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Reel to Reel - The Heart of Analog Audio Recording

Open reels were a popular recording and prerecorded tape format for many years. The idea for it was built on the wire recorder and was the primary reason wire recorders vanished from the market in the early '50s. Reels remained popular through the '70s but finally succumbed to the popularity of cassette tapes.

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The Elcaset - Combining Quality with Convenience

The Elcaset was an audio format manufactured during the late '70s. It was a cassette tape about the size of a Betamax tape or an 8-track cartridge. It was developed for the connivance and portability of standard cassettes but the quality of reel to reel tape decks. However, it failed and was discontinued in 1980.

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