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Reel 2 Reel 2 CD Transfer


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Reel 2 Reel 2 CD specializes in transferring Reel-to-Reel tape to CD, MP3, WAV & flash drive  We have been doing this for the past 17 years.  During those years we have cultivated a great reputation allowing us to do work with organizations such as,  Johns Hopkins University, Parris Island Marine Base and Carnegie Hall just to name a few. We help our customers recover recordings made 40, 50 even 60 years ago. OurReel to Reel Tapes experience and expertise in this field enables us to handle each and every reel to reel transfer with ease and confidence. Any speed, any head configuration. If your reel to reel tape was recorded on quarter-inch magnetic tape we can transfer it to CD, MP3 or other digital format and make your reel to reel tape sound better in the process.
Long ago someone pushed record, now it's time for you to push play.

Output Options  

Audio CD

Data CD mp3 or wav

Flash Drive mp3 or wav

External Hard Drive mp3 or wav

Streaming Audio

Internet Download mp3

Reel-to Reel Size


3 inch reel-to-reel to CD or MP3 $25.00 $21.25
4 inch reel-to-reel to CD or MP3 $30.00 $25.50
5 inch reel-to-reel to CD or MP3 $35.00 $29.75
7inch reel-to-reel to CD or MP3 $40.00 $34.00
10 inch reel-to-reel to CD or MP3 $50.00 $42.50
Cassettes   $21.00 $17.85
CD copies $9.00
Zip Disc Transfer $5.00
3.5 Floppy Disc Transfer

Return shipping $11.00
Preview Samples   FREE


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Read some testimonials here

Call us at 1-800-617-8273 if you have any questions, or if you just want to check us out.

We look forward to helping you!

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 Curtis Media Transfer, LLC, CD Duplication, Huber Heights, OH


  • Free splicing, repairing and baking of your reels-to-reels

  • Hiss, hum & noise reduction, equalization, volume enhancements included (more if needed)

  • Professional Taiyo Yuden 100 year archival grade CD's

  • Track separation included

  • Email MP3's samples (optional)

  • Priced by reel size not runtime

  • 14 day or less turn-around (most orders)

  • Team of technicians with over 17 years experience

  • U.S. Veterans, active duty, law enforcement, fire & EMS receive 15% off

  • 90 day back-up for safety & re-orders

  • MP3's on flash drive, external drive or download mp3 or wav

  • No minimum order


Preview samples offers you the opportunity to hear samples from up to 5 tapes with no obligation.

  • Simply select this option on your order form. You will also find a place to describe what kind of content you are hoping to find.

  • Our techs will transfer the entire content of your selected reel-to-reel tapes and digitally search for the content you described. That content, if found, will be used as your samples. Your samples will then be emailed to you to hear.

  • We do ask that you make your decision within 3 days. You will also receive a phone call after the sample is sent to verify  you received your email.

  • After you give the "okay", or the "not okay",  your invoice is adjusted and your order is processed. If you have any questions feel free to give us a call at 1-800-617-8273 or email us at

One included with transfer price.

  • Reel-to-reel to CD 100 year archival grade CDs

  • Reel-to-reel to flash drive  mp3 or wav

  • Reel-to-reel to external hard drive  mp3 or wav

  • Reel-to-reel transferred to CD as data mp3 or wav

  • Reel-to-reel delivered via internet download mp3.



  • The National Parks Service

  • Carnegie Hall

  • John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

  • Parris Island Marine Base

  • The City of Crossville Tennessee

  • Hunter College, New York, NY

  • Hillsdale College -

  • New Carlisle, Oh Historical Society

  • Huber Heights, Oh Historical Society

  • Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois

  • Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio

  • Wellesley College, Wellesley, MN

  • Several Law enforcement agencies

And many more! 

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Contact Us

Phone 1-800-617-8273 

Mailing Address:

Curtis Media Transfer 
7089 Taylorsville Rd. Suite A
Huber Heights Ohio 45424

Monday -
Wednesday 10am-6pm
hursday - 10am - 8pm 
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 1:00pm



Reel to reel tape (or open reel tape) came in many shapes & sizes. The most common to the average consumer was 1/4" tape. Reel-to-reel tape also came in other sizes but was reserved mostly for the professional recording market. To determine what you have, simply measure the tape, the actual tape not the reel. It should measure 1 quarter of an inch in width. We transfer all 1/4" reel-to-reel tape to CD.



