Reel-to-reel resources and insights
“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.
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.
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.