Audio Magnetics XHE - Type Ultra II - 1979

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Audio Magnetics XHE - Type Ultra II - 1980

A series released for the Canadian market (maybe US as well?).

XHE released type I, II and IV tapes and were accepted as good quality cassette tapes. They also had a fairly unique packaging appeal, making them a favorite for nostalgic and collectible reasons. These XHE Ultra II tapes are rarely offered. 

Note: In August of 2021, 10 Tapes X
HE Type I (Green box) were sold on eBay between $45 and $38 USD each! Go figure!

"A unique High Bias formulation designed to surpass chrome tape technology. The XHE Ultra II guarantees super-wide dynamic range, minimum distortion and lower noise." Self proclaimed as a "State of the art" cassette. Cool and unique shinny colorful metallic-like paper sleeve design.

Note: Completely sealed and flawless wrappers, unlike the one shown here.

About Audio Magnetics:

Audio Magnetics was a manufacturer of magnetic tape products based out of Switzerland and very little else is known about this company. Some of their 1978 released tapes were manufactured and distributed in Portugal and possibly released in the UK and Ireland. These XHE II and the XHE I appear to have been made for the Canadian market.

If you have information about this company, please let us know so that we may share it with everyone else.

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