Model:1250. 1260 & 1270
Country of Manufacture:USA
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 50 to 15kHz
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.2% RMS at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
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. single recording level meter
reads both channels by simple switching …”