Stereo Cassette Adapter for 8-Track Players

The cassette adapter allows another source of music to be played through sound systems with a tape player

My friend Tim came across this nice condition cassette adapter (Kraco model KCA-7) he had purchased in the late ’70s for his dad’s 8-track player. You simply place your cassette in the tray and push it into your 8-track slot.

A plug-in adaptor for playing standard cassettes in an 8-track stereo cartridge player, wherein the mechanical power for playing and rewinding the tape in the cassette is provided by the capstan of the 8-track player.

A pickup head in the adaptor senses the magnetic signals from the cassette tape as it is driven past the pickup head, and these signals are amplified by an adaptor amplifier and supplied to a magnetic coupler in the adaptor

adjacent to the 8-track tape playback head, which receives the signals for transmission to the electronics and speakers of the 8-track unit. Electric power for the adaptor amplifier is drawn from an 8-track tape sensor ordinarily used to sense the end of an 8-track tape.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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