20 Year Member
- Dec 25, 2002
You’re wrong. Sorry.
Here is one of the companies that still makes it: https://www.nationalaudiocompany.com/
What has been discontinued are metal tapes. I believe they were type three or four I can’t remember offhand. Also, no new tapes use Dolby noise reduction anymore because no one wants to pay Dolby for that.
Cool to know! I'm impressed the demand is there for them to produce the cassettes. I wonder if they are using original equipment that was never destroyed. I poked around a bit on that website and the price for tapes seems pretty reasonable for a consumer or small run of tapes. Only slight more than a dollar per cassette.
I doubt dolby would even license their tape noise reduction. I mean, why?
Did we even have CDs in 1987?
Yes, CDs existed in the 80s but I think most were using tape or vinyl.