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A Definitive Guide to Reels for Open Reel Tape Decks by Neville Roberts

by Kevin Root December 17, 2021 8 min read

“What’s in a reel?” you may well ask. Well, a lot more than simply being a device to store audio tape – Neville Roberts delves into the detail!

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HI-FI World's Martin Pipe Reviews RX Reels | Spool's gold!

by Kevin Root August 27, 2021 4 min read

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!

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Where to Find Quality Pre-Recorded Music on R2R Tape

by Kevin Root July 20, 2021 6 min read

Whether you are an avid collector or just getting into reel to reel, it can be challenging to figure out where to buy quality pre-recorded music on reel to reel tape. 

Here is a list to help out.

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Ultimate Guide for Reel to Reel Tape Players

by Staff July 16, 2021 14 min read

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. 

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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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How a GI brought Hitler’s R2R Technology to Bing Crosby - Part 2

by Kevin Root May 27, 2021 3 min read

...Mullin and Palmer headed to Hollywood in October of 1946 where they put on a demonstration at the studios of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where they debut crystal-clear recording performances by harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler and pianist Jose Iturbi accompanied by the MGM Symphony Orchestra, and this is how Bing Crosby’s tech producer found out about the recording device and set up a demo for Crosby...
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