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  1. Long Play Analog Recording Tape by ATR Magnetics | 1/4" MDS-36 - Modern Classic Sound | 7 Plastic R...
  2. TDK Dynamic Performance D90 High Output IEC I / Type I - 5 Pack Audio Cassette Tapes
  3. RMG/EMTEC Studio Mastering Tape 900 Series/ 1/4'x1200' 7'
  4. Quantegy Ampex 467 R-124 Certified Mastering Audio Tape Cassette DAT 4mm Audio 124 minutes
  5. Long Play Analog Recording Tape by ATR Magnetics | 1/4 MDS-36 - Modern Classic Sound | 10.5 NAB Re...
  6. Quality Product By Maxell - Mini Dv - 2 Pk
  7. Sony DDS / DAT-72 4mm Cleaning Tape, Part # DG15CL For DDS-1, DDS-2, DDS-3, DDS-4 and DDS-5/ DAT-72 ...
  8. RMG/EMTEC Studio Mastering Tape 900 Series/ 1/2'x2500' 10.5'
  9. TDK SA100-4 100-Minute High Bias IECII/Type II Blank Audio Cassette (4-Pack)
  10. Premium Analog Recording Tape by ATR Magnetics | 1/4 Master Tape - Modern Classic Sound | 10.5 Pre...

  #1

Long Play Analog Recording Tape by ATR Magnetics | 1/4" MDS-36 - Modern Classic Sound | 7 Plastic Reel | 1800 of Analog Tape

 PartNumber: MDS 40907-7   |   Asin: B078R8ZYP1

You want THAT sound. We are here to help.

Our 1/4" Long Play Analog Recording Tape will allow you to multitrack your music without worry of how old and used the tape is because we make it new and proudly in the USA. Gone are the sonic woes of digital recording. Imagine yourself with the reliability and sonic integrity of analog tape.

ATR Magnetics is the foremost manufacturer of analog recording tape, both for professional and semi-professional use.

Our proprietary formula provides our tapes with the modern classic sound that you crave. ATR Magnetics tape makes your recordings sound like a record.

ATR Magnetics MDS-36

MDS-36 is our 1 mil tape that provides for a high-output, low-noise recording with an industry-standard bias compatibility. ATR Magnetics MDS-36 is in the +6 class of tape. Our advanced preparation and coating techniques produce a consistent, high quality product that meets the needs of professional recording studios and hi-fidelity enthusiasts alike.

Our 1/4" tape is shipped on 7" Plastic Reels.

The Setup Box is an hinged tape storage box that is of acid-free design to make sure your tape is secured and safe.

Start recording your favorite record now.

Features

  • THE MODERN MANUFACTURER OF TAPE: the only current tape manufacturer in the Western Hemisphere and proudly made in the USA
  • THE CLASSIC SOUND YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED: straight from our factory to your door
  • HIGH OUTPUT, LOW NOISE: our tape is in the +6 class which means it gives you the sound and characteristics that you know and love from tape, but with less noise that you get with other brands
  • FIT EVEN MORE ON YOUR REEL: utilizing a 1 mil thick tape you can now fit 550' more of your recordings on a reel, totaling to 1800' of tape
  • PROTECTION OF YOUR TAPE: your tape comes in the ATR Magnetics Setup Box protecting it in storage as well as transit.
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Brand: ATR Magnetics   |   Manufacturer: ATR Magnetics

Package Dimensions: 6 x 8 x 8 inches (15.2 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)

Amazon Price: $38.99 | as of 11/15/2018(3:47am pst)
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  #2

TDK Dynamic Performance D90 High Output IEC I / Type I - 5 Pack Audio Cassette Tapes

Model: D-90   |    Mpn: D-90   |    Ean: 0705625273449   |    PartNumber: D-90   |   Asin: B016FXI43K

Pack of five (5) TDK High Output, Dynamic Performance IEC I / Type I D90 audio cassette tapes in original factory packaging.

Features

  • A superior general-purpose audio cassette.
  • Tapes are optimized for excellent recording of lectures, classes, or dictation.
  • 30 day money back guarantee.
  • Each cassette records a total of 90 minute (45 minutes each side).
  • Provides excellent signal-noise ratio for high-quality playback.
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Brand: TDK   |   Manufacturer: TDK Electronics Corporation

Item Dimensions: 3 x 2.75 x 4.25 inches (7.6 x 7.0 x 10.8 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 1.85 x 5.39 x 6.42 inches (4.7 x 13.7 x 16.3 cm)

Amazon Price: $9.00 | as of 11/15/2018(3:47am pst)
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List Price: $16.71 | Used Price: $16.99

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  #3

Quantegy Ampex 467 R-124 Certified Mastering Audio Tape Cassette DAT 4mm Audio 124 minutes

