26. July 2021 · Comments Off on Analog Audio Design Reel To Reel -First Look · Categories: Hifi News · Tags: , , ,

Reel to reel players, reel to reel recorders, reel to reel decks – whatever you call them they seem to have been a bit of thing over the last five years or so with many people embracing a format that, for the majority, seemed dead and forgotten. Older machines are relatively plentiful, if expensive, but there have been a handful of new machines come onto the market in recent years, albeit at a price that may well exclude them becoming commonplace. Metaxas and Sins, Ballfinger and Thorens have all made reel to reel machines but here we have a newcomer in the form of the French company Analog Audio Design. More »

SEPEA AUDIO BUDGET LACQUERED ALUMINIUM TAPE REELS RELEASED

SEPEA Audio has released a whole range of designs and colours of budget lacquered NAB reels for 1/4″ audio tapes, with a 10.5” (265mm) diameter.

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RX REELS CARBON FIBRE TAPE REELS

The new RX Reels carbon fibre tape reels are produced using upcycled aviation grade carbon fibre for strength, durability and light weight.

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Audio Artist Kostas Metaxas has released a highly limited edition ‘Papillon’ Studio Reel to Reel tape machine.

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SEPEA Audio, of Slovakia, is manufacturing new Stellavox PRO State-of-the-art Professional Reel-To-Reel Tape Recorders.

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Merrill Audio of the USA has announced a large upgrade from their previous Tape Head Preamplifier, the Master Tape Head Preamp.

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We have been closely following Kostas Metaxas and the development of his new Reel to Reel machine, now we can bring you some video footage of it in action.

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Merrill Audio have just announced their Pure Tape Head Preamp for Reel to Reel machines.

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Turntable manufacturer Thorens are opening a new chapter in the history of high quality analogue reproduction, with the introduction of their new tape machine, the TM 1600.

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One of the most colourful characters in the Hifi world has to be Kostas Metaxas. His work is art that plays music, and he has just launched some more of his ‘Disruptive Sculptures’, flamboyant and beautiful pieces that help keep the industry interesting.

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After 35 years of serious recording work for Broadcast Television using Swiss portable and studio machines from Stellavox (the SM8 portables & TD9 Studio machine), and over 40 years experience in the Hi End Audio industry, Artist/Designer/Recording Engineer Kostas Metaxas has finally designed what he hopes will be “the ultimate machine to capture an unrivalled realism with Analogue Tape”. More »

Many Audiophiles argue that the absolute best “source” for reproduced music is analogue tape recorded on 10″ reels at 15ips. The same analogue tape reel-to-reel recorders are also seen as the absolute best way to record and capture music [concert recording]. More »

Lyn Stanley spoke to us about her work and love of Reel 2 Reel tape, just as she was about to start recording her latest album, now named ‘The Moonlight Sessions Volume One’. The album will be given a preview at the upcoming Axpona show in Chicago and is due for release in May. More »

More than 30 years after production of the last ReVox reel to reel machine, the first book of the complete reel to reel production range has been released, with text in English and Italian. More »