NEW - 2 DVD set totaling 5 hours of information about reel to
reel tape recorders,
brief history of sound recording and the recorders in
Phantom Productions, Inc.'s vintage recording collection.
This is our own production and distribution.
Productions, Inc. vintage recording collection began in 1998
with a 1904 Edison cylinder player. It has since grown to the
many recorders noted on our reel2reeltexas.com web site.
These DVDs provide a tour of our vintage recording
collection. There are approximately 133 reel to reel tape
recorders and other unique items related to recording. This is
a 2 DVD 5 hour set that also includes a segment on how the tape
recorder works and a segment about our on-location recording
work around the State of Texas.
Most of the DVD is dedicated to the profile of the reel tape
recorders that came available in the US in the late 1940's through
the 1980's. We also include a profile of our wire recorders,
a spring motor tape recorder and several other unique and unusual
recording devices. The DVDs also profiles the numerous
microphones in the Phantom collection. A trailer of the DVD
may be /DVDR2RTexas.html. While we don't go into great depth,
we demonstrate the many working units and provide some base
information on when they were manufactured and what they cost
Recorders and microphones on the 2 DVD set include units by:
Akai, Altec, American Microphone, Amplicorp Magnemite, Ampex,
Astatic, Bell, Bell and Howell, Berlant Concertone, Bogen, Brush
Sound Mirror, Concertone, Concord, Crown, Dokorder, Edison, Eico,
Electro Voice, Fostex, Garrard, HeathKit, Magnecord, Marantz,
Martel by Uher, Nagra, Otari, Pentron, Phillips, Pioneer, RCA,
Reslo, ReVox, Rheem, Roberts, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Sparta,
Spectone, Studer, Tandberg, Tascam, Teac, Technics, Telefunken,
Toshiba, Turner, Viking, Webcor, Webster Chicago, Wilcox-Gay &
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