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Rediscover Analog Bliss: We Are Rewind AMY Cassette Player

In the realm of analog audio, few devices evoke the same sense of nostalgia and charm as cassette players. We Are Rewind has captured this sentiment flawlessly with its exquisite lineup of cassette players, now including the Special Edition AMY, launched in 2024.

This edition appears to pay homage to Amy Winehouse in all but name, with the branding on the We Are Rewind website promoting AMY as ‘Back to Black,’ the title of the second album by English singer and songwriter which was released on 27 October 2006 by Island Records.

Unlike previous We Are Rewind models, AMY opts for subtlety, displaying only the company logo on the side. This minimalist approach adds to its allure, it just looks cool, exuding a sense of sophistication. 

The new design maintains a beautiful aluminum exterior but features a striking two-tone color scheme in black and a rich yellow. Unlike previous We Are Rewind models, AMY opts for subtlety, displaying only the company logo on the side. This minimalist approach adds to its allure, it just looks cool, exuding a sense of sophistication. Upon first glance, one might mistake the We are Rewind logo for Analogue’s. A closer inspection reveals subtle differences.

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We Are Rewind Keith Cassette Player

We Are Rewind KEITH Grey GREY

Bluetooth 5.1 connection
Battery life: approx. 10 to 12 hours
Built-in Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
Dimensions: 140.8 x 88.8 x 33.5mm
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We are Rewind Blue Cassette Player

We Are Rewind KURT Blue BLUE

Bluetooth 5.1 connection
Battery life: approx. 10 to 12 hours
Built-in Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
Dimensions: 140.8 x 88.8 x 33.5mm

We Are Rewind SERGE Orange ORANGE

Bluetooth 5.1 connection
Battery life: approx. 10 to 12 hours
Built-in Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
Dimensions: 140.8 x 88.8 x 33.5mm

Let’s delve into the world of analog delight and explore why these cassette players are a must-have for every analog music enthusiast.

Design:

Available in a vibrant array of colors – Orange (SERGE), Blue (KURT), Grey (KEITH), and the latest addition, AMY – each We Are Rewind Cassette player boasts a design that seamlessly marries retro aesthetics with contemporary sensibilities. Crafted with an aluminum casing reminiscent of the iconic Sony Walkman, these players exude sophistication and durability. Whether adorning your living room shelf or accompanying you on your adventures, they are sure to turn heads.

Functionality + Record:

Preserving the essence of analog while embracing modern conveniences. The AMY edition, for instance, introduces innovative features like a rechargeable lithium battery, offering up to 12 hours of uninterrupted playback. Additionally, Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity allows seamless pairing with headphones or wireless speakers, ushering in a new era of versatility.

With fast forward/rewind buttons, headphone output, volume control, and an audio input for recording mixtapes, these players cater to both purists and tech-savvy users alike. Recording from your Smartphone or MAC/PC would be pretty simple with a aux cable (third party lightning or USC-C adapters are available if you have an iPhone). We are Rewind suggest you set the volume to 100% on the Smartphone when recording to tape to ensure good recording levels.

Quality + Battery:

We Are Rewind’s engineers have painstakingly optimized the mechanism to deliver unparalleled sound quality:

“On the audio side, our engineers worked hard to optimize the mechanism to get as close as possible to the best available at the time. And the results are there for all to see. Today, you won’t find anything better on the new market!”

The only downside we can see is the internal battery isn’t replaceable, so no AA Batteries here. The battery has an estimated service life of 4-5 years. You cannot replace it but you can power the unit with an external battery. hmmm? Not ideal.. but perhaps we can overlook this or someone will find a workaround with instructables, like they did for old iPods!

Experience:

The We Are Rewind Cassette player transcends mere functionality to offer a multisensory journey into the realm of analog music. The tactile satisfaction of pressing play, the gentle whir of the cassette reels, and the immersive soundscapes that unfold – these moments evoke a sense of timelessness and joy.

Something we still really love and would recommend everyone should experience at least once. However, whether the youth of today can find contentment without the ability to see track names or skip songs effortlessly, as with an iPod or modern smartphone, is another matter.

Price:

Amy Edition Cassette Player: Currently retails at £137 GBP as of Feb 2024.

Bundle: For £162 GBP you can get a bundle which includes both ‘AMY’ and We are Rewind’s brand new wireless headphones EQ-001 which retail separately for £35 GBP Saving you £10.

These lightweight adjustable headphones include 3 interchangeable ear cushions (orange, yellow and black), and include a double-click microphone and an integrated digital MEMS microphone make it easy to activate and deactivate Siri, Google Assistant and other voice assistants. Also comes with a usb charge cable for recharging the headphones

Conclusion:

In a world where digital dominates, the We Are Rewind Cassette player collection stands as a beacon of analog resurgence. With its impeccable design, cutting-edge features, and uncompromising quality, each player is a testament to the enduring allure of cassette culture. So, whether you’re a seasoned audiophile or a curious newcomer, you can certainly rediscover the magic of analog.

Find out more at the We Are Rewind official website

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