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    Phantom Productions, Inc. • "creative entertainment and production since 1964"

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    This is a list of our vintage open reel, analog reel to reel tape recording collection for items beginning with "A." As time permits we'll be building links to more pictures, a bit of history about our items, catalog listings and some recent pricing information.  PLEASE NOTE: None of the Reel2ReelTexas.com's Vintage Museum pieces are for sale.  This listing is provided to reflect our collection.

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    ADC Linear Turntable

    picture of ADC turntable

    picture of ADC turntable

    picture of ADC turntable

     

    Akai Terecorder 1958 (Akai was not sold in US until 1971)

    picture of Akai Terecorder

    1971 ad announcing Akai's availability in the US

    Company information

     

    Akai Stereo Terecorder 1959

    Akai produced over 100 models of reel to reel tape recorders.  This is one we had not seen previously.  When stereo came along, it looks like Akai created their first stereo recorder by adding a 2 track head, stereo outputs and a second smaller unit to house the second channel electronics and speaker.  This unit has a switchable head to go from Full track to 2 channel Half track.  Pretty cool unit.  Most unusual styling.

    AkaiStereoTerecorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage reel tape recorder collection

    AkaiStereoTerecorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage reel tape recorder collection

    AkaiStereoTerecorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage reel tape recorder collection

    AkaiStereoTerecorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage reel tape recorder collection

    AkaiStereoTerecorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage reel tape recorder collection

    Company information

     

    Akai 33D & R220 1962 (according to parts ID)

    1962 manual for the Akai 33D reel tape recorder deck and the 220R amp in the reel2reeltexas.com vintage recording collection  pdf of more pages

    1960's Akai 33D reel tape recorder eith 10" reel extenders - Photo by Dave Hutton from his collection, as seen on Steven L. Bender’s Akai Web site

    Akai 33D with 10" reel extenders - Photo by Dave Hutton from his collection, as seen on Steven L. Bender’s Akai Web site

    View of the 1962  Akai 33D reel tape recorder deck and the 220R amp in the reel2reeltexas.com vintage recording collection

    View of the 1962  Akai 33D reel tape recorder deck and the 220R amp in the reel2reeltexas.com vintage recording collection

    View of the 1962  Akai 33D reel tape recorder deck and the 220R amp in the reel2reeltexas.com vintage recording collection

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    Akai X-300  1967

    picture of Akai X-300

    View Real Player movie of the Roberts version

    picture of Akai X300 and Roberts 5000X

    This recorder was produced in 1967 under the Akai, Rheem and Roberts names.  In the above picture, that's our Roberts on top and the Akai below.  Click here to see the listings for the Rheem and Roberts.

    picture of Akai

    Roberts 5000X  listing in 1968 Allied Radio catalog

    Comparison of Akai Rheem Califone & Roberts 500 reel tape recorders relaeased in 1967

    Company information

     

    Akai GX-400D-SS 1973 $1.495 '73 ad

      '74 ad

    Akai GX-400D-SS 4 channel professional reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    Pioneer Rt-2044 and Akai GX-400D-SS in Phantom productions' vintage recording collection

    Akai GX-400D-SS 4 channel professional reel to reel tape recorder with its original box  in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    Akai GX-400D-SS 4 channel professional reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    Akai GX-400D-SS 4 channel professional reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    1973 manual cover for the Akai GX-400D-SS reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection  1973 manual specifications for the Akai GX-400D-SS reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection  1973 manual page for the Akai GX-400D-SS reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    1973 manual page for the Akai GX-400D-SS reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection  1973 manual page for the Akai GX-400D-SS reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    Akai GX-400D-SS  Akai GX-400D-SS

    Company information

     

    Akai GX-77 1981 ad  1982 $995

    view brief Real Player video clip 

    picture of   Phantom Productions Akai GX-77 reel tape recorder

    picture of Akai GX-77 reel tape recorder

    picture of Akai GX-77 reel tape recorder

    '81 ad  $775

    We were recently told by a Broadcast engineer that this Akai and several others of the last high end recorders were built for Akai by Fostex...interesting.

