play it CAREFULLY the first time, after that it’s all downhill…
Even the lightest tonearm and the smoothest stylus wears at the disc ands it degrades further each and every time it’s played even if that playing is done on a laminair “clean” workstation in a “clean room”
Tape? each play degrades the magnetically stored information, even on the very best metal tape money can buy.
(and those 10" reels of Maxell metal media were NEVER cheap)
the best CD-R’s are cheap by comparison to almost any media you care to name.
somewhere around here I’ve got a box full of Maxell MX-S Cassettes
and those suckers cost me almost as much EACH than my Last spindle pack of 30 Sony T-Y CD-R’s
that and they could only be recorded in “Real Time”…
I can make a perfect Audio CD in <3min, an an mp3-CD with six or more albums at BETTER quality than a cassette in about the same time.
I have fully embraced the digital age.
And if there is anyone who considers this heresy?
Dude you are on the WRONG forum…
If anyone tried to MAKE me go back to tape?
Well, lets put it this way… I’ve got a .45 and a shovel
and I know how to use both of them.