Wire Recording Transfers to CD and MP3

Magnetic Wire Recording to Digital Conversion and Transfer Service

If you have old wire recordings, Two Squares can help you preserve them for easy listening and enjoyment by you and future generations. We offer professional-level wire recording transfers to CDs or digital formats like .MP3 files. Our specialists treat your beloved wire recordings with the care they deserve.

Wire recording transfer equipment

Wire Recorders and Recordings

Devices that can playback steel wire recordings are extremely rare antiques. Soon, having a way to listen to this ancient format will be almost impossible.

Fortunately, Two Squares can capture and convert your wire recordings. Then, you’ll have digital audio available for easy listening and sharing. All our captures and transfers happen at our headquarters in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. However, you can also mail in your media to us. We’ve even had clients drive across the country to ensure their treasured media safely reaches us.

The History of Wire Audio Recordings

Wire audio recordings were an early media format that came before reel-to-reel audio tapes. It used magnets to record audio on a reel of steel wire about the thickness of a single human hair. Wire recordings were more robust and durable than other mediums, such as records and wax recordings.

Wire recording gained wide usage in military applications during the early 1900s through World War II. Public usage of the wire recording format was at its peak during the 1940s and into the 1950s. During this time, people throughout the U.S. bought over a million reels of wire!

An iPod on top of a stack of CDs

Converting Your Magnetic Wire Recordings to MP3 for iPods, Hard Drives, or Flash Drives

Two Squares uses the best professionally maintained and tuned audio equipment for our wire recording transfers. This equipment plays back wire recordings, ensuring the highest quality capture possible.

Two Squares can convert the audio from wire recordings to a set of MP3 files which you can copy to an iPod, iPhone, iPad, Android phone, computer, external hard drive, or flash drive.

If you prefer, Two Squares can also transfer audio from wire recordings to CDs. These conversions are great for listening to recordings in your car or at home.

Start your wire recording transfer and conversion with a call to one of our media conversion experts at 763-400-4510.


Pricing for Our Wire Recording to CD Conversion Services

  • Wire Recording:

    $50 per Reel converted to digital files (MP3, Wave, etc.)

    and copied to your hard drive/flash drive

    Optional: to put your files onto CD, add:

    $10 per CD – (CDs hold up to 80 minutes of audio)

    Add premium noise reduction for $10 per reel.

No setup charge | Flat price not dependent on length | Insertion of CD tracks included

Questions About Pricing?