I submit that Reel to Reel is the new analog standard, in fact it's starting to gain some momentum in the audio world.
Did you see all the rooms at the RMAF or CES using R2R? Better yet did you hear them? The sound was amazing! I think this may be like vinyl was not that many years ago, you saw one or three at the shows then BAM! Everyone has a turntable, now they are as common as CD players.
We now have "The Tape Project" making second generation master tapes from the real master. What's not to like,
I think this movement has legs!
If a master tape was where vinyl came from anyway, why not just forget the distortion from making an LP. Like the eq adjustment for vinyl, the metal master, and the vinyl stamping, all adding distortion.
United Home Audio