The consensus is clear, even the most dubious audiophiles know the truth about Reel-to-Reel Tape. The truth is that it just sounds better than vinyl. R2R or Reel-to-Reel tape is the latest retro-trend for hi-fi geeks.
For those new to the audiophile world, Reel-to-Reel Tape is the form of audio recording similar to Cassette Tapes but instead of being securely contained the tape is held on a reel.
So, what really makes Reel-to-Reel Tape such a smart choice? First off, it has a greater dynamic range than vinyl, capable of producing extraordinary sound for the treble and bass. Second, there is less signal processing which is the enemy of a hi-fi extraordinaire. Also, there are less issues with playback. Vinyl has multiple mechanical blemishes that can decrease the sound quality; such as rumble, skips, inner groove distortion, speed stability, etc.
The clear benefits of Reel-to-Reel Tape versus Vinyl has influenced record companies to create new material for the R2R crowd. In recent years, Opus 3 has come out with various recordings available on Reel-to-Reel Tape.