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We have several events happening this year:


​​​​​​Live presentations: Iain Betson will be delivering a presentations on aspects of the reel-to-reel format at Hi-Fi shows in the UK.

Webinars on a bi-monthly basis:  

A 90-minute live webinar on a subject relating to open reel tape recorders. 

  Our next webinar

Tape Recorder Heads

  DATE TBA: 15:00 - 16:00 UK time







Record, Erase, Playback, Timecode, Record/Playback combo: All types of head that are the last and first thing a reel-to-reel tape recorder uses to record and replay the signals off a maganetc tape.

This 90 minute webinar will cover the differnet types of audio head, their location on the machine, head alignment, head wear, de-magging and re-lapping.

There will be a Q& A session during the webinar and questions can be sent in advance to 

If you have Reel Resilience webinar membership it will, of course, be free and available to watch again. See below: "Viewing Past Webinars"


  To book click this link WHEN LIVE

  Viewing Past Webinars

1. All past and future webinars, plus the additional reel-to-reel video based content we create, will now be available on a yearly membership basis.

2. The price of future webinars will DROP BY 50% to £5 (about $7) plus booking fee.

3. You will be able to see these webinars once when attending.

4. As a member you will be able to attend future webinars for FREE and, of course, view them, and the other content as many times as you wish.

5. To become a member the yearly cost will be £52 (about $60), that is equal to, £1/$1 (ish) a week.

6. Currently there is over 20 hours of content from the past webinars and other videos and this will at least double in the 1st year of your membership.

Membership is available via this link

Useful links to sites related tape-machines and audio:

Tapeheads Forum: A useful discussion and help resource for all tape formats.

Vintage Radio Forum: Similar to the Tapeheads forum but more "vintage kit" based, still a useful site.

Ferrograph World: Welcome to the World of Ferro!

Hi-Fi EngineTechnical manuals download site.


Hi-Fi Manuals: Technical manuals download site.

On-screen audio meters: A range of audio meter software for PPM and digital format meters. 

PC based tone generator: Not free (you can trial it for free) but about the best we have currently found.

Peak to RMS Voltage Calculator: Useful when service manuals give a peak voltage figure rather than the RMS one shown on a DVM.

dBu, dBv & Voltage converter: Useful to convert the figures given in service manuals.

Time constant calculator: Ever wondered what 35us or 70us actually means as a frequency on a Eq curve? Use this app to work it out.

Recording studio glossary: All those initials and terms explained.

An interesting read in Jazz Times on the return of reel-to-reel.

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