Reel-to-reel tape came on many different sizes of reels. Most common among these are 3 inch, 5 inch and 7 inch. Larger 10 1/2 inch reels were also made but not as common to the home user. Here at Reel 2 Reel 2 CD we transfer all reel sizes. To determine what size reel you have, lay it down on a table and measure across the surface of the reel as close to the middle as possible, as if you are measuring a plate. Your measurement may not be exactly the measurements above but it will be very close to one of them. (See photo) Pricing here at Curtis Media Transfer is based primarily on reel size. Reel-to-reel tapes that are not full of tape are priced by how much tape, not how big the reel is.



When viewing our pricing please keep in mind that it is all-inclusive. For example a 7 inch reel is $40.00 to transfer. If your tape is longer than 80 minutes (all that a CD will hold) and requires, for example, 3 CD's, you will get a set of 3 CD's for $48.00. That also includes tape baking, track marking, splicing, repairing, hiss hum and noise reduction, data CD instead of audio CD, downloading or streaming your tapes audio and more. (Note: Only one output choice comes with price of transfer. Additional outputs are $8.00 each).

Return shipping is a flat $11.00.

Questions? Call us at 1-800 - 617-TAPE (8273)



If you would like to get extra CD's to share with friends and family they are only $8 each. Also, if you want to make the copies yourself go ahead, we do not do anything to your CD's to prevent you from making your own copies.


Once you have decided what you have, and decided you would like to have it transferred to CD go ahead and fill out the order form and give us a call 1-800-617-8273. Even if you don't have any questions this may help you feel better about sending your tapes off to "some website". Of course this is totally optional.

Frequently Ask Questions

  • What kind of reel-to-reel do you transfer?
    All quarter-inch reel-to-reel tape recorded mono, stereo, half-track, 2 track, and four track mono.

  • Will I be charged if my my tapes are blank?
    No. If you want the tape back there will be a return shipping fee of $11.00

  • I don't know what is on my tapes, what can you do to help?
    With our free preview service we can email you short  mp3 samples taken from your tapes. If you decide not to have your tapes transferred after hearing the samples there is no charge at all other than having your tapes returned to you, and that is optional. See details on order form.

  • How many tapes fit onto one CD?
    First, a CD can hold 80 minutes of audio. So as long as a reel-to-reel tape is under 80 minutes it will fit on one CD.  In many cases, a reel-to-reel tape is longer than 80 minutes. This depends on the size of the reel, how much tape is on the reel, the speed the tape was recorded at, the thickness of the tape, and, how the reel-to-reel tape was recorded. (Mono, stereo, 4 track mono, both directions .) These factors all play into the over all length and quality of your tapes final transfer. Of course you do have the option of having your reel-to-reel tapes transferred to CD, DVD, or flash drive, cloud, and email download as data.

  • What is sticky shed and could my tapes have it?
    Sticky Shed Syndrome is a condition higher quality tapes from the  late 70's and 80's can have. Usually, if your reel-to-reel tapes were not recorded in a professional studio, you don't have to worry about sticky shed. If they were, and if they do have Sticky Shed, we will bake your tapes at no cost to you.  After the baking process the tapes will be as good as new. (for 30 days or so.) If you think your tape might have sticky shed, do not try to play them! Playing tapes with Sticky Shed without baking them will ruin them. Tapes by the brand "Ampex" commonly have Sticky Shed. Tapes originating from a studio or radio station commonly have sticky shed.

  • Do you sell reel-to-reel decks?
    No. You can try A-V Specialist. They also repair decks.

  • Will my finished CD have track markers?
    Yes. Track placement is determined by the technician who edits your audio. NOTE > If you  have classical music or opera transferred your track markers may not be correct. We do not charge for nor guarantee track placement. Just audio transfer quality. When playing your CD from start to finish you will not know where tracks are. (No space or gap between tracks.) If we get it wrong, don't hesitate to give us a call. We stand by our work.

