Back when albums had sides, there was an action that had to be performed whenever listening to your tunes: you had to turn the cassette or record over. Audio companies developed many methods for turning tapes and cassettes over automatically. Techmoan has an exploration of one of the most elaborate builds: the 1072 Inver-O-Matic. Here’s more from Techmoan:
A look at Akai’s impressively complicated 1972 Invert-O-Matic Cassette Auto-Reverse mechanism. Features a New-Old-Stock Akai CS-55D tape deck…. A common thing to mention is the auto-reverse deck from Nakamichi seen in the movie 9 1/2 weeks. It’s also mentioned in this video. It was used in the RX-202 RX-303 and RX-505.
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