The Unsung Hero of the Digital Age: The Car Cassette Adapter

Interesting Engineering | Jan 15, 2020 at 9:45 PM
  • Car cassette adapters are one of the unsung heroes of the digital age.
  • You can still buy them today, but with car stereos usually including CD, USB ports, Bluetooth capability or auxiliary ports, they have become largely redundant.
  • The cassette deck’s reading head, in turn, converts the magnetic signal into an electrical one (as it would with regular cassette tape) which is then amplified by the sound system.