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Hi All

I am looking at getting something to Playback   xxxx.CDT files on a CPC464
What are people using ? ?
I have ordered  a Car Tape Cassette To 3.5mm AUX Audio Adapter.
Ray
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I've tried that cassette solution too. I remember it working, but didn't try it out a whole lot.

I also have a modified CPC464 though, with a wire connected to the tape player, and ending in a jack plug. I think that probably works better. But my "reserve", so haven't really been using it.

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@mr_lou


Ok thanks for that.
do you have a link as to where you connected the Socket to ? ?


Thanks.   Ray
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No sorry. I wasn't me who made it. But I can ask the guy who did it, if he has any info.
Fairly sure it's just a matter of soldering it onto the same wires that goes to the head though. This would be something @Bryce could probably easily answer.

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You could solder directly to the point where the head goes into the first amplifier stage. That will work as long as you keep the volume relatively low.

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@Bryce


Ok Thanks.
I will have a look at that.
Ray
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I did that cool line in mod long time ago. It was fun with OTLA (fast loading). I did it on two 464, one have better performance with OTLA, I don't know why, maybe because the cables are shorter, perhaps better soldering or/and the nature of the cable itself?Check :)
http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/DIY_464_External_Audio_Socket
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OQh8WJtQ8E


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@Token


Thanks for the info.


I am looking at testing some modifications similar to yours, and to include a switch to choose internal/external Tape drive for REPLAY only


Thanks again.  Ray
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Which Arduino-based player can play CDT files directly?
AFAIK, Casduino can. Anybody a source for assembled ones?
Can't find any on Ebay currently.

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