Gorgeously restored reel-to-reel tape decks
There's scarce reason to own a reel-to-reel deck these days, although I have long nursed a deep longing to bolt one to the wall as a 50's era answering machine... shades of the interior design choices of a dame-smacking Mike Hammer in Kiss Me Deadly
Technologically practical they may not be, but as reel-to-reel objets d'art
, Jeff Jacobs sells just stunningly restored vintage Technics, Sonys, Piuoneers and Marantzes. He is not necessarily selling these for this function, but I think any one of his pieces would look great in a geek's apartment. Retro technology as the flourished design encrustations of a modern home... I think that look has legs.
Gallery of Custom Decks
[Jeff Jacobs via Retro Thing
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