Agfa CRII-S - 1982 - EU
Agfa made excellent Type II cassettes as well.
This is a lovely, iconic, cassette from the mid 80s made in Germany.
A bit of careful biasing and it makes lovely recordings.
You can get the same recording quality for less, but these are hard to get now, especially sealed.
Very retro looking too. Rare? It's been around for 39 years and counting.
Note: Last two! April 30, 2023
Agfa-Gevaert N.V. (Agfa)
is a Belgian-German multinational corporation that develops, manufactures, and distributes analogue and digital imaging products and systems, as well as IT solutions. The company has three divisions. Agfa Graphics offers integrated prepress and industrial inkjet systems to the printing and graphics industries. Agfa HealthCare supplies hospitals and other care organisations with imaging products and systems, as well as information systems. Agfa Specialty Products supplies products to various industrial markets. It is part of the Agfa Materials organization. In addition to the Agfa Specialty Products activities, Agfa Materials also supplies film and related products to Agfa Graphics and Agfa HealthCare.
Agfa film and cameras were once prominent consumer products. However, in 2004, the consumer imaging division was sold to a company founded via management buyout. AgfaPhoto GmbH, as the new company was called, filed for bankruptcy after just one year. The brands are now licensed to other companies by AgfaPhoto Holding GmbH, a holding firm. Following this sale, Agfa-Gevaert's commerce today is 100% business-to-business.