SONY Chrome - 1974 - US

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SONY Chrome - 1974 - US

 I still distinctly remember music enthusiasts referring to the "Chrome" (Type II setting) tapes as the ultimate tape to bring about the best sound reproduction from your Vinyl records. Time always stood still for a few moments whenever someone held a Chrome tape in their hands. It was... quite magical then! Probably even more so than today's "Youts" holding the very latest Apple iPhone (or equivalent) these days in their hands.

You knew someone was about to record a very special arrangement of music when someone paid as much as they did back then for a chrome tape. These were part of a very small lot of tapes that seem to have been beautifully stored throughout the years. I don't believe they will disappoint in any way, but if I had to guess, being an NOS tape from 1972, most will opt to collect them instead of recording on them, but to each his own! Check out our TDK 

A true classic, well made, and a super nostalgic Sony cassette. The price reflects their rarity. Also, no on-line catalogue has an "exact" reference to these tapes. These have some slight differences not found anywhere else for exact comparison.

NOTE 1: Simply Enjoy having one! Only 3 available! Yes, only one at a time! Sorry! These are not expected to ever show up again... Think about it, 50 years ago, someone bought these and throughout half a century opted not to open them up! It screams RARE as... well, you know the rest!

NOTE 2: "Youts" see Joe Pesci in my "Cousin Vinny" by 20th Century Fox, 1992 with Marisa Tomei and Ralph Macchio.  GREAT MOVIE!

About Sony:

Sony Corporation (ソニー株式会社 Sonī Kabushiki Kaisha/ˈsni/ SOH-nee, stylized as SONY) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, MinatoTokyo.[9][1] Its diversified business includes consumer and professional electronicsgamingentertainment and financial services.[10] The company owns the largest music entertainment business in the world,[11] and is one of the leading manufacturers of electronic products for the consumer and professional markets, and a leading player in the film and television industry.[12][better source needed] Sony was ranked 97th on the 2018 Fortune Global 500 list.[13]

Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group (ソニー・グループ Sonī Gurūpu), which is engaged in business through its four operating components: electronics (AV, IT & communication products, semiconductors, video gamesnetwork services and medical business), motion pictures (movies and TV shows), music (record labels and music publishing) and financial services (banking and insurance).[14][15][16] These make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world. The group consists of Sony Corporation, Sony PicturesSony Pictures Entertainment JapanSony MobileSony Interactive EntertainmentSony MusicSony Music Entertainment JapanSony Financial Holdings, and others.

Sony is among the semiconductor sales leaders[17] and since 2015, the fifth-largest television manufacturer in the world after Samsung ElectronicsLG ElectronicsTCL and Hisense.[18]

The company's current slogan is Be Moved. Their former slogans were The One and Only (1979–1982), It's a Sony (1982–2006), (2006–2009)[19] and make.believe (2009–2014).[20]

Sony has a weak tie to the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) keiretsu, the successor to the Mitsui keiretsu.[21]

Sony produced the world's first portable music player, the Walkman in 1979. This line fostered a fundamental change in music listening habits by allowing people to carry music with them and listen to music through lightweight headphones. Walkman originally referred to portable audio cassette players. The company now uses the Walkman brand to market its portable audio and video players as well as a line of former Sony Ericsson mobile phones.

 Sony utilized a related brand, Discman, to refer to its CD players. It dropped this name in the late 1990s.

SONY HF-ES - 1985 - EU - 2 Pack