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RCA Victor Tape Cartridge Models
« on: March 07, 2019, 01:19:15 PM »
I am looking for both, the RCA Victor Model IYB29, and Model 3YD11 Stereo.

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Re: RCA Victor Tape Cartridge Models
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 07:05:20 PM »
I googled these models and all I got was a reference to replacement belts for the 1YB29.  What kind of cartridges do these use?  8-track? Cassette? I see one is stereo.  Home stereo?  Car stereo?  A little more information might help.  So far they appear to be rare as hens' teeth.  Good luck.   :-[
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Re: RCA Victor Tape Cartridge Models
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 08:21:56 PM »
Here's a photo of Model IYB29 with tape. RCA made them from '58 to '63 or '64.


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Re: RCA Victor Tape Cartridge Models
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 10:46:28 PM »
I still don't know what it is.  What kind of tape is that?  I've never seen anything like that before.
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Re: RCA Victor Tape Cartridge Models
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 12:00:24 AM »
My freshman college roommate showed up with one of those.  His had the 2nd channel amplifier located in the speaker.  It wasn't exactly a powerhouse.  And the format was short-lived.

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Re: RCA Victor Tape Cartridge Models
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2019, 01:46:01 AM »
I still don't know what it is.  What kind of tape is that?  I've never seen anything like that before.

RCA tape cartridge From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RCA_tape_cartridge


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Re: RCA Victor Tape Cartridge Models
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 12:43:02 PM »
Interesting!  I too have never seen that before.  Can you still purchase tapes?

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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 04:59:11 PM »
Interesting!  I too have never seen that before.  Can you still purchase tapes?

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Yes, and some are listed on eBay now.

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Re: RCA Victor Tape Cartridge Models
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2019, 12:36:28 AM »
Is it kind of like reel to reel in a cassette format?

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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2019, 06:57:18 AM »
Is it kind of like reel to reel in a cassette format?

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Yes, that's a good way to describe it.

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Re: RCA Victor Tape Cartridge Models
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2019, 09:54:35 AM »
I do remember those, thinking them very convenient at the time. They weren't around for very long!
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Re: RCA Victor Tape Cartridge Models
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2019, 06:27:58 PM »
They were expensive and not-very-high-fi.

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