Hi-Fi Journalist Neville Roberts Reviews RX Reels

by Kevin Root June 17, 2021 3 min read

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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The SoundStage! HIFI Review of RX Reels Blows Our Mind!

by Kevin Root May 06, 2021 5 min read

HiFi Journalist Ken Kessler is one of the most respected reel to reel aficionados in the world and not one easily impressed. Here are just a few of his findings after taking two RX Reels for review spin; 

...the RX reels are among the mechanically best I’ve ever seen. When you remove them from the box, you sense the flatness, the precision, and—lo and behold!—in use they provide the most even take-up I’ve experienced

..the tape spooled to the same flat perfection you usually only see when you open up a factory-fresh blank tape. This is particularly reassuring with irreplaceable tapes.

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The RX Reels Story In the News

by Kevin Root March 26, 2021 4 min read

RX Reels has recently gained attention by the industry press, and if you’re new to the site, you might be wondering what we’re all about.

Check out my interview with StereoNet.co.uk below, where I go into details about why I believe in my product, and how it came to be. What started as a personal journey to get the best sound quality possible while creating a visually beautiful product has turned into something so much more, and I’m excited to share that with others who feel the same way.

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Why Tape is Better than Vinyl

by Kevin Root December 01, 2020 2 min read

The true reason tape survived wasn’t because analog-obsessed audiophiles, held onto a bittersweet longing for something of the past, but because the fact remained that tape is an incredibly dense archival medium that has never been improved upon. 

In 2013, The Absolute Sound shocked readers by proclaiming that a new reel-to-reel deck absolutely crushed the highest-rated turntable-based system ever reviewed by the magazine. “I have never heard rock and roll reproduced more powerfully and realistically in my home or at a show in my entire life,” concluded reviewer Jonathan Valin.

Although vinyl and turntable sales are currently shooting through the roof, analog-loving audiophiles know that reel-to-reel has inherent advantages over the once-again-hot vinyl record, because quite simply the sound quality is as good as it gets. 

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How to Use a Reel to Reel Player with a Streaming Service

by Kevin Root October 22, 2020 2 min read

There are a lot of people who are buying reel to reel players for the first time and many of them are new to using an open reel deck. A question that comes up a lot is, “how can I use my streaming service with a reel to reel?”
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