SKC HQ Maxplay Grade

I don’t know about early VHS cassettes, but judging from the packaging of most of the SKC cassettes I’ve dealt with, it seems that durability was a major concern. The SKC HQ Maxplay Grade cassettes have been a very sturdy and reliable performer – the package is quite memorable.

SKC HQ Maxplay Grade E180

It seems that the cassette reels have had minor changes – two variants have been noted in our collection, but the bottom plate is the same on both. The second variant has a clearing in the clear top hub plate where the reel clip is. In both cases, the clear plate is frosted. The cassette has a fairly robust hatching pattern, which is very grippy and distinct.

SKC HQ Maxplay Grade E180 Top 2

SKC HQ Maxplay Grade E180 Top 1

SKC HQ Maxplay Grade E180 Bottom

Finally, here is the spine, with an original label affixed (two variants).

SKC HQ Maxplay Grade Spine 2

SKC HQ Maxplay Grade E180 Spine 1

There was also a (possibly earlier) variant which had a slightly different front and cassette shell, proclaiming the use of a back coating which improves the tape quality.

SKC Maxplay Grade Back Coating E180

SKC Maxplay Grade Back Coating E180 Top

SKC Maxplay Grade Back Coating E180 Bottom

One Response to SKC HQ Maxplay Grade

  1. Raven Seldon says:

    Oh the memories… Thanks for uploading! 🙂

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