We love analog reel-to-reel tape recorders and use them regularly to convert old reel-to-reels to audio CD.
I recently came across this SynthGear blog post that contains an old advertisement for a Sony TC-377: 1973 Ad for Sony Reel-to-Reel Tape Deck. (Editor: we are sorry, this link no longer works.) Some of the text reads: This could be the tape deck you’ll leave your great-grandson. This is a classic ad because, indeed, I think many people have done just that; not just with the TC-377, but with all different types of analog reel-to-reel tape recorders.
A customer recently sent us this picture of her Sony TC-558.
Here’s a picture of one of our own: a Teac X-3R.
Why are these passed down from generation to generation, and say, cassette decks are not? Is it purely looks, frequency response or some tactile fascination? I hope you will help us answer this question in our comments below.
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