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Brand: Ampex

Model:1260

Category:Vintage

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Tube

Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1962 - 1966

Original Price: $545

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 14 x 17.5 x 9 1/4"

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA, 1/4" Headphone

Frequency Response:7½ ips 50 to 15kHz - 3¾ ips 50 to 8kHz

Wow and Flutter:.2% @ 7½ ips

Sound quality rating:7 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 17.25 kg (38 lbs)

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Description

Evolving from the 900 series, the 1200 Series (1250, 1260 and 1270) were all single motor, 2 speed recorders with three “precision” heads built to Ampex’s usual high standards. 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 1962
USA Price New 1260: $545.00 – 1270: $645.00 – 1250: $499.00
Track system  Quarter-track stereo
Heads (3)  erase (1/2 tr.) , record and play (1/4 tr.)
Motors (1) Single motor
Maximum reel size 7″
Tape speeds 7½ & 3¾ ips
Frequency response 7½ ips: 50 to 15kHz; 3¾ ips: 50 to 8kHz (all 3 dB)
Wow & flutter .2% RMS at 7½ ips
Tube complement 5x 12AX7, 2x 12AU7, 2x 12AT7, 1x 6X4
Inputs Radio/TV/phono/auxiliary; high impedance microphone
Outputs Cathode follower, high-impedance headphones
Dimensions 483 x 381 x 190 mm (19 x 15 x 7½”)
Weight 17.25 kg (38 lbs)

And just in case you wanted a portable sound system, the 1270 was available with speakers and stereo amp Using 6AQ5 SE tubes.

A Howards Brand motor on the 1250 is dates from 1959. It does have the 1/4 track playback head, and 1/4 track recording head, and 1/2 track Erase head. The 1250/F-44 Fine Line Deck

Dimensions

1250- 13 x 15″
1260- 14 x 17.5 x 9 1/4″
1270- 14 x 24.75 x 9 1/4″

 

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