What cassettes do peaple like these days ....


for recording ? on my Nak 682 zx , and where is the best place to buy them ? I will be recording off of my records and FM . Are there differences in tone or qualities that I can consider in making a choice .

Thank you !
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Minidic, man, minidisc. Cassettes are quite inferior.
I am running TDKs on my Naka and never had any problems with them
Good luck!
I'll leave the tape formulations to the recording engineers, but my guess is that they have not changed so much in the last ten or fifteen years and you should try to find TDK or Maxell metal.

A well set up cassette deck using metal tape can do a surprisingly good job, but very importantly, you can't rely upon the stock alignment or bias settings -- you need to have the heads realigned and bias reset. Labs like Analogique in NYC do this and it makes a huge difference.
Always use Metal formulation if possible. It will hold the signal longer than a Chrome or other formulation. Buy the best brand you can, TDK, Maxell, Denon, and Sony were my favorites. I thought the Denons were the best of the bunch...

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I have to agree with UraniumCommittee on this.
You should try to transfer your tapes to minidisc!
I had a Sony JA20ES unit that worked nice for this
purpose.
This way you can listen to the Minidiscs,
anytime you want, WITHOUT the fear
of WEAR AND TEAR! OR EATEN TAPES!
PLUS, you can add TEXT to Minidisc!
I currently have 2 Sony JA3ES units right now,
AS well as a Pioneer DIGITAL 616 cassette
player, to play into Minidisc recorder.
NOW, as far as tapes are concerned,
go with Maxell Metal!
I always liked the best Denon tapes, I just found a box of Nak high bias tapes sealed for surprizingly not too much money.. sometimes these Nak tapes are pretty over priced. Have yet to try them out yet.
Why would you put anything on mini-disc?!! It was great in it's day, when one couldn't record CD's. Having owned a few mini-disc recorders/players, I seem to recall that mini-discs are only 14 bit, compared to redbooks' 16 bit.

And if you want to record vinyl, I certainly would want to record them on an analog medium.

But you are right about tape wear, and eaten tapes, not to mention stray magnetic fields. Pre-recorded cassette tapes are quite inferior to mini-discs, but home recorded cassettes on a good machine will blow away a mini-disc.
"But you are right about tape wear, and eaten tapes, not to mention stray magnetic fields. Pre-recorded cassette tapes are quite inferior to mini-discs, but home recorded cassettes on a good machine will blow away a mini-disc."

Nope. Minidisc will blow it away.
Uraniumcommittee, nope. Mini-disc loses to cassette on both the top and bottom end.
I heard some minidisc tracks made from cd we used breifly with our pa system, they were terrible. tizzy, thin, no warmth.
I don't know what a minidic is, but I do know that minidisc sucks
cassettes were in the grave for five years TEN YEARS AGO.
I threw out my tape player and the cassettes back then
Around the time the recordable CD became popular.
The main reason to abandon cassettes is the restricted timing factor. It was a P.I.T.A. to arrange music to fit the cassette. With CD it is never a problem. Ditto accessing a track.
I suppose you still use VHS too..
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Gslone

Minidisc is far superior to cassette.
Uraniumcommittee: Perhaps if you would offer a rationale as opposed to a simple conclusion, you would be taken seriously (then again, your approach thus far will make anything to come a tough sell).
If you enjoy harsh sound that can fatigue your ears, then yes the minidisc is far superior to the cassette.