 Ean: 0611138418645   |    PartNumber: 467 R-124   |   Asin: B01LXLQM7V

Features

  • Made in Japan
  • Each DAT tape is indivually shrinkwrapped.
  • Packaged in a clear plastic storage box
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Brand: Ampex   |   Manufacturer: Quantegy

Package Dimensions: 1 x 2.5 x 3.5 inches (2.5 x 6.4 x 8.9 cm)

Amazon Price: $10.99 | as of 11/15/2018(3:47am pst)
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  #4

Long Play Analog Recording Tape by ATR Magnetics | 1/4 MDS-36 - Modern Classic Sound | 10.5 NAB Reel | 3600 of Analog Tape

 PartNumber: MDS 40907   |   Asin: B078R7ZN5H

You want THAT sound. We are here to help.

Our 1/4" Long Play Analog Recording Tape will allow you to multitrack your music without worry of how old and used the tape is because we make it new and proudly in the USA. Gone are the sonic woes of digital recording. Imagine yourself with the reliability and sonic integrity of analog tape.

ATR Magnetics is the foremost manufacturer of analog recording tape, both for professional and semi-professional use.

Our proprietary formula provides our tapes with the modern classic sound that you crave. ATR Magnetics tape makes your recordings sound like a record.

ATR Magnetics MDS-36

MDS-36 is our 1 mil tape that provides for a high-output, low-noise recording with an industry-standard bias compatibility. ATR Magnetics MDS-36 is in the +6 class of tape. Our advanced preparation and coating techniques produce a consistent, high quality product that meets the needs of professional recording studios and hi-fidelity enthusiasts alike.

Our 1/4" tape is shipped on 10.5" Metal NAB Reels.

Now shipping on our new MDS RED Reels!

ATR Magnetics TapeCareTM Box

The TapeCareTM Box creates an archival-quality container made with a tough, environmentally responsible, recyclable, high-density polyethylene. It's specially designed seals prevent dust from entering the case, while the locking system prevents accidental openings in transit or storage.

Start recording your favorite record now.

Features

  • THE MODERN MANUFACTURER OF TAPE: the only current tape manufacturer in the Western Hemisphere and proudly made in the USA
  • THE CLASSIC SOUND YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED: straight from our factory to your door
  • HIGH OUTPUT, LOW NOISE: our tape is in the +6 class which means it gives you the sound and characteristics that you know and love from tape, but with less noise that you get with other brands
  • FIT EVEN MORE ON YOUR REEL: utilizing a 1 mil thick tape you can now fit 1100' more of your recordings on a reel, totaling to 3600' of tape
  • THE ULTIMATE PROTECTION OF YOUR TAPE: your tape comes in the ATR Magnetics TapeCareTM Box protecting it in storage as well as transit.
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Brand: ATR Magnetics   |   Manufacturer: ATR Magnetics

Package Dimensions: 3 x 12 x 12 inches (7.6 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm)

Amazon Price: $77.99 | as of 11/15/2018(3:47am pst)
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  #5

Quality Product By Maxell - Mini Dv - 2 Pk

Model: DVM60SE   |    Mpn: DVM60SE   |    PartNumber: DVM60SE   |   Asin: B0084E26L0

Package of two (2) individually factory packaged Maxell ME Mini DV 60 minute tapes. Each tape records 60 minutes in SP Mode or 90 minutes in LP mode.

Features

  • Advanced Digital Picture Technology
  • Designed for use exclusively with recorders that have the DV or MiniDV designation
  • 30 day money back guarantee
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Brand: Maxell   |   Manufacturer: Maxell Corporation of America

Item Dimensions: 0.5 x 3 x 4 inches (1.3 x 7.6 x 10.2 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 1.1 x 2.9 x 4.3 inches (2.8 x 7.4 x 10.9 cm)

Amazon Price: $2.94 | as of 11/15/2018(3:47am pst)
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List Price: $14.99 | Used Price: $3.99

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  #6

Sony DDS / DAT-72 4mm Cleaning Tape, Part # DG15CL For DDS-1, DDS-2, DDS-3, DDS-4 and DDS-5/ DAT-72 Drives

 PartNumber: DG15CL   |   Asin: B004C294AY

Sony DDS / DAT-72 4mm Cleaning Tape, Part # DG15CL For DDS-1, DDS-2, DDS-3, DDS-4 and DDS-5/ DAT-72 Drives

Features

  • Sony DDS / DAT-72 4mm Cleaning Tape, Part # DG15CL For DDS-1, DDS-2, DDS-3, DDS-4 and DDS-5/ DAT-72 Drives
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Brand: Sony   |   Manufacturer: SONY

