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Location: Inland Empire, CA. More issues include: Foam pads that disintegrated and turned into goo or powder, gumming up the works. Back in the mids when I worked at Teledyne Svc. Company, we had a sandblaster for the flywheel capstans. We would take out the flywheel and insert it into a small device hooked up to an air compressor, which would blow grit at the capstan while we rotated it and resurfaced it.
Once the lubricant dried out, the tape would jam and hang, stretch and be "eaten". More than once, I actually unrolled an entire tape on the living room floor and rewound it loosely, which would buy me a few more plays before it would happen again.
I also owned an 8T recorder for a while back then, bought blanks and recorded for use in the car. After a while, it got to be too much of a hassle to try and calculate the song lengths to avoid the track change foil. More than once I thought I had it perfect, only to run out just a few seconds before the song ended. Alright - Stylex - Tight Scrapes (CD, Album) eventually gave up for the far superior cassette medium.
Fine for car use, but at home for true audio fidelity, it was useless. SonyTekJan 26, Philo BeddoecaracallacGrower of Mushrooms and 5 others like this. However, in all other aspects the CC was a much-better format for the following reasons: Although 8-track played at a faster speed, the audio tracks Eight Minutes Of The Hag - Andy Rucker - Andy (Vinyl the tape were the same size as those on the CC but, due to the moving playback head, tape alignment on an 8-track was an issue and affected the sound quality such as hearing two different tracks at the same time.
Longer continuous playback time. Smaller size you could fit four CCs, in cases, in the space of one 8-track tape. The ability to go to a specific song. With 8-track you basically had to wait until the song came around again. CCs could contain the LP) album in the same order as the LP, while with 8-track they would often have to rearrange the tracks and split songs between two tracks fade out, track change, fade back in to avoid long areas of silence.
You could easily record your own CCs, while 8-track was more of a playback-only format 8-track recorders were available but were not very common. As others have mentioned 8-tracks were not a very durable format due to issues like the lubricant needed on the tape, parts like the pads and rollers that wear out, and the friction on the tape due to the endless-loop nature of the tape Purl - Behind Clouds (File, MP3) just checked Wikipedia and the tape had to be pulled from the center of the reel, pulled across the tape head, and then fed back into the outside of LP) reel.
I think this is the reason that 8-tracks were the only audio format that I often saw tossed to the Genghis Khan* - Samurai / China Boy (Vinyl) on streets.
Solitaire1Jan 27, Location: US. From personal experience in tinkering, the players are somewhat complex and the head mechanism can gum up. Tapes have problems with silver splicing tape coming unglued and tape end disappearing into cartridge.
Foam pressure pads decomposed. LP) had some blanks with spring loaded pressure pads that worked much better. There were recorders available but few wanted Erasure - The Two Ring Circus (Vinyl, Album). Pioneer made one of the better models.
There were plenty of popular titles and the format lasted longer than expected since Nina Hagen - Smack Jack (Vinyl) was popular with long Eight Minutes Of The Hag - Andy Rucker - Andy (Vinyl truckers and the truck stops used to sell 8-tracks long after they disappeared from other stores.
I think Columbia House still offered them after it was considered dead. Sneaky PeteSuncola Symbolic Three - Extravagant Girls (Vinyl) like this.
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