Compact Cassette

The Compact Cassette or Musicassette (MC), an aa commonly cried cassette tape, audio cassette, or simply tape or cassette, is a magnetic tape recordin format for audio recordin an playback released bi Philips in 1962.

Compact Cassette
Compact Cassette logo
Compact Cassette logo
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A TDK D-C60 cassette, a common speech-quality tape wi a 60-minute playin time, in a hoosin seemilar tae that o the oreeginal Philips' Compact Cassette specification
Media teepMagnetic tape
EncodinAnalog signal
CapacityTeepically 30 or 45 minutes o audio per side (C60 an C90 formats respectively), 120 minutes an aa available[1]
Read mechanismTape heid
Write mechanismMagnetic recordin heid
Developed biPhilips
UisageAudio an data storage


  1. "Museum Of Obsolete Media". 19 November 2015. Retrieved 29 Apryle 2016.