So I tried a little of my Steve Miller Born 2 Be Blue CD on that MX90 Maxell that arrived today from Kentucky. Very impressive - the Nak is approaching reel to reel levels of quiet with this metal tape and I got confused once when switching between the CD and the recording, so I have to say I'm very impressed. Not sure if I'd be $30 plus shipping impressed as that's but $8 shy of a pancake of ATR's MDS-90 reel to reel tape. But at $15 all in, that's damn fine tape.
HMV (UK) Have some great offers at the moment on Vinyl....you have to dig around the website though! I just picked up a copy of the Abbey Road Half Speed Remastered Police 'Ghost In The Machine' Vinyl LP for 17.99 GBP - which is almost half listed price!
HMV were saved from closure by Sunrise records, so the same deal may apply over the Atlantic??