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!
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“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!
Martin Pipe takes up his tape with this superbly-made reel from the USA.
Thanks to RX Reels careful balance, fast-winding is quieter than with lesser articles due to a considerable reduction in vibration - which is itself a good thing, for the life of your deck's reel motors. The lack of physical noise during playback isn't the only audible benefit - I also found that the stereo image was more solid and better defined. Quite frankly, it's highly unlikely you'll find a better spool for your deck.