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Tape Decks

Published: May 4, 2021

The first consumer tape recorder to employ a tape reel permanently housed in a small removable cartridge was the RCA tape cartridge, which appeared in 1958 as a predecessor to the cassette format. At that time, reel to reel recorders and players were commonly used by enthusiasts, but required large individual reels and tapes which had to be threaded by hand, making them less-accessible to the casual consumer. Both RCA and Bell Sound attempted to commercialize the cartridge format, but a few factors stalled adoption, including lower-than-advertised availability of selections in the prerecorded media catalog, delays in production setup, and a stand-alone design that was not considered by audiophiles to be truly hi-fi.

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Tape Decks value and price guide

What's your Tape Decks worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

Item Title Date Price
general Rosita Vision 2000 Philips Rosita Vision 2000 Philips Tape Deck 04/2021 $ 8 848.82
general Tandberg TCD 3004 High End Tandberg TCD 3004 High End Cassette Deck 05/2021 $ 5 037.36
general PRESTO 800 MONO TUBE TAPE DECK PRESTO 800 MONO TUBE TAPE DECK REEL TO 04/2021 $ 3 538.82
general PRESTO 800 SERIES MONO TUBE PRESTO 800 SERIES MONO TUBE TAPE DECK 04/2021 $ 3 538.82
general Nakamichi ZX 9 Tape Top A Nakamichi ZX 9 Tape Top A LOOK… 05/2021 $ 3 847.66
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