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  • Vintage Akai X-1800SD Reel to Reel & 8 Track Recorder

    Also one of the side mounted speakers does not seem to be working currently so will need looking it. Get images that. make Supersized seem small.
    £74.77
    6 bids
    £12.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 8:07PM BST1d 23hClick & CollectBrand: Akai
  • AKAI 4000D reel to reel Vintage

    <p>AKAI 4000D reel to reel Vintage. Condition is Used. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class. </p><p>This piece of equipment is used daily and works perfectly. All functions are working correctly and the reason for sale is due to an upgrade to a 10 and half inch model.</p><p>Silver take up spall and reel of tape included.</p>
    £39.00
    7 bids
    £2.90 postage
    Ending Sunday at 4:04PM BST1d 19hClick & CollectBrand: AkaiType: Tape Reel
  • New listingGrundig Tk 146 Tape Recorder

    Grundig Tk 146 Tape Recorder. Condition is Used. Dispatched with Other Courier (3 to 5 days). Looks new but cant be sure its new all works as far as i can see also come with a microphone thanks
    £49.99
    Brand: Grundig
    £19.99 postage
    Type: Tape Recorder
    or Best Offer
  • AKAI 4000DB Reel To Reel Tape Deck. Made In Japan. 99p NR

    AKAI 4000DB Reel To Reel Deck. Made in Japan. 99p NO RESERVE. A Tape Monitor Switch and three heads facilitate instant comparison of the recording being made with source signals. Easy confirmation of recording quality results in a more professional recording.
    £56.00
    15 bids
    £9.90 postage
    Ending 26 Oct at 8:01PM BST7d 22hBrand: AkaiType: Tape Reel
  • New listingVintage Sony Stereo reel-to-reel Tape Recorder TC-255 

    Vintage Sony Stereo reel-to-reel Tape Recorder TC-255 . Condition is Used. I have run a complete tape through and back before advertising..
    £30.00
    0 bids
    £7.79 postage
    Ending 28 Oct at 8:00AM GMT9d 11h
    or Best Offer
    Brand: SonyType: Tape Recorder
  • ELIZABETHAN REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER AND TAPES

    ELIZABETHAN POPULAR 200 TAPE RECORDER.
    £20.00
    1 bid
    £8.95 postage
    Ending Sunday at 5:23PM BST1d 20hClick & CollectType: Tape Recorder
  • Sony tape recorder model TC-U2

    £4.99
    1 bid
    £5.99 postage
    Ending 26 Oct at 11:40AM BST7d 14hBrand: SonyType: Tape Recorder
  • Large vintage Joblot Of Reel To Reel Tapes Used. TDK, Agfa, scotch, AMPEX etc

    Large Joblot Of Reel To Reel Tapes Used. Condition is Used. <br> <br>Please see pics for condition and description <br> <br>TDK, scotch, AMPEX, Basf, Agfa, Phillips etc <br> <br>35 tapes in all plus one empty spool <br> <br>All used condition and I have not tried them <br> <br>Was from a house clearance so have no idea what is on them, a lot of the labels say orchestra. <br> <br>Some are in original boxes see pics others not. <br> <br>I have some spare boxes so will put what I have in also as extra packing for the ones without boxes. <br> <br>Mostly clean condition, <br> <br>7 inch X 18 <br>6 inch X 7 <br>5 inch X 8 <br>4 inch X 1 <br>3 inch X 1 <br>1 X empty reel <br> <br>Thanks for looking <br> <br>Delivery or collection from malvern Worcester <br> <br>
    £31.00
    2 bids
    £7.39 postage
    Ending 21 Oct at 11:23AM BST2d 14hClick & CollectBrand: AmpexType: Tape Reel
  • REVOX open reel tape recorder

    REVOX open reel two track tape recorder. I'm told that the BBC used REVOX machines. Condition is used but excellent condition. It comes with an empty spool and a full reel of tape. Also included is the original manual and mains lead. A home made switch unit with leads for routing between two machines is also thrown in. This is a high speed machine running at 7.5 and 15 inches per second. All the sockets are at the back with the hard wired remote control plug. I would prefer the buyer to pick the item up personally but I might deliver if not too far or send by carrier on a pallet. It weighs 35lbs so will be expensive. I am amenable and we'll come to mutually acceptable solution. The cat is not included.
    £127.00
    5 bidsEnding Sunday at 7:00PM BST1d 21hCollection in personBrand: RevoxType: Tape Recorder
  • New listingTeac Model 2 Mixer

