Russell Davies points us to his ‘type’ of obsessives – music makers and collectors that use open reel tapes. The Tape Project that seems to be driving this movement says that these 15ips, 1/4″ half track stereo tapes reproduce the original master tape as practical. Albums retail for $200 and some then sell on eBay for double that price. In the FAQ on the site the people behind the project respond to the question ‘Why but open reel tape in 2008?’ with this answer:

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