Reel 2 Reel 2 CD Transfer



Reel-to-Reel To CD or MP3

Reel 2 Reel 2 CD  specializes in transferring Reel-to-Reel tapes to CD, flash drive, external hard drive or internet download.  We make it possible for our clients to hear and preserve audio recordings that were made 40, 50 even 60 years ago. OurReel to Reel Tapes experience and expertise in this field enables us to handle each and every transfer with ease and confidence. Any speed, any head configuration; if it was recorded on quarter-inch magnetic tape we can transfer it. And thanks to 100 year archival technology, generations to come will still be hearing their ancestors voices as well.

Phone 1-800-617-8273 

Mailing Address

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

Monday - Thursday - 10am - 6pm Friday 10am - 5pm Saturday 11am - 1:00pm

Forget clicking thru menus upon menus to find the info you are looking for. Our site intentionally  has one simple page with all the information you need at an easy glance. Need more answers call 1-800-617-8273.


Our pricing includes the transfer of your entire tape.

Reel-to-Reel Size


3 inch reel-to-reel tape transfer


4 inch reel-to-reel tape transfer


5 inch reel-to-reel tape transfer


7 inch reel-to-reel tape transfer


10 inch reel-to-reel tape transfer


Return shipping is $11.00

Pricing is determined by the size of your reel, not the amount of content it holds. The only way you would pay more than the above pricing is if you:

  • Order copies.

  • Request your audio to be transferred to more than one output.

  • Buy an extra flash drive. (We provide one for free).

So, for example, if you have one 7" reel-to-reel tape transferred it would cost you $40.00 plus $11.00 for return shipping. We do not charge by the disc so the price remains the same regardless of how long your tape plays or how many disc's that are required to complete the conversion.

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Included in our pricing
  • High quality transfers using pro quality equipment.
  • Hiss, hum and noise reduction, compression, pitch adjustments, equalization and any other process we believe would improve the quality of your reel-to-reel tapes transfer.
  • Tape baking: This is to cure tapes that have sticky shed syndrome. This mostly applies to reel-to-reel tapes made during the late 70's and on. It's affects mostly professional tapes such as those recorded in a recording studio or tapes recorded by radio stations etc.
  • Any splicing or other repairs your tape might need.
  • Archival grade (100 years) Taiyo Yuden CDs.
  • 30 day back-up of your files for safety & re-orders
  • Track separation
Not Sure What's On Your Reel-to-Reel Tapes?
Free Preview Samples

We offer free preview samples on up to 3 tapes free and $5 each tape after that. This is so that you do not spend good money transferring audio reel-to-reel tapes with content you are not
Man smoke'n a pipe listening to a vintage reel to reel. interested in.

The way this works is, we completely transfer your reel-to-reel tape to digital and email you small MP3 files. From listening to these files you should be able to decide which of your reels you wish to have transferred.  As a bonus you can include on your order form what it is you are looking for and our techs will try to find that content to use as your sample. Up to 3 tapes free and $5 each tape you want a preview of after that.

"We take the customer experience serious and tailor our business to create a great one. Our site is simple to navigate, (there is only one page). Pricing is the the first thing you see at the top of the page. The price won't change because your tapes was too long. No annoying pop-up coupons. No hike up the price and have a sale everyday. And let's not forget awesome quality! We honestly want you to be excited and tell your friends about us. If your not excited let us know so we can fix it and learn from the experience."

  • All U.S. Veterans & active get 15% off.
  • We also offer discounts for orders with

    25-35 reel-to-reel tapes 10%
    35-50 reel-to-reel tapes tapes 15%
    50-100 tapes 20%

     Call 1-800-617-TAPE  for more information.
Output Options

Once you decide to have your reel-to-reel tapes transferred, you will want to decide what you want them transferred to. We offer 5 different options.
One output option is included in the price of transfer. A second is $8.00 per tape.

Output options include:
  • Reel-to-reel to Compact Disc (CD). This is an audio CD that you play in any device you might already play CD's. Remember all of our CD's are 100 year archival grade. They come printed with text of your choosing. (See Order form for more printing info).
  • Reel-to-reel to flash drive. With this option we transfer your tapes to data files such as WAV or MP3. You will be given this choice on our Order form.
  • Reel-to-reel to external hard drive. This option is great for those of you sending more tapes then would fit on a flash drive. In this case you would need to supply the drive. Again each tape will be one file.
  • Reel-to-reel transferred to CD as data. This option is similar to our flash drive option only we use a CD and burn the files as data instead of audio. Again each tape will be one file.
  • Reel-to-reel delivered via internet download. With this option we digitize your tapes and send them to our cloud. You then will receive via email an internet address  that you will download the files from. Very convenient way to receive your reel-to-reels content. Sorry, MP3 128kbps only. We still return your tapes unless you choose not to have them returned.