    Company information

     

    Akai GX-747 1981-1983  $1,200 1981 ad 

    view brief Real Player video clip 

    picture of the Akai GX-747 with its dust cover in Phantom's reel to reel tape recorder collection

    picture of the Akai GX-747 with its dust cover in Phantom's reel to reel tape recorder collection

    picture of   Phantom Productions Akai GX-747 reel tape recorder

    picture of Phantom's Akai GX-747 reel tape recorder  picture of Phantom's Akai GX-747 reel tape recorder 

    picture of Phantom's Akai GX-747 reel tape recorder picture of Phantom's Akai GX-747 reel tape recorder

    picture of Phantom's Akai GX-747 reel tape recorder  picture of Phantom's Akai GX-747 reel tape recorder

    picture of Akai GX-747 reel tape recorder in Phantom's vintage museum

    1981 - 1983 brochure p1  p2

     

    Company information

     

    Akai X-2000SD  $549.95

    '72 ad

    1973 catalog listing On sale $495

    1973 directory listing

    Here's the Akai version of the Roberts 333X

    Akai X-2000SD version of Roberts 333X

    Not in collection

    Roberts 333X 1971 - 1973 $549.95

    '71 catalog listing

    Ad

    Movie of Roberts 333X working  - Real Player

    Company information

     

     

    Akai Invert-O-Matic

    cassette player

    picture of Akai auto reverse cassette recorder

    Company information

     

    Altec Lansing Seville VOT

    This set of Altec speakers were acquired when Phantom (Highland Sound Co) was representing Balco Sound in Alpine in 1968.  They are working well a are part of the Surround Sound system in the present studio.

    '67 brochure listing

    '69 ad

    '68 catalog listing  $213.30

     

    Altec 1592B

    Altec 1592B mixer amplifier in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    click on pictures for larger view

    picture of Altec 1592B manual page  picture of Altec 1592B manual page

    picture of Altec 1592B manual page  picture of Altec 1592B manual page

     

    Altec 633C  1950 ad  1953 ad

    Altec 633C microphone in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    Altec 633 specs

    Altec 633C microphone in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

     

     

    Altec 677B

    Altec 677B microphone  in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

     

     

    American Microphone D4T

    American D4T microphone  in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    1941 View catalog listing

    picture of American D4

     

    American Microphone D22

    American D22 microphones with Peggy Lee photo in the background

    1950 Review  1950 ad

    '54 ad

    picture of Bob Hope with Ampex 600 and American D22 microphone from the cover of Radio Television News in 1954picture of Bing Crosby with Ampex recorder and American D22 microphone

     

    Amperite Velocity

    1941 catalog listing

    Amperite mic in Reel2ReelTexas' vintage recording collection

    (no longer in collection)

    Ampex Audio Recorders TimeLine

    This information is based on ad and catalog information in our collection

    1947 - 1948 Model 200A  $7,200 > $5,200
    Bing Crosby bought 20 Ampex 200As for $4,000 each with a 60% down payment in 1948. In April 1948 two 200As went to Jack Mullin for the Cosby Show and many of the others went to ABC to do tape delayed broadcasts.
    - Model 201 - As the result of progress made with the Ampex 300 in ealy 1949, Ampex decided to retrofit all the 200A's with the better electronics. This upgrade was released on June 15,1949. The remaining Ampex 200As were releasd as 201s.

