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11 hours ago, Rhonda B said:

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Does anybody remember these cassette adapters for your car? I used mine quite a bit. Cars had cassette decks back then. So when CDs came out you needed a way to play your CDs in your car. So you plugged the end of this adapter into your portable CD player with your CD choice,  and then you put the cassette adapter  in the cassette player in the car and everything worked perfectly fine and you could control the volume and settings from either the CD player or the car stereo  settings. I thought it was a pretty neat invention. 

 

 

A very convenient device for the time, although there was tremendous loss of audio from the very clean digital CD tracks, and the very limited frequency response and dynamic range of the car's tape deck, but most ears would never notice it on a car stereo. I had one for a while and it worked well. Being an audio-snob, I bought the Sony unit! It reminds me of the early days of FM album rock. Very few cars that kids were driving had FM radios, so they came out with FM converters that went between the antenna and the car radio. You tuned the car radio to AM 1400 kHz and tuned your FM station on the converter. They worked very well. When the converter was turned off, it was bypassed and you had your AM radio back.

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Kirk, very impressive speakers! I admire people that design and build their own units. Living in California, you were near the facility of one of the best American speaker designers/manufacturers, James B. Lansing Sound, Inc. Commonly known as JBL! (Yes, they used the exclamation point in their name). If we were neighbors, we would probably have been at each others' homes all the time showing off our systems.

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5 hours ago, LC said:

I do remember those. Had one in at least one old car... yet I barely remember driving any car without a CD player. (Still have one! To which one might respond, "Why do you still have a CD player in your car?)

LC:  My 2004 Buick Rendezvous had 6 disc CD player which I really loved. My current SUV 2013 GMC still has a CD player for one disc.. you're not alone.  And I don't apologize. Currently the disc I have in my car is TONIGHT YOU'RE MINE. 

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On 3/16/2022 at 1:48 PM, Rhonda B said:

LC:  My 2004 Buick Rendezvous had 6 disc CD player which I really loved. My current SUV 2013 GMC still has a CD player for one disc.. you're not alone.  And I don't apologize. Currently the disc I have in my car is TONIGHT YOU'RE MINE. 

My car is a 2014 Scion TC and I use the cassette player all the time. Currently listening to Fotomaker Collection 

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When I ordered my 2000 Dodge Durango from the factory, I had a choice of CD player or Cassette. Like a dummy, I chose the cassette deck because that's what most of my stuff was at that time.

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