• Brand: Audio Magnetics
  • Type: XHE
  • Reel: 7" (18cm)
  • Lengths Available: 1200' (360m), 1800' (550m), 2400' (720m), 4800' (1640m)
  • Thickness: SP (1.5 mil), LP (1.0 mil), DP (0.5 -0.75 mil)
  • Tape Grade / Performance Level: 3-Low Noise / High Output
  • Base Material: Polyester
  • 2024 Advice:
  • Where Produced: USA
  • Mfg Years: Late 1970s
  • Sale Condition: Refurbished - 90 day warranty
  • Description:

    Audio Magnetics was a popular American brand of low cost reel to reel tapes. They produced many derivatives of standard oxide tapes, and specialized in private label tapes for many companies.  The XHE tape was their top end low noise, high output produced throughout 1970s until the end if their tape production Notes:

    • The “XHE” Series comprises of a line of Low Noise / High Output (Type 3) tapes with a shiny dark black oxide coating. This is a formula that has withstood the test of time. 
    • The quality of the tape was very high for its time, with lower than average oxide shed. 
    • It was available in SP, LP, and DP lengths, and the tapes came in a high quality clamshell plastic box.
    • This tape was also private labeled as Lafayette Criterion, Studio+, and as Primus. 
    • We have discovered that any Audio Magnetics tapes form this era have help up well, without sticky shed, squealing, or sudden binder failure.
    • Available Refurbished: Yes, you can buy refurbished reels of XHE in our store and they are highly recommended.

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