Ampex History & Model Time Line

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1977 article by Harold Lindsay about the beginnings of Ampex in the December 1977 db magazine  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection  1977 article by Harold Lindsay about the beginnings of Ampex in the December 1977 db magazine  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection  1977 article by Harold Lindsay about the beginnings of Ampex in the December 1977 db magazine  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection   1978 db magazine article written by Harold Lindsey about Magnetic Recording  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection  1978 db magazine article written by Harold Lindsey about Magnetic Recording  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection  1978 ad for new products including the Uher  SG 630 professional reel tape recorder  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording 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
1949 - Model 300 - $1,550
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 also Ampex developed the 3 motor truly portable AG20, however it seemed to have never been released.
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

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