In the early sixties, the Compact Cassette was invented at the Philips holding in Hasselt. After more than 50 years, this cassette is still in use. Currently, different lengths are in circulation, including C46 (23 min/side), C60 (30 min/side), C90 (45 min/side) and C120 (60 min/side). Do you want to record a longer audio segment? You can extend the capacity by adapting the recording speed.
You might have noticed a Roman numeral on the cassette. It indicates the chemical composition of the magnetic tape:
- Type I: ferric oxide
- Type II: chromium dioxide
- Type III: ferro-chrome
- Type IV: metal particles