This is the Ampex AVR-2. A two inch quadruplex format broadcast VTR circa
1979. One of the last quads designed at Ampex. Plays low band, high band
and tapes with defective control tracks. Digital TBC! 700 pounds! Fully
self contained and capable of operating on household 117 vac. We'll see
this particular machine interesting is that it is the very machine I worked
at as a quality control technician at CMC Technology in 1980! That was
my first job in Silicon Valley. What a long time ago. . .
I put many hours on this machine, but it has apparently seen a lot more
hours than that over the years. This deck will require some serious restoration
work. First thing it need is a video head assembly. A good cleaning and
inspection from top to bottom.
This machine does still have the original monitor bridge with Conrac color
monitor and Tektronix video waveform monitor and vector scope.
WANTED: Service manuals, operators manuals.