Obviously, reel-to-reel machines are really cool.
That should be enough to earn your respect. But you’ll properly appreciate how deep this subculture is once you’ve seen how many designs and functionalities a reel-to-reel can have.
Arnold Besseling has taken to YouTube to proudly display the reel-to-reels that make up his collection. With over 15 different players from Philips, Akai, Telefunken, Sansui and Aristonas, he should be proud. I mean, that collection is BIG.
Check out all the beautiful machines in the video above.