Stargate Logo  Secured by phpPhobos

  Login  - No Account?  Create One   
Friday, 3 July 2020  -
News FeedRSS Feed
rss rdf  
    Site Documentation 
    About me 
  Legal Notice 
    Web Links 
    RC Models 
    RC Batteries 
    Build blogs 
    DNS Blacklist 
 Registered Bloggers 
  Blog de Maiwenn 
  Blog de Morgane 
  Joerg's Blog 
 Gallery [Listing]
  > Diving 
  > Martinique 
  > Steampunk 
  > RC Planes 
  > FPV Drones 
  > Indy travels 
  > Budapest 
 FAQ  [ Topics  ]
 Common Linux problem... 
 Routerboard RBxxxAH 
 Apple Mac-mini 
 PHP Phobos 
 Stargate's Backup sc... 
 eBook Reader / PRS-5... 
 RC Models 
 Server in SolLan 
 System Stats [ Index ]
  > Gateway 
  > Stargate 
  > Halley 
  > RemPi 
 Weather Station
  > WeatherPI 
Awesome Mix Vol. 1   [ 
View DetailsView details
Print ViewPrint view
->  Joerg's Blog 

 When watching Guardians of the Galaxy, seeing the Walkman and listening to all this music I have to admit that I became quite nostalgic. Remembering that I still have a Kenwood KX-880HX Tape deck boxed in the basement, and a box full of old tapes, I decided to actually get it up and hook it up to my audio system.

Note that I bought this tape deck 26 Years ago, so I suspected it not to work anymore. What was I wrong. Connected, put a tape in it, hit play - and awwwwwwwww.....
My memories came back while listening to my own Awesome Mix tapes. Note that I have named them Private Top I, II, III, IV, V ... etc.
Needless to say that I have quite a lot of these (more than 120 tapes). Even some dedicated Car-Mix tapes were in that Box.

I really started thinking about this. Realizing that after 26Years that hardware still works and these old recordings bringing a quite awesome audio experience. Which hardware that is built nowadays, is still able to work 26 years after ? Except space-probes probes, none come to my mind. Especially still looking so good after that time.

I started Digitizing my Private Top tapes. Sadly, some are not working nice anymore. They are shifting on the heads and the sound is bad. Thing is, all Maxell XLS-II Tapes are still working. All TDK SA-X and even the very expensive at that time - Metal based tapes, are providing a real bad listening experience. But the quality the old Maxel XLS-II Tapes provide is amazing. Especially if you have used a good Vinil disk as source. The comparison of a same song from a CD or from the itunes store just makes you realize how much detail and amplitude we have lost through the CD Digitization in 44.1KHz. Only alternative really are loss-less FLAC or SACD's at this time. 

Written on Saturday, 24 January 2015 - 19:52 | 8850 views
  Back Back  
Problems to  root(-AT-)solsys(-DOT-)org  - best viewed @ 1920bpp
This site is powered by phpPhobos v2.0b446
© J. Mertin smurphy(-AT-)solsys(-DOT-)org 
Icons - Copyright Breeze artists GPL 2+