Killer vintage 70's, 80's reel to reel to add to my setup.

Hey everyone. Looking to add a Killer vintage R2R from the 70’s, 80’s to my current analogue setup that includes the Luxman PD444 and Victor TT-101 tables. I like the looks of the 70’s, 80’s but want to hear what you suggest. I’ll tell you right now, I know nothing about R2R and look forward to everyone bringing me up to speed with the basics and deck suggestions. Budget is around $4500. Thanks! Brent


Sony TC-880 is impressive. Currently on the bay at $6000. Technics is pricey too but so pretty. Sony and Technics get the nod regarding matching with the look of my system. What other Brady Bunch age deck has this look and ability to do the job right. Thanks!

More info,

TC-766-2 was the better one, 2 track high speed, found its way to prosumer market.

Good looker too. Both are excellent though.

You can pick up a Teac A3300 for less than $1500.00 used and they sound great and built like a tank. 

Leaning toward Technics and Sony regarding cosmetic integration into my system and for being killers. RS1500 and TC-766-2 are the front runners.
@stereo5  Teac is nice!