Otari Reel to Reel Tape Recorders

Company Description

Otari produced reel to reel tape recorders from 1975 to 2005 which were manufactured in Japan. These tape recorders targeted the studio and semi-pro market. Otari tape recorders used solid state electronics. The company produced 2 track machines available in 110-120v, 220-240v & Multi 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

General Information

Manufacturer: Otari

Years in Business: 1964 To 2017

Country: Japan

Years making R-R Tape Recorders: 1964 To 2017