Tandberg 4041x Reel To Reel Tape Recorder. 4 track (2 channel stereo) NO RESERVE.
Still in great shape. My dad does alot of recording and is cleaning up. He always takes great care of his stuff. The hinges on original case came apart (see photos) looks like an easy fix.
When broke apart in the 1990s, Quantegy Inc. was formed, later becoming Quantegy Recording Solutions in 2004. (and formerly Ampex) led the field in reel-to-reel technology, and Quantegy was the only company left making reel-to-reel tape in the world for a period of two years. In 2007, Reel Deal Pro Audio purchased the majority of Quantegy's reel to reel audio tape and accessories and began to sell it on their website. In 2006, (RMGI) in the Netherlands began manufacturing EMTEC specification tape in Oosterhout; at that time, it was then the only open reel tape manufacturer in the world. As of 2011, in France was making perforated 16 mm, 17.5 mm and 35 mm audio tape.In January 2012, Pyral SAS in France bought out the manufacturing equipment and intellectual property of RMGI with the intent to manufacture the tape in France. The RMGI plant at Oosterhout was closed in April 2012.ATR Magnetics LLC began manufacturing analog open reel tape in 2006 and is now in full production of all sizes of professional open reel recording tape. Jai Electronic Industries in India are currently making audio tape in 6.35 mm(1/4") and 12.7 mm(1/2") width, and perforated 16 mm and 35 mm audio tape for the film industry.
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Sales were very low and specialized during the 1980s. Audiophile reel tapes were made under license by Barclay-Crocker between 1977 and 1986. Licensors included , , , , and , so there was a large selection of high quality performances with great artists. Barclay-Crocker tapes were all Dolby encoded and some titles were also available in the format. The majority of the catalog contained classical recordings, with a few jazz and movie soundtrack albums. Barclay-Crocker tapes were duplicated on modified Ampex 440 machines at four times the playing speed, unlike popular reel tapes which were duplicated at 16 times the playback speed. All of the known pre-recorded reel-to-reels on the market are all documented at the Reel To Reel Index Website which focuses on the last reels made during the 1980s and includes photographs of all of them. David Winter also released the complete list of 1950's EMI and Barclay-Crocker tapes.
Reel-to-reel tape was also used in early for data storage on computers, (VTR) machines, and high quality recorders, which have been in use from the early 1940s, up until the present. , and still produced reel to reel tape recorders in the 1990s, but as of 2014, only Nagra, , and Mechlabor continue to manufacture analog reel-to-reel recorders.