Modern audio sets cassette low frequency response

Henry T

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Hello,I have noticed that practically all of the modern home audio systems remaining with a cassette mechanism,don't go over 8.000 kHz in FR. Why? Is it that no one can hear sounds over that limit actually? So it no point in going over that limit?
Or there is a better reason for this peculiarity?
Henry
 

fatterpat1

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Cassette audio has a very low dynamic range that's why. It always has you just notice it more now because we have all gotten used to the higher dynamic ranges of cd dvd etc..
Remeber when you first started listening to cd's and you were saying wow did you here that I never heard that before in this song.
 

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low dynamic range is due to teh bandwidth, even if an equipment is 100 years old, if it has large bandwidth then dynamic range is not a problem.
 

stillerfan15

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You are correct but I don't think that any media a 100 years old had high bandwdith, just not available back then. That said, cassettes bandwdith even in the 70s were less than albums and much less than cds in the 80s and dvds in the 90s. Plus cassettes wear out with every playback. JMHO and I have owned multiple cassette decks including a mid to high end AIWA. JMHO
Dave
 
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