For decades, audiophiles have debated the merits of vinyl versus digital music. But another format has been reemerging in recent years: reel-to-reel magnetic tape. And why is reel-to-reel making a comeback? Because modern reel-to-reel audio recording produces superior sound quality.
Are you thinking about entering the growing world of reel to reel tape players? We'll walk you through reel-to-reel player types, what's available and the most popular machines on the market today.
Anyone can go to one of the numerous used record stores and grab some great discs, however, it is not the same quality of sound as with reel-to-reel tapes that audiophiles crave.
Here is a look at both reel-to-reel audio tape recording decks and the tape reels themselves.