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Reel To Reel Playback: A Beginner’s Guide

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Reel to reel listening has been called the new vinyl, it also could be in smack-dab in the middle of its own analog renaissance. In this episode of The Occasional Podcast we explore the R2R labor of love with United Home Audio expert-on-the-subject Greg Beron. It is a quick trip down a path that has no end for hard core enthusiasts of the uber fidelity choice for playback. We consider some of the positive and negatives against the more popular vinyl options, and take a hard look at some of the more extensive costs associated with maintenance, upkeep and source material. Special thanks to Bryan Beasley in the co host chair.

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3 Comments on Reel To Reel Playback: A Beginner’s Guide

  1. Actually, cassettes are not “reel to reel” as they have no reels. They are “spool to spool”!

  2. William Pappas // November 21, 2019 at 7:53 PM // Reply

    If you’re an audiophile you should know that you’re actually referring to an “open reel” tape deck. A compact cassette deck is also a reel to reel system, although it’s a closed system. Please get your facts straight.

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