Ampex ATR 102 1″ 2 Track conversion by ATR Services
Introduced in 1976 the Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder soon became the standard mixdown deck in American Studios and used on countless records. Previously fully restored by ATR Services including the 1″ transport and tape head conversion. Includes the Pad Net (Search to Cue) and Athens Red Rollers. Very clean cosmetically and has had a full health check here in out tech shop. A unique and amazing sounding machine for anyone interested in an analog mixdown deck. It doesn’t get any better than this one.
Ther ATR 102 does not incorporate a capstan pinch roller but controls tape movement in all modes of operation while under capstan and reel servo control. Operates in either the NAB or IEC equalization standard at any two speeds selected from the following speeds; 3.75, 7.5, 15, and 30 in/s (9.5.19.05,38.1 and 76 cm/s)..
Features an electronic tape timer, Sel-Sync*, PURC (Pick-up Recording Capability), dynamic braking, ceramic tape guides, and ferrite heads. The tape timer displays in hours, minutes and seconds (or minutes, seconds, and tenths of seconds by changing a jumper) the distance the tape has moved from a zero reference point. The Sel-Sync feature permits the recording of added channels in perfect synchronization with previously recorded channels. The PURC feature eliminates the problem of overlaps and holes in recordings when inserting (dubbing) new material within previously recorded programs. The system does not have mechanical brakes, but incorporates dynamic braking to control all reel braking functions including stopping tape motion when power is removed