TDK SA-X - 1989 (2.0)* - US

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TDK SA-X - 1989 (2.0)* - US

TDKs best, double coated Type 2, from their best formulation years. Only the phenomenal triple-coated SA-XS and possibly their SA-XG as well are better than the more common SA-X tapes.

Beautiful shell and great tape make this an ultra short-lived classic.

Note (*): This (2.0) version simply means it came after the (1.0) version. We do not have the (1.0) version available. The (1.0) version are actually TDK SA-X's 1987 & 1988 version in the new 1989 SA-X (2.0) wrapper. These are far rarer than the (1.0) issue.

Just a handful available...
light to no scuffing present. One has a price sticker on it. All very clean.

About TDK:

TDK was founded in Tokyo, Japan, on 7 December 1935 to manufacture the iron-based magnetic material ferrite, which had been recently invented by Yogoro Kato and Takeshi Takei.[3] In 1952 and 1957 they began production of magnetic tapes, with compact cassette tapes following in 1966; it is for these that the company is most widely noted. TDK used to manufacture an extensive portfolio of magnetic and optical media, including several formats of videotape and blank CD-R and recordable DVD discs until the recording business was sold to Imation in 2007.

Operations in the USA began in 1965 with a New York City office,[4] and European operations began in 1970 with an office in FrankfurtWest Germany.[5]

Since 1997 TDK has gradually withdrawn from the production of compact cassettes. First with the MA-X and AR ("Acoustic Response"), then the AD ("Acoustic Dynamic") and SA-X line in 2001 and 2002 respectively, then the MA ("Metal Alloy") line in 2004. The SA ("Super Avilyn") and D ("Dynamic") lines were withdrawn in 2012 under Imation ownership. Industry trends see the company moving into new forms of media; in 2004 TDK was the first media manufacturer to join the companies developing BD post-DVD technology.[4] TDK operated a semiconductor division in California for about a decade, but divested it in 2005.

In late 2007, Imation acquired TDK's recording business, including flash media, optical media, magnetic tape, and accessories, for $300 million.[6][7] This also included a license to use the "TDK Life on Record" brand on data storage and audio products[8] for 25 years.[6] In September 2015, Imation announced that it had agreed to relinquish this license[9] and would cease selling TDK-branded products by the end of the year.[10]

 TDK SA-X - 1989 (2.0) - US