    1949 - Model 300 - $1,550 1949
    1950 - 1953 Series 400 $985 pic 2
    1953 - Model 350 replaced 400, Ampex 450 (background music) name Ampex Corp adopted, 402C, 403C, 403P
    1954 - Model 600, Speaker 620, Ampex prosumer Series "A" Stereo models A121, A122,& Mono models A111 & A112 Later called 960
    1955  Ampex 350 and 600 Stereo has arrived
    1956  Ampex 612 Ampex Models List  Data recorders, S-5290 (basically a 601 mono set up for stereo and later called 601-2
    1957 Ampex 8 channel Les Paul
    1958 - 1965 AG 351 $1,675 601 & A112
    1958 Ampex 351, Ampex 601-2 stereo, Ampex prosumer 960 Caprice,
    1959 Ampex 601 and 601-2, Model 910 Universal "A", Ampex prosumer 960, 970
    1960 Model 970 Model 351, Model 351-C
    1961 Ampex The Fine Line Ampex prosumer 1200, 1250, 1260, 1270, Ampex 934, 936
    1962 Redwood City facility ground breaking, Ampex 970, Ampex 960, 934 & Fine Line 1200
    1963 Ampex moved into Redwood City facility, Ampex prosumer Fine Line F-44, Ampex 351-2P, Ampex 1250 & 2012 Speaker system, 601, 601-2 & PR-10, MX-35, 351 & 352
    1964 MR-70, PR-10, F-44, 602-1 & 602-2, PR-10-2 - Ampex prosumer 2050, 2070, 2080, F-4460 & F-4470
    1965 Ampex 602, 602-1, Ampex prosumer 860, 1070, 1160, 2070 duplicators, F-44, 4450, 4452, 4460, 2050, 2060, 2070, 1070,1050, 1080, 850, 961, 1161, 2161, Ampex Music Center
    1966 AG-300, AG-350, solid state, PR-10, Ampex 600 Solid State, Ampex prosumer 860, 1160, 2060, 840
    1967 AG-440 series, AG-500 series, AG-600, 602, 602-2, Ampex prosumer 850, 861, 1150, 1161, 2050, 2061, AV 770, 961, 1161, 2161, Ampex Music Center
    1968 AG-500, AA-620 speaker system, AM-10, Ampex prosumer 755, 1455, 1461, 1461A reversing, 750, 761, 850, 861, 895, 1150, 1161, 2050, 2150,  2061
    1969 AG-440B, AG-445, AG-500, AG-600  prosumer 755, 761, 861, 1461, 2161 $449, AM-10, 985, 1161, 750,
    1970 AG-600, AG-500, AG440B, Ampex prosumer 755A, 767, 985A, 1455A, 1467, 2150, 2161,
    1971 prosumer AX-300 $599.00, 2161, AX-50, 755A, Broadcast recorder ABR10 & ABR 15, AG440B, AM10 & MX 35
    1972 - AG-600 Solid State
    1973
    1974 AG-440X  MM-1100  AG-440C
    1975 AG-440C  MM-1100 ATR-700
    1976
    ATR-700  ATR-100   MM-1200
    1977 MM-1200  AG-440C
    1978
    ATR-700 ATR-100 MM-1200
    1979 ATR-100  ATR-124  MM-1200
    1980
    ATR-100, ATR-700  ATR-124
    1981
    MM-1100  ATR-124
    1982 ATR 800 $5,450
    1983 ATR-700 ATR-100 ATR-116 $48,500   ATR-124 $62,500 was the last Ampex reel tape recorder only 62 were made

    Ampex Basic Concepts of Tape Recording

     

    Ampex 200-A

    Ampex 200-AAmpex 200-A 1947 to 1948 originally $5,000, then lowered to $3,000 when Magnecord PT-6 came out for $750.

    Phantom Productions, Inc.'s Ampex 200-A on display at the Phantom studio

    1948 Ampex 200-A brochure 1949 ad   Oct 1948 Audio Eng ReviewAmpex 200-A Serial #33

    Our Ampex 200-A  was originally bought from Bing Crosby Enterprises, Inc. by Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California.  The news clips below detail some information regarding ABC and Capitol Records decisions to acquire the new technology.  Our Ampex 200-A was subsequently acquired by Leo De Gar Kulka, known in the record and recording industry as "the Baron" and remembered for his recording of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, among others.  We were told that "the Baron" was always striving to keep up with the latest technology.  The Ampex 200-A we acquired was upgraded to stereo using Inovonics amps.  We initially were going to restore the recorder to its original state.  However after learning more about the history of the unit, we have decided to work to acquire the original electronics, but will leave the unit as is for now.  We also have Capitol Records detail regarding the Ampex 200-A, #33's upgrade in 1949.  This upgrade to the Ampex 201 specs involved the replacing of the original head cover and installing an Ampex 300 head cover and tape lifters.  View the Capitol Records documents here.  They also updated this Ampex 200A in 1954 and 1955.

