• Brand: Ampex / Irish / Quantegy
  • Type: 341
  • Reel: 7" (18cm)
  • Lengths Available: 1800' (550m)
  • Thickness: LP (1.0 mil)
  • Tape Grade / Performance Level: 1-Standard
  • Base Material: Polyester
  • 2020 Advice: Good for Daily Use
  • Where Produced: USA
  • Mfg Years: Late 1950s - Early 1970s
  • Sale Condition: Refurbished - 90 day warranty
  • Description:

    The Ampex 341 is the long play and most popular version of the 300 Series, first introduced under the Irish brand.  The brown oxide appearance is similar to other Ampex tapes like the 541/641. In general, we recommend any 300 Series Ampex or Irish tape for Standard (type 1) applications made with their Ferrosheen process due to their longevity, low oxide shedding, and excellent frequency response for the time.  Notes:

    • This is a formula that has withstood the test of time. It is amazing to consider that you can make a high quality recordings on a 60 year old tape, but this is indeed possible.
    • Tapes of this vintage have a tendency to shed oxide more than modern tapes. This is not a sign that this tape is degrading, it should be considered normal. Ampex tapes made with their Ferrosheen process seem to shed less today than their counterparts, and should be considered to be at the top of the quality chart for tapes made at the time.
    • The general quality of these tapes increased over their production run as general improvements were made, particularly with oxide shedding and smoothness.
    • Ampex tapes included the formula code on the tape hold down tab, supplied when new. Many users kept the tab or stuck it to the box, so this might help you identifying a formulation
    • Available Refurbished: Yes, you can buy refurbished reels of 341 in our store.

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