Triad F-X - 1986 - US
Quite possibly one of the best Type I cassettes ever made. This version was USA only.
This is Triad's best Super Ferric, cobalt highly-concentrated formulation that offers a superior and exceptional frequency response completely across all frequencies. Simply hard to beat.
Triad is how Taiyo Yuden cassettes were initially marketed in the USA (That's everywhere else) and the cassettes are identical, apart from the branding.
NOTE: Only one available at a time from a quantity of less than a handful in total.
Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (太陽誘電株式会社 Taiyō Yūden Kabushiki-gaisha, translated as Sun Dielectric Co., Ltd.) is a Japanese materials and electronics company, situated in Kyobashi, Chuo, Tokyo, that helped pioneer recordable CD technology (CD-R) along with Sony and Philips in 1988. Founded 60 years ago, Taiyo Yuden currently operates factories in Japan, Singapore, Korea, China, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Malaysia.
They were well known for their recordable optical media, and were regarded by many to be the very best in the industry. In June 2015, Taiyo Yuden announced their intention to discontinue their recording media business by December of that year, citing market shrinkage, changing market conditions, difficulty while improving earnings and a hike in the cost of raw materials.
Taiyo Yuden branded products were not common outside Japan (where Taiyo Yuden media had a market share of about 60%) but unbranded CDs and DVDs were available from some online retailers. Rebranded Taiyo Yuden media could be found under Fujifilm, Fusion, Maxell (Maxell Music CD-R, Maxell CD-R Pro, and Maxell CD-R Music Pro (discontinued)), Miflop, Panasonic, Plextor, Sony (Sony Music CD-R (discontinued 2008)), TDK, and Verbatim Corporationbrands. In Japan, Korea and Greece, Taiyo Yuden was distributing its own brand "That's".
Taiyo Yuden has also developed the Autostrategy technology, a learning mode for DVD burners, for Plextor.In October 2008 Taiyo Yuden partnered with JVC to form JVC Advanced Media as a marketing plan to distribute Taiyo Yuden media globally under the JVC brand name.
In mid-2015, Taiyo Yuden announced their intention to have withdrawn from the optical media business (including CD-R, DVD-R and BD-R) by December of that year. Taiyo Yuden sold its disc manufacturing patents and equipment to CMC Magnetics, and today the media is manufactured by CMC under the CMC Pro brand.
Triad F-X - 1986 - US