Recently I got out my old 7inch reel to reel tape deck and after a while I got it to working
and have been listening to it off and on for a month or so now. I like the look and feel of it and the sound is great but I have noticed a few inconveniences of using it versus playing a CD or MP3 on the computer.
Right away I noticed a couple of things about the old technology that is not as convenient
as the CD’s or MP3’s. You can’t just hit one button to advance or go back a song or to
replay a song over. You have to put it on fast rewind or fast forward and then stop it to
see where you are and then go through the process over until you happen to stop it in the right place for you. Plus when the side of the tape is over you have to turn it over and
re-thread it and connect it to the take up reel.