TDK Super CDing - SA - 2000 - EU

TDK Super CDing - 2000 - EU

Opened but new. Sold as seen!

I have had some of these that have been stored badly, so I've opened the 3 packs up, looked at those that obviously have succumbed to water and discarded them. These for sale all look ok, and the ones I've randomly tested have worked great, but I can't test all of them and guarantee they are usable, hence the low price for a new SA. 

The story behind this is as follows.

The Aldi Supermarket chain wanted some cassettes to sell cheap.

They couldn't sell SA cheap in Aldi, as it would annoy their dealers, so, rather than create a new cassette, TDK simply re-branded their 97 generation EU SA. These perform just the same to us.

As they were only sold for a limited time on mainland Europe, these are much rarer than the equivalent SA and look better.

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Since 1997 TDK has gradually withdrawn from the production of compact cassettes.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 The SA ("Super Avilyn") and D ("Dynamic") lines were withdrawn in 2012 under Imation ownership.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 Super CDing - 2000 - EU