of or relating to an audio sound-equipment system or motion-picture camera or projector through which the tape or film must be threaded onto a take-up reel.
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Origin of reel-to-reel
First recorded in 1960–65
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(of magnetic tape) wound from one reel to another in use
(of a tape recorder) using magnetic tape wound from one reel to another, as opposed to cassettes
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