Maxell XLII 2002 Type II Blank Cassette – New & Sealed


*Ideal when recording from CD’s.
*Best used with high end sound equipment.
Recording Time- 90 min. (2 x 45)
Assembled in Mexico

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The final generation of the classic Maxell XLII line, and potentially the last great Type II to be manufactured.

This Maxell XLII blank cassette has pronounced treble compared to some its contemporaries, and is best used with cassette decks with bias adjustment. This gives the cassette the capacity for great bass as well.

With the bias adjusted correctly, this is a remarkably solid performing cassette with superb dynamic range and low noise.

This is version is manufactured in Mexico for the American market. There are no visible differences between those made in Mexico and Japan, but the ones made in Japan are not as readily available.

Note: 99% of these tapes have perfect clean wrappers, while the odd one will have some light scuffing.

About Maxell

Maxell Holdings, Ltd. (日立マクセル株式会社 Hitachi Makuseru Kabushiki-gaisha), commonly known as Maxell, is a Japanese company that manufactures consumer electronics.

During the height of the Compact Audio Cassette’s popularity, Maxell’s audio cassettes were held in high regard, producing some of the finest examples of the standard available. The performance of the XLII-S (CrO2) and MX (pure metal particles) cassettes was regarded by many audiophiles to be the ultimate achievement in the pre digital domestic recording medium.

In the 1980s, Maxell became an icon of pop culture when it produced advertisements popularly known as “Blown Away Guy” for its line of audio cassettes. The original campaign conceived by Art Director Lars Anderson began as a two-page spread in Rolling Stone Magazine ad in 1980, and was made into television spots in 1981 which ran throughout the 1980s.

Maxell audio cassettes are available in 46, 60, 90, 100, 120 and 150 minute lengths.

Tape Length

60, 90, 100

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