Ampex produced reel to reel tape recorders from 1950 to 1983, manufactured in the USA. These tape players targeted the consumer and studio markets.Ampex's reel-to-reel tape machines were widely used in recording studios, radio and television stations, and other professional audio settings.
The early models of Ampex tape recorders used tube electronics and later they transitioned to solid-state tape recorders.During the early 1950’s Ampex began marketing one and two-track machines using ¼" tape. The line soon expanded into three and four-track models using ½" tape.
Some of the most popular Ampex reel-to-reel models include the Model 200 & Model 300. Other notable Ampex reel-to-reel models include the Model AG-500, Model 600, and Model 700. Ampex's tape machines were known for their reliability and were widely used by professional audio engineers and recording artists.
RX Reels has an affiliate relationship with Reel to Reel Haven, a professional tape deck repair and restoration company, which sell like new condition refurbished Ampex reel to reel players.
Reel to Reel Haven does quality restoration work, stand behind their product and ship them to customers the right way.All reel to reel players available for purchase are professionally restored.
Prices for typical refurbished decks range from $3,000 - $12,000. The company also provides repair services on all professional or pro-sumer grade decks.
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Reel to Reel Haven is an established company and has successfully restored thousands of decks for customers ranging from universities to government agencies, studios and high net worth individuals in all 50 states.
Every refurbished deck is completely disassembled and each individual component is checked. Every electronic component is completely cleaned by hand, and where applicable, micro vibration cleaning chamber, all caps, relays, diodes, etc. are tested, heads are tested and relapped when needed. Intense relapping jobs are sent to JRF Magnetics. Boards are reconditioned whenever needed as well as buttons, switches or other parts. Restoration can range from full mechanical components as well as include full cosmetic restorations depending on customers preference and budget.
Reel to Reel Haven provides free lifetime tech support and a 3 month to 1 year warranty on all tape decks.
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