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Published on Jun 23, 2013
Here's another item from the 50's. This is a player that plays an obsolete tape cartridge. RCA designed this cartridge but failed to follow through with support & licensing. It's a format that SHOULD have caught on and, in fact, did in a reincarnation as a compact cassette. This particular player is an early "bare bones" player that records & plays monophonically ONLY. This would have been a great recorder for someone who didn't want to fuss with an R2R tape recorder - a great concept that failed. The TRUE "audiophile" didn't want much to do with this format but the average Joe should have loved the ease of playing & recording with this format.
I'm always looking for pre-recorded material in this format! Should you have some or access to this format, by all means PLEASE contact me. I'll gladly buy them from you!
I hope you've enjoyed seeing another something different from the 50's. I'll have one or two other RCA Sound Tape Cartridge players to show here on YT in the near future.....stay tuned!