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An audio TAPE RECORDER, tape deck or tape machine is an analog audio storage device that records and plays back sounds, including articulated voices, usually using magnetic tape, either wound on a reel or in a cassette, for storage. In its present-day form, it records a fluctuating signal by moving the tape across a tape head that polarizes the magnetic domains in the tape in proportion to the audio signal. Tape-recording devices include reel-to-reel tape deck and the cassette deck.

REEL-TO-REEL or open-reel audio tape recording is the form of magnetic tape audio recording in which the recording medium is held on a reel, rather than being securely contained within a cassette. In use, the supply reel or feed reel containing the tape is mounted on a spindle; the end of the tape is manually pulled out of the reel, threaded through mechanical guides and a tape head assembly, and attached by friction to the hub of a second, initially empty takeup reel.

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  • Akai - Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording.
  • Ballfinger M 063.
  • Ballfinger - all models.
  • Lyrec - (1950-2004).
  • Metaxas & Sins portable analogue tape recorder.
  • Metaxas & Sins - since 1981. ‘GQT’ (Georges Quellet Tribute) is a portable analogue tape machine designed for on-location recording as well as for home or studio playback.
  • NAGRA - since 1951. "Recorded moments that never die..." Portable professional audio recorders produced by Kudelski SA, based in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland. All models.
  • Pioneer - Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording.
  • REVOX - since 1951. "Reel to reel machines." The world turns. Revox tape machines. A success story.
  • Stellavox - since 1955. "Professional Audio Equipment." Company based in Switzerland and is most noted for their compact portable reel-to-reel magnetic tape audio recorders used by radio and TV-stations and motion picture location sound mixers as an alternative to the Nagra recorders.
  • Tandberg - Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording.
  • Teac | Tascam - Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording.
  • Technics - Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording.
  • Uher - Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording.
  • Wollensak - (1899-1972). Wollensak reel-to-reel tape recorders were prized for their robust construction and value.
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