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    Senior Member 3dbinCanada's Avatar
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    For those of us who had Cassette Decks as part of their system

    Did you own and use a head demagnetizer? Have you noticed a difference with high frequency reproduction before and after use or is this one of those mythical audiophool ideas?
    Main System/Second System
    AVR Yamaha RX-V1800/Yamaha RX-V1500
    Turntable ProJect Xpression III with Ortofon Red
    Cassette Deck Yamaha KX-800U/
    Yamaha KX-800U
    BluRay/CD Yamaha BD-S681/Sony BDP-S360
    Media Player Iomega + 1TB internal drive/WD TV Live Plus + 3TB USB drive
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    Speakers PSB Image T-45/Alphas Front, PSB Image 8C/100C Center, PSB Image 1B/RBH A600 Surrounds
    Subwoofer Rythmic LV12-R/PSB Subsonic 5

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    We had one and I used it because we had one. That's about all I can say. I can't remember having a problem before or if it made any difference after using it.

    I can see where a tape head might become magnetized especially if you play a lot of tapes and/or keep a cassette in the player at all times.

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    I used one on my open reel decks with their larger heads and steel guide posts and arms, but don't remember ever using one on my cassette decks. If memory serves, the high end decks had built in demagnetizers. I believe my pair of Aiwas had it.
    JR

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    Senior Member 3dbinCanada's Avatar
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    I ordered one of these for $30Cdn from Amazon.

    Main System/Second System
    AVR Yamaha RX-V1800/Yamaha RX-V1500
    Turntable ProJect Xpression III with Ortofon Red
    Cassette Deck Yamaha KX-800U/
    Yamaha KX-800U
    BluRay/CD Yamaha BD-S681/Sony BDP-S360
    Media Player Iomega + 1TB internal drive/WD TV Live Plus + 3TB USB drive
    Display Samsung UN65KU6491 65"/UN55MU7000 55"
    Speakers PSB Image T-45/Alphas Front, PSB Image 8C/100C Center, PSB Image 1B/RBH A600 Surrounds
    Subwoofer Rythmic LV12-R/PSB Subsonic 5

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    I expect a full report including before and after frequency response curves.

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