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Technical Details

Brand: Otari


Category:High Fidelity


Electronic:Solid State

Country of Manufacture:Japan

Release dates:1999-1999

Original Price: $1695

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 10.5"

Number of heads: 4

Dimension: 527 x 430 x 225mm

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

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

Weight: 24kg

Additional Details


The MX-5050 was a professional tape deck with 10½ inch reel capacity and three motors. A total of four heads were fitted. three half-track (erase, record and playback) and an additional quarter- track playback head.
A sophisticated electronically controlled transport utilising a hysteresis type motor for the capstan drive and two motors for the reels ensured extremely smooth and safe tape handling.
Other features included built-in splicing block, electronic 4-digit postion indicator, cueing lever for fast postion location, adjustable bias and heavy-duty XLR sockets for line inputs.
Otari released the MX-5050B version in 1978 and the MX5050 B III in 1990 which was still selling in 2004..

Additional Info

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


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