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Finally graduated from a cassette player

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by powermad, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. powermad

    powermad Portland Active Member

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    I caved in and bought a nice deck for the car, no more cassette adapter.
    Bought an Alpine with all the gee whiz stuff. USB, aux and bluetooth
    Wow, should have done that long ago.
    Pandora and all the other music on my phone with no cords.
    Kinda cool, caller ID comes up and a lot of other features I am playing with.
    Even displays how much battery is left on the phone.
    I'm not new to to gadgets, I work on trucks and the stuff they put in em now is pretty impressive.
    Just never got around to getting something for myself.
    Hit the button and voice dial etc.
    Old news to some and I have played with it some but after installing it and goofing with it it's pretty cool.
    And it sounds so much better than the ol cassette deck.
     
  2. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the 90's.
     
  3. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    :laugh::laugh:
     
  4. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    Glad it is working out for you. The Wife and I did that last year and so far she does not like any of it. Radio can't get stations as good as the stock radio. We don't have an Ipod and when someone calls in on the Bluetooth they get an echo at first. Take me back to simpler days. Two cans and a string.
    Mike
     
  5. safetyman

    safetyman Clark County, WA Active Member

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    It's so nice sometimes to sit back an watch the world go by...until you realize what youve been missing!
     
  6. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Does this mean I can get rid of my 8 Track deck now?
     
  7. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    Odd you mention it - When I moved recently I found my old 8 track in some box along with a bunch of 8 track tapes.
    Brought back memeories. Gave it to good will - maybe someone still usese them

     
  8. KONE KILLER

    KONE KILLER WASHOUGAL, WA Active Member

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    HAhaha! When I was younger (so back in the mid/late 90's) my buddies parents had all of their 8 track stuff in the basement/my friends room. I discovered them, we hooked up the sound system and started blasting 'Magic Carpet Ride' at full blast. His dad came down with a big grin on his face and walked back upstairs.
    Afterwards, his mom thought it was cool that we liked those. So anytime we played N64 (back when Golden Eye was 'the game') we would pop in some Foghat or Journey and rock out like it was the 70's.
     
  9. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    When I was in High School, one of my best buddies had a VW Bug with a Pioneer Super Tuner, which at that time was the state of the art automobile cassette deck. He had it rigged with a splitter so we could hook up two pair of big Koss headphones. What dorks we must have looked like rollin' hot down Metcalf Ave head knockin' to Zeppelin with those big honkin' headpnones on. :laugh:
     
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  10. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Cassettes have been dead for at least 20 years..
     
  11. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well you might be surprised. Like many hobbies unless you into it you have no clue. Head on over to audiokarma.org and take a look at the guys who collect vintage audio gear.

    In my collection I have 450+ cassettes and 200+ 7" reel to reel tapes. Along with 2600+ LPs and 400 CD's I have 4) Reel to Reel decks including an Akai M8 that has tube based amplifiers in it. And a Pioneer RT-707 which is rack mountable. My turntable which is one of the Hundreds of NEW turntables you can buy is worth about $1500.00 with the Cartridge I have on it. I have 4) Cassette decks all Pioneers dating from 1974-1985.

    Theres a whole world out there you all might just not know about.

    A good Cassette deck (home stereo not car) can sell for upwards of $300.00 with a few breaking $500.00

    And they still sell Cassettes in truck stops and they are still being used in third world countries.
     
  12. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I still have my old Yamaha amp, receiver, and turntable that I bought back in the early 80's. All just sitting in the garage now, but I just can't seem to bear getting rid of them. Well, maybe the turntable as I don't have any vinyl anymore, but I bet I could hook the amp and receiver up to a pair of speakers today and it would sound as good as it did back then. Not audiophile quality, but top notch gear in it's day.
     
  13. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple of old Pioneer receivers (a SX680 in the shop and a SX1080 here in the house) that I won't part with, along with 4 pairs of old Wharfdale speakers.
     
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    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Huh, didn't know that. I did know about vintage receivers being worth some bucks.
     
  15. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    I liked In a Gadda Vida - the 30 min version
     
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    Pook Seattle, WA New Member

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  17. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I got it immediately. That's how old I am. :laugh:
     
  18. nighthawk

    nighthawk PNW Member

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    I am a vinyl fan for the home, and once I get a new car, 8 track all the way, dude
     
  19. moose

    moose northwet coast Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry,they have these things now
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  20. KONE KILLER

    KONE KILLER WASHOUGAL, WA Active Member

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    HAHAHAHA!!!^^^^
    In a Gadda Vida was another that we would rock out to as well!!! His parents had 3 of the big heavy duty orange boxes full of 8 tracks. I dont think we ever did play every single one, just had the good ol' classic rock stuff that we liked. We kept the Hank Williams and Peter, Paul, and Marry in the box..

    My dad and I got one of the old Pioneer receivers at an estate sale. It had a layer of dust half inch thick and I had to crawl up a rickity ladder to get the speakers down (also high end Pioneer!!) out of the rafters. I think we gave $15 for it. It is in the garage, and I would annoy the neighbors 3 houses down when I would crank it up while I was washing my car. Ahhh, to be young and not give a dam...