Blank audio cassettes ARE still made, even in the United States

I bought some bought haven't tried them yet. Need to get the cassette deck worked on yet.

National Audio in Springfield Missouri is the manufacturer.

They have three types of blank cassettes.


Any interest in NOS cassette tapes, unopened? If so, I have a few and will list them for sale here.

I bought some new old stock cassettes a few years ago from a few different sellers but didn't have any luck with them. If I had to guess they weren't stored properly. They didn't record well, poor sound quality. I'm not speaking of what you're offering, just what I purchased previously.

Mine were safely stored in a drawer below the av unit, so I suspect it’s more a question of potential bleed thru for mine.

I only sell things I can feel confident buyers will be quite happy about. I always offer unconditional refunds on anything I sell.

1 r2r tape box was destroyed (so bad it seemed purposely) by PO (tape lived). One early one I sold, the heavy tape inside moved and broke a corner of the box, I learned to put peanuts in the corners to prevent that. 2 refunds out of around 150 tapes sold, many LPs sold, some equipment sold.

I got tired of only making 3 or 4 dollars for the fairly common LP’s on ebay. Then inherited 4,000, sorted, gave many to friends, including 4 new friends from audiogon. Then sold a few thousand to 4 dealers who came here.

I might get back to selling stuff after the holidays.

Sorry Elliot, I misunderstood you. I thought you were selling BLANK tapes. Now I realize you're speaking of pre-recorded tapes. Woops.

ATR Magnetics makes and sells cassettes here in the US. They are selling off their Ampex ATR service division- there is an announcement about that on their home page- don't be put off by it.

Thanks for the input atmasphere.

I just yesterday received a nice vintage Harman Kardon TD 4800 cassette deck.

I've wanted one for years and finally scored it. This deck sounds SWEET, even with a 40 year old prerecorded tape.

I've been researching the best types of blank tapes to buy. Of course there's many opinions and most differ. One thing I have learned is that a cobalt tape is of very high quality. I'll definitely try out the ATR offerings.

BTW, just tried to order direct from ATR. The Silver series tapes are available from them. The Gold series tapes are sold out. I believe I have found a source for the Gold series at Lunchbox Audio:

I ordered two 5 packs of the Gold series from them.

Thanks again for the heads up.

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 I just deleted my message that says Lunchbox Audio is out of stock on the ATR Cobalt Gold Series blank cassettes.

 After I placed my order for two 5 packs, they notified me that they only had 4 blanks in stock. Apparently when they picked the order they found that they had more in stock than their inventory list showed. How many more? I don't know. They were able to fulfill my original order of two 5 packs though.