OTARI
           MX-5050BIII-P
Professional Analog 2-Track
  Tape Recorder, 2/4-Track
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The MX-5050BIII has long been the standard in 1/4 -inch 2-track recorders.
It features an optimized 4-head design and transformer-less balanced inputs and outputs to provide superior frequency response, low distortion and high signal-to-noise performance under the most demanding conditions.
Record setup adjustments can be made from the front panel, and a convenient built-in oscillator provides test tones for calibration/ maintenance. 
The direct drive capstan motor is servo-controlled, and an integral
microprