Commodore C2N – Original PET Style



  • Country: USA
  • Most Common: Usa/Europe
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Year: 1977

from Wikipedia:

The Commodore 1530 (C2N) Datasette, was Commodore’s dedicated computer tape recorder.

It provided access to an inexpensive storage medium for Commodore’s 8-bit home/personal computers, notably the PET, VIC-20, and C64. A physically similar model Commodore 1531 was made for the Commodore 16 and Plus/4 series computers.

The Datasette contained built-in analog to digital converters and audio filters to convert the computer’s digital information into analog sound and vice versa (much like a modem does over a telephone line). Connection to the computer was done via a proprietary edge connector (Commodore 1530) or mini-DIN connector (Commodore 1531). The absence of recordable audio signals on this interface made the Datasette and its few clones the only cassette recorders usable with CBM’s machines, until aftermarket converters made the use of ordinary recorders possible.

source: wikipedia

  1. April 23rd, 2009 at 10:01 | #1

    Of all the tape recorders I used with computers, the C2N had to be, with out doubt, the most reliable. While my friends would regularly pull their hair out after a failed load on other machines, I can barely remember a single occasion when a load failed for me.