I just watched MTV's Heavy Metal history and was inspired to listen to my old cassette tapes. Wow what a flashback... Slayer, Judas Priest, Van Metallica, Tesla, Kiss, etc. I had a good time spending a few hours listening. The sound quality of these tapes sucked, especially since some were dubbed from records. I have some records, but no record player, plus I don't think my HK 635 has pre-outs for Phono. I don't listen to hard rock very often anymore- now I mostly listen to Van Morrison, Jack Johnson and Nora Jones.