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Old 02-03-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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What would this father be saying to his son in 2013?



"See son stuff we had was EXCELLENT 20+ years ago and it produced MUCH BETTER quality than the trash offered now... Do whatever you can son to find and purchase older technology,THE EXPERIENCE IS WORTH IT"
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Does that look like a young Donald Sutherland in the red sweater? 8 track was joke of the industry. All of the engineers recognized the multiple flaws of design - speed, crosstalk, clunky cassette issues. Back around that time I remember visiting the studios of the Canadian radio mother station and seeing what had to be some of the most gorgeous and sophisticated electronics of the era. A little company called McCurdy was making some excellent stuff, Macintosh had a pro line, and there were a few others. I never even had an 8 track. Went from 1/4" reel to reel directly to cassette. I did briefly consider quad stuff, but it was too expensive and the market for it was too unstable - besides, you need eight channels to define the corners of a listening cube.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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In 2013 the son would be telling the father what the better brand is and why.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:58 AM
 
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What would this father be saying to his son in 2013?
Could you show me how to work this son?


ROFL
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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No 8 track unit offered better sound quality than a 60 minute cassette.

No 8 track sounded better than 192kbps MP3 either. 8 track had no redeeming qualities whatsoever except as a nostalgia item.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Jenks, Oklahoma
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Four-track was the precursor to the 8-track. I had a 4-track Muntz - or was it a Lear Jet - for the car back in the mid-60s. I tried to record my own 4-track loops off FM radio for the cartridges by recording 1 pair of tracks normally on my Sony 350 tape deck, then pulling the same tape back thru backwards to record the other 2 tracks. All 4 tracks run the same same direction on a loop cartridge. It wasn't very successful.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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"Son, iTunes sucks. Find a different program."

"Mom found all your pron bookmarked sites and deleted them. Luckily I had already made a copy."
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:31 PM
 
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Ah man!!
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:14 AM
 
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You're assuming a father talks to his son in this era.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:38 PM
 
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, Macintosh had a pro line, and there were a few others.
Really?
FWIW, there were several attempts to "cartridge" reel to reel tape - somewhere in the garage I've still got an "stereo Pak" cartridge (the original "cassette") - shoulda kept the player.
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