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Brand: Ampex

Model:1250

Category:Mid High Fidelity

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1963 - 1966

Original Price: $500

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 19 x 15 x 7½ " (483 x 381 x 190 mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 50 to 15kHz

Wow and Flutter: 0.2% RMS at 7½ ips

Sound quality rating:7 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 38 lbs (17.25 kg)

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Description

Evolving from the 900 series, the 1250, 1260 and 1270 were all single motor, two speed recorders with three “precision” heads built to Ampex’s usual professional standards and performance. Some of the advertised features were: “… exact tape tracking with improved tape guidance system. new selective erase head for monophonic flexibility with sound-on-sound. Two automatic shut-off positions for unattended recording or playback, automatic take-up, master selector switch, built in mixer with two mic/two line inputs and a single recording level meter that reads both channels by  switching.

Additional Info

Year 1963
Price when new (in the USA) 1270: $645.00 1260: $545.00 1250: $499.00
Track system Quarter-track stereo
Heads Three: erase, record and play
Motors Single motor
Maximum reel size 7″
Tape speeds 7½ & 3¾ ips
Frequency response (all 3 dB) 7½ ips: 50 to 15kHz; 3¾ ips: 50 to 8kHz
Wow & flutter 0.2% RMS at 7½ ips
Valve complement Five 12AX7, two 12AU7, two 12AT7 and one 6X4
Audio output power Five watts (1270 only)
Inputs Radio/TV/phono/auxiliary; high impedance microphone
Outputs Cathode follower, high-impedance headphones
Speaker(s) Two 7″ elliptical (1270 only)
Dimensions 19 x 15 x 7½ ” (483 x 381 x 190 mm)
Weight 38 lbs (17.25 kg)

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