From Vinyl Factory
We often get asked about players for reel-to-reel tapes since we occasionally acquire these from engineers and collectors alike… well here you go (but you will need deep-ish pockets)…
An analogue dream.
German company Ballfinger has unveiled a new selection of stunning analogue audio equipment. Its flagship reel-to-reel tape machine the Tonbandmaschine M 063 combines a minimal vintage aesthetic with components manufactured in Ballfinger’s own factories, including drive motors, servo units and pick-up systems.
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Aimed at industry professionals and “the ambitious music lover”, the M 063 runs all but silently with anything up to 12″ tape reels. As What Hi-Fireports, this is thanks to its “tacho-controlled winding speeds and a processor-controlled drive” which keeps the tape from stretching or looping. Unsurprisingly, it will set you back a few bob, and is reported to cost €27,000 (£23,000).
Find the odd but rare reel-to-reel tape and of course, plenty of rare Vinyl and CDs here at eil.com