"Notice the switch changing 2-track to 4-track on the head-assembly"
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.
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
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
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
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
Among the many professional features of the MX-5050 series are:
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.
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,
Unbalanced input impedance: 150-10k ohms.
Minumum input: -70dBm or -50dBm switchable.
Headphone jack 1/4 frontpanel.
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.
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
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