Audio Magnetics XHE Ultra I - 90 - 1979
A series released for the Canadian market (maybe US as well?).
XHE released type I, II and IV tapes and were accepted as good quality cassette tapes. They also had a fairly unique packaging appeal, making them a favorite for nostalgic and collectible reasons. This tape "sealed" is rarely offered anywhere.
Curiosity: Nostalgically this is one of my favourite tapes. These were the tapes I could afford and I always bought them at one of the long-time defunct Towers stores in Toronto (The Galleria Mall to be very specific! Lol!) back in the early 80's.
40 years later today (July 30, 2021), I took notice that recently 10 of these went up for sale on eBay with the "Buy it Now" option at $45.00 USD each! Why? Who knows and what does it really matter? There are still 6 of them left, and the seller has them priced now at $38.00 USD. each. To me, this means he managed to sell the first 4 at least at the current price of $38.00 USD each. Do I have a point to make? No, not really. The values of these and many other vintage tapes are somewhat in between what the seller wishes to sell them for and the buyer wishes to pay for them. There is no science here. It's great that some of these tapes have made it this far (still sealed) much to our delight! Cheers!
About Audio Magnetics:
Audio Magnetics was a manufacturer of magnetic tape products based out of Switzerland. Very little is known about this company. Some of their 1978 released tapes were manufactured and distributed in Portugal and possibly released in the UK and Ireland.
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