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Technical Details

Brand: Ampex


Category:Super High Fidelity (Reserved for top-end recorders)


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1977 - 1983

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 21 x 17 x 10 inches (533 x 356 x 254 mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:40Hz-100Hz +3, -2dB and 100Hz to 15 kHz ±2dB at 7½ ips

Wow and Flutter:0.15% at 7½ ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:62 lbs (28.2kg)

Sound quality rating:7 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 8 / 10

Additional Details


The Ampex ATR-700 was made in Japan by Teac/Tascam to Ampex’s design specifications. The inner workings are in fact those of a Teac A-7300! Unlike the Teac, however, the ATR-700’s input/output connections are of the professional XLR type rather than domestic Hi-Fi RCA plugs.
Two speed options were available, 3¾ and 7½ ips or 7½ and 15 ips.
The standard ATR-700 was configured for half-track stereo operation and had three heads but a space
was reserved for a fourth quarter-track reproduce head as an optional extra. Other configurations included
full track, two track and quarter track in either mono or stereo. The record heads could be switched to sync/reproduce for synchro recording via small switches on top of the head block.

Additional Info

Pitch control: adjustable ±5 % / Tape speed accuracy: within ± 0.3% at both speeds / Noise: overall A weighted 60dB (2-track) / Rewind speed: 90 seconds for 1200 feet tape / Line input: XLR-connectors (both mic and line) / Line output: +4 dbm, 600 ohms, balanced / Full, half and quarter-track mono and stereo versions available


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