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Eminence1963
10-23-2011, 04:25 PM
Is there a timeline somewhere here on these forums for AMPEX tape?
Im trying to find out when the 344 was made.

oskimo
10-23-2011, 04:37 PM
Ampex purchased OrrRadio, manufacturers of Irish tape, in 1959, thus their start in manufacturing magnetic recording tape.

So sometime in the 60's or early 70's?

Eminence1963
10-23-2011, 05:57 PM
Ampex purchased OrrRadio, manufacturers of Irish tape, in 1959, thus their start in manufacturing magnetic recording tape.

So sometime in the 60's or early 70's?

I have a couple of these and WOW they sound awsome even recording them at 3 3/4ips.
The high frequency they produce at this speed equals 7 1/2 ips almost!
I hope they dont SS on me*hope*

Old Busted Hotness
10-23-2011, 06:56 PM
According to the recordist site, it became available in 1973.

http://recordist.com/ampex/docs/apxtape.txt