1964 To 2017
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Otari produced reel to reel tape recorders which were manufactured in Japan. These tape recorders targeted the studio market. Otari tape recorders used solid state electronics. The company produced 2 track machines available in 110-120v & 220-240v voltages.
1964 – Former Teac Engineer, Masayuki Hosoda founded Otari Corp. making tape recorders, mixing consoles and duplicating machines
1966 – Company’s first product DP-1000 high-speed tape duplicator
1967 – MX-5000, first multi-track recorder
1968 – MTR-60, first master tape recorder
1970 – DP 5000 and MX-7000 R-R were released
1974 – Developed TD7500
1977 – MTR 90 R-R
1978 – MX5050 B2 HD
1979 – Videotape loader VL-100
1980 – Established the subsidiary Otaritec Corporation producing professional audio equipment
1981 – MX5050 BQII
1984 – MTR-10 and MTR-12
1986 – Released MX-80 multitrack tape recorder and BTR-5 broadcast tape recorder. Launched first digital recording system.
1987 – Master tape recorder MX-55 and the multitrack tape recorder MTR-100A
1989 – Renamed as Otari Inc. and acquired Sound Workshop in the United States.
Introduced MX50 and eight-millimeter tape loaders the T-820 and VL-811
1990 – T-320II, videotape loader
2014 – Continues to make magnetic tape storage machines. The MTR-15DAS2/4 is a current model high-speed analog tape player for reel-to-reel type analog audio tape