    Phantom Productions, Inc.'s Ampex 200-A on display at the Phantom studio  Phantom Productions, Inc.'s Ampex 200-A on display at the Phantom studio

    Ampex 200A with Ampex 201 electronics and Inovonice electronics.

    Go to more about Phantom's Ampex 200-A and the development history of the early Ampex recorders.

    View video of the trip from Texas to California (3,585 miles in 4 - 12 to 13 hour days) to pick up the Ampex 200-A  and Ampex 300.

    Company information

     

    Ampex 201

     

     

    Ampex 201 professional reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas vintage recording collection

    Ampex 201 professional reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas vintage recording collection

    pdf of the Ampex 201 electronics

     

    Ampex 300 1951 $1595.00

    Work began on the Ampex 300 in November, 1948. First 50 were delivered in May of 1949.  The 300 reduced the size of the recorder, reels from 14" to 10.5 and the speed was reduced to 15 ips.  Over 32,000 were sold and was available into the 1970's.

      Phantom Productions, Inc.'s Ampex 300 on display at the Phantom studio

    1949 ad 1949 #2  pdf of the Ampex 300 transport electronics

    1949 Review   page 1   page 2

    1951 ad   51 ad #2

    52 ad  1959 Ampex 300 manual sample pages

    Phantom Productions, Inc.'s Ampex 300 on display at the Phantom studio

    Phantom Productions, Inc.'s Ampex 300 on display at the Phantom studio

    Go to more about Phantom's Ampex 200-A and the development history of the early Ampex recorders.

    Restored Ampex 300 oiginal amplifier in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel tape recorder collection  Restored Ampex 300 oiginal amplifier in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel tape recorder collection  Restored Ampex 300 oiginal amplifier in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel tape recorder collection

    Restored Ampex 300 reel tape recorder amplifier • pdf of additional pics

    Company information

     

    Ampex 400 1950 $895

    Ampex 400 reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel tape recorder collection

    1951 ad  1951 Ad 51 Radio Shack cat Ampex 400 Manual excerpts

    1952 ad  1952 ad #2   1952 ad #3  1952 ad #4

    '53 brochure  prices 

    53 ad #1  53 ad #2  53 ad #3  53 ad #4  53 ad #5

    picture of Ampex 400 reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel tape recorder collection

    picture of Ampex 400 reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel tape recorder collection

    Les Paul and Mary Ford with Ampex 400s and a Concertone 1401

    Les Paul and Mary Ford with Ampex 400's he received from Bing Crosby and a Berlant Concertone 1401.

    Company information

     

    Ampex 600 (tube)   $545

    (54, 55, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59)

    '54 ad    specs  '54 #2

    w/Ampex 620 amplifier speaker

    This is the first "professional" recorder martin used to record University recitals, band & choir concerts; musicals and was taken on tour from 1964 to 1968.

    We thought it interesting that this Ampex 600 and 620 were acquired from a seller located on Sunset 3 blocks from its intersection with Vine in Hollywood (this is the area where Jack Mullin taped the first Bing Crosby radio shows).  We contacted Ampex, however, they would not release the identity of the original owner based on the serial number.

    '53 Ad

    '54 ad #1  '54 ad #2  '54 ad #3

    '56 catalog listing

    '56 AD

    '56 Allied Hi-fi issue listing

    view pages from 1965 manual

    Cover of the Ampex 600 reel tape ecorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    Company information

     

    Ampex 351 '58-'65 $1,675

    Ampex 351 professional reel tape recorder restored and displayed in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    This Ampex 351 was donated to our collection by John King (brother-in-law) who acquired it from a radio station in Dallas, Texas. This unit and its remote were restored by Phantom Productions in 2010. View movie - Win Media  QuickTime

    Ampex 351 professional reel tape recorder remote control restored and displayed in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    '58 ad '60 ad#1  '60 ad #2 '63 catalog

    Ampex 351 professional reel tape recorder restored and displayed in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    1963 McGee Radio catalog ad

    manual  Jack Mullin with Ampex 351s in the early '60's

    How it looked with work in progress

     

       

        

    Company information

     

    Ampex 351/Accurate Sound 300 SS amplifier rebuilt by Accurate Sound Company of San Angelo, Texas.  We were advised by the seller that Accurate Sound bought the last 250 Ampex 351 amplifiers and re-branded them.

