The Super Durable & Excellent (DX) line of cassettes from Sony have spanned a long time.
This one, unusually, was made in the USA. The cassette itself looks generic at first glance, but has a much finer hatching and a tapered clear reel plate cut-out which is unique. The cover flap moulding is a little different as well.
As usual, the underside has the logo in the mould, but rather unusual is the appearance of vertical stripes.
The manufacturer’s print on the spine is very generic, however.
Then came this one, which was their “Worldwide Hit Model”.
The cassettes came in two variants – the first is the rough-grid-cut top which is distinctly Sony.
The other was more generic looking but with Sony in the bottom shell mould.
This is probably their last one. Bought in bulk from a supermarket, it still extols the same benefit of the DX line – durability over many playback runs.
This one was made in France, which is a bit of an unusual choice of manufacturing location.
It has Sony moulded into the flap, but is otherwise a very generic shell, similar to the Clarity and Durability range.
But unlike the Clarity and Durability range, the underside does not have the Sony logo in the moulding and has a slightly different hatching pattern.
There are several different labels available for the spine, but no middle label was supplied. This was the one I liked most. In fact, I managed to find an unused label sheet –