Category:Super High Fidelity (Reserved for top-end recorders)
Country of Manufacture:Japan
Release dates: -
Original Price: $1695
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15
Max Reel Size("): 10.5"
Number of heads: 4
Dimension: 527 x 430 x 225mm
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 3
Voltage(s): 110-120v, 220-240v
Frequency Response:15 ips: 30 Hz to 22 kHz ( 2dB)
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.05% (NAB)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:66 dB
Sound quality rating:8 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 8 / 10
The MX-5050 was a professional tape deck with 10½ inch reel capacity and three motors. A total of four heads were fitted. A sophisticated electronically controlled transport utilizing a hysteresis synchronous or DC Servo motor, depending on the model, for the capstan drive and two motors for the reels, ensured extremely smooth safe tape handling.
Other features included built-in splicing block, electronic 4-digit postion indicator, cueing lever for fast position location, adjustable bias and heavy-duty XLR sockets for line inputs.
Otari released the MX-5050B version in 1978, the MX5050 B III in 1990 and many other variations.
MX5050B-2H 15, 7.5ips, 4 Heads 2 Track Rec, 4 Track pb, hysteresis synchronous motor
MX5050B-2HD same as above with DC Servo motor
MX5050B-2L 7.5ips, 3.75 4 Heads 2 Track Rec, 4tr pb, hysteresis synchronous motor
MX5050B-2LD 7.5ips, 3.75 4 Heads 2 Track Rec, 4tr pb, same as above with DC Servo motor
MX5050B-4L 15, 7.5ips, 4 Heads 4 Track Rec, 2tr pb, hysteresis synchronous motor
MX5050B-4LD same as above with DC Servo motor
MX5050B-FHD 15, 7.5ips, 4 Heads Full Track Rec, 2tr pb, DC Servo motor
MX5050B-FLD 7.5ips, 3.75, 4 Heads Full Track Rec, 2tr pb, DC Servo motor
MX5050 BQII 4 Channel
OTARI MX5050 MKIII-8 1/2″ 8 Track
Hum and noise: / Crosstalk: greater than 55 dB / Harmonic distortion: less than 1% at 1 kHz at 200 nW / m / Bias frequency: / Erase ratio: / Semi-conductors: / Rewind speed: / Inputs: -15 dBm line, -70 dBm microphone / Outputs: +4 or -10 dBm- / Dimensions: 21½ x 21 x 17″ (546 x 533 x 432 mm) with 10½ inch reels / Weight: 51 lbs (23 kg) / quarter-track stereo