Otari MX5050 BII2

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Otari MX5050 BII2:

Notes: This is a legacy product, no longer manufactured by Otari.



Reel-to-reel deck.


Playback of audio reels.

Technical Information:

Default Setup

Rear controls:

  • Output level: High
  • Equalization: NAB (National Association of Broadcasters)

Front controls:

  • Adjusted to meet playback needs.

Associated Hardware/Software


Playback heads need to cleaned regularly to prevent noise from entering the digital recording.

Resources and Links:

As of May, 2009 no documentation is available for the unit from the vendor site. 
A free .rar file download of the manual has graciously been made available by audioschematics.com. 
*Note, the .rar files cannot be extracted without a password. For the password, see this page.
Why IEC equalization? - article on the basics of NAB and IEC equalization