has the world's largest stock of high performance magnetic tape heads
for IRIG data recorders from Ampex, Honeywell, Thorn EMI, and others.
There are 32 sets in all.
These must be sold, as Synhouse is in
the electronic music business and
has no use for them nor the clients for them
, they came from the
Ampex/Quantegy factory buyout.
This stock was/is the entire inventory of data recorder tape heads from
the Ampex/Quantegy factory where they were kept as spares or used to
certify the quality of brand new tape stock.
piece of each set is in absolutely brand new, flawless condition, and
nearly every set has full documentation/log sheets showing the exact
hours of use. All are low hours or no hours and the dates of use are
mostly from 1986 through 1995. All head sets are in the original
factory padded foam boxes.
The sets here include tape heads made by:
There are complementary sets of both record and reproduce head sets for most head types.
These record and reproduce heads fit many different data recorders.
following recorders because the boxes are marked as such and/or because
the Ampex/Quantegy factory had multiples of each of these models in use:
Ampex FR1200 (FR-1200, two different
Ampex TM2 (TM-2)
Honeywell model Ninety-Six (Honeywell 96)
These heads might
for the following recorders:
Ampex FR1400 (FR-1400)
It is up to the
buyer to determine compatibility.
Ampex FR3025 (FR-3025)
One photo layout of two of the sets was done to provide an example of
the exceptional quality and condition of this merchandise.
Here is a page of photos of two of these sets:
It would take days to photograph all these sets of tape heads
individually, so that will not be done.
From looking at the numbers on the boxes, there are, among others:
1/2" 25 mil 14-track
1" 18 mil 42 track
1" 25 mil 28-track
1" 25 mil 4mhz (28-track?)
1" 50 mil (14-track?)
Some of the tape heads are PCM type.
There is also one test/setup/service fixture/carrying case with
machined aluminum plates, it holds two boxes of Honeywell heads in it,
see the Honeywell photo link above for that.
Everything shown is in stock as of 2/2010, and are available
individually, in pairs, or as an entire lot at a discounted price.
If you have questions or requirements, send an
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
(inventory location: S6, rear left, above Tag 19)