    Ampex 351 which was restored by Phantom Productions and includes the original Ampex 351 amplifier, an Accurate Sound 300 SS amplifier and an Inovonics solid stae amplifier all available to the Ampex 351 transport in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    Ampex 351 which was restored by Phantom Productions and includes the original Ampex 351 amplifier, an Accurate Sound 300 SS amplifier and an Inovonics solid stae amplifier all available to the Ampex 351 transport in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    Ampex 351 which was restored by Phantom Productions and includes the original Ampex 351 amplifier, an Accurate Sound 300 SS amplifier and an Inovonics solid stae amplifier all available to the Ampex 351 transport in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    Ampex 351 which was restored by Phantom Productions and includes the original Ampex 351 amplifier, an Accurate Sound 300 SS amplifier and an Inovonics solid stae amplifier all available to the Ampex 351 transport in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    Company information

     

    Ampex AG-350 Solid State 1958 $1,315.00

    Ampex 350 Solid State  in Phantom Productions' vintage tape recording collection

    picture of Ampex 350

    This Ampex 350 was donated to our collection by John King (brother-in-law) who acquired it from a radio station in San Angelo, Texas.

    Ampex AG-350 Brochure    '58 info

    Ampex Professional Products Catalog Mid '60s

    picture of Ampex 351 with other Ampex tape recorders

    Company information

     

    Ampex 601 (tube)   (56,57,58, 59, 60, 61) $545

    with 620 amplifier speaker

    Ampex 601 and 620 in Phantom Productions, Inc.'s vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection

    picture of Ampex 601

    picture of Ampex 601 reel tape recorder

    This Ampex 601 was incredibly maintained.  It runs perfectly and looks like it just came out of the factory.  Here's a photo of the inside.

    Date: Saturday, August 4, 2001 8:23 PM
    Subject: Re: AMPEX 601 REEL TO REEL RECORDER

    Martin: I'm glad Dad's AMPEX is the hands of someone who appreciates it as
    much as he did.

    Thanks again David Manion

    Ampex 601 playing 1974 Rolling Stone interview with Joan Baez for radio promotion.

    '56 Catalog listing  '58 info

    '59 Catalog listing  '59 catalog listing #2

    '61 catalog listing  '61 catalog listing #2

    picture of Ampex 601s

    Company information

     

    Ampex 351 remote 1960 ad $85

    Ampex


    Ampex / Irish / Quantegy / magnetic recording tape 1950's

    Our collection includes an unopened box of Irish  magnetic reel to reel recording tape from Opilika, Alabama. 

      Unopened box of 12 7" reel Irish reel to reel tape in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    The company was created at the end of World War II by Major John Herbert Orr as Orradio Industries. This was a result of the US Army requiring an American supplier of magnetic tape. Magnetic tape was a German invention and after the war, the German manufacturing ability was destroyed.

    In 1959, Ampex acquired Orradio Industries and it became the Ampex Magnetic Tape Division.

    In 1995, Ampex divested this division, then called the Ampex Recording Media Corporation. At the same time, 3M was also spinning off its magnetic media division. Equitable Life Insurance acquired these combined entities, which became Quantegy, Inc., and later changed its name to the current Quantegy Recording Solutions, with the Ampex product line being the nominal survivor, although much use of the 3M technologies later found their way into Quantegy products including the high end GP9 tape.

    In January 2005, having previously filed for bankruptcy protection, Quantegy closed its manufacturing facility in Opelika. This event received substantial media attention.

    On April 18, 2005, Quantegy resumed operations under new ownership.

    In January 2007, Quantegy announced that it will cease production of magnetic tape in April 2007 and is taking orders up until February 22. The only remaining manufacturers of new magnetic tape for sound recording are RMGI and ATR Magnetics.

