Here no loose reels are used, but a small
cassette which contains the tape.
Operation is particularly simple. Mount the cassette, press the button ... ready for recording or playing.
The Philips compact cassette system is a great success and became a
world standard. It has replaced the tape recorder with loose reels.
1961 start development of a compact battery-recorder with a cassette system at Philips Hasselt under the guidance of ir. L. Ottens.
1963 introduction of a small cassette recorder on the
Funkausstellung in Berlin.
It was to become a world standard no licence fee will
1966 pre-recorded compact cassette tapes (Musicassettes)
in stereo came on the market.
1966 the cassette recorder is built in a portable radio.
the cassette recorder is built in the car radio.
1971 Cassette recorders with chromium dioxide tape and
special heads to comply with HiFi demands. In 1973
Philips brought out their first HiFi/stereo-cassette recorder.
1988 the compact cassette had existed 25 years. 3 billion
approximately sold world wide.
1992 - 1996 Digital Compact Cassette (DCC).
Audio information will be digitally recorded to enable
to reproduce CD quality. It remains possible to play the
1963 First cassette recorder with remote control on
the microphone. Type EL3300.
Tape speed of 4,75 cm per second.
1966 First Philips portable radio with build in cassette recorder.
HiFi/stereo-cassete recorder-deck N2510.
With the chromium dioxide HiFi-cassette the compact cassette system
will produce HiFi/stereo sound quality .
1992. DCC-900. First DCC recorder.
Part of the famous digital Philips 900 Series.