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  • Ampex ATR 102 For Sale

    My buddy Tim Leggett asked me to post this item on the board.

    I am in Houston and am looking to sell my ATR-102 and tape collection (32 Tape Project/Groove Note). I am moving and need to downsize. Let me know if you would like further details or know anyone who does. I bought it from Greg Orton in 2011, the owner of Flux Magnetics. It has both a 1/4" and 1/2" head stack and will play 1/4" 4 track as well via a 4th head through the Sync function. MRL tapes and other goodies included.

    I though the entire deck/tape package might be attractive to someone wanting to really get in on a great machine and some killer tapes out of the gate. But I will sell the machine and tape package separately. I would consider selling the TP and Groove Note sets as separate sets. Two TP serial numbers are #10 and #17 respectively. They have all only been played on the ATR.

    One of the Groove Note tapes is out of print (Here’s To Ben). I have the first six titles. I also have 3 TP titles from series 1 in both ¼” and ½“ formats. I was trying to avoid having to engage in a huge amount of shipping. It would be best if the buyer could make the trip to pick it all up, particularly the ATR. I do have a shipping crate, but freight insurance is really inadequate and difficult to get paid on.

    As you will read in the attached files, this is a very special machine. It has the Audionic programmable padnets, as well as stock padents, and a direct out harness. The programmables provide instant size/track format/eq switching.

    Asking price for the ATR-102 is $11,000. Asking price for the tape set is $12,200. If all purchased together price is $20,000.

    I can upload sound samples for serious inquires up to 192/24 made with my Ayre QA9.


    Tim Leggett

    I bought my ATR-102 from the owner of Flux Magnetics, Greg Orton, in July 2011.

    This tape deck is in perfect outstanding working condition. It is catalog number 4010254-04, serial number 1361052. I believe it was manufactured in the early 1990’s.
    It comes with the following items:
    • ¼” Flux Magnetics Extended Response Head Block and Tape Guides built by Greg Orton –Allows play/record of 2 (½ track) track format, playback of commercial 4 track (¼ track) format in one direction.
    • ½” Flux Magnetics Extended Response Head Block and Tape Guides built by Greg Orton –Allows playback/record of 2 track format. Brandnew.
    • 2 - Stock Ampex Four Speed Padnets – For playback/record alignment of tape speed (3¾, 7½, 15,30 IPS) and equalizations (IEC, NAB, AES)combinations.
    • 2- Audicon Programmable Padnets – For playback/record alignment of tape speeds (3¾, 7½, 15, 30IPS) and Equalization (IEC, NAB, AES) combinations. Provides a PC computer software interface for saving and loading saved alignments (switching speed/track/eq formats) in seconds. Allows 2 alignments per speed. These Padnets have much better audio characteristics than the stock padnets and allow instantaneous switching of formats, which is not possible with the stock padnets. The have a great many functions including graphing play/record frequency response and automatic playback and record alignment. I am using them and the software with Windows10.
    • The unit and saved padnet configurations are already calibrated for all speeds and formats withRMGI SM 468tape.
    • Alternate XLR connector for sound card direct output, which bypasses the I/O moduleand transformers for a much improved sound for digitalmastering.
    • Precision Motor Works Mag Reels NAB hub adapters (for ¼” and ½” reels) as well as thestock adapters.
    • Wood shipping crate built by Greg Orton.



    This is a true mastering deck. It has the top of the line Flux Magnetics extended response heads in both blocks. Both head blocks are in excellent shape, the ½” head block being brand new and having had maybe a dozen plays. The owner of Flux Magnetics, Greg Orton manufactured the heads and assembled both head blocks for this deck. I am sure your analog decks probably have some of his tape heads in them. These programmable padnets are a must have accessory for this deck. It makes format changes instantaneous.

    The ½” 2 track format is truly outstanding. I have 3 Tape Project titles in both ¼” and ½” format and the difference is really night and day. The ½” format reproduces exactly what you put into it.

