Patric Sinegal has a real winner with his new Reeltronix take up reels. I have had a few of these for some time now and they are pretty amazing, maybe some of you saw them in my room at CES this year. Patrick should be applauded for pushing the envelope on this niche market, high end take up reels, it even sounds more obscure as I type it!
However small this market may be the product, materials, and design, is anything but "small". It is actually big and bold in every way and then some. You may look at a picture of the reel and say, yeah it looks good but holding one in your hand reveals quite an accomplishment.
Precision workmanship: The fit and finish is stellar, pretty damn perfect actually, like bloody art.
Balance: You want to see a reel pack tape, get one of these.
Weight: Not too heavy, not too light, just right and do these baby's spin smooth in FF and REW!
Fit: Like a glove on any NAB hub I have tried.
Sound: Do they make the deck sound better? Buy one and let me know your thoughts.
If we want this movement to grow we need to support the guys that are pushing the envelope.
I have no stake in Reeltronix I just want to have their reels available for a long time to come. After having one of these reels for some time I will ever run tape on one of my decks without a Reeltronix reel.