Reel to reel tape recorder manufacturers otari, inc. The tape handling and electronics are far superior as. These units are durable because metal materials are used to construct the frame. If, however, some adjustment or technical support becomes necessary, replacement parts are required, or technical questions arise, please contact your otari dealer or contact otari at. This unit has an option 2head4head switch under tape head cover.
Featured texts all books all texts latest this just in smithsonian libraries fedlink us genealogy lincoln collection. Search the history of over 424 billion web pages on the internet. June 1 1974 billboard masayuki hosoda 39 10 years as a teac engineer founded otari corp in 1964. I have owned and used range of decks including different akais, a nagra long forgotten, a pair of revox g36s, for a very short time a revox a77, a brenell, a ferrograph, the brush soundmirror mentioned above, phillips n4506 and a much loved otari mx5050 ii.
Another part of otari s continuing technical support program for our products is the continuous revision of manuals as the equipment is improved or modified. All books are in clear copy here, and all files are secure so dont worry about it. Another part of otaris continuous technical support program for our products is the continuous revision of manuals as the equipment is improved or modified. Find great deals on ebay for otari mx50 and otari mx55.
I am thinking about getting one on ebay to use for mixdown purposes but im not sure which would be the better model to go to. Featuring the 1970 neve 80 series custom wrap around 56 input recording console, we specialize in analog recording in its purest form. He also has an otari mx5050 twotrack tape machine for mixing. Otari mx5050 parts control micro switch assy wh11007 for mx5050 reel to reel. Alignment procedure for otari mx5050 bii set srl switch to srl position. Download the otari mx5050bmk2 manuals for free hifi manuals. What are the differences between the otari mx5050 b ii and the biii model. We have 4 otari mx5050 manuals available for free pdf download. Used, otari mx5050 mkiii2 two track reeltoreel it is listed as collection only, but will be properly packaged and shipped, fully insured, if required worldwide. Buy otari new reel to reel belt mx5050 bq2 4 trackdrivecapstan belt. The mx5050 series recorders are professional quality twospeed audio tape recorderreproducers designed for optimum performance and long life. The mx55 series are built on diecast aluminum alloy deck plates and side frames for maximum ruggedness and mechanical stability. Mx5050 mkiv2, biii2 master tape recorder operation and maintenance manual fourth edition printed. Athan corporation is committed to excellence in delivering quality products and services to professionals in the fields of digital and vintage analog recording.
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I inherited two otari mx5050 biihd machines and, instead of throwing them away immediately, i decided to bring them back to life out of purely sentimental reasons. Mx5050biii 2ch analog audio tape recorder otari, inc. Otari mx5050 bii series instruction manual pdf download. Log books of the recordings were part of the original accession and contain. I have 4 otari mx5050 and helped 3 of my friends buy theirs. I have the otari model mx5050 bii2 that graced many a radio station and small studio. Tapes were made by binding ferrite oxide to a long paper strip that was then magnetized by a tape head. Otari 5050 series tape recorder parts very good used parts. The mx5050 biii has long been the standard in 14 2 track analog recorders. Aug 07, 2009 just bought an otari mx5050 biii reel to reel 2track recorder.
The mx5050 biii has long been the standard in 14 twotrack analog recorders. When it goes bad, it will be costly to mod the machine to take another ic in its place plus the early versions had audio relays that have a strange size and are no longer made. Up for your consideration a perfect workingbeautiful condition, professional otari mx5050 bii2. Otari mx50 2 track reel tape recorder no longer in the vintage recording collection. The mx5050 series recorders are professional quality twospeed. Very very slightly used 14 inch 2 track erase head this is the upgraded otari head made for otari by jvc as used in the mtr 10 series machines exact upgrade for the 5050 bqii, mkii2, bf, b2hd, mkiii2 machines. Otari mx5050 bqii 4 channel professional reel to reel tape recorder in the. Otari products are divided into two main categories. Early reeltoreel tape was made of paper and later from plastic based strip, which is much more durable. The reeltoreel tape recorder was invented in germany in the late 1920s.
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We assume no liability for improper servicing due to changes and improvements which we make that subsequently render certain of these documents obsolete. That was the target market, while the technics was mainly for home use. Looking for a copy of an operation and service manual for an otari mx5050 bqiii, 4 channel, 14 track width open reel tape deck. My primary usage for either of these units has been primarily archival transfers to digital and thus i have had no need to go after the sounds associated with saturating, using highbias tape, or improving the electronics in the machines. The service manual functions as a repair guide for troubleshooting and sometimes contains tips for refurbishing and modifications. The unit does show heavy wear throughout and is missing some control buttons. Otari reel tape recorders the museum of magnetic sound recording. New lego jurassic world blue raptor minifigure dinosaur headgear 75917 o. Message board otari mx5050 biii general discussion. Deck has been completely checked, fixed, cleaned, lubed and heads 90% aligned and adjusted. Teac, akai, nagra, and many other companies build reeltoreel tape recorders, and each product typically has a unique design. The mx5050 units use 14inch tape and are available in 4 different models.