Just a short list of people we have done transfers forů

  • The National Parks Service

  • Carnegie Hall

  • Parris Island Marine Base

  • John Hopkins University

  • Many colleges and universities

  • Law enforcement

We only use100 year archival, professional grade Compact Disc media.

Determining What You Have

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. (Not thickness). We transfer all 1/4"  reel-to-reel tape to CD.

The Reel Size

Next, 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. Recording studio demo tapes and radio/ television programs more commonly used these sizes. Here at Curtis Media Transfer  weHow to measure your reel to reels 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.

Duplicate CD's for family & friends

If you would like to get extra CD's to share with friends and family they are only $8.00 each. Also, if you want to make the copies yourself go ahead, we do nothing to your CDs to prevent you from making your own copies.

Is There Anybody Out There?

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. If you have any questions or concerns give us a call at 1-800-617-8273.

Even if you don't have any questions calling may help you feel better about sending your reel-to-reel tapes off to "some website". Of course this is totally optional. 

Order Form.

Why Choose Us?

  • Easy Pricing.

  • Same price regardless of how many CD's it takes.

  • 14 day or less turn-around .

  • No charge for splicing or repairing your reel-to-reel tapes .

  • Free samples (optional) of your tapes (up to 5 per order).

  • There is no extra or hidden cost .

  • Over 15 years experience with reel-to-reel transfers .

  • Hiss & noise reduction included .

  • All U.S. Veterans & active get 15% off .

  • Free tape baking if necessary .

  • Long lasting (100 years) Taiyo Yuden CDs .

  • High quality transfers using pro quality equipment .

  • 30 day back-up for safety & re-orders of your reel-to-reels .

  • Bulk discounts available.

  • Copies for friends and family just $7.00 each.

  • Track separation included .

  • If a reel-to-reel tape is not full of tape we price according to amount of tape not the size of reel.

  • International orders welcome.

  • Data on flash drives available.

  • No minimum order.

  • Call us toll free at 1-800-617-8273.

Our location in Huber Heights Ohio. Reel-to-reel to CD Transfer aka Curtis Media Transfer


Call us at 1-800-617-8273 if you have any questions.

We also transfer cassettes, LP's, 8mm movie film, 16mm movie film, Video tapes & more.

Visit our main site at

Cassette Transfer Site



Shipping 101

Now for shipping. First we want you to know right up front that no reel-to-reel tapes have ever been lost in transit to us or from us. Also, after we digitize your reel-to-reels for the first time we keep a digital copy of your reels on hard drives here for 30 days. This means if something was to happen on the return trip or you needed additional copies, we could simply pull up our back-up files and remake the CDs.

Also, when you fill out your order form we receive an electronic copy right away in our email. So we know who is sending what. If something doesn't arrive in a timely manner we investigate.

Safe Shipping Tips:  We understand sending your irreplaceable reel-to-reel tapes to us for transfer can be a scary task. With a few steps of caution your reel-to-reel tapes can arrive just as safely as driving them across town. In over 16 years of doing mail order business we have never had a clients reel-to-reel tapes lost or damaged in the mail. The purpose of this information is to share with you what we have learned over the years. These are not just our opinions.

  • Do not use envelopes of any kind to ship your reel-to-reel tapes. They are prone to rip open during delivery. This includes the Priority envelopes the post office gives out. It seems like the logical choice for just one reel-to-reel or small reel-to-reels but please refrain. The post office will give you free boxes when shipping Priority mail, use them. 

  • Do not use "Media Mail". "Media Mail" is third class mail the post office uses for shipping books, tapes and other forms of media. Your reel-to-reel tapes would qualify for this type of transportation but we do not recommend you use it. Considering what you are mailing, this is no time to pinch a penny.

  • Do not forget your Return address. Please make sure you have supplied a legible return address on the outside of the box. You should also have our order form on the inside of the box with your contact information. It is important to have an address on the inside and the outside of the box. If something was to happen to the box that left the outside label unreadable, the shipper will open the box and look for a shipping address inside. It is very common for clients to forget to include their info inside the box ,so please, don't forget yours.

  • Use Priority Mail. We highly recommend the Priority Mail service offered by your local post office. They will even supply you with a free box. This is a great way to ship your tapes. In most cases your tapes will arrive to us in 2 days. The less time your tapes have to travel the better.