    Let me know if you are interested in the deck for your facility. I also have a collection of Tape Project Tapes and Groove Note Tapes I want to sell. I can send you a sampler of stuff I have mastered with it and an Ayre QA9 ADC converter. I have samples up to 192/24 bit resolution. Asking price is $11,000.
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
    ________________________________________

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    1/4" Asking Price Available New
    TP-001 - Jacqui Naylor - The Number White #179 300 450
    TP-002 - Dave Alvin - Blackjack David #176 300 450
    TP-003 - Arnold Overtures - LPO #193 300 450
    TP-004 - Robert Cray - False Accusations #186 300 450
    TP-007 - Exotic Dances - Minnesota Orchestra # 193 300 450
    TP-008 - Bill Evans - Waltz For Debby #208 300 450
    TP-009 - Mose Allison - Creek Bank #188 300 450
    TP-010 - Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus #10 300 450
    TP-011 - Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like A Wheel #164 300 450
    TP-012 - The Staple Singers - Bealtitude, Respect Yourself #149 300 450
    TP-013 - Thelonius Monk - Brilliant Corners #165 300 450
    TP-014 - Respighi - Copland #151 300 450
    TP-015 - Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane #162 300 450
    TP-016 - The Band - Stage Fright #145 300 450
    TP-017 - Little Hatch - Rock With Me Baby #150 300 450
    TP-018 - Clifford Brown - Memorial Album #147 300 450
    TP-019 - Minoru Nojima - Nojima Plays Lizst #154 300 450
    TP-020 - Jimmy Smith - The Sermon # 152 300 450
    TP-021 - Kurt Elling - Flirting With Twilight #131 300 450
    TP-022 - CCR - Willy And The Poor Boys #140 300 450
    TP-023 - Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder #140 300 450
    TP-024 - Nat King Cole and George Shearing #125 300 450
    TP-025 - Hooker N Heat #117 300 450
    GRV 1001 - RTR - Jacintha - Here's To Ben (1 of 15 copies, Made By Bernie Grundman Mastering) 1000 Out Of Print
    GRV 2002 - RTR - Roy Gaines - I've Got The T-Bone Walker Blues (1 of 15 copies, Made By Bernie Grundman Mastering) 500 600
    GRV 1006 - RTR - Jacintha - Autumn Leaves (1 of 15 copies, Made By Bernie Grundman Mastering) 500 600
    GRV 1008 - RTR - Anthony Wilson - Our Gang (1 of 15 copies, Made By Bernie Grundman Mastering) 500 600
    GRV 1010 - RTR - Bennie Wallace - Moodsville (1 of 15 copies, Made By Bernie Grundman Mastering) 500 600
    GRV 1046 - RTR - Anthony Wilson - Jack Of Hearts (1 of 15 copies, Made By Bernie Grundman Mastering) 500 600
    1/2"
    TP-002 - Dave Alvin - Blackjack David #182 (Made By Paul Stubblebine) 600 900
    TP-004 - Robert Cray - False Accusations #192 (Made By Paul Stubblebine) 600 900
    TP-007 - Exotic Dances - Minnesota Orchestra #17 (Made By Paul Stubblebine) 600 900
    12200
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
    ________________________________________

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    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
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    • #3
      Hi,


      do you know if owner is selling the TP tapes individually, or being sold as a package only,if still available.


      Cheers

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Purevinyl View Post
        Hi,


        do you know if owner is selling the TP tapes individually, or being sold as a package only,if still available.


        Cheers
        Last I heard the buyer took the whole package.
        Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
        Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
        ________________________________________

        -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
        -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
        -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
        -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
        -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
        -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
        -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
        -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
        -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
        -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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        • #5
          The guy living across the street from me was the CFO of Ampex in its heyday. He knows nothing about high end stereo. (I suppose he knows more about finances)

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