Job Lot of Vintage 8-Track Cartridges cassettes wings greatest hits rare 8 track tape. Job Lot of Vintage 8-Track. All used but in excellent and as new condition. Any offers considered. Were 8 when we bought them new. Hitachi 8 Track Stereo Cartridge Tape Deck, johnny nash's greatest hits 8 track tape brilliant play's great. Please note orders placed on a friday will usually not be processed until the following monday except in peak times. Oxfam Shop Lytham A brand new still in sealed i am selling them as a job lot, not individually.
Will be sent via recorded delivery. No returns. Any questions, please message me. Short test play works needs new foam they all do outer sleeve ripped but unusual to find outer sleeve at all label has bubbling. As we are about to sell our house, i have discovered my old 8 tracks which i have not played since my old machine broke years ago. Excellent condition. Could arrange courier at buyers cost. They could still be bought through mail order record clubs until Today there are still a small number of people who collect 8 tracks.
The 8-track had many problems. Unlike cassettes, the rubber roller was in the cartridge. The eight-track format maintains a cult following with avid collectors even after its demise on the open market. Top Thorpe Grenville TD 8-track stereo cartridge player.
By doubling the number of tracks from 4 to 8,  the recording length doubled to 80 minutes. In , Lear's aircraft company constructed demonstration Stereo 8 players for distribution to executives at RCA and the auto companies.
The popularity of both four-track and eight-track cartridges grew from the booming automobile industry. With the backing of the U. The 8-track format gained steadily in popularity because of its convenience and portability.
Home players were introduced in that allowed consumers to share tapes between their homes and portable systems. By the late s, the 8-track segment was the largest in the consumer electronics market and the popularity of 8-track systems for cars helped generate demand for home units. With the availability of cartridge systems for the home, consumers started thinking of eight-tracks as a viable alternative to 33 rpm album style vinyl records , not only as a convenience for the car.
Also by the late s, prerecorded releases on the 8-track tape format began to arrive within a month of the vinyl release. The 8-track format became by far the most popular and offered the largest music library of all the tape systems.
Optional 8-track players were available in many cars and trucks through the early s. Ampex, based in Elk Grove Village, Illinois , set up a European operation Ampex Stereo Tapes in London, England , in to promote 8-track product and musicassettes [ clarification needed ] in Britain and Europe, but it struggled and folded in Quadraphonic sound on eight-track cartridges was announced by RCA in April Ford was particularly eager to promote in-car quadraphonic players as a pricey option, being the only "Big Four" American automotive company to do so.
Daisuke Inoue invented the first karaoke machine in called the Juke An 8-track cartridge provides four pairs of stereo tracks, whereas the later quadraphonic cartridges had two sets of four tracks. The ends of the tape were spliced with a thin strip of metal that would trigger a solenoid that would cause the playback heads to automatically jump to the next set of channels. Both types of players also provided a button for manually changing channels.
Due to the design of the endless loop tape, which fed from the reel in only one direction, there was no rewind control. Due to the mechanical stress on the tape, few machines offered a fast-forward control. The mixing process for producing quadraphonic media varied between titles. As was the case with many early stereo recordings, some producers opted for a hard separation between channels, such as an individual instrument or vocal being assigned to only one track of the four, while other producers chose to mix in content from the other channels to create more of a balance.
I'm not the most practical person, so I don't fancy having to open up the shell and do the job myself. Location: Simi Valley, CA. BrentB likes this. Sadly, no. I know of a good cassette repair service in the UK, but the guy has never worked on an 8-track cartridge. I'm hoping somebody will know of a similar business with the right experience. Location: Midwestern US. BrentB , Feb 22, Share this: Twitter Facebook. Like this: Like Loading Related posts. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment hereGreat quality 8-track cartridge play / record deck. This is a great deck for transferring a large amount of tapes to another media as it has two very important features. Momentary Fast Forward and Auto Stop.