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  #7

Premium Analog Recording Tape by ATR Magnetics | 1/4 Master Tape - Modern Classic Sound | 10.5 Precision Reel | 2500 of Analog Tape

 PartNumber: ATR 40907   |   Asin: B078NGRMYZ

Classic Grey, not Blue Reel

Features

Brand: ATR Magnetics   |   Manufacturer: ATR Magnetics

Package Dimensions: 3 x 12 x 12 inches (7.6 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm)

Amazon Price: $79.99 | as of 11/15/2018(3:47am pst)
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  #8

Maxell High Bias XLII 90 (8+2 Pack)

Model: 139493   |    Mpn: 139493   |    Ean: 0025215136320   |    PartNumber: 139493   |   Asin: B00000J1F5

Features

  • America's best-selling high bias audiotape
  • Provides higher output
  • Wider dynamic range
  • Long tape length
  • Superior results in high-performance systems
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Brand: Maxell   |   Manufacturer: Maxell

Item Dimensions: 2.8 x 4.3 x 6.6 inches (7.1 x 10.9 x 16.8 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2.7 x 4.3 x 6.7 inches (6.9 x 10.9 x 17.0 cm)

Amazon Price: $68.00 | as of 11/15/2018(3:47am pst)
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List Price: $19.99

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  #9

Long Play Analog Recording Tape by ATR Magnetics | 1/4" MDS-36 - Modern Classic Sound | NAB Hub | 3600 of Analog Tape

 PartNumber: MDS 40907P   |   Asin: B078R8LDK4

You want THAT sound. We are here to help.

Our 1/4" Long Play Analog Recording Tape will allow you to multitrack your music without worry of how old and used the tape is because we make it new and proudly in the USA. Gone are the sonic woes of digital recording. Imagine yourself with the reliability and sonic integrity of analog tape.

ATR Magnetics is the foremost manufacturer of analog recording tape, both for professional and semi-professional use.

Our proprietary formula provides our tapes with the modern classic sound that you crave. ATR Magnetics tape makes your recordings sound like a record.

ATR Magnetics MDS-36

MDS-36 is our 1 mil tape that provides for a high-output, low-noise recording with an industry-standard bias compatibility. ATR Magnetics MDS-36 is in the +6 class of tape. Our advanced preparation and coating techniques produce a consistent, high quality product that meets the needs of professional recording studios and hi-fidelity enthusiasts alike.

Our 1/4" tape is shipped on a NAB Hub. You will need to have an empty reel to load this tape onto. Please visit our other listings for available empty reels.

Start recording your favorite record now.

Features

  • THE MODERN MANUFACTURER OF TAPE: the only current tape manufacturer in the Western Hemisphere and proudly made in the USA
  • THE CLASSIC SOUND YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED: straight from our factory to your door
  • HIGH OUTPUT, LOW NOISE: our tape is in the +6 class which means it gives you the sound and characteristics that you know and love from tape, but with less noise that you get with other brands
  • FIT EVEN MORE ON YOUR REEL: utilizing a 1 mil thick tape you can now fit 1100' more of your recordings on a reel, totaling to 3600' of tape
  • GET THAT SOUND WITHOUT THE COST: you use tape, you love tape. You say you just need the tape but not the reels...you're in luck. Introducing the pancake.
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Brand: ATR Magnetics   |   Manufacturer: ATR Magnetics

Package Dimensions: 3 x 12 x 12 inches (7.6 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm)

Amazon Price: $45.99 | as of 11/15/2018(3:47am pst)
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  #10

NEW RTM PYRAL BASF LPR90 1/4" 3608' 1100m 10.5" Pancake NAB ECO Pack RMG/EMTEC Studio Mastering Tape R38530

Model: R38530   |    Mpn: R38530   |    Ean: 0718122512720   |    PartNumber: R38530   |   Asin: B01N6OHIK5

RMGI SM900 is the famously improved BASF SM900 tape which offers more headroom, plus a 3 dB higher input/output and a smoother surface than same model older tapes of 80-ies. This is the tape has highest output level of all tapes - it has stunning MOL (Maximum Output Level) of 14dB at 15ips (38cm/s) tape speed and 11,5 dB at 7.5ips (19cm/s)! It has a coated back and the no-dropout-technology makes this the ultimate Studio Mastering tape. There is no reason for buying 30 year old NOS tapes - RMGI SM900 tapes are more cost efficient and rank higher in overall quality.

