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MCI JH110 vs. Ampex AG440
Old 30th October 2020
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Hello There!! I have an AMPEX AG-440 (version 1) BUT without the 2 preamps.

Question 1: Does anybody have or sell the preamps?? I need them desperately!!

Question 2: Does the preamps of the Ag-440 B or C fit in my (Mki version 1967) or not??

Any help REALLY WELL appreciated. Unfortunately i have this beauty in my space and i CANNOT use it!! I am on FIREEE!!

Thanks in Advance, Jim
Old 30th October 2020
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I haven't used these particular machines, but I will vouch that the Scully 280 electronics are the best I've ever heard. My technician made me preamps (and instrument DIs) from the old Scully 280 channel amplifiers. BLEW AWAY even the Redd.47 tube DI I was using. Just wayyyy bigger sounding.

I guess there is something to the simple electronics of the older machines!

I'm currently rebuilding three 3M m79 mixdown decks. Two are 1/4" and I'm keeping the one that is 1/2" and making it x-formerless. Very simple electronics on those machines. Some of the best-sounding records ever made were recorded on m79s.
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Originally Posted by Hendrix69 ➡️
Hello There!! I have an AMPEX AG-440 (version 1) BUT without the 2 preamps.

Question 1: Does anybody have or sell the preamps?? I need them desperately!!

Question 2: Does the preamps of the Ag-440 B or C fir in my (Mki version 1967) or not??

Any help REALLY WELL appreciated. Unfortunately i have this beauty in my space and i CANNOT use it!! I am on FIREEE!!

Thanks in Advance, Jim
The pre amp modules are pretty easy to find but you will want to get modules that match your A revision.

I know the C version definitely has different electronics than the A but I am not sure about the B.
Old 2nd November 2020 | Show parent
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Thanx for the reply!!

Unfortunately at the time i can't seem to find any 'A version' preamp available for sale on the whole web!! So i still hope...
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