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Monday, November 25th 2019, 12:03pm

One familiar collector had and already forgot to whom he sold such a cassette B&O

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Friday, November 29th 2019, 10:33am

Aurex ED60 1998??? (Ampex ED???)

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Friday, November 29th 2019, 1:07pm

Yes, there was an association: Aurex was founded as a joint-venture between Auriga and Ampex. For a few years in the 80's, they used the Ampex name. Later, their products were sold under the Aurex and Gauss brands.

Some of the late (around 2010) Sony and Maxell cassettes were also made by, or at least assembled by Aurex.

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Saturday, December 7th 2019, 1:40pm

Hi all. I found this forum and specifically this thread when I was looking for specifics tapes for my collection.
This thread is amazing. Glad that I found it.

A short introduction: My name is Ron. living in Holland and since 2 years collector of cassette tapes from Philips and sisters brands like : Aristona, Siera, Radiola, Norelco, etc. I use Excel as a tool to register my cassettes and oh boy... once the cassette virus grabs you, you are lost.
At the moment I have just over 200 different tapes in the collection. The devil sits in the details and there are a lot of tiny differences.


Collecting with passion brings also a lot of doubles/spare tapes which I will be happy to swap with other collecors.



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Saturday, December 7th 2019, 5:01pm

Welcome Pong :)
I also collected Compact Cassettes in the 80s-90s. Must have been 500+, all brands and all Types except Ferro (Type 1). I used a Database (Datamat from Data Becker) on my Commodore 64 :D where every Tape and every title was saved.
Unfortunately the 5,25" Floppy failed after some years... The tapes are still here.

Greetings to Holland
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Saturday, December 7th 2019, 10:20pm

Hi and welcome, Ron!

You can be glad that you specialized on Philips cassettes... if you would collect all tapes, regardless brand, you would sooner or later face a serious storage challenge :-)

The Philips CSQ on your pictures are weird: They are about the only Philips cassettes which were made in Italy, and you don't see them so often. The orange type I SQ, which was (mostly) made in Belgium, is much more common. I guess the CSQ was made by Magnex for Philips, but not 100 % sure.

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Friday, December 13th 2019, 12:10pm

Thanks for the welcome guys.

@Kirunavaara
Yes, this Italian made serie is pretty weird and also darn rare.
We can only guess why Philips decided to (let them) produce as there was no shortage of available formats from Philips at that time.
Well thank you Philips for this collectable treasure :-)

I have a few available for swap.
I'm particulary interested in the North America series HR and CRX (made in Corea) from 1987-1988 + a few others
Sealed only please.

See the samples :-)
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Saturday, December 14th 2019, 7:42pm

Marantz DCC-Schätze???

Hallo,
ich habe zwei Marantz DCC-Kasseetten.
Auf einer steht "Sample for display only...", die andere ist bespielt mit einer Marantz Collection, siehe Bilder. Die bespielte ist original-verpackt.
Ich habe kein Gerät zum Abspielen und als Deko sehen sie schön aus, aber nach 20 Jahren ist es genug.
Gibt es dafür Liebhaber oder was mache ich damit?

Gruß Uli

Kassette 1:







Kassette 2:




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Sunday, December 15th 2019, 7:13pm

@ Ron: I have never seen that EC*II before, not even on a picture. I'm too curious what the cassette itself looks like.

It is possible that I have one of the FSX you are looking for. I'll try to keep it in mind, and send you a note when I find them.

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Sunday, December 15th 2019, 11:50pm

Martin, it must be a real rarity and eventhough it says "Made in Holland", I have never see the EC*II cassette either.

Obviously my sensor are all out foe this one.
Thanks for checking the FSX tape. Not an easy serie here in Holland.

I've visited a small fair today and again it reminds me that these places can be goldmines for the collector.
And just when I thought that I had the worldwide Philips releases pretty much "under control" (keep dreaming :rolleyes: ) I stumbled upon 2 new J-Card number variants 8| (not on the photos)


Anyway, todays score: (note the difference with Polka Dots chrome tapes)
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Monday, December 16th 2019, 12:51am

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Thursday, December 19th 2019, 10:50am

Lately I found this Hitachi cassette. Probably it is the very first Hitachi cassette ever made.

It is named "Popular" like the very first Maxell, so this might be an indication.

Moreover, it has a "normal" plastic box with a cover - not a cassette-type one known for later decades. "Japan" engraved inside the box and on the cover also suggests it is original package. As comes to printing material, there is nothing more than a simple card with a chart A/B, without any logo. Probably, originally there should be a kind of card sleeve or something. Any other ideas?
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Thursday, December 19th 2019, 10:30pm

Hi Max!

I think these storage boxes were not specific for Hitachi cassettes. They look more like accesories you could buy empty. I have, besides differnet Hitachi which had obviously lost their original index cards, received Sanyo and Aiwa cassettes from Japan in the exact same boxes.

