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Ampex ATR-102 1/2" 2-Track Mastering Tape Machine Grandmaster Recorders #28703

Availability: In stock



Techno Empire is honored to present for sale this piece of recording equipment from legendary music studio, Grandmaster Recorders. Originating in the 1970’s as Hollywood Bijou Studio, where Stevie Wonder wrote and rehearsed his classic album “Songs in the Key of Life”, it later changed its name to Grandmaster Recorders where it produced dozens of acclaimed albums such as Red Hot Chili Peppers “One Hot Minute”, Beck’s “Midnight Vultures.” Tool’s “10,000 Days”, No Doubt’s “Tragic Kingdom” & Queens of the Stone Age “Songs for the Deaf” to name a few.


BRAND - Ampex

MODEL - ATR-102 (1/2" 2-Track)

FUNCTION - Analog Audio Tape Machine

DESCRIPTION -This listing is for an Ampex ATR-102 1/2" 2-Track Mastering Analog Tape Machine.

ACCESSORIES - This item comes only as seen in photos. Includes:

  • 1 - 1/4” Splicing Block
  • 1 - 1/2” Splicing Block
  • 1 - Empty 1/2" Take-up Reel
  • 1 - Reel of USED 1/2" Analog Tape
  • Original Manual

PHYSICAL CONDITION - Good. This unit shows some moderate use with normal wear as would be expect from a professional machine of this vintage. The padding is gone from the hand rest and there are scratches with light oxidation on the chassis, but overall, the machine is solid.

WORKING CONDITION - Very Good. The machine is recording and playing back great at both 15 and 30ips. All buttons, switches, and knobs feel good. Transport feels solid, the machine winds and brakes fast. This is a mastering-level analog tape machine, considered one of the finest of its time. Get on it quick so you can throw away the plugin!


TOTAL PRE-SHIP DIMS - 31" x 44" x 26"

SHIPPING: This item will require freight shipping. The price listed above is just an estimate, actual shipping cost may vary. Please inquire with your postal code and we'll get back to you with the best prices and options we can find.

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