Reel 2 Reel - bottomless pit of faff, expense and hisssssssss


#243

Yes, it was a joke lol


#244

You should be there on it, the latest fad of R2R and get some old crap tapes listed at massive margins, then you too could afford the same car as MCRU.


#245

Be sensible, you’ve got to sell a fuckton of audiofool fuses and plugs to get anywhere close.


#246

you wait 8-track will be next


#247

Can’t see it, too convenient and lower quality than reels. The only attraction is the scarcity of recorded material.


#248

don’t dismiss it - we shall be releasing gold plated 8 track cartridges for the ultimate in hipster cool.


#249

do you think the cats would like a reel-to-reel? I bet they’d have fun with all that tape and spinning at stuff. Now who was selling the Pink Floyd tape?


#250

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/msg/d/recorded-the-holy-grail-of/6464609213.html


#251

Tis a portable electric hob, no?


#252

Skip fodder !


#253

Not really audio related, but…


#254

Oi, I worked in the service dept in South Shields for Ferrograph fixing these. Classics in their day. To be fair, the Seven series we’re an upgrade.


#255

More about the context in this case.


#256

Ok me missing something - sleep time :smiley:


#257

Used by this lot.


#258

http://www.hifianswers.com/2018/01/open-reel-tape-machine-built-like-a-swiss-watch-metaxas-sins-gqt-portable-recording-device-no-1/


#259

image


#260

Was digitally archiving a few bits this morning. Some borrowed tapes & one particularly fragile one.

Here are a couple of tracks from fragile Ramsay.


#261

and one more.


#262

The AA in one picture :+1: