20 February 2013

50 years of Compact Cassette





The Compact Cassette (called Musicassette - MC - when it came with prerecorded material) is an analog magnetic tape sound recording format. It all began with the invention of the magnetic tape in 1928 which led to the first reel-to-reel recorder made by AEG in 1935. These were big machines used in recording studios, radio stations and later by Hi Fi enthusiasts at home.

To make home recording more popular, with smaller machines, there were a few cartridge type tapes introduced to the marked but they all failed in short time. 
It was at the Berlin Radio Show on 30 August 1963 that this new cartridge format was presented by PHILIPS.
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