Vinyl and turntables are becoming all the rage at the moment, and not only among audiophiles. Turntables have a retro appeal that reaches a wider market. Although there is something even cooler than a turntable – a good, open-reel tape recorder.
Here at Jordan Towers we’re big fans of open reel. A good machine can provide recordings and playback that rivals digital. They also look good, especially the larger, studio-orientated machines.
But how about something a little smaller? Currently on eBay there is a Japanese Honeytone machine for spares or repair.
It only takes 3 ¼ reels, so you’re not going to get Wagner’s Ring Cycle recorded on it. On the other hand, it does have a groovy, Mission Impossible vibe. These machines date from the early 1960s, so they’re definitely retro!
These machines look so good, you could buy one purely for display purposes – just to prove how cool you are.