We have developed nanosized composite advanced particles (NanoCAP) with spherical shape and high coercivity, and fabricated dual coated tape to evaluate playback performance. The spherical shape contributes to smooth surfaces and reduced boundary variation between the magnetic layer and underlayer. The fine particle size, 17 nm, yields low media noise and high signal-to-noise ratio. The high coercivity, compared to metal particulate media, contributes to high amplitude resolution (D50=170 kfci). We confirmed that write demagnetization is well restrained and that NanoCAP tape should show very good playback performance with a superior writer.