Reel2ReelTexas'Analog Reel To Reel Tape Recorder OnLine Museum  

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Tour our collection with this 3 DVD set - ONLY $19.95 + shipping or order downloads on line @ $14.95 NOW $9.95


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This is a significant update to all previous versions of our Reel Tape Recorder productions.  With the additional 2 hours, we've gone behind the scenes to provide insight into how the companies were formed and evolved.

We believe our production captures the story behind the development of the reel tape recorder which truly enabled musicians to refine their music, became an essential tool for broadcast and captured wonderful memories for families

It is a brief period from the 1930's to the 1980's.  Otari is the only company still manufacturing reel tape recorders.

We also hope you enjoy seeing the tape recorders in our collection.  We worked to present a good cross section of the various manufacturers.

If you ordered the first version prior to 2011, then there are numerous updates including our acquisition of the Ampex 200A and 300, plus many other added items.

If you ordered after January 2011, much of the content has been re-edited to reduce duplication and improve the demonstration of working units.  Many recorders have been worked on, upgraded, or simply replaced with a more complete example of the brand. 

The most significant difference in this release is the documentation of the 40+ tape recorder companies represented in our collection.  While many of the profiles are brief, they include a bit about the founding of the companies and how they evolved including ads from the various years.  For several of the companies we even have early pictures of the recorder factories.

Additional updates include numerous additions to the History of Sound Recording, new recorders (including Willie Studer's Dynavox T-26), microphones (including the RCA 77-DX & Sony C37P) and accessories that have been added to the collection.

Thank you for your interest in the reel to reel tape recorder!

There are 284 electric motors in the 151 reel tape recorders in our collection.

Phantom Productions, Inc. vintage recording collection began in 1998 with a 1904 Edison cylinder player. It has since grown to the many recorders noted on our web site. These DVDs provide a tour of our vintage recording collection. There are approximately 151 reel to reel tape recorders and other unique items related to recording. This is a 3 DVD 7 hour plus set that also includes and a segment on how the tape recorder works and a segment about our  recording work around the State of Texas.

Most of the DVD is dedicated to the profile of the reel tape recorders that came available in the US in the late 1940's through the 1980's. We also include a profile of our wire recorders, a spring motor tape recorder and several other unique and unusual recording devices. The DVDs also shows the numerous microphones in the Phantom collection. While we don't go into great depth, we demonstrate the many working units and provide some base information on when they were manufactured and what they cost new.

Recorders and microphones on the 2 DVD set include units by: Akai, Altec, American Microphone, Amplicorp Magnemite, Ampex ,Ampro , Astatic, Bell, Bell Sound and Bell & Howell, Berlant Concertone, Bogen, Brenell, Brush, Califone, Concertone, Concord, Crown, Crowncorder, Dokorder, Edison, Eico, Electro Voice, Fostex, Garrard, HeathKit, Magnecord, Magnesync, Marantz, Martel by Uher, Nagra, Otari, Pentron, Phillips, Pioneer, RCA, Reslo, ReVox, Rheem, Roberts, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Sparta, Spectone, Studer, Tandberg, Tape Athon, Tascam, Teac, Technics, Telefunken, Toshiba, Turner, Viking, Webcor, Webster Chicago, Wilcox-Gay & Wollensak.


Some feedback from eBay

Excellent in all respects. Super-fast shipping.

What an incredible history. I love it. (as well as my TEAC 3300SX)

very informative dvds. Fast delivery. 5 stars for seller


Great buy, loads of nostalgic Reel 2 Reel interest + a nice transaction,good coms

Safely received in Brazil, happy buyer. thanks

A WEALTH of info on analog engineering Well done! AAA+++

Fantastic product and seller! It's a PHD in Analog Tape Recorders+Nice Folks!

THANK YOU Phantom. Fast shipping from over the pond! Interesting+Informative. 5 stars

dvd remarquablement bien fait ,livraison tres rapide je recommande



Great DVD which brought back many memories. Thanks much AAAA++++


better than described!!faaaast shipping recommended!!a ++++ all around!! thanks!!!!


The most comprehensive information about the open reel, or analog reel to reel tape recorder! 

This 7 hour + vintage recording content is available on our 3 DVD set, or the content of the set (57 videos) may be bought and downloaded from the internet.


$19.95 + shipping

Most DVD sets will ship within 3 to 5 business days.

Special Offer! ORDER THE VIDEO FILES ON LINE - was 14.95

NOW only $9.95

There are 57 QuickTime H264 854 X 480 files in this download.  None of the files are over 100 mb. PLEASE NOTE: if you have download size restrictions, be sure you can download up to 99 MB per file prior to ordering these files.  They have been tested on Win XP and Win 7 and play well with the FREE Apple QuickTime for PC application. 

Some videos are small and will download quickly.  Others are large and my require 5 minutes or more on broadband (longer on other connections). 

We have set the system to provide 48 hours during which to download the files. After that the file access will expire.  Once the files are downloaded they are yours to keep.  If you have a problem, please let us know.

Below you may also order some of the video files independently without the full 57 files.  All the individual files below ARE included on the DVD and in the 57 file download above. PLEASE NOTE: if you have download size restrictions, be sure you can download up to 99 MB per file prior to ordering these files.  

These are individual files about a specific brand in our collection

The History of Sound Recording & How the Tape Recorder Works

by Phantom Productions  $6.95 - 41:00 min


The  Akai Reel Tape Recorder  $3.95 - 9:19 min

The Ampex Tape Recorder  $4.95 - 38:18 min

The Berlant Concertone Tape Recorder  $3.95 - 13:23 min
The Magnecord Tape Recorder$3.95 - 8:09 min
The Roberts/Rheem/Califone Tape Recorder $5.95 - 23:03 min
 The Sony Tape Recorder   $4.95 - 26:44 min
The Studer ReVox Tape Recorder   $3.95 - 11:39 min
The Teac Tascam Tape Recorder   $6.95 - 38:10 min

The Webster Chicago Wire Recorder &
The Webcor Tape Recorder    $3.95 - 11:44 min


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