8 track CRUSHES CD,Vinyl and everything else!!!


Just thought the title is appropriate, because there seems to be a lot of "crushing" lately.

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I think of a millennial written article on Yahoo when I see that word used.
tablejockey
No doubt! Kills those other mediums every time! 
grannyring-

Nothing like listening to a favorite cut, only to be interrupted by the player clicking over to the next track to continue the song!

On another note, I'm considering a "final" road rig-disc brake, E-tap$$$
I've had  my "plastic"rig for 10 years now.

I'd like to do my final 300 meter sprint in style.
It was only a matter of time.
We still need another thread for cassette crushes CD and vinyl...I think we already did the reel-to-reel crushing CD. There’s also other permutations such as vinyl ripped on NAS crushing the original LP, CD recorded on cassette, etc., etc.
Tape is a great medium. That’s why they use it for recording. Tape is a natural medium. It breathes. There’s a reason digital recording never caught on. 😛
I started out with four track tapes and a Muntz player.   Sometimes cars crushed them because I threw them out the window in frustration after they unraveled.   Not going back. Nope.
You shoulda bought a better player. I had a Wollensak. It was great. Eight tracks through Stax Electrostatic headphones is awesome.
I know it's legal in some states but dude, you got to put the pipe down.
You been livin in Sin City too long, pal. There’s no good sound there.
100’ of unraveled snarled tape wrapped up under the trap door of the dash mounted 8 track player, only discovered when you pull it out of of the slot because it stopped playing until you realized....then using a steak knife to dig it out.   
"100’ of unraveled snarled tape wrapped up under the trap door of the dash mounted 8 track player, only discovered when you pull it out of of the slot because it stopped playing until you realized....then using a steak knife to dig it out."

newf27- I may have done that to my mom's Xavier Cugat tape in the 66 Impala.
The Muntz as I recall, was temperamental.

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Agreed......tape is the most natural medium. I bought 8 track tapes when they first came out. The most attractive selling appeal was to those who wanted good sound in the car. Car players, in the day, were far from quality units and, over time, they "ate" the tapes in a variety of ways from breaks, snarls, and others. Plus, the 8 track cassettes weren't the best of construction. The only option for tape in the day was reel to reel.

Having owned all the tape mediums the 8 track was superior to the, later to be introduced, cassette. They were smaller and more reliable. Reason is that the 8 track played at a higher rate of inches/second (IPS). Same as recording a TV broadcast at a slower speed rather than a higher one. Cramming more info into a smaller space.

Simply put...if you own some 8 track tapes and use a quality player you probably will be happy with the results.

Yup tape bashers have little idea what they’re talking about or they’ve had experiences with only low end systems back in their days.  
The topic is 8 track.
Reel to reel is quite different from the old, back in the day, technology which was indeed mainly intended for car audio.   I am stunned at how expensive new r to r music costs.  Pretty sure they sound incredible though.
There are several issues that limit 8 tracks to lo-fi status, but probably the biggest is the pinch roller being part of the cartridge itself which - combined with the endless loop - contributed to their high-ish wow and flutter. Broadcast carts got around that limitation by making the roller part of the player, not the cart.
Audio cassettes for the most part sound wonderful, fuller and more dynamic and natural than your average CD. 
I agree that cassettes are a great medium. That probably explains why Nakamichi cassette decks are one of the few used stereo components where prices are escalating.
Los Angeles still has a good supply of pre-recorded 8 Track Tapes, but I'm finding matchbooks harder and harder to find.

DeKay
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Do you ever feel like an 8-track tape, living in an iPod world?
@dekay yea, and try to find a plastic straw.

vpi- straws still exist here, in Long Beach!
I don't know about the matches, may be done like free air for your tires.