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Glyn posted on Fri, Mar 9 2012 10:39 AM

I have an Overture which I use every day, mainly via my I Pad and occassionally CDs but never cassettes.

Does anyone know of an elegant solution to fill in or cover the cassette holder? One idea I thought would look quite neat, if it were possible, was to source a metal bodied cassette with no labels or branding and leave that in the deck but does such a thing exist?

Any suggestions gratefully received.

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Peter
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There have been solutions which involve replacing the tape compartment with a holder for an iPod.  However this would be expensive. How about one of these tapes?

 


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Suggested by Lars

Or this?

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Glyn replied on Fri, Mar 9 2012 4:44 PM

Thanks Peter, that plain tape would do the trick.

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Glyn replied on Fri, Mar 9 2012 4:45 PM

Looks fantastic but very expensive!

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TEAC also made some very cool cassettes!

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Lars replied on Fri, Mar 9 2012 6:19 PM

Haha, Leslie, 

the idea looks pretty good but I would prefer the same brushed metal. 

 

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Stonk replied on Fri, Mar 9 2012 6:40 PM

A simple solution would be to source a flat piece of brushed stainless steel or whatever that matches the Ouvertures metal finish, fix that to an old cassette and simply load the cassette/plate into the unit. Cool

 

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Leslie replied on Fri, Mar 9 2012 10:23 PM

Lars:

Haha, Leslie, 

the idea looks pretty good but I would prefer the same brushed metal. 

 

You're right and I totally agree. This was my first attempt and I failed doing it in white. Looks quite ugly especially with the left and right plastic covers.

Now I made it in black and will post pictures later. If that fails then I will go for the brushed metal. Problem is to get the exact mirror polished metal that matches the keyboard and CD clamper.

Have been using a cheap Ipod 1G which cost around 30-40 euro 2nd hand. All signals are availabe on the Cassette printboard.

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Leslie replied on Fri, Mar 9 2012 10:25 PM

Stonk:
A simple solution would be to source a flat piece of brushed stainless steel or whatever that matches the Ouvertures metal finish

But where can I find that, its not brushed but mirror finished!

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Leslie replied on Fri, Mar 9 2012 10:26 PM

Søren Hammer:

TEAC also made some very cool cassettes!

That looks great! Are they still available?

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Leslie replied on Fri, Mar 9 2012 10:28 PM

Glyn:

Looks fantastic but very expensive!

Not really, around 40-50 euro incl. the Ipod.

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Nick replied on Sat, Mar 10 2012 7:48 AM

I have been looking out for a tape to fill my overture aswell, where can I get one?

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Peter replied on Sat, Mar 10 2012 9:07 AM

Leslie:

Glyn:

Looks fantastic but very expensive!

 

Not really, around 40-50 euro incl. the Ipod.

It has to be said that this is probably cheaper than a Teac tape!

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Wow, 40-50 euros would be fantastic!

 

I've found this

 

Which is this:

http://www.eugeniocolazzo.it/mastrovintage/hifi/BO/Beosystem2500/beo2500descr.htm

http://www.eugeniocolazzo.it/mastrovintage/hifi/BO/Beosystem2500/beo2500restorepg1.html

http://www.eugeniocolazzo.it/mastrovintage/hifi/BO/Beosystem2500/beo2500restorepg2.html

 

Asked for a price, the Workman quoted me about 400 euros only for labour and the (old ) Ipod.

All the Beosystem is 1100 euros

http://www.eugeniocolazzo.it/mastrovintage/hifi/mercatino/mercatino.htm

 

This is just for a quote, i just LOVE my Ouverture with the casssette deck  Big Smile, for me is cooler than the Beosound 3000/3200.

I mean, i never use cassette too (but there is always a cassette inserted in the deck just for dust protection) , but for me the ''autenthic' design of that product is the MPAV9000/ Beosystem 2500 / Ouverture one, therefore WITH the casette deck.

The Beosound 300/3200 design seems to me a bit unautenthic, of course IMHO.

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