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I thought it was called Elcaset rather than Elcassette. Can anyone confirm? Lee M 18:49, 22 Aug 2003 (UTC)

I've gone to the talk page to ask the same question. I think it was Elcaset. I will verify on Google. Ericd 20:26, 22 Aug 2003 (UTC)

It was Elcaset see :


Really? I seem to remember reading an article in HiFi World magazine (circa 1995) which stated that the unsold Elcaset recorders were dumped en masse into the North Sea. 23:05, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Who knows what really happened to all of those units (might be true both ways) but see the above link (found now in the article references, too). It definitely documents that at least a sizable portion (about 2000) of them were auctioned off and the winner was a Finnish consumer electronic retailer which sold the units at an unprecedented bargain. --jibun≈παντα ρει≈ (keskustele!) 07:05, 14 August 2007 (UTC)


This article definitely doesn't sound neutral. " was a very well-designed, innovative format -- unfortunately, one that nobody wanted to buy" alone shows that the author has put his opinions into the article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Xonybubba (talkcontribs) 04:52, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Not all Elcaset machines were "heavy duty"![edit]

Sony's "cheapest" machine EL-5 had two heads only - "erase" and "record/playback". It had only one motor for the entire tape transport.

The portable Sony EL-D8 had also only two heads. Nominally, it was a two motor mechanism. Practically, it was also a one motor transport. The second motor's solely purpose was to rewind or fast forward the tape (a very peculiar design).

The stationary decks (except probably the EL-4 with its mechanical keys for tape transport control) were prepared for remote control - but on the cheaper machines, it was optional.

See here: — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:43, 10 November 2013 (UTC)