  • How much audio can a reel-to-reel hold?
    That is not so easy to answer. Reel-to-reel tape decks did not have just one speed  like cassettes. They played from 1-3/8 inches per second, 3/34 inches per second 7 1/2 inches per second and more. Then, if that's not enough, there was many different sized reels. From 3" to 10.5". Each holding more tape. But wait, one more thing, thickness of tape, some companies made very very thin reel-to-reel tape and bragged about how much more you get for your money . And some made thicker tape and bragged about quality. Oh but wait, there was many different ways a reel-to-reel tape could have been recorded: Mono, stereo or four track mono or a combination of stereo and four track mono. Reel-to-reel tapes have sides. Side 1 and Side 2.  Then they have tracks. Left and Right Side 1 and Left and Right Side 2. A person could have recorded on left and right together for stereo recordings, or use left and right separately for 4 track mono. So to sum this up, it is really impossible to predict how much audio is on your reel-to-reel tapes. That is why we charge by the reel. Weather your tape takes 6 CDs or 1 to hold all of the audio it is going to be the same price. No surprises.

  • Do you offer a bulk discount?
    Yes, 10% after 25-30 tapes. 15% after 30-50 tapes. 20% after 50-75. 25% 75-100

  • How long does it take?
    First I would like to say we are always willing to work with your deadline. So if you have a special need please call us and let us know and we will work with you. We enjoy helping people make an occasion special for a loved one. Now the standard answer: 7 days. If you have many tapes it could take longer.

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Family & Reel-to-Reel


Back in the day you could make  videos of your family events on a silent 8mm camera, but you could not record the sound. That s where reel-to-reel decks came in. Load the reel, hit record, and let the kids go nuts. Today those kids are in their 60's and hearing their small voices is simply amazing! Hearing mom and dad in their 20's or 30's! Again amazing! No one thought back then that in sixty years these reel-to-reel tapes would be transferred into magic disc's that played amazing sounds. Reel-to-reel decks were like priceless time machines with all their buttons and switches and spinning reels. They were time machines that mom and dad didn't even know they owned. Only today do those spinning reels become tearful eyes and joyful amazement. That is of course, after they've been transferred to CD.


War & Reel-to-Reel


During the 60's a war raged in Vietnam. Americas involvement caused many of our young men and women to be far from their family and in a very dangerous place. Communicating with family was next to impossible. Because of Vietnam's close proximity to Japan, where most reel-to-reel decks were made, soldiers could get a reel-to-reel deck and tapes on the cheap. They would use these decks to record  audio letters to mom and dad, or maybe that special lady. Can you imagine? Your son is off thousands of miles away in the most dangerous place in the world, you're sitting at the kitchen table, you push a button and there's his voice, "Hi mom, hi dad, I'm okay." Amazing! Perhaps not a time machine, but a cure for the worried soul. Those tapes still exist today, hiding in worn old boxes and plastic tubs waiting to be heard again, ready to be that amazing time machine.


Marriage & Reel-to-Reel


Imagine it's 1957, Eisenhower is president. You can get a gallon of gas for .27 cents and Elvis Presley is all the rage. But best of all it's your wedding day. Friends and family are gathered, flowers are in  place and there's a TEAC reel-to-reel deck set up in the back of the church. Microphone placed just right. Now this is one of the most special days of your life. That's why the ceremony is being recorded. You wrote your vows and  he wrote his and soon all present will hear them. You will go from being  boyfriend and girlfriend  to man and wife. The ceremony starts and the record button on the TEAC is pushed in. From that point, your wedding day is being copied word for word via one microphone placed just right. You never imagined that in the year 2017 you would hear these sounds again. From the vows to the powerful "I Do". It's sounds almost unbelievable to hear it. You're pulled back 60 years. You're amazed.


Privacy Policy

Any information collected in the process of transferring audio at this site, or
is strictly confidential.

Any personal information collected is used strictly for communicating and shipping purposes associated with the transaction at hand. Email, names and/or address are never shared with third parties and will not be used again after orders are completed and shipped.

Audio in full or part obtained for the purposes of transfer are also held as confidential and never sold or played for anyone but the person or persons ordering the transfer. All digital copies made in the process of transfer are destroyed after 30 days. Credit card information is destroyed immediately after transaction.

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