Here is a Hitachi Popular C-30 from my collection. It comes in a white, soft plastic case, similar to some Ampex and some professional computer tapes, and with stickers you can attach on the back and shelf sides of the case for indexing:



I am not sure whether the "Popular" series are the oldest Maxell and Hitachi cassettes, or rather the ones which are simply called C-60, C-90 and so on, without any other designation. But they are definitely some of the earliest cassettes from them, late 60's I'd guess. Seems more like the Popular models came when they started to diversify with different kinds of storage cases, round about the time when also the cardboard boxed cassettes appeared, such as TDK C-60 F and similar.

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Friday, December 20th 2019, 3:38pm

Hi Martin,

Thanks for claryfying that! I have never met any other casette in such a simple box, but this sound probable, as the box and the paper inlay has no brand designations at all.
Now I have to look for the original box for the cassette, then.

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Friday, December 20th 2019, 4:06pm

Welcome Ron!

I must admit I also like those Philips' spin-offs like Radiola, Siera etc.
Do you know Hornyphon and Phonola cassettes?
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Saturday, December 21st 2019, 10:49pm

TEAC C-90 SDR Australia

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Sunday, December 22nd 2019, 6:46am

Basf chromdioxid demo


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Monday, December 23rd 2019, 4:44pm

Thanks for the welcome Diabolik. Great to see more people getting excited about this hobby.
Great pics and yes the Hornyphon I know about but... the Phonola is totally new for me

Wow, what a great find, congratulations and thanks for sharing the info and picture.
I hope one day to add it to my collection too :)

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Monday, December 23rd 2019, 8:36pm

Hallo

War in letzter Zeit eifriger Mitleser .

Euch ALLEN ein Frohes Weihnachtsfest !!!

Beste Grüße

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Monday, December 23rd 2019, 10:20pm

@pong38 Wow, I believe you have just bought a Hornyphon from me (eBay "sowa" :-)).

@rawavlad: never seen this SDR (EDR is much more popular). Can you show the cassette itself?
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Monday, December 23rd 2019, 11:23pm

Yes I did and today I received the cassette.
Happy days !!! What a great addition to the collection. Do you have more Hornyphon cassettes ??

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Wednesday, December 25th 2019, 6:43pm

I have one more cassette branded Hornyphon, most probably also made by Philips - the cassette shell is the same and the lettering resembles the Philips typo.

Among a'la Philips cassettes I have a Professional cassette and funny Fuji/Sakura models. Look at the photos.
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Wednesday, December 25th 2019, 9:41pm

The Hornyphon C-120 has a really beautiful index card! So early 70's psychedelic. Professional and Sakura look like typical Italian cassettes. And the Fuji could be legit, but from the second company bearing that name: Fuji Chemical, which later on used the Novel brand for their cassettes instead, in order not to be mixed up with Fuji Photo Film co.

There is also an early Denon cassette in the Philips polka dots design:
https://www.tapeheads.net/showthread.php?t=42447

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Wednesday, December 25th 2019, 9:53pm

I can add another alternative brand "Philirecord" with the well known polka dots design from Philips.
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Wednesday, December 25th 2019, 10:13pm

Martin,
Interesting detail is that the J-Card number used for the Denon C90 tape is from the Philips C60 Super Quality (New Improved Quality) (1975-1977) :D
This could be a very nice looking counterfeit :thumbsup:

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Wednesday, December 25th 2019, 10:17pm

I can add another alternative brand "Philirecord" with the well known polka dots design from Philips.


This looks really ugly and unprofessionally made. Look at the varying distances between the letters (especially R and E). Reminds me of a kidnapper writing made of letters cut out from a newspaper. :)

(Nevertheless, of course, a very interesting counterfeit.)

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Thursday, December 26th 2019, 9:53am

J-card number? Do you mean the tiny number starting with 3104 106... which is printed on the j-cards of many Philips cassettes? I can't find it anywhere on the Denon pictures. Well, if it really is the same as on the Philips C-60 Super Quality, then there's something fishy about it...

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Thursday, December 26th 2019, 12:27pm

Double checked the photo I downloaded and I have to correct my info about the Denon J-card number.
On the photo there is a tiny fraction of a red colour visible so they probably put the Denon front and Philips inside on the same photo. Hence, not related to eachother.

About J-card numbers...
I've started to register those numbers of Philips and sisters tapes in an Excel sheet.
:wacko: There are so many differences with the 3104 106 numbers, especially with the 1st serie

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Thursday, December 26th 2019, 10:41pm

Wie wäre es eigentlich mal mit einem Kassetten-Fälschungs[*]-Thread? Ich hatte bis jetzt den Eindruck, daß vor allem BASF und TDK nachgemacht werden. Diese Flut an Philips-Kopien überrascht mich einigermaßen. Vielleicht gibt's ja noch mehr spannende Überraschungen.

[*] Im Uhren-Jargon würde man eigentlich eher von "Hommagen" statt "Fälschungen" sprechen, da in der Regel nicht der Original-Markenname verwendet und das Design auch nicht in alle Details übernommen wird.

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Friday, December 27th 2019, 12:26pm

Hornyphon was an Austrian Philips brand (acquired by Philips in the 1930s) so I'm sure anything branded Hornyphon was indeed Philips!