I have a Denon deck. Not very cool. I got it free when it was decommissioned from the Radio department at the university where I work. It’s slightly broken (in a way I can’t recall right now) but is ok for playback of my large collection of unlabelled, dusty cassettes from the 90s.
At the risk of sounding like an embittered old anachronism myself…
Sorry, guys, but I have to say, I have no interest in buying any new releases on cassette (or vinyl, for that matter), as I remember only too well from the era when it was the only way to record stuff on a budget, what an inherently poor-quality medium it is.
Having said that, I can understand the attraction of a physical realease format, given how difficult it is to make any money from downloads, these days.
I’m going to wait this one out. It’s not going to be long before fashion moves on to another obsolete format (Minidisc, anyone? DAT? DCC? Wax cylinder…?).