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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:47 pm 
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Who even has a tape deck?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:56 pm 
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Sure, I use it as an input for my Fiio X3 2nd gen, other inputs are used (don't have an aux input).


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:02 pm 
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I need two tape inputs/loops for cassette and R2R.


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Just got one a these for $20.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:17 pm 
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ae86 wrote:
Who even has a tape deck?



not too long ago, I used to say the same thing about record players...


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if you have a phono stage in a preamp you like but prefer to use a different line stage for other reasons, you can use the phono stage through the tape out on the preamp to a line level input on your other preamp.


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I use tape loops for the surround system, to slave the stereo preamp or integrated, into being a level controllable 'L-R' (main) amp for the surround system. Basically, turn on the surround processor, set the levels, set the volume on the stereo preamp to the mark or known level for the mains, hit the tape loop...and then let the movie rip.....

After filmocity happy fun time is over (guy film = tits, guns & cop humiliation) (unless I've been forced to watch a debbie downer sad cry chick flick), turn the projector off, turn off the surround gear, disengage the tape loop, and back to pure stereo two channel.

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Ironically, I use them for....tape decks.
Also my Teac recorders use them for cd or burning to a usb drive.
Still useful to record an album i like when the album is something I don't want to waste stylus time on more than a couple times...

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:25 pm 
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I use my R2R daily....in the tape inputs on my Dennesen JC80 Gold preamplifier.........


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:13 pm 
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ae86 wrote:
Who even has a tape deck?


I have 3 Cassette decks, actually 4, because I use one for just rewinding and erasing. Do VCRs count? :wink:
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I would think one could plug any line-level device (such as a DVD player, etc.) into a tape input.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:27 am 
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I have 6 cassette decks
1 DAT deck
1 8 track deck
1 CDR deck

Only used the cassette a couple of times a year.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:47 am 
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On modern equipment a "tape input" is merely a line level input. Some manufacturers are now just numbering the inputs rather than labelling them. A tape loop is a different matter. A tape loop provides a line in and a line level out. This is an output that does not go through the volume control.

The real question is who uses a stereo anymore? The "average" person is moving to blue tooth speakers and their cell phone. I see fewer and fewer young people with a "stereo" as compared to when I was growing up. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:56 am 
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R2R, mini disc recorder and input into my ps audio phono pre for digitizing

all tape loops used on my pre/pro


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