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tape deck

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tape decknoun

    electronic equipment for making or playing magnetic tapes (but without amplifiers or speakers); a component in an audio system

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  1. tape decknoun

    tape recorder

Wikipedia

  1. tape deck

    An audio tape recorder, also known as a tape deck, tape player or tape machine or simply a tape recorder, is a sound recording and reproduction device that records and plays back sounds usually using magnetic tape for storage. In its present-day form, it records a fluctuating signal by moving the tape across a tape head that polarizes the magnetic domains in the tape in proportion to the audio signal. Tape-recording devices include the reel-to-reel tape deck and the cassette deck, which uses a cassette for storage. The use of magnetic tape for sound recording originated around 1930 in Germany as paper tape with oxide lacquered to it. Prior to the development of magnetic tape, magnetic wire recorders had successfully demonstrated the concept of magnetic recording, but they never offered audio quality comparable to the other recording and broadcast standards of the time. This German invention was the start of a long string of innovations that have led to present-day magnetic tape recordings. Magnetic tape revolutionized both the radio broadcast and music recording industries. It gave artists and producers the power to record and re-record audio with minimal loss in quality as well as edit and rearrange recordings with ease. The alternative recording technologies of the era, transcription discs and wire recorders, could not provide anywhere near this level of quality and functionality. Since some early refinements improved the fidelity of the reproduced sound, magnetic tape has been the highest quality analog recording medium available. As of the first decade of the 21st century, analog magnetic tape has been largely replaced by digital recording technologies.

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  1. tape deck

    A tape deck is an audio storage device that plays and often records sounds using magnetic tape, usually audio cassette tapes. It's a component of sound systems, allowing users to listen to pre-recorded music or make their own recordings. Tape decks can be either standalone devices or integrated into larger units such as boomboxes or car radios.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tape deck in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tape deck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of tape deck in a Sentence

  1. Senior Officer Deon Joseph:

    My favorite rap groups were NWA and Public enemy, yes FTP (an Acronym for f*** the police) was playing on my tape deck when I'm driving my Nissan Sentra back in the day.

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