* Otari MX-5050 B II 2 *

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Do it yourself Reel to reel for sale.

This was a special set-up I sold a couple of years back.

Head assembly has 4 heads:

Erase, playback 2-track, record 2-track, playback 4-track.

  • "Notice the switch changing 2-track to 4-track on the head-assembly"

    Custom-cabinet was made of oak, measures:

    23 inches tall, 10 deep, 17-1/2 wide.

    Air-vents on the top for ventilation + cross-support on the back.

    Free-standing and mounted to the aluminum frame.

    The deck had 4 rubber-feets mounted.

  • Total height with dbx and Eq 29 inches.

    Parasound Eq 300

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    12 band equalizer from 16 hz > 16 khz.

  • Level output control.
  • Tape in / Line in > Dub 1/2.
  • Monitor control.
  • Bypass control.
  • Eq record control.
  • Size: 4 inch tall, 9-1/2 deep, 17-1/4 wide.
  • DBX 224 X, Type II Noise reduction system

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  • Record level control.
  • Playlevel control.
  • Tape on/off.
  • Dbx bypass on/off.
  • Used in professional recording studios for years.
  • DBX encoded LP's.
  • Separate Level controls for Tape Recording / Playback.
  • DBX Disc Playback.
  • Dual 15-segment LED level meters for record and playback levels.
  • LED -50 db > +20db.
  • Made in Japan.
  • Size: 17.25 inch wide, 9" deep, 2 inch tall
  • weight: 8 lbs.

    Otari MX-5050. B II.2

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    Among the many professional features of the MX-5050 series are:

  • direct drive motors, no belts in this machine.

  • a built in test and cue-tone oscillator.
  • Front adjustable record bias, equalization + level controls.
  • XLR type connectors for microphones L + R.
  • Adjustable output control.
  • (2) VU meters with peak indicator.
  • LED counter showing, hours minutes and seconds.
  • Memory stop for automatically stopping the tape

    while in the rewind mode at a desired position.

  • All components of the tape transport are mounted on a rigid

    aluminum frame for stability.

    The transport design incorporates two 6-pole induction motors

    for the reel-motors and a 3 speed dc servo-motor for the capstan.

  • Speed: 3-3/4, 7-1/2 and 15.
  • 1/4 inch standard tape from 5 inch -10-1/2 size.
  • Easy soft touch controls for the transport.
  • Original remote control with 16 feet cord.
  • New made patch-cords from XLR>RCA connections to the EQ and DBX.

    When using this set-up:

    only regular RCA input and output from the amplifier is needed.

  • This machine provides both NAB and IEC equalizers

    switchable on the rear panel.

  • This model can play both 2-track and 4-track tapes.

    Recording can only be made in 2-track.

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    Features:

  • Cue-function.
  • Edit function + light when edit is engaged.
  • Large/Small reel control for accurate tape-tension.
  • High/Low speed control.
  • Pitch-control 7% + and -
  • Reproduce head selector switch: 2 or 4-track.
  • Automatic shut-off switch when tape ends, capstan-motor stops.
  • Record selector for channel (1)or(2)
  • Monitor Source/Tape switch for channel (1)or(2)
  • Splicing block mounted on the head-cover.
  • Head-cover can be raised so easy cleaning and maintenance is possible.
  • Power requirements: 117 volt, 60 Hz.
  • Microphone attenuator 0dB or -20 dB, Female XLR-connections.

    Unbalanced input impedance: 150-10k ohms.

    Minumum input: -70dBm or -50dBm switchable.

  • Headphone jack 1/4 frontpanel.
  • Frequency response:
  • 30Hz to 20 kHz +-2dB at 15 speed.
  • 20Hz to 18 kHz +-2dB at 7-1/2 speed.
  • 20Hz to 10kHz +-2dB at 3-3/4 speed.
  • Wow and flutter: less then 0.06% at 15 speed.
  • less then 0.08% at 7-1/2.
  • less then 0.12% at 3-3/4.
  • Distortion: Less then 0.7% at 1 kHz at 250 nWb/m.
  • Test oscillator frequency: nominal 1 kHz.
  • Bias and erase frequency: 133 kHz.
  • Record level (SRL)

    Note: 3 position switchable on the rear panel:

  • Position low: Scotch 177, Ampex 641.
  • Medium: Scotch 206,207,250, Ampex 406,407,456.
  • High: Quantegy or Maxell high grade tape.
  • Note: There was several different models made: (BII-2) (BII-4) (BII-F) (BII-2E)

  • Otari MX-5050 BII-4

    Remote-control, 16 feet cord.

    Accessories for sale:

  • Owners Manual,hard-copy or CD-ROM (pdf-file) $40.00

  • Service Manual,hard-copy or CD-ROM (pdf-file) $55.00

  • Remote control CR-705A. $ 75.00

  • Pictures © Vintage TX