Reel to Reel Recorders and Tapes

They were big, they were heavy, and if you insisted on taking one to college, your parents would try every trick in the book to dissuade you. But for a while, from the late 1950s to the late 1960s, reel-to-reel tape decks and recorders were the only way you could capture live sound or make copies of prerecorded music on vinyl records. One of the most legendary names in tape recorders was Ampex, whose model 601 came with its own carrying case and remains an icon of the form. The Sony TC-377 and Teac A-1250 were workhorses of the 1970s, as were the more compact reel-to-reels made by Pioneer (the company’s RT-701 and RT-707 was given a design upgrade in the 1980s by Akai as the GX-77).


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

The Vintage Knob

The Vintage Knob

The Vintage Knob is an extensive resource on all types of audio electronics organized by manufacturer, from Aiwa to… [read review or visit site]



Most watched eBay auctions    

Vintage Pioneer Model Rt909 Reel To Reel Tape Deck - As-is For Parts Or RepairKraftwerk Autobahn Reel To Reel Tape 7 1/2 Ips VertigoDavid Bowie Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars Reel To Reel Tape 7 1/2 IpsLot Of 3 New Maxell Ud 35-90b Sound Recording Tapes 1/4"x1800 Ft 7" Reel To ReelBeatles Hey Jude / Magical Mystery Tour Reel To Reel Tape 7 1/2 IpsVintage Black Sabbath 4 Track Reel To Reel Tape Featuring -"paranoid"Pioneer Rt-909 Reel To Reel Tape Deck No Scratches W/operating InstructionsTeac X-2000r 4 Track Stereo Tape Deck Reel To Reel Recorder - Parts Or RepairVintage Akai Gx 280d Reel To Reel Stereo Tape Deck Recorder New In Box W Dust CvVintage Akai Gx 260d Reel To Reel Stereo Tape Deck Recorder New In Box W Dust CvAbu Garcia Revo Mgxtreme Right Baitcasting Reel Fedex Priority 2days Ship To UsaTeac 3300-10 Stereo Reel-to-reel Tape Deck. Works & Looks Great!Sony Tc-654 Reel To Reel 4 Channel Tape RecorderTeac A-6300 ( Up To 10.5") Reel To Reel Tape Deck Recorder "new Condition"- Tales From Topographic Oceans - Reel To Reel Tape - 1973Ampex Model 960 Reel-to-reelPoseidon 50sl Jigging Reel Right Adjustable Handle Sil/gsk 2days Fedex To UsaLot Of 57 Reel To Reel Tapes Symphony Beethoven Pops Ormandy Classical VintageEmerson Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery Reel To ReelHuge Lot Of Reel To Reel Tapes (70)Scotch 10.5 Inch 1/4 Reel To Reel Tape Michael Jackson Thriller 2 Track 15 Ips Reel To Reel Tape 2 Track 15 Ips Studio Copy WeaAkai 1730 Ss 4 Track Reel To Reel Tape Recorder Surround Stereo Parts RepairThe Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 19641971 Retail Reel To Reel Tape 1971 3 3/4 IpsJuliette Lt-44 3" Reel To Reel Portable Recorder And PlayerPioneer Model Rt-1011l Stereo Reel-to-reel2 Maxell Xli 35-180b Sound Recording Reel To Reel Tapes 10-1/2"Woodstock Soundtrack Retail Reel To Reel Tape 1970 3 3/4 IpsGeorge Harrison All Things Must Pass Retail Reel To Reel Tape 1970 3 3/4 IpsVintage Panasonic Solid State Reel To Reel Tape Recorder Rq-706sVintage Akai X-150d Reel To Reel Tape Deck RecorderReel To Reel Tape Broadcast Studio Tape Music #161 2 Track 7 1/2 Ips Reel To Reel Tape Broadcast Studio Tape Music #79 2 Track 7 1/2 Ips Reel To Reel Tape Broadcast Studio Tape Music #56 2 Track 7 1/2 Ips Reel To Reel Tape Broadcast Studio Tape Music #178 2 Track 7 1/2 Ips Reel To Reel Tape Broadcast Studio Tape Music #163 2 Track 7 1/2 Ips Reel To Reel Tape Broadcast Studio Tape Music #94 2 Track 7 1/2 Ips Reel To Reel Tape Broadcast Studio Tape Music #63 2 Track 7 1/2 Ips Lot Of 5 Maxell Ud 35-90 7" Reel-to-reel Tapes For Blanks Excellent ConditionAkai Gx-280d-ss 4 Channel Reel To Reel Tape Recorder As-is No Returns | I-15078Maxell Ud Xl-i. 35-180b 10 1/2" Blank Reel-to-reel Tape New-nos 1/4" Metal ReelElla Fitzgerald Like Someone In Love - 2-track 15 Ips 10" Reel To Reel Neil Young Harvest Reel To Reel Tape4-track Stereo 3 3/4 IpsAkai 7 Inch Metal Take-up Reel Atr-7m 1/4" Reel-to-reel Tape Deck VintageReel To Reel 7 1/2" Kiss Double PlatinumThe Sound Of Sonny Rollins Reel To Reel Riverside Tape Library 7.5 Ips JazzBuddy Holly Greatest Hits Coral St74-57492 Stereotape Reel-to-reel 7 1/2ipsVan Halen S/t - 2-track 15 Ips 10" Reel To Reel Kiss Alive Ii Reel To Reel 7 1/2"Ampex Reel To Reel Pre Amp 350 P Travel Road Case OnlyVintage 2 Craig Model 212 7-transistor Reel-to-reel Tape Recorder Sold As IsThe Doors Strange Days - 2-track 15 Ips 10" Reel To Reel Crosby, Stills, Nash S/t - 2-track 15 Ips 10" Reel To Reel Lot Of 9 Factory Sealed Vintage Reel To Reel Tapes 7'' 1200 Ft Mylar Concertape5 Rock Reel To Reel Tape Lot: Beach Boys 3 Dog Night Blood Sweat & Tears ChicagoSeals & Croft Summer Breeze Reel To Reel Rare Tape Foreigner- Head Games Factory Pre-recorded Reel To Reel Tape 3.75ips AtlanticVintage Eicor Reel To Reel Tape Recorder Player With Shure MicrophoneOtari Mx-5050 Bii Reel To Reel Tape Recorder. Original ManualReel To Reel Tape Recorder Head Alignment Tape