what are the odds old tape players function correctly?

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what are the odds old tape players function correctly?

Postby themadness » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:56 pm

i'm going vintage b/c i hate all this new mp3 stuff and i dont have cd's anymore. simply b/c i listen to internet radio in the house. what are the odds that the old cassette decks still function? there are couple in a yard nearby i might could grab for 25 bucks or so. i dont want to bother if chances are they are shot beyond being able to listen to cassettes



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Re: what are the odds old tape players function correctly?

Postby SummitBalt08 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:52 pm

I don't remember any cassette players not working? Worst case scenario you might have to run a cleaner tape through it.

Do you have a smart phone? As in Android powered or something like that? If so you should get a new headunit that has Bluetooth built in.

I got a Alpine headunit that costs around 160 with tax. It has Bluetooth capability built in. You can access your recent calls list, contacts etc etc.. also it can play the iheartradio or Pandora app straight from your phone. You don't have to touch your phone at all. Everytime you get in your car it automatically connects and starts up the radio app last played. It's worth every penny. If you ever drove a 09+ GM car with built in Bluetooth, the phone end of this headunit works the same. When you get a call it will notify you through the car speakers and you push the button on the headunit to answer it. It has a microphone that you can mount anywhere.. I got mine on the top of the drivers side a pillar I think its called. Whoever calls can hear you clearly without the echoeing.. I have talked to people on the factory setup in my '10 Malibu and whoever I'm talking to can says everything the same when I talk to them in the Beretta.

Anyways, that way you could listen to music without touching cds or cassettes
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Re: what are the odds old tape players function correctly?

Postby themadness » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:03 pm

nah....no android here.

i purposefully want to go vintage and get a tape deck. i have some old tapes laying around and prefer the music much better than new junk. i dont have that many cd's any more, maybe ten at the most. the mp3's i have are ripped from old cd's or youtube videos.

if i did have android though i would get pandora. XM/sirius just didnt cut for me either. i had xm for about a year and reception was an issue here.

i figured if i could grab a working deck and get some use out of the old cassettes i could be satisfied. apparently cassettes are making a comeback too, according to the washington post article i read a while back.

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Re: what are the odds old tape players function correctly?

Postby BerettaLove32 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:11 pm

Buy one from a junk yard that will do exchanges if it doesn't work. Some places are nicer about that than others. You'll probably just need to clean the dust out of one since most cassette players get no use.



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Re: what are the odds old tape players function correctly?

Postby DUBS28 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:44 pm

I still have the factory cassette player in my '88 GT. I still have not found my cassettes yet to be able to test it though.


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Re: what are the odds old tape players function correctly?

Postby spacecadetz26 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:45 pm

the factory tape deck works perfect in my 95 tahoe, i use it daily


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Re: what are the odds old tape players function correctly?

Postby berettaboi » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:30 pm

yes they are usually still in working form, but beware of the few that'll chew up your dance mix 95 tape... it's sad when that happens


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Re: what are the odds old tape players function correctly?

Postby DUBS28 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:43 pm

Lol, that's funny! I actually have a Summer of '95 mix tape. Gotta find them tonight when I get home... On a mission!


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