Audiophiles Bemoan End of the Reel Since news hit that one of the last companies in the world manufacturing reel-to-reel tape shut down its plant, there's been a frantic scramble in the music industry to secure as much Quantegy tape as possible. http://online.wsj.com/public/us/0,,,00.html Slashdot: Posted by CowboyNeal on Wednesday January 05, @07:37PM from the reel-too-real dept. goosman writes "Quantegy, the last manufacturer of professional reel-to-reel analog audio tape in the world has closed their plant in Opelika, AL leaving a reported 250 workers without jobs, according to the Opelika-Auburn News. Emtec (the former BASF, which used to be AGFA) was the last European manufacturer and ceased manufacuring in 2002. An audio account of the closing can be heard at NPR."