Memorex DBS - 1997 - US
Good quality Ferric.
These USA only cassettes, could be the last cassettes made with "pure chrome" particles, as they certainly smell like a pure chrome, but we believe there is some cobalt in the mix too, as they can take more signal than a pure chrome.
NOTE: "These are very underrated cassettes which can slug it out with a same generation SA-X!" Tony Villa... what a statement! Maybe that was too strong a statement but Tony Villa proves in the video below, these are a GOOD QUALITY FERRIC, and we have them priced BELOW Type Zero Tapes!!! Today's manufactured 60 Minutes will sell for about $7.00 USD, and you don't hesitate to pay that kind of money. However, here is a tape for less than $2 that is FAR superior to anything you can buy out there new or old. You think I will have these forever? Think again! :]) ! Limited stock starting at this kind of BLACK FRIDAY price! New stock added November 21, 2023. Video below is of a DBS 1995 tape also manufactured by SKC and it is the same as this 1997 version.
Established in 1961 in Silicon Valley, Memorex started by selling computer tapes, then added other media such as disk packs. The company then expanded into disk drives and other peripheral equipment for IBM mainframes. During the 1970s and into the early 1980s Memorex was worldwide one of the largest independent suppliers of disk drives and communications controllers to users of IBM-compatible mainframes, as well as media for computer uses and consumers.
Memorex entered the consumer media business in 1971 and started the ad campaign, first with its "shattering glass" advertisements and then with a series of famous television commercials featuring Ella Fitzgerald. In the commercials she would sing a note that shattered a glass while being recorded to a Memorex audio cassette. The tape was played back and the recording also broke the glass, asking "Is it live, or is it Memorex?" This would become the company slogan which was used in a series of advertisements released through 1970s and 1980s.
Over time the Memorex consumer brand has been owned by Tandy, Handy Holdings, Imation and as of 2016 Digital Products International (DPI). Today, Memorex is a brand for consumer electronics and accessories such as portable audio players, iPod accessories, flat panel TVs, Blu-ray Disc players, flash drives, CDs and DVDs.
Memorex DBS - 1997 - US