SKC CD - 1992 - 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*
SKC made many tapes for other companies, like Memorex and their quality was always good and sometimes, exceptional.
But they also made their own cassettes, but these were never really common outside of Asia.
Here is their TOTL Type 2 from the early 90s...and it's a Pure Chrome!
The shell is very nice and Denon / Sony looking, with that big window.
Use it in a deck that has manual bias and level controls, keep them at about 0db and you'll find that these are superb sounding Type 2.
And even though these are very hard to find, I don't think there are many that sound better at this price.
SK Group (Korean: SK그룹, 에스케이그룹), also known as SK Holdings, is one of the largest conglomerates (chaebol) in South Korea. SK Group is composed of 95 subsidiary companies that share the SK brand and culture named SKMS (SK Management System). It changed its name from Sunkyong Group (Korean: 선경그룹, Hanja : 鮮京그룹) to SK Group in 1997.
SK Holdings ranked 57th in the 2013 Fortune Global 500. SK Group has more than 70,000 employees who work from 113 offices worldwide. While its largest businesses are primarily involved in the chemical, petroleum, and energy industries, SK Group also owns South Korea's largest wireless mobile phone service provider, SK Telecom, and provides services in construction, shipping, marketing, local telephone, high-speed Internet, and wireless broadband (WiBro). On March 20, 2010, SK further broadened its range of business to semiconductors by merging Hynix into SK Hynix, the world's second largest memory semiconductor manufacturer.