What are the differences between the otari mx5050 b ii and. The mx5050bii units use 14inch tape and are available in 4 different models. Otari mx55 manual professional tape recorder hifi engine. There are 50 quicktime h264 854 x 480 files in this download. Otaritec will exhibit new lwb series lwb24 and lwb72 at inter bee 2019 to be held at the makuhari messe in tokyo from november to 15. This site is like a library, you could find million book here by using search box in the header. We offer seven hours of 50 video segments via download about our collection and the history of magnetic recording available at this link order the video files on line was 14. Otari mx 5050 bii reel to reel repair service manual booklet 0 results. Otari mx5050 tape recorder in unknown working condition. Ive had many revoxs, teacs and a few mx5050 b ll 2 and 4. It has the same recording head as the mx 5050, which is superior to that of the 488 and 488 mkii.
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Sorry to post in the general discussion thread, but it does get noticed a bit better and i need help, as i am going crazy here. So, a total of 20 solder points to have my otari mx 70 working 100% that is an easy to repair machine in my book everything is clearly laid out and its really easy to fix this deck. The otori mx 5050 is an 8 track cassette recorder that operates at 3. What has the author otari kandaurov written answers. Otaris optional ec402 resolver is designed specifica. New listingotari mx 5050 bii reeltoreel recorder nab hub 10. Otari hub adapter pair 10 mx5050 analog tape reel to reel. Search the history of over 411 billion web pages on the internet. Download the otari mx5050bmk2 manuals for free hifi. The different models, and their application, are determined by the head format. Otari 7500 2 track reel tape recorder no longer in the vintage recording collection. The otari will play back 4track tapes but does not have a 4track record head. Otari mx5050 manual professional tape recorder hifi.
Otari mx5050 bii recorderreproducer history of recording. Otari mx5050 professional tape recorder reel to reel reverb. The company also has distributors in california, australia, and new zealand. Otari mx5050 bii recorderreproducer message board otari mx5050 general discussion the mx5050bii series recorders are professional quality twospeed audio tape recorderreproducers designed for optimum performance and long life. Amounts shown in italicized text are for items listed in currency other than singapore dollars and are approximate conversions to singapore dollars based upon bloombergs conversion rates. If you are talking about what happens to a signal when you hit an analog tape really hard, you might be able to do this with a 5050 but you would need the technical knowledge and the manuals and test gear to set it up for the type of tape you intend to use, and the. Otari mx5050 reeltoreel question steve hoffman music forums. Mx5050 bii series recording equipment pdf manual download. There are razor blade scratch marks on the head cover editing groove from tape editing process in studio.
The otari is a really tough, rugged machine and will do everything you want in a deck, plus it sounds great, far better than the teac xr it replaced in my system. Otari mx5050 bii2 reel to reel 14 tape recorder servo pcb for parts only. Fortunately at that time i didnt know his full history other than the supersession, simon. Reverb is the marketplace for musicians to buy and sell used, vintage, and new music gear online. The machine has had a full alignment, new pinch roller, and meter bulbs and comes with 2 reels of tape one used. Each drawing has its own parts list with the same key number and title. Download otari mx5050 page 1 book pdf free download link or read online here in pdf. February 1999 mx5050biii the following exploded view drawings and parts lists are provided for service reference. Diontes deals up for bids we have a used vintage whdh radio 85 otari mx5050 reel to reel tape recorder.
It is in great functioning shape with all service records, the remote, manuals, etc. Even the one that a friend bought under the expectation it worked perfectly needed some major repair to sound and operate correctly. Warm up the virtual instruments inside your daw by recording them to a real analog tape machine. Otari mx5050 manuals manuals and user guides for otari mx5050. Used vintage otari mx5050 reel to reel tape recorder. I already have a teac 808 12 8track that ive used a lot and has served me well, but the otari seems like a step up. An example of the latter is the model m79 recorder, which still has a following today. Find great deals on ebay for otari mx5050 and otari reel to reel. I know a guy in jersey who fixed up my tascam reel to reel, and can also work on these machines if they need some tender loving care. Dec 09, 2014 this is a demonstration for an otari mx5050bii that is currently for sale on ebay. Preservation out of the stacks texas state library and archives. Tslac bought a brand new otari mx5050 reel to reel player in 2014, about. We offer seven hours of 50 video segments via download about our collection and the history of magnetic recording available. Below you will found our manuals on the otari mx5050b mk2.
All switches, pods and contacts treated with deoxit. Return from otari mx5050 biii tape machine to history of recording homepage. It features an optimized threehead design and transformerless balanced inputs and outputs to provide superior frequency response, low distortion and high signaltonoise performance under the most demanding conditions. I havent done any modifications to my 50508 track or to the 55 that i use.
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