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Old 03-14-2024, 12:58 PM
 
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I just looked on eBay. Whoa! They want anywhere from $120 to $400 and more for an 8 track player! And those were 12V players for cars. You would need something to drop house voltage down from around 120V AC to 12V DC, which wouldn't cost much I suppose. Figure $150+ for the cheapest 8 track player w/ a power supply, tax and shipping.

They have a working Sony 3 head reel to reel deck for $150, although w/ shipping and tax you'd be looking at around $230. That would have better sound quality, but the problem would be finding tapes of music you liked. Nothing looks or sounds better than a reel to reel w/ the reels spinning. Sorta classy. An 8 track tape player sitting on your mantle w/ an old Simon and Garfunkel tape stuck in it doesn't quite project the same image.

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Old 03-14-2024, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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I had one of these...back in the day.

Akai reel to reel/8 track
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Old 03-20-2024, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Western PA
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It's 2024 now and I still see 8-track cassettes at thrift stores and yard sales, for pennies, but I have NEVER seen a player of any kind along with them.

Where did all the players go? They can be found on ebay and such for higher prices, so I think it's come down to an 8-track online cabal.

I sold every 8 track I fixed. The last one went out when I sold the record store in december.


A deck, and actual deck that looks like a cassette deck for 8 tracks are very popular. some of them approached decent frequency response and could lay it down as well - the shack produced decent tape, it was concertape like for r2r just wound into a cartridge. And if you have an in dash car deck like for GM from delco - priceless....all the car guys want it for their restores. They used these giant TO3 germanium power trans for 1 or 2 true channels and they were damn near impossible to blow up.
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