    <p>Teac Model 2 Mixer. Condition is used.</p><br><p>Here's my first mixer that I used with my Teac 3440 back in the day.</p><br><p>Still works OK, it will need a big of TLC to clean the crackly pots, but it's easily do-able.</p>
    £29.00
    0 bids
    £15.00 postage
    Ending 25 Oct at 3:17PM BST6d 18h
    or Best Offer
    Click & CollectBrand: TEAC
  • Vintage 1958 portable tape player

    Vintage 1958 portable tape player . I know nothing about this found it in a loft when new would have a strap . Untested. <br> <br> Condition is Used. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class. See pictures <br>
    £10.00
    1 bid
    £3.90 postage
    Ending Sunday at 8:31PM BST1d 23hClick & CollectType: Tape
  • TWO Maxell (XLI ) 35-180B Reel to Reel Tapes 10.5” - Great Condition

    £92.00
    31 bids
    £7.70 postage
    Ending 21 Oct at 6:30PM BST2d 21hBrand: MaxellType: Tape Reel
  • Vintage Dokorder 1140 4 Track Tape Recorder

    This is a beautiful looking and great sounding reel to reel with an irregular design. Everything works perfectly except that there is no signal from input 3. The previous owner had it in their professional recording studio.
    £175.00
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending 23 Oct at 10:34PM BST5d 1hCollection in personType: Tape Recorder
  • VINTAGE ROBUK RK4 REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER/PLAYER WORKING ORDER!!

    IT EVEN HAS ITS ORIGINAL SPOOL NAB LOCKS! (SEE PICS). THIS LADY WEIGHS 12.5KG, SO HEAVY. IN FULL WORKING ORDER!
    £31.00
    8 bids
    £9.99 postage
    Ending 21 Oct at 3:08PM BST2d 18hClick & CollectType: Tape Recorder
  • New listingNEW STUDER REVOX 641P MASTERING TAPE WITH MATCHING TAKE UP REEL

    This reel has been opened, but is in perfect condition.
    £55.00
    Brand: Revox
    £6.00 postage
    Type: Tape
  • various Open Reel To Reel Tapes

    <p>various Open Reel To Reel Tapes various makes including Maxell, Agfa and Ampex. Not really sure what might be on any of them or how good the actual tapes are. Im really selling because I know these are very hard to come and are collectors items. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class signed for, they’re quite heavy all together so the cost might be estimated unfortunately. </p><br><p>Happy bidding. </p><br><p>Please note that this item is being sold as a bundle and will not be separated. No overseas bidding please. Thanks.</p>
    £30.00
    1 bid
    £15.00 postage
    Ending 22 Oct at 9:25PM BST4dType: Tape Reel
  • New listingPhillips N4305 four-track two speed tape recorder , in excelent condition.

    Veryclear and clean audio sound from built in loud speaker. Tape speed o peratesat 3 3/4 " /sec and 1/7/8" /sec You can monitor therecording via the internal speaker or headphones.
    £36.00
    0 bids
    £9.48 postage
    Ending 23 Oct at 11:58AM BST4d 14hClick & CollectBrand: PhilipsType: Tape Recorder
  • Teac Model 2A 6ch mixer and MB-20 meter bridge

    In the 90s. So the condition is used. It worked when I last used it (pre-millenium!). Mixer = 5.3kg.
    £46.00
    5 bids
    £7.79 postage
    Ending 25 Oct at 6:00PM BST6d 20hBrand: TEAC
  • Vintage TANDBERG Series 3000X Reel to Reel Tape Recorder

    £20.00
    1 bidEnding Sunday at 8:16PM BST1d 23hCollection in personBrand: TandbergType: Tape Recorder
  • Vintage portable reel to reel tape recorder

    Here we have a Saturn hi-fidelity transistor tape recorder in great cosmetic condition in working order although the sound quality of these machines isn't great ,however it comes with all its bits including instructions guarantee and original purchase receipt and it's original packaging. All in all a great piece of of 60,s nostalgia that actually works. Thanks for looking.
    £17.99
    0 bids
    £4.00 postage
    Ending 21 Oct at 8:25PM BST2d 23hClick & CollectType: Tape Recorder
  • Teac Portastudio Model 144 - the original 4 track Cassette recorder.

