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2" Quad VTR, Accessorie & Part


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Item #:MO7163
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Model Description:
2 inch recorder-player. We Buy, rebuild and sell quad VTR

Model Details

Height: 63"
Width: 58"
Depth: 33"
Weight: 1100lbs

per DCI: The AVR-3 was the last Ampex quad machine introduced.It offered a transport similar to the AVR-1 but without the vacuum columns, and featured a digital TBC.

per Lionlamb: The Ampex AVR-3 was supposedly an AVR-1 without the vaccuum columns, but it does employ a vaccuum capstan, like the AVR-1.

Note the unusual tape transport area. It looks like a cross between an AVR-1 and an AVR-2. The machine features a vaccuum capstan, like the AVR-1, but has mechanical compliance arms (under the cover) to control tape tension. Much of the machine's electronics are identical to the AVR-2, especially the TBC. The machine has definitely been 'minaturized' to a great degree, but still weighs in at a hefty 1100 pounds. It is also shown with an 'up-to-date' Tektronix color monitor (An available option at the time. This machine would probably be very common if it wasn't produced so close to the end of the quad era.

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