    In April 2007, Reel Deal Pro Audio purchased the majority of Quantegy's reel to reel audio tape and accessories and began to sell it on their web site Reel Deal Pro Audio.

    In June 2007, Quantegy ceased sales of the FHD and Black Diamond FHD3 series of hard drive products to the professional audio recording industry.

    As of 2009 Quantegy was working on reviving Quantegy 456 Studio Mastering Tape, Quantegy 499 Gold Studio Mastering Tape, GP9 Platinum Studio Mastering Tape, as well as the Black Diamond Series of products. But as of 2012, no progress had been made. Most of the tape production facilities were sold or dismantled following the 2007 bankruptcy. Thus a third revival of [new] Quantegy products looks to be in much doubt. - Wikipedia

     

    Ampex 601-2   (56,57,58, 59, 60, 61) $995

    Originally named the S-5290 in 1956

    picture of Ampex 601-2 reel tape recorder with Ampex alignment tape

    '56 info  '58 info '59 ad

    '60 catalog listing

    '61 catalog listing  '61 catalog listing #2

    picture of Ampex 601-2

    Pictured with Electro Voice 665

    picture of Ampex recorders

    Note Ampex alignment tape in photo

    view pages from 1965 manual interesting that Ampex had moved to the newer design knobs, however were still tube units.

    Company information

     

    Ampex 960  (60, 61, 62)

    $650

    Promotional slide rule

    Ampex promo page 1  page 2

    '58 info

    '60 Lafayette Catalog Listing $650.00

    '60 BA catalog listing

    '61 catalog listing  $495.00

    '62 Catalog Listing   '62 Catalog listing #2

    Company information

     

    Ampex F44 Fine Line

    1963-1965  $595

    picture of Ampex F-44 in Phantom vintage recording museum

    '63 ad  '65 catalog

    1963 Ampex manual cover for the Ampex F-44 Fine Line reel to reel tape recorder in Phantom Productions' vintage tape recording collection   1963 Ampex manual page for the Ampex F-44 Fine Line reel to reel tape recorder in Phantom Productions' vintage tape recording collection

    Company information

     

     

    Ampex 602-1  1964  $625

    picture of Ampex 602 reel tape recorder

    Company information

     

    Ampex 960  (64- 70)

    picture of Ampex 900

    picture of Ampex 960 tape recorder

    '65 catalog listing $399.95

    '67 catalog listing $399.95

    '70 ad

    Movie

    Unit at Highland Sound/Phantom Productions, Inc. in 1967

    No longer in collection

    Company information

     

    Ampex 2100  (64- 70)  $439 1964 1967 bro

    picture of Ampex 2100 reel tape recorder

    Newer version with meters (above)

    Older early deck with magic eye meters (below)  The older 2100 deck is no longer in our collection.

    picture of the Ampex 2000 reel tape recorder

    '64 review of Ampex 2070  Page 2

    '64 spec summary of Ampex 2000

    '65 summary Ampex recorders

    '65 McGee catalog listing  '65 Radio Shack

    '66 ad spec page

    '67 ad  '67 brochure   '68 Directory  69 Olson  '70 ad

    picture of Ampex 2100 & AX-300 reel tape recorders

    Company information

     

     

    Ampex 761  (64-70)

    '68 ad

    '69 catalog listing  $329.00 '69 Directory $425

    '70 catalog listing

    '70 ad '70ad #2

    '70 ad Ampex 1467

    Company information

     

    Ampex AG-440 in Console

    picture of Phantom's Ampex Ag-440 in console

    '67 AG 440 catalog listing

    '71 AG 440 catalog listing

    AG-440 brochure

    1974 review - page 1   page 2

    Company information

     

    Ampex AG-445B

    1967 $2760.00

    picture of Ampex AG-445B

    '67 AG 440 catalog listing

    '71 AG 440 catalog listing

    picture of Ampex AG-445B

    Remote Control for all Ampex  AG-440s

    picture of Ampex AG440 Remote Control

    Company information

     

    Ampex H-1390 matched pair

    picture of factory matched pair of Ampex microphones

     

