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Brand: Ampex


Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1970 - 1974

Original Price: $250

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 15½ x 16½ x 8½ " (391 x 419 x 216 mm)

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:20Hz-20kHz at 7½ ips

Wow and Flutter:0.12% at 7½ ips

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 6/ 10

Weight: 23 lbs (10.5 kg)

Additional Details


This professionally styled deck was designed for the hi-fi enthusiast with a moderate budget. The AX50 boasted three heads, three speeds, dual capstan drive, auto shut-off, sliding controls and tape lifters.
A single, simple function control knob was used for all transport functions.
The unit was sturdily constructed on a die-cast frame and fitted into a walnut case with dust cover.
Price when new was $249.95 (source: Allied radio Catalog, 1971)

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