A quick chat with… Ken Kessler

The first in a short series of videos captured at the recent Hi-Fi Show Live 2019 in Ascot, UK – in which the Rambler’s roving reporter, Shauna Robertson, grabbed a quick chat with a number of devotees of R2R – from journalists to record labels to manufacturers of open reel tape.

We asked them such things as… what’s so great about tape, does R2R have a future, what are you working on right now, and if you could get their hands on any album on master tape, what would it be?

First up, hi-fi journalist and Reel-to-Reel Rambler guest blogger Ken Kessler chats about what kicked off his love affair with tape. Discover, too, just how many vintage decks and tapes are in Ken’s current collection, and why tape has inspired him to check out new musical genres.