Are tape recorders worth anything?
Most of what you’ll find is flea-market quality. If they’re AMPEX professional recording studio reel to reel, e.g. AMPEX 440 2-track or bigger, then yes…. these are worth upwards of $2500. With professional recorders, you can still buy AMPEX 456 1/2 inch, 1″ and 2″ mastertape.
Did they have cassette tapes in the 80s?
Cassettes were not new in the eighties, but they became wildly popular for two big reasons. Starting in the early seventies, 3M Corporation started to make cassettes that were much better for musical use (as opposed to the older type that were more for dictation purposes).
How do I get my old cassette player to work?
Check the Cassette Player
- Remove the tape from the cassette compartment.
- Clean the tape player head and drive mechanism. Use a dry cotton swab to clean the surface of the pinch roller, play/recording head and erase-head. Note:
- Reinsert tape and close the cover.
- Press the TAPE button then hit the PLAY button.
How do I connect my tape recorder to my phone?
Telephone recorders have a pair of RJ11 jacks built into them, and you simply disconnect the phone line from your telephone, plug it into the device, and run another cord from the recorder to the telephone. Some feature voice activation, or allow you to record calls manually with the push of a button.
Do old reel-to-reel tapes have any value?
The value of the collection is in the reels and boxes and the recorded content. The tape itself is not worth anything. Those old tapes are murder on headwear and heads are at a premium now.
How much did a cassette tape cost in 1980?
If you can believe it, pre-recorded cassette tapes were on average about $6-8 for a single album. Of course, that depended on title and obscurity, but for the time (and to be able to listen to it on the go), that was a decent price.
What does cassette mean in the 80’s?
Before CDs were invented in the 1980s, many people bought their favorite music albums on cassettes. You can use the word cassette to mean an audio or a videotape, though it’s more commonly used for something you listen to.
How much was a cassette tape in the 80s?
Single albums in the 80s If you can believe it, pre-recorded cassette tapes were on average about $6-8 for a single album. Of course, that depended on title and obscurity, but for the time (and to be able to listen to it on the go), that was a decent price.
How do I know what kind of cassette I have?
Stick with a Type I or Type II tape. The 4 notches found at the top of a metal cassette are the easiest way to identify the tape type. The notches on the outside of the tape tell the cassette deck to use the bias of a Type II tape. The notches on the inside of the cassette tell the player to push the bias even further!