14 Facts About Audio cassette


Compact Cassette or Musicassette, commonly called the tape cassette, cassette tape, audio cassette, or simply tape or cassette, is an analog magnetic tape recording format for audio recording and playback.

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The Audio cassette's popularity grew during these years as a result of being a more effective, convenient and portable way of listening to music.

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Total vinyl record sales remained higher well into the 1980s due to greater sales of singles, although Audio cassette singles achieved popularity for a period in the 1990s.

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Between 1985 and 1992, the Audio cassette tape was the most popular format in the UK and record labels experimented with innovative packaging designs.

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One of the most famous political uses of Audio cassette tapes was the dissemination of sermons by the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini throughout Iran before the 1979 Iranian Revolution, in which Khomeini urged the overthrow of the regime of the Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

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Some pirate Audio cassette producers created brands such as Cumbre y Cuatro that have in retrospect received praise for their contributions to popular music.

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In 2018, following several years of shortage, National Audio cassette Company began producing their own magnetic tape, becoming the world's first known manufacturer of an all-new tape stock.

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In 2016, Audio cassette sales increased, a trend that continued in 2017 and 2018.

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The first CrO2 Audio cassette was introduced in 1970 by Advent, and later strongly backed by BASF, the inventor and longtime manufacturer of magnetic recording tape.

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Simple voice recorders and earlier Audio cassette decks are designed to work with standard ferric formulations.

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All of these were discontinued - Maxell simplified its cassette offer to 10, 20, 60 and 90-minute lengths, Sony exited the audio cassette market globally, and Imation, licensee of the TDK trademark, exited the consumer products market.

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The Audio cassette soon became a popular medium for distributing prerecorded music—initially through the Philips Record Company.

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However, IBM Audio cassette tape was seldom used, as by 1981 floppy drives had become commonplace in high-end machines.

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MicroAudio cassette largely supplanted the full-sized Audio cassette in situations where voice-level fidelity is all that is required, such as in dictation machines and answering machines.

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