Triad MG-X - 1986 - US

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Triad MG-X - 1986 - US

Top end Type IV cassette. This version was meant for the US market only.

This Metal Tape stacks up to the very best of TDK, SONY, Maxell, Denon, BASF and Fuji.

Much like its Type II cousin (EM-X) it can also take lots of signal, without noticeable distortion and super low hiss. This is one of those tapes said to "nearly match the quality that of CD". In fact it's probably so close, that if you hide the Hi-Fi gear behind a curtain, you will not know what type of source you are listening to!  

Triad is how Taiyo Yuden cassettes were initially marketed in the USA (That's everywhere else) and the cassettes are identical, apart from the branding.


NOTE: So very few available! The wrapper is a bit scuffed though, but no cuts and no rips. It is not the one shown in the pictures.

About That's:

Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (太陽誘電株式会社 Taiyō Yūden Kabushiki-gaisha, translated as Sun Dielectric Co., Ltd.) is a Japanese materials and electronics company, situated in KyobashiChuo, Tokyo, that helped pioneer recordable CD technology (CD-R) along with Sony and Philips in 1988. Founded 60 years ago, Taiyo Yuden currently operates factories in JapanSingaporeKoreaChina, the PhilippinesTaiwan, and Malaysia.

They were well known for their recordable optical media, and were regarded by many to be the very best in the industry.[4][5] In June 2015, Taiyo Yuden announced their intention to discontinue their recording media business by December of that year, citing market shrinkage, changing market conditions, difficulty while improving earnings and a hike in the cost of raw materials.[6]

Taiyo Yuden branded products were not common outside Japan (where Taiyo Yuden media had a market share of about 60%) but unbranded CDs and DVDs were available from some online retailers. Rebranded Taiyo Yuden media could be found under Fujifilm, Fusion, Maxell (Maxell Music CD-R, Maxell CD-R Pro, and Maxell CD-R Music Pro (discontinued)), MiflopPanasonicPlextorSony (Sony Music CD-R (discontinued 2008)), TDK, and Verbatim Corporationbrands.[16] In Japan, Korea and Greece, Taiyo Yuden was distributing its own brand "That's".

Taiyo Yuden has also developed the Autostrategy technology, a learning mode for DVD burners, for Plextor.In October 2008 Taiyo Yuden partnered with JVC to form JVC Advanced Media as a marketing plan to distribute Taiyo Yuden media globally under the JVC brand name.[15]

In mid-2015, Taiyo Yuden announced their intention to have withdrawn from the optical media business (including CD-R, DVD-R and BD-R) by December of that year.[6] Taiyo Yuden sold its disc manufacturing patents and equipment to CMC Magnetics, and today the media is manufactured by CMC under the CMC Pro brand.

Triad MG-X - 1986 - US