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Brand: Ampex

Model:601

Category:Vintage

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Tube

Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1960 - 1964

Original Price: $595

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:30 to 15kHz (7½ ips)

Wow and Flutter:.02% (7½ ips)

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:55 dB

Sound quality rating:7 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 28 Lbs.

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Description

This was the last of the tube-type ‘slim line’ professional portables from Ampex and was superseded by the AG/660.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. Separate record and playback amplifiers with three heads, a single motor and a frequency response of 30 to 15kHz at 7½ (this was a single speed recorder with some machines offering the slower 3¾ ips option). The 601 was available in single track, dual track or two track Stereo, the 601-2 (Pictured)

Additional Info

Fast-forward and rewind time 90 seconds / 1200 feet

Prices When New

Model 6022-01  Stereo 7½ ips portable $875.00
Model 6022-07  Stereo 3¾ ips portable $875.00
Model 6022-02 Stereo 7½ ips unmounted $795.00
Model 602-01  Mono Half-track 7½ ips portable $625.00
Model 602-17   Mono Half-track 3¾ ips portable $625.00
Model 602-03  Mono Half-track 7½ ips unmounted $575.00
Model 602-02  Mono Full-track 7½ ips portable  $625.00
Model 602-04  Mono Full-track 7½ ips unmounted $575.00

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