- Published in issue 10/1991 on page 56
The digital compact cassette:
Will it succeed?
Just when consumers were getting reconciled with the idea that digital audio tape (DAT) is virtually dead and started to buy more CDs, the two DAT protagonists, Sony and Philips, decided to confuse the market afresh by each announcing another new system: the Mini Disc (MD) and the Digital Compact Cassette (DCC) respectively. We briefly explain the reasons behind these new systems and have a closer look at the digital compact cassette technology.