    NB: The pots and faders are a bit crackly here and there but I couldn't be bothered to clean them because once wiggled about and set in position I always managed to get a clean output to the computer.
    £99.00
    1 bidEnding Sunday at 9:00PM BST1d 23hCollection in personBrand: TEACType: Tape Recorder
  • SONY TC-366 3 Head Reel to Reel Tape Player/Recorder

    <p>SONY TC-366 3 Head Reel to Reel Tape Player/Recorder. Fitted with new drive belts about 10 years ago, mainly been stored unused since then. Generally appears to be in working order, plays tapes ok but runs a bit slow and rewinding is sluggish. With a little servicing this should make an excellent machine. </p><p>Note : this is a US model that runs on 115V AC. It is supplied with a 240V to 115V transformer which. enables it to be powered from UK mains supply (see photos)</p>
    £125.00
    Click & Collect
    (£125.00/Unit)
    Brand: Sony
    £15.00 postage
    Type: Tape Recorder
    or Best Offer
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  • Waltham Tape Recorder/player Vintage Cassette

    <p>Waltham Tape Recorder/player Vintage Cassette. Condition is Used.</p><br><p>Vintage tape recorder/player in full working order in very clean condition.</p><br><p>Only problem is the case cover has a corner broken with prevents it from staying connected. Not an issue when playing though. I should</p><p>Imagine it is an easy fix.</p><br><p>Does not come with power lead but I have tested this using a different lead. Kettle lead would work ideal.</p><br><p>Lovely item</p>
    £8.00
    1 bid
    £3.50 postage
    Ending Sunday at 9:46AM BST1d 12hType: Tape Recorder
  • Akai GX4000D Serviced By Delatronics Nr Mint

    It has been serviced by Delatronics (over 30 years in the Pro audio electronics industry). This is the first GX4000D I have had for sale (I have serviced and sold a lot of 3000, 4000D, 4000DS/DS Mk2 and 4000DB) and I am very impressed with the build quality and sound quality of this model!
    £299.95
    0 bids
    £24.95 postage
    Ending Sunday at 12:13PM BST1d 15hClick & CollectBrand: Akai
  • MAXELL & TDK REEL TO REEL SOUND RECORDING TAPE 35/90

    2 x MAXELL & 1 x TDK. 35-90 REEL TO REEL TAPES.
    £15.00
    1 bid
    Free postage
    Ending Saturday at 11:21AM BST14h 18mClick & CollectBrand: MaxellType: Tape
  • Sony TC-766-2 reel to reel tape recorder

    Legendary Sony reel to reel tape deck, complete with 2 RAD-11 NAB adaptors, a take up reel, a full reel of tape, and mains lead.
    £549.00
    22 bids
    £35.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 12:21PM BST15h 18mBrand: SonyType: Tape Recorder
  • 4 Magnetic Audio Tapes For Reel To Reel Tape Recorder Or Player

    These audio tapes appear to have classical music recorded on. I have not tested them as I do not have a player.
    £5.00
    0 bids
    £3.00 postage
    Ending 27 Oct at 6:14PM GMT8d 22hClick & CollectType: Tape Recorder
  • CLASSIC REVOX E36 2TRACK STEREO WORKING for valve tube amp hifi studio band mic

    E36 No1 DEMO 171019 - YouTube. E36 No2 DEMO 171019 - YouTube. GREAT FOR STUDIO MASTERING DOWN TO MONO OR STEREO TO HELP GET THAT ANALOGUE SOUND. Paste link into a browser window:[isdntekvideo]. WORKING AND SOUNDS GREAT FOR ITS AGE.
    £0.99
    0 bids
    £25.00 postage
    Ending 27 Oct at 5:53PM GMT8d 21hBrand: Revox
  • REVOX A77 MK 3   Reel to Reel

