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Old 06-30-2019, 06:56 AM   #7
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Two or three new tape recorders were released recently. All destined to the high-end hifi market, with prices ranging 8000 to 14000 €, IIRC. I have no clue if they sell...

In France a company started making tape again. Tape sells well. But it's only ferrous tape (Type I). They technically could make type II (Cr) and III (FeCr), but not metal (type IV). The recipy for metal and the machines are lost. Recreating them would require a lot of research and tooling. Too expensive. Cr would an ecological problem. And there doesn't seem to be a market for FeCr tape.
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