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Consumer Electronics by S. P. Bali

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CHAPTER 10

MAGNETIC RECORDING AND REPRODUCTION

Cassette recording was originally devised as a cheap, simple-to-operate system for tape recorders, designed to appeal to a mass market. At a time when the sales of reel-to-reel recorders were encountering resistance due to the cumbersome threading procedure, the size of the reels and the weight of the machines, cassette recording, with the simple snap-in loading mechanism rapidly gained in popularity. Cassette recorders now account for practically all home recorder sales outside the semi-professional and hi-fi markets.

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