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The Sony Elcaset was a short-lived format. It was believed that the standard cassette, despite its convenience, would never be as good as open reel tape. Wrong. Standard cassettes had improved dramatically with chrome tapes & Dolby NR; they were fine for most buyers, who ignored it in favor of high-end decks. Elcaset means large cassette; it has 1/4" tape inside and ran at twice the speed. Tapes had 6 tracks & were pulled out of the shell when loaded. It was complete failure in the…

The Sony Elcaset was a short-lived format. The idea was to have reel-to-reel performance with cassette ease of use. A commercial failure.

Vintage Hi-Fi Sony Elcaset tape deck (1977). I was quite high on these for a time. Quality of open reel; ease of cassettes. Except for the size. Oops!

Vintage Hi-Fi Sony Elcaset tape deck I was quite high on these for a time. Quality of open reel; ease of cassettes.

Vintage audio Sony

Sony All the stuff we needed for great sound now all you need is a BOSE surround sound system