Ballfinger M 002 P Compact Reel-to-Reel Tape Machine

Posted on 2nd December, 2019

Ballfinger M 002 P Compact Reel-to-Reel Tape Machine

The new Ballfinger M 002 P slimline open reel tape machine has broken cover.

Breaking news as Ballfinger has released the first details about the M 002 P reel-to-reel tape machine.

Ballfinger M 002 P Reel to Reel

Firstly, just look at that super-flat design. We are informed that this compact design has been focused explicitly for the player's horizontal operation.

Ballfinger M 002 P reel to reel

Although compact, it will still take reels up to 30cm and will play ¼-inch stereo tape with 2 mm or 2.75 mm track width. The speed selector offers both 19 cm/s and 38cm/s options. The M 002 P has three motors, a belt drive capstan motor and then a pair of direct drive reel motors. These are powered by an external DC supply.

Ballfinger M 002 P open reel tape machine

Other features include a manual, one-handed edit function, a high-resolution digital counter and the playback tape head goes direct to a balanced XLR output.

Price and availability

The Ballfinger M 002 P is slated for release in Summer 2020 and will be priced from €11598 (inc. 19% tax) with the optional IR remote coming in at €389.


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