This page is dedicated as a repository of information related to the Tandy Computer Cassette Recorder (CCR) devices. These CCRs could also be used on many non-Tandy systems (e.g. various Apple and IBM systems) or used as standalone audio recorders (such as nature sounds, voice dictation, interviews). But these CCR’s also included specific features to ensure they were suitable for digital data storage with Tandy systems (aspects like the tape index counter, ALC circuit logic, REMote control support, and automatic shut-off).
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART 1: Introduction
PART 2: Comparison of the types of Tandy cassette deck models
PART 4: Belt Repair Notes (with photos of internals)
PART 5: Example Usage of Cassette (and Smartphone)
PART 6: Other tidbits, specifications, references
- All Tandy CCR models can work with an AC-DC adapter that is 6V, 2.1mm tip, “center negative” polarity
- Radio Shack standard DC adapter part number is 273-1454
From the original Color Computer Operation Manual (here):
DestinyHunter (32KB game developed in 2021 that can be loaded from tape)
IBM 5100 (from year 1975)
IBM 5110 (from year 1978)
IBM PC 5150 (from year 1981)
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