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Brand: Ampex

Model:601

Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Tube

Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1964 - 1968

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo - Stacked

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:40 to 15kHz

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Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

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This was the last of the tube-type ‘slim line’ professional portables from Ampex and was superseded
by the AG/660.  Almost unchanged from the early ’50’s model 600, Ampex had taken this design about as far as they could.
It had three heads, a single motor and a frequency response of 40 to 15kHz at 7½ (this was a single speed recorder with some machines offering the slower 3¾ ips option).

Pictured is a 601-2.

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