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The Other Window - Wire - 154 (8-Track Cartridge)

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Return Policy Return Window Item can be returned within 14 days of receipt. General Terms Items must be returned in their original condition, with all included packing materials and no signs of use. Refunds Buyer will receive a full refund in the original payment method less any shipping charges. Thus if you owned an 8-track player it was most likely to have been found in your car, but it was not uncommon to find them also incorporated into home hi-fi systems.

Thus we come to our subject today. BSR were much more well-known for their turntables, so this is something of an oddity. Where I found it has disappeared into the mists of time, but it was probably at a radio rally or junk sale. The outer case is made from fibreboard covered in stick-on wood-effect vinyl as was the fashion of the day, and the front panel has the cartridge slot and track selector button. There was a period in the s when DIN connectors were where it was at when it came to audio.

Turning the unit over, unscrewing the feet allows the cover to be slid off to reveal the mechanism. A very solid sheet steel chassis is revealed, with a mains-powered shaded pole motor and a belt drive to a substantial cast aluminium flywheel on the pinch roller shaft.

The motor is also the mains transformer for the electronics, a characteristic BSR cost-saving trick that you would also have found in record players of the period. Immediately, an unfortunate side-effect of an ancient piece of equipment became apparent, in the decades since this player was last used the drive belt has softened and turned to a sticky black tar-like substance. An interlude of picking, rubbing, and scraping with tissue paper ensued, along with my hands getting covered in black gunk before a trip to the sink for a date with some industrial hand cleaner.

Upon inspection the chassis is revealed to be in two parts held together with self-tapping screws. Turning the chassis over, along with the electronics and the motor, we see the business end of an 8-track player, the solenoid and mechanism that allows it to change tracks. There is a cam that is rotated incrementally through four positions by a solenoid, this cam moves the head up and down between the tracks.

There are two ways the solenoid can be triggered, either through pressing the selector button on the front of the unit, or by a piece of conductive foil at the join of the tape loop passing a pair of electrical contacts to automatically change tracks. Meanwhile on the other side of the chassis, the head moves up or down by a corresponding amount.

The head itself incorporates two individual heads, one for each channel, as you can see these are spaced about a half-tape-width apart. On the bottom of the shaft for the cam is a PCB switch with a wiper that traverses four pads, one for each track.

This routes power to one of a set of four indicator lights on the front panel that show the currently selected track. An LED was probably a bit too exotic for the early s. Finally, the preamplifier circuit is a collection of earlys discrete components on a typical resin-bonded-paper board of the era. The artwork has obviously been laid out the old-fashioned way using crepe paper on acetate, giving it very much a feeling of its era. The impression I came away from this machine with was of how complex it was while simultaneously doing so little.

Before we leave this topic there is a final thing to examine, the 8-track cartridges themselves. They contained a continuous loop of tape wound onto a single one-sided reel, and since the tape thus had to pass over itself as it fed from the centre of the reel they used special lubricated tape with a graphite backing.

They could therefore only go forwards, no rewinding was possible. The pinch roller was incorporated into the cartridge, from where it would mate with the capstan in the player. In a sense the 8-track stereo cartridge was doomed from the moment it was launched, for its nemesis, the compact cassette, had already reached the market. Over the s the cassette won the battle of the tape cartridge formats, aided by far smaller players incorporated into car radios and eventually into the wildly successful Sony Walkman and similar portable music players.

By the s there were still major releases in the format, but by the end of the decade it had faded into history, only being revived as an ocasional gag in movies.

Is to remember the old days of internet… 8-tracks brings nostalgia and so should low-res pictures. That WAS high resolution! Young whippersnappers! When I finally got color, it was X in 4 colors.

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