Author Topic: Ampex ATR700 professional studio reel to reel - help needed  (Read 520 times)

Offline GMaestro

Ampex ATR700 professional studio reel to reel - help needed
« on: October 31, 2020, 12:34:47 PM »
I am looking for someone who can help me repair this Ampex ATR700

Me and my Father wants to sell it but it needs some repairs- It was used at teh SABC Studios for some time and then at Radio Pulpit for some time.

So we need to either sell it AS IS - or repair it and then sell it.

Problems with the machine:

1. Channel 2 does not work - nou audio from channel 2 ( Channel 1 works )
2. Counter does not work - could only be the belt
3. Output is very low - unless it is the tape I am using.
4. It is a 110v Machine - so at the moment I am using my variable transformer to drive it.

The rest of the reel seems to we working well - forward and rewind , play and pause , auto stop etc looks good. 

Is there anyone on the forum maybe who can help with this? Pretoria area.
OR - maybe we need to sell it AS IS - Reasonable offers?

Some pics here:














« Last Edit: October 31, 2020, 12:50:54 PM by GMaestro »
Pretoria

Offline christempler

Re: Ampex ATR700 professional studio reel to reel - help needed
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2020, 01:35:10 PM »
Hi.
Dewald says to contact him.
Regards
Chris
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Offline GMaestro

Re: Ampex ATR700 professional studio reel to reel - help needed
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2020, 02:16:25 PM »
100% thanks Chris
Pretoria

Offline Agaton Sax

Re: Ampex ATR700 professional studio reel to reel - help needed
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2020, 04:12:55 PM »
It is essentially a re-badged one of these.TEAC 7300. Good machines but not sure if it is good or bad from service viewpoint.


Online vleisman

Re: Ampex ATR700 professional studio reel to reel - help needed
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2020, 05:14:04 PM »

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Re: Ampex ATR700 professional studio reel to reel - help needed
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2020, 05:25:42 PM »
@marcochezzi

I think you should have a go at this.  It will make a good conversation-piece
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Offline GMaestro

Re: Ampex ATR700 professional studio reel to reel - help needed
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2020, 06:31:42 PM »
It is essentially a re-badged one of these.TEAC 7300. Good machines but not sure if it is good or bad from service viewpoint.



It is definitely an original ampex atr 700 sabc used quite a few of those. Were taken over by radio pulpit. Their studios all had the ampex atr700's. They used to import the parts directly from usa.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2020, 06:33:55 PM by GMaestro »
Pretoria

Offline Agaton Sax

Re: Ampex ATR700 professional studio reel to reel - help needed
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2020, 06:52:01 PM »
It is definitely an original ampex atr 700 sabc used quite a few of those. Were taken over by radio pulpit. Their studios all had the ampex atr700's. They used to import the parts directly from usa.

No, no, you misunderstand. It is an Ampex all right. The machines were built for Ampex by TEAC or then the division that became TASCAM. Nothing wrong with that,just that parts-wise it is a TEAC. This was common in the latter years when AMPEX were moving more into pro  video and the lower machines ,not low end  just those below the mighty ATR10x series were outsourced.

Offline GMaestro

Re: Ampex ATR700 professional studio reel to reel - help needed
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2020, 07:33:20 PM »
 Haha ah okey makes sense.  :)
Pretoria

Offline marcochezzi

Re: Ampex ATR700 professional studio reel to reel - help needed
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2020, 07:50:51 PM »
Would love to take a look at this if Dewald turns it away..