designating or of a tape recorder using two separate reels, on which the tape must be threaded
Designating sound recording, playback equipment, or sound recordings that use magnetic tape which must be threaded through the equipment and onto an empty reel.
Originally descriptive, used in reel-to-reel recorder and like phrases, then shortened.
- Many people collect eight-tracks, reel-to-reel tapes and other formats that time has passed by.
- EVP was first noticed when magnetic reel-to-reel tapes were used to record sound.
- The phenomenon was first noticed on magnetic reel-to-reel tape recorders.