Category Archives: open reel

Akai GX-625

This mid-priced open reel recorder was still lingering on dealer shelves and in shop windows at the time Compact Disc players were launched in 1983 – and suddenly it looked like an old fashioned, oversized white elephant. By the mid nineteen eighties, reel-to-reel was

Akai GX-625

This mid-priced open reel recorder was still lingering on dealer shelves and in shop windows at the time Compact Disc players were launched in 1983 – and suddenly it looked like an old fashioned, oversized white elephant. By the mid nineteen eighties, reel-to-reel was

the open reel story

  Sound recording was tricky before tape. You only have to look at Thomas Edison’s cylinder phonograph recorder from 1877 to see how crude it was. Ten years later, Emile Berliner’s direct-to-disc recording system appeared, but was also far from

the open reel story

  Sound recording was tricky before tape. You only have to look at Thomas Edison’s cylinder phonograph recorder from 1877 to see how crude it was. Ten years later, Emile Berliner’s direct-to-disc recording system appeared, but was also far from

Sony TC-399

When the TC-399 appeared in Sony’s Autumn 1978 catalogue, the sun was already setting on the domestic open reel tape recorder. Just two years earlier, the Akai 4000DS had surprised the world by selling in large quantities, offering excellent sound-per-pound

Sony TC-399

When the TC-399 appeared in Sony’s Autumn 1978 catalogue, the sun was already setting on the domestic open reel tape recorder. Just two years earlier, the Akai 4000DS had surprised the world by selling in large quantities, offering excellent sound-per-pound