    Condition is Used. This Studer- Revox had many master tapes played on it! It is in good condition and is operational. I have cleaned the heads and run tapes that are reference tapes of studio quality.
    £250.00
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending Sunday at 6:57PM BST1d 21hCollection in personBrand: RevoxType: Tape
  • Revox G36 Mk3 FULLY WORKING

    Revox G36 Mk3. working PERFECTLY !
    £675.00
    Click & Collect
    £24.00 postage
    Brand: Revox
    or Best Offer
  • 2xAluminim hub for studer revox nab adapters

    For revox studer nab ,have only get the flanges on the plastics parts and close the screws(incluse)Natural silver shiny TOP ITALIAN QUALITY NO IRON ALLUMINIUM MADE IN UKRAINE. price for pairs.
    £45.00
    From Italy
    £6.00 postage
    Brand: Revox
    26 sold
    Type: NAB-Adapter
  • RARE EMITAPE BEATLES FOR SALE REEL TO REEL PARLOPHONE 3 3/4 MONO TAPE

    <p>UP FOR AUCTION THIS OLD STOCK OF</p><br><p>RARE EMITAPE BEATLES FOR SALE REEL TO REEL PARLOPHONE 3 3/4 MONO TAPE.</p><p>STILL IN PERFECT CONDITION.</p><p>WELL LOOKED AFTER BY A VINYL & RECORDS COLLECTOR.</p><p>ORIGINAL BOX </p><p>MORE TAPE ARE LISTED SEPARATELY.</p><br><p>THANKS FOR WATCHING.</p>
    £39.00
    3 bids
    £2.90 postage
    Ending 22 Oct at 7:11PM BST3d 22hClick & CollectType: Tape
  • ferrograph model 631

    £150.00
    0 bids
    £30.00 postage
    Ending 21 Oct at 2:54PM BST2d 17h
    or Best Offer
    Click & CollectBrand: Ferrograph
  • RMGI SM911 1/4 inch Tape

    RMGI SM911 1/4 inch Tape. <br> <br>Please note the box is a little tatty but the price very competitive! <br>
    £39.99
    Click & Collect
    £1.72 postage
    Type: Tape
  • Teac X3 Reel to Reel Tape Recorder

    Tape speeds: 3. Heads: 1 x playback, 1 x record, 1 x erase. Frequency response: 40Hz to 20kHz(7. Signal to Noise Ratio: 49dB. Equalization: NAB. ).
    £189.99
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending 24 Oct at 7:23PM BST5d 22hCollection in personBrand: TEACType: Tape Recorder
  • 10.5" AMPEX 456 NAB HUB METAL EMPTY SPOOL. 10.5" X 1/4". EXCELLENT CONDITION.

    <p>10.5" AMPEX 456 NAB HUB METAL EMTPY SPOOL FOR REEL TO REEL TAPE MACHINES 10.5" X 1/4". Excellent condition. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class.</p>
    £4.80
    1 bid
    £3.00 postage
    Ending 24 Oct at 11:46AM BST5d 14hBrand: Ampex
  • Vintage, Grundig TK 120, Reel To Reel Tape Player

    Condition is Used. The playback seems a little distorted but is audible.
    £25.40
    0 bids
    £14.75 postage
    Ending Sunday at 7:19PM BST1d 22h
    or Best Offer
    Click & CollectBrand: GrundigType: Tape Reel
  • Phillips Reel to reel

    It is fully working apart from it forwards fine but struggles to rewind and there is a button missing.
    £20.00
    0 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending 22 Oct at 12:49PM BST3d 15h
  • 10 inch Reel to Reel Tapes - Metal Reels

    I have several different makes of reel, the photo is just an example the actual reel may be a different make.
    £14.99
    Click & Collect
    £5.99 postage
    Brand: Ampex
    or Best Offer
    Type: Tape Reel
    Only 1 left.
  • New listingTEAC 32-2B Reel To Reel Tape Recorder (Tascam)

