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.
Martin Pipe takes up his tape with this superbly-made reel from the USA.
If you take reel-to-reel seriously, do yourself a favour and give an RX Reel a spin. It takes better care of your precious tape, will aid sound quality and could even prolong the life of your machine. Oh, and it looks the business too!
So, you are thinking about entering the growing world of reel to reel tape players? While the technology is not new, being present in some capacity since the late 1920’s, it is making a comeback. In fact, beyond the average reel to reel enthusiast, many modern musicians prefer the quality and sound that is not readily achievable by modern recording equipment due to a more “natural” and “fuller” sound.
When tape-loving hi-fi journalist Neville Roberts was first asked to review our 10½ inch NAB spool that offered to combine high performance with good looks, he was a little sceptical. Here are just a few of his findings after taking RX Reels for a spin:
...When I first received the RX Reels spool, I could instantly see that it was a high-quality product.
...A perfectly balanced spool, such as the RX Reels spool, ensures a consistent tension and this was evident with every tape I played using the RX Reels spool. I really do consider that the price tag is justified. Not only do these reels look great, they help to bring out the best performance from your tape deck.
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