    Ampex Slimair

    picture of Ampex mike

    Company information

     

    Ampex AG500 (1968)  play video clip

    60lbs   $1,53 '67 brochure  '68 Review  '68 ad

    69 catalog listing   '70 catalog listing

    Manual pages  1  2  3  4  5  6 

    Ampex AG 500 in the Phantom Productions' vintage reel 2 reel tape recorder collection

    '67 Ampex brochure

    Ampex AG 500 in the Phantom Productions' vintage reel 2 reel tape recorder collection

    Ampex AG 500 in the Phantom Productions' vintage reel 2 reel tape recorder collection

    Company information

     

    Ampex AA-620

    picture of Ampex AA-620 with the Ampex AG500 tape recorder

    Company information

     

    Ampex 602  

    '68  mono $625 Stereo $875

    '68 ad  page #1   Page #2  Page #33 

    picture of Ampex 602

    Company information

     

    Ampex AM-10 1969 $499 

    Ampex listing 1967  '69 McGee Catalog  1969 Ampex ad

    Ampex AM-10 mixer in Phantom Production, Inc.'s vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection

    Ampex AM-10 mixer in Phantom Production, Inc.'s vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection

    Ampex AM-10 mixer in Phantom Production, Inc.'s vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection

    1967 Ampex AM-10 mixer ad in   Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    Company information

     

    Ampex AG-600 (transistor)

    1967 -1971 $720.00  '67 ad page 2 Specs

     

    picture of Ampex 600 Gray

    Ampex Brochure page 1

    Ampex Brochure page 2

    '70 catalog listing

    '71 catalog listing

    picture of Phantom studio 0904

    '66 ad#1

    '66 ad#2

    Company information

     

    Ampex AG-600 -2 (transistor)

    1967 - 1971 $1,010.00

    picture of Phantom's Ampex 600-2 reel tape recorder

    picture of Phantom's Ampex 600-2 reel tape recorder

    Ampex Brochure page 1

    Ampex Brochure page 2

    '70 catalog listing

    '71 catalog listing  Movie

     

    Company information

     

    Ampex AX-300

    1971 $695

    '71 Directory listing

    picture of the Ampex AX-300 reel tape recorder

    remote

    picture of the Ampex AX-300 reel tape recorder

    Company information

     

     

    AMPEX ATR-700 1975 $1,995

    picture of Ampex ATR-700 with other Ampex reel tape recorders

    '75 ad  '76 brochure  '80 brochure

    '76 ad   1978 $1,795

    picture of Ampex ATR-700

    Ampex ATR-700 by Dell PC with Bing Crosby book in the background (and Ampex winter cap)

    The Ampex ATR-700 was built for Ampex by Teac.  Here is the almost identical unit in the Teac line called the A-7300.

    Teac A7300 ad in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage tape recorder collection

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    AMPEX ATR-100 1976 $23,900

    Ampex ATR 100 in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    Added 2nd channel

    Ampex ATR 100 in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    Added stand

    Ampex ATR 100 in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    1976 ads

    Ampex ATR 100 in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    Ampex ATR 100 in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    Ampex ATR 100 in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    Ampex ATR 100 in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

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    Ampex ATR 800  1982 $5,450

    Ampex ATR800 in   Phantom Productions vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection

    1982 announcement   1982 ad

    Ampex ATR800 in   Phantom Productions vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection

    Ampex ATR800 in   Phantom Productions vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection

    1983 ad for Ampex multitrack recorders

    Ampex ATR800 in   Phantom Productions vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection

    Ampex ATR800 in   Phantom Productions vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection

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    Ampex Golden Reel Award

    1982   This was one of the first 250 Ampex Golden Reel Awards... The inscription reads "A reel of recording tape is unfulfilled until the magic of an artist's performance and the creative talents of a technical and artistic team give it life."

    picture of 1982 Ampex Golden Reel award

    1982 Ampex Gold reel Award ad featuring Barbra Streisand

    1982 Hall and Oats Ampex Gold Reel award ad

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    Ampex Micro 7 cassette recorder 1970 $89.95

