Ampex 602 Recorder

Ampex made these portable tube one track records. They come fitted in a Samsonite type suitcase. Alan Lomax used these recorders to record his famous field recordings in the 30's and 40's for the Library of Congress. The units consist of two major parts. the tape machine and a preamp. These preamps can be removed and made into very interesting mic preamps for recording. I have collected eight of these and am slowly getting them fixed up to work for recording purposes. I have left two as tape players for primitive looping.