Country of Manufacture:Japan
Original Price: $1695
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
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. 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..
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