Denon HD8 - 1992 - USDenon were only sold in the EU for a short amount of time and in limited outlets. They weren't seen in chain stores, or sold in packs of 10.
Denon are currently also the most consistently expensive blank Cassette brand out there.
Who they were made by varies, some say SKC, some say in house, but regardless, they look good and sound great.
This is their top of the line Type II - Metal, ferric and cobalt particles, but for Type II bias. These tapes do have more hiss than a normal cobalt/ferric Type II, but it's negated by the fact that the manufacturer recommends these are recorded at +7db (look at the back of the wrapper)
But they are expensive, and that's just the way it's going to be, unless someone uncovers a warehouse full of them...
Denon (株式会社デノン Kabushiki Kaisha Denon) is a Japanese electronics company that was involved in the early stages of development of digital audio technology, while specializing in the manufacture of high-fidelityprofessional and consumer audio equipment. For many decades, Denon was a brand name of Nippon-Columbia, including the Nippon Columbia record label. The Denon brand came from a merger of Denki Onkyo and others in 1939. In 2001, Denon was spun off as a separate company with 98% held by Ripplewood Holdings and 2% by Hitachi. In 2002, Denon merged with Marantz to form D&M Holdings. On March 1st, 2017, Sound United LLC completed the acquisition of D+M Holdings.
Denon HD8 - 1992 - US