January 27, 2021 1 min read

Recent research from Hi-Fi Choice magazine surveying over 1200 readers illustrates that at least among audiophiles, the reel-to-reel tape format is the leading choice when asked which audio format would you like to make a comeback. 

Reel-to-reel tape beat out other formats including eight track, miniDisk, and cassettes.

We completely support that point of view!

Kevin Root
Kevin Root



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