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Ampex 351-2 1/4" Two Track

Ampex 351-2 1/4" Two Track

Brand: Ampex

Regular price £8,500.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £8,500.00 GBP
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Stunning and and beautifully maintained and in use in a studio. Only selling to upgrade to 4-track Ampex.

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Product Description

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Beautifully restored and maintained two track 1/4 inch 351 tape machine for sale. From a working studio that is upgrading to a four track version.

  • Calibrated for new ATR Magnetics tape.

  • New Nichicon and Illinois capacitors throughout.

  • Completely rebuilt power supplies for each of the electronics.

  • Transport has been updated and recapped throughout.

  • Heads have been relapped by John at JRF Magnetic and have a long life ahead


Information from the current owner:

This machine has served me very well over the years. These preamps sound good on any source but the real magic is with the full machine.

I’ve used this on tons of records as this has been the heart and soul of my studio for many years.

Maintained meticulously in a smoke free space. Some records I’ve used this on are:

Porches “Slowdance in the Cosmos”
Frankie Cosmos, “Next Thing” and “Vessel”
Sheer Mag “I”, “II” and “III” as well as “Need To Feel Your Love”
Frank Hurricane “Love Ya, Love Ya.”
Old Lady “Truck Stop Thrills”

Fantastic for mixdown, live recording or as standalone mic preamps this thing does it all! Perfectly balanced beautiful lush audio.

The only reason I’m selling this machine is because I found a 351 four track and I don’t have the space for both.

The 351 has been an industry standard for many decades and will for many more!

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This item is located in USA. The listing excludes tax, which may be payable depending on your location. If you have any questions, please get in touch and we will do our best to help.

SHIPPING: Worldwide shipping available. Brokerage sale so shipping is arranged between the buyer and seller direct (but we can usually help with access to trusted couriers etc). If you need an estimate then get in touch.

Brokerage Sale Information:

Brokerage sale on behalf of a client. If you have gear that you want us to look at selling on your behalf then please look at our Commission & Consignment page for more information and get in touch to discuss your requirements.

The item is not at Soundgas however we only work in this way with trusted clients who understand their gear. That said, it is the buyer's responsibility to confirm details provided in the listing by the seller are to their satisfaction - if you have any questions at all please let us know before we arrange shipping.

As a brokerage sale, payment will be made to us but will be held in escrow for the seller until the buyer confirms satisfactory receipt of the item. The buyer has 14 days from receipt to raise any concerns, after which we will release funds to the seller. Full terms available on request.

Condition

Spectacular! See detailed photos for more information.

Voltage Information

Switchable voltage for use anywhere in the world - it will be set up ready for you to use before we ship.

Tax

Brokerage item - see detailed description for more information on tax status of this sale.

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