BASF Chromdioxid Super - 1977 - EU
*PLEASE NOTE, THESE ARE PURE CHROME TYPE 2 CASSETTES - IF YOU HAVE A DECK CALIBRATED TO FERRO COBALT TYPE 2 (LIKE TDK SA) YOU WILL NEED TO CALIBRATE TO THESE CASSETTES TO GET THE BEST RESULTS*
Many cassettes say "Chrome POSITION", but don't use chrome tape at all.
Most of the other manufacturers didn't want to licence it, so their Type II tapes are cobalt doped ferric, hence Chrome POSITION.
Now, pure chrome tapes didn't perform well in a lot of Japanese decks, especially those without level and bias adjustments. These decks were usually calibrated to a Japanese tape like the TDK SA.
Heavy shell with their "Security Mechanism" and a double coated pure chrome tape inside. The "hiss" on these is about as low as it gets, so you don't need to record these hot.
If your deck has manual bias and level controls, record these at less than 0db, and you find these are some of the best cassettes ever made.
There is talk of "chrome degradation" and that the SM mechanisms stick. The ones of these I've tested show none of these issues and work superbly.
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BASF Chromdioxid Super II - 1984 - EU