Features

  • More Headroom
  • 3dB higher Input/Output
  • Smoother Surface
  • Coated Back
  • No-dropout Technology
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Brand: RTM   |   Manufacturer: MULANN PYRAL

Item Dimensions: 0.87 x 12.6 x 12.6 inches (2.2 x 32.0 x 32.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2.44 x 13.78 x 13.78 inches (6.2 x 35.0 x 35.0 cm)

Amazon Price: $52.00 | as of 11/15/2018(3:47am pst)
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  #11

Ampex 661 5 inch reel to reel tape - 1/4 x 1800 - Pack of 2 tapes

Model: Ampex 661   |    Mpn: 661   |    Ean: 0769760348035   |    PartNumber: 661   |   Asin: B071GJRRZ6

Pack of 2 Ampex 661 5 inch professional recording audio reel to reel tapes

Features

  • 2 x Ampex 661 reel to reel tapes
  • 5 / 127mm reel size
  • 1/4 x 1800' / 6.3mm x 549m
  • 1.5 mil polyster
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Brand: Ampex   |   Manufacturer: Ampex

Item Dimensions: 5.25 x 1.5 x 5.25 inches (13.3 x 3.8 x 13.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 1.26 x 7.4 x 8.11 inches (3.2 x 18.8 x 20.6 cm)

Amazon Price: $34.88 | as of 11/15/2018(3:47am pst)
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  #12

MAX200025 CRTDG,DATA,4MM,HS4125,12G

Model: 200025   |    Mpn: MAX200025   |    Ean: 0025215200205   |    PartNumber: MAX200025   |   Asin: B000FNF4NA

Advanced cartridge design ensures contamination-free recording along with superior data-grade tape for a minimal dropout rate. 750-820-321 750820321 S7200025 MAXHS-4/125 MAX-HS-4/125 MAXHS4125 MAX-HS4125 MAX200025 MAX-200025 025215200205 2521520020

Features

  • For_Drive_Type - DDS
  • Compatibility - DDS-3
  • Maximum_Native_Data_Capacity - 12 GB
  • Maximum_Compressed_Data_Capacity - 24 GB
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Brand: Maxell   |   Manufacturer: MAXELL

Package Dimensions: 0.6 x 2.3 x 3.1 inches (1.5 x 5.8 x 7.9 cm)

Amazon Price: $0.99 | as of 11/15/2018(3:47am pst)
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List Price: $11.93

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  #13

TDK Superior Normal Bias D90 blank cassette tapes (Pack of 6)

Model: D90   |    Mpn: D90   |    Ean: 6009568965909   |    PartNumber: D90   |   Asin: B00WH99NBY

Six (6) individual - factory wrapped - TDK Superior Normal Bias D90 Audio Cassettes.

Features

  • Great for everyday recording
  • Play It Loud
  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • Each tape records 90 minutes (45 minutes per side)
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Brand: TDK   |   Manufacturer: TDK Electronics Corporation

Item Dimensions: 3.75 x 2.75 x 4.25 inches (9.5 x 7.0 x 10.8 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2.7 x 3.6 x 4.4 inches (6.9 x 9.1 x 11.2 cm)

Amazon Price: $17.90 | as of 11/15/2018(3:47am pst)
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  #14

Ampex 641 5 inch reel to reel tape - 1/4 x 900 - Pack of 2 tapes

Model: Ampex 641   |    Mpn: 641   |    Ean: 0769760348028   |    PartNumber: 641   |   Asin: B072MY49LF

Pack of 2 Ampex 641 5 inch professional recording audio reel to reel tapes

Features

  • 2 x Ampex 641 reel to reel tapes
  • 5 / 127mm reel size
  • 1/4 x 900' / 6.3mm x 274m
  • 1.5 mil polyster
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Brand: Ampex   |   Manufacturer: Ampex

Package Dimensions: 2 x 7 x 9 inches (5.1 x 17.8 x 22.9 cm)

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  #15

Dat Head Cleaning Cassette Cleaning Tape K-10CL Audio DAT recorders/Players

 Ean: 0081757651615   |   Asin: B07JQC2C7N

Denon K-10CL Denon Dat Head Cleaning Cassette Cleaning Tape Single tape. Dry cleaning tape. style.

Features

  • Denon K-10CL Denon Dat Head Cleaning Cassette Cleaning Tape
  • Single cleaning tape
  • Dry tape style
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Brand: DAT Cleaning   |   Manufacturer: D&M Holdings

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  4. Quantegy Ampex 467 R-124 Certified Mastering Audio Tape Cassette DAT 4mm Audio 124 minutes
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  3. Quantegy Ampex 467 R-124 Certified Mastering Audio Tape Cassette DAT 4mm Audio 124 minutes
  4. Long Play Analog Recording Tape by ATR Magnetics | 1/4” MDS-36 - Modern Classic Sound | 10.5” NAB Re...
  5. Quality Product By Maxell - Mini Dv - 2 Pk
  6. Sony DDS / DAT-72 4mm Cleaning Tape, Part # DG15CL For DDS-1, DDS-2, DDS-3, DDS-4 and DDS-5/ DAT-72 ...
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