[Coco] High speed tape mod...?

Bill Pierce ooogalapasooo at aol.com
Sat Feb 25 19:07:26 EST 2012

I know what you mean Aaron, I've had several cassette players that hit the wall and never spoke "Cocoease" again. Oddly enough, the best recorder I had that lasted the longest was my wife's "Boombox" that I had bought her for X-Mas one year. It had no remote plug so I had to manually start and stop it but I never lost a file. I think one thing that helped was it didn't have an "auto-leveling" function, so I had complete control of the volume. I had the door off the side I used for the Coco (dual deck) and I could adjust the heads on the fly. There was never anyone sooo happy when RS put the the 502 on the manager's special at tax time one year... after a little over 5 years of vacuming up cassette player parts from the living room floor.

Music from the Tandy/Radio Shack Color Computer 2 & 3 
Bill Pierce
ooogalapasooo at aol.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Aaron Wolfe <aawolfe at gmail.com>
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Thu, Feb 23, 2012 2:44 pm
Subject: Re: [Coco] High speed tape mod...?

Personally, I'd have taken a 1/2 or 1/4 speed interface if it could
romise my programs would save and load reliably.
 suffered some devastating losses in my early adolescent years due to
hat blasted cassette interface.
o this day if I hear even a few seconds of audio from a csave I'm
ikely to end up huddled in a corner, stuck in an infinite mental loop
f rewind, play, S, F, FM? or OD? or OM? and stop, pray, rewind, etc.
On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 2:27 PM,  <haywire666 at aol.com> wrote:
 I don't think the speed difference would be that great but I may buy one and 

 I just got back to my old coco3 and I only have a cassette now. Its okay, 
eels pretty retro.
 I haven't yet written any really long programs that take that long to load 
et, so for me it may be a waste.

 I suppose I just thought it was an interesting mod. I probably would have 
oved that back in the day. (when I was once
 stuck with just a cassette and DID write programs that took forever to load, 
t least as I recall!)


 -----Original Message-----
 From: Andrew <keeper63 at cox.net>
 To: coco <coco at maltedmedia.com>
 Sent: Thu, Feb 23, 2012 9:19 am
 Subject: Re: [Coco] High speed tape mod...?

 I bought one as a "collectors item" - I've never hooked it up or
 bothered with it otherwise...

 Andrew L. Ayers
 Glendale, Arizona

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> Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 23:07:48 -0500 (EST)
> From: haywire666 at aol.com
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> Saw this on ebay. Has anyone tried this and is it worth installing?
> http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hi-Speed-Tape-TRS-80-Color-Computer-6000-baud-4x-faster-than-standard-/330689351423?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cfe9f0eff#ht_747wt_1344

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