• Brand: Audiotape / Capitol
  • Type: TP
  • Reel: 5" (13cm), 7" (18cm)
  • Lengths Available: 1800' (550m), 3600' (1100m)
  • Thickness: TP (0.5 mil)
  • Tape Grade / Performance Level: 2A-Low Output (DP or TP Lengths)
  • Base Material: Polyester
  • 2020 Advice: Good for Daily Use, Suitable for Music Recording, Good for 3-3/4 ips and 7-1/2ips
  • Where Produced: USA
  • Mfg Years: Early 1960s - Early 1970s
  • Sale Condition: Refurbished - 90 day warranty
  • Description:

    Audio Devices was a quality American brand of reel to reel tapes in the 1950s through the 1970s. Their tapes were often used for professional recordings in the 1950s and 1960s and had a great reputation. Like other tapes of that vintage, the performance was similar to the Scotch 111. They were also a pioneer in DP and TP tapes, and their TP tape developed a good reputation. These TP tapes were somewhat popular in the 1960s and early 1970s but are difficult to find in good condition since older machines were often rough with tape handling and many examples have splices, stretches or crumbling. They were often used to make long playing mix tapes for background listening, as you could get 3 hours on one side of the tape at 3-3/4ips with a standard 7″ reel! Notes:

    • As with any thin tape, extra care must be taken when handling as it can easily stretch or crumble under stress – especially with TP (triple play) tapes.
    • This is a formula that has withstood the test of time. It is amazing to consider that you can make a high quality recordings on a 60 year old tape, but this is indeed possible.
    • Tapes of this vintage have a tendency to shed oxide more than modern tapes. This is not a sign that this tape is degrading, it should be considered normal.
    • Record levels must be set very low to avoid distortion.
    • Available Refurbished: Yes, you can buy refurbished reels of Audiotape TP in our store.

Refurbished Reel to Reel Tapes for Sale

The Widest Range of Reel to Reel Tapes Available Worldwide

90 Day No-Fuss Replacement Guarantee If you find a problem with the tapes or are not satisfied for any reason, we’ll send you a replacement tape.

Browse the Shop

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Get updates and Reel-to-Reel News in your inbox.

Have a question about reel-to-reel tapes?

Send us your reel-to-reel questions, comments and feedback about the website, or inquire about tapes for sale. Don’t see the tape you need in our shop? Let us know what you’re looking for, and we’ll try to find it for you.

Ask a Question