    TEAC 32-2B Reel To Reel Tape Recorder (Tascam)<br><br>Excellent condition everything working and heads in very good condition.<br><br>Included are the nab adaptors and Revox spools.<br><br>Cash on collection preferred.<br><br>I can post the item if necessary, but this will be at buyers expense and likely to be expensive with the weight and insurance. Please contact me for a quote. (I've just put £50 as a rough guide)<br><br>Any other questions feel free to ask.<br><br>
    £599.00
    0 bids
    £50.00 postage
    Ending 25 Oct at 8:23PM BST6d 23h
    or Best Offer
    Click & CollectBrand: TEACType: Tape Reel
  • Teac A3440 . Serviced , Re-capped and calibrated.

    Teac A3440. SIDE PANEL HAS NOW BEEN REPLACED SO THE VENEER IS NOT MISSING NOW. Totally stripped and rebuilt. sounds great and records great.
    £550.00
    Click & Collect
    £29.00 postage
    Brand: TEAC
    or Best Offer
  • Brand New NAB Hub Adapters (one pair) for 10.5" Reels

    They are shown mounted on a Pioneer rt 909 (spring-type). These are EXACT duplicates of ones once supplied by Teac.
    £20.00
    Click & Collect
    £2.90 postage
  • Tandberg Reel To Reel Tape Player/Recorder

    The case is in fairly good condition, and the player itself is in very nice condition.
    £45.00
    Collection in personBrand: TandbergType: Tape Recorder
  • Zonal reel Good Condition

    £5.00
    0 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 1:01PM BST15h 59mClick & CollectBrand: AmpexType: Tape Reel
  • THREE used 7" Reel to Reel AGFA Tapes in AGFA Boxes

    £5.00
    0 bids
    £3.50 postage
    Ending 24 Oct at 7:31PM BST5d 22hClick & CollectType: Tape
  • Teac AN60 noise reduction unit reel to reel works with all machines

    Teac AN60 noise reduction unit reel to reel works with all machines . Condition is Used. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class.in working order please note uk only . Cost of shipping abroad is high.
    £60.00
    Click & Collect
    £5.50 postage
    Brand: TEAC
    or Best Offer
  • SONY ULH 7-INCH REEL OF TAPE

    This is a reel of tape on a non-original spool but in its original bag and box.
    £5.50
    0 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Today at 10:23PM BST1h 20mClick & CollectBrand: SonyType: Tape
  • New listingREVOX A77 REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER VINTAGE RARE

    New owner will probably want to arrange a service.
    £370.00
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending 25 Oct at 5:00PM BST6d 19hCollection in personBrand: RevoxType: Tape Recorder

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Vintage Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorders

Before tape cassettes and compact discs, reel-to-reel recorders were used by professionals and enthusiasts alike to record sound. The better reel-to-reel tape recorders ran tape at high speed which meant fewer drop-outs and less background noise and even today these machines are used by those who appreciate sound quality and want near perfect recording.

Buying Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorders

Vintage reel-to-reel tape recorders are older models which means that parts may be worn or nearing a breaking point. With no major manufacturer making reel-to-reel tape recorders today, spares are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. That said, there are some excellent vintage reel-to-reel tape recorders available at prices to meet the needs of collectors on even the most limited of budgets.

Tape and Parts

When choosing a reel-to-reel tape recorder, it pays to check whether tape is available for it. In addition, parts such as motor bearings, tape guides and rollers, pinch wheels, brakes and tape heads are basically consumables and will inevitably have to be sourced at some point. Some canny buyers purchase a working tape recorder along with an identical model sold for spares and repairs, with the obvious advantage of cost savings in the long run.

Don't Forget the Manual

Reel-to-reel tape recorders are complex machines requiring all kinds of calibrations, both electronic and mechanical. What's more, especially with professional reel-to-reel tape recorders, their use can be especially complicated. If the machine is unfamiliar it is highly recommended to insist it comes with its original manual, or that it has a manual that can be downloaded from the internet.

Other Considerations

Due to the age of some vintage reel-to-reel tape recorders, some modifications to the power system may need to be made in order for the machine to work. Additionally, a close inspection should always be undertaken to ensure there is no damage to the recording heads, wiring or other key parts.

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