Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)
Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1964 - 1968
Speeds: 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo - Stacked
Frequency Response:40 to 15kHz
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
This was the last of the tube-type ‘slim line’ professional portables from Ampex and was superseded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.