    (included to show other items Ampex branded)

    Ampex Mirco 7 cassette recorder  in Phantom Production's vintage recording collection 

    Ampex Mirco 7 cassette recorder & Sony TCS-310 cassette recorder in Phantom Production's vintage recording collection

    Ampex Micro 7 with Sony TCS-310

    Ampex Mirco 7 cassette recorder & Sony TCS-310 cassette recorder in Phantom Production's vintage recording collection

    1970 ad for the Ampex Mirco 7 cassette recorder  in Phantom Production's vintage recording collection

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    Ampex PR260

    While many Ampex and other reel tape recorders went to recording studios and broadcast stations, a large percentage went to data recording (especially Ampex & Magnecord) .  We provide this Ampex/Teac PR260using 1/2" tape and running at speeds from 15/16/ to 30 ips, as an example of some of the data recorders. This is a closed loop, however we don't have much additional info. Ampex Data Brochure

    Ampex PR260 reel to reel 1/2" data tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection   Ampex PR260 reel to reel 1/2" data tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    Ampex PR260 reel to reel 1/2" data tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection  Ampex PR260 reel to reel 1/2" data tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection   Ampex PR260 reel to reel 1/2" data tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection  Ampex PR260 reel to reel 1/2" data tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection  Ampex PR260 reel to reel 1/2" data tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection  Ampex PR260 reel to reel 1/2" data tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    Ampex PR-500 data recorder

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    Ampex Frequency Wavelength Calculator for Ampex Instrumentation Tapes

    Ampex Instrumentation Frequency Wavelength Calculator

    This Ampex calculator was donated by Jim Ferguson.  It belonged to his Dad, Lester N. Ferguson who wrote the Magnetic Tape Recording Handbook published by the U.S, Army (1966), then Sylvania and Hewlett Packard (1967 & 1970).

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    Amplicorp Magnemite 610 VU

    with Brush head - 1958 - $315 to $425view video  View brochure

    1958 Amplicorp Magnemite 610 VU spring wound reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection 

    Gotta love the Amplifier Corp's Magnemite field recorder capabilities description "Ideal for any expedition, heading anywhere in the world. Specifically designed to operate with suitable accessories at the North Pole,the Equator, in African Jungles or the Sahara Desert. May be used on the back of an elephant, camel, in a jeep, jet, or submarine."

    1958 Amplicorp Magnemite 610 VU spring wound reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection 

    1958 Amplicorp Magnemite 610 VU spring wound reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection 

    1958 Amplicorp Magnemite 610 VU spring wound reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection  1958 Amplicorp Magnemite 610 VU spring wound reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection 

    1958 Amplicorp Magnemite 610 VU spring wound reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection  1958 Amplicorp Magnemite 610 VU spring wound reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection 

    1958 Amplicorp Magnemite 610 VU spring wound reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection   1958 Amplicorp Magnemite 610 VU spring wound reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    Company information   1958 ad  more info

     

     

     

    Ampro 731 1951 - 1952

    1951 Ampro 731 reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

    1951 Ampro 731 reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

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    Argonne AR-309

    picture of Argonne AR-309 microphone

     

    Astatic D104

    picture of Astatic D104

    1942 catalog listing

     

     

    Astatic DR-10  $39.95  1950 ad 1951 ad

    picture of Astatic DR-10 microphone

    picture of Astatic DR-10 microphone

    '54 catalog listing DR-11

     

    Audio Technica AT818

    Audio Technica AT818 microphone in Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording's vintage recording collection

     

    Audio Technica 4033a

    Audio Technica 4033a with RCA D77 microphone in the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording

    Audio Technica 4033a  microphone in the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording

    Audio Technica AT818 microphone in Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording's vintage recording collection

    Audio Technica 4033a with RCA D77, Sony C37, Calrad VM-12, Electro Voice 666 microphones in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

    Microphones in the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording

    Calrad VN-12, Sony C37, AudioTechnica 4033, RCA Varacoustic, RCA Aeropressure, RCA D77, ElectroVoice 66.

         

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