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#567837 - June 11th 2012 12:07 pm Cassette or 8 Track??
lostinthe70eees Offline
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I've got a newer Clarion unit I put in the van back in 2009. At that time it already had the large cutout. Now I'm thinking of going retro, they make a kit now to go back to a shaft radio. Anyways I found two radios I like on Ebay, one is a nice Kenwood Cassette and the other is an nos Kraco 8 track. I'm sure the Kenwood would sound better but damn I love the look of an 8 track. The price is steep but if you had to choose which one?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/230806975038?_trksid=p5197.c0.m619
http://www.ebay.com/itm/200774552644?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

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#567843 - June 11th 2012 12:30 pm Re: Cassette or 8 Track?? [Re: lostinthe70eees]
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#567844 - June 11th 2012 12:36 pm Re: Cassette or 8 Track?? [Re: lostinthe70eees]
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Hey Wiz think so??

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#567847 - June 11th 2012 12:38 pm Re: Cassette or 8 Track?? [Re: lostinthe70eees]
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Theyre both very nice....That 8 track is cool, but Im with Wiz...I like the cassette, unless you really want that 70s vibe.
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#567849 - June 11th 2012 12:40 pm Re: Cassette or 8 Track?? [Re: lostinthe70eees]
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Well I ordered the shaft kit anyways, yeah I know the cassette would be more reliable and I'm sure is pushing more watts per ch than the older 8 track one.

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#567850 - June 11th 2012 12:44 pm Re: Cassette or 8 Track?? [Re: Awbartley]
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Originally Posted By: Awbartley
Theyre both very nice....That 8 track is cool, but Im with Wiz...I like the cassette, unless you really want that 70s vibe.


yeah better quality on cassettes
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#567851 - June 11th 2012 12:43 pm Re: Cassette or 8 Track?? [Re: lostinthe70eees]
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K guys you are leaning me towards the cassette one, I just emailed the seller on his best price so we'll see what he says.

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#567854 - June 11th 2012 12:56 pm Re: Cassette or 8 Track?? [Re: lostinthe70eees]
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I'd go for the 8 track. Better sound. The 8 spins at I believe 3 3/4 per min. and the cass. spins at 1 7/8. With audio the faster the spin the better the highs and sound. Plus with cass. you don't get that retro chi clunk sound when changing channels.
With my set up I have a 70's indash w/cass and I went a little further and bought a 70's Craig stand alone Quad 8-track for the over head. Four channels of 70's music all thru the van. So that way I can have the best of both worlds!!
With your van being so retro and cool, you need the 8-track to round it off.
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#567870 - June 11th 2012 1:55 pm Re: Cassette or 8 Track?? [Re: lostinthe70eees]
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cassettes all the way. Gonna do the same in my dodge
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#567873 - June 11th 2012 2:16 pm Re: Cassette or 8 Track?? [Re: lostinthe70eees]
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I vote 8 track, it seems more period correct. I think a Delco like this one would look cool.

Also, a couple companies make new retro looking new units with aux in so you could use an ipod or flash drive. I wonder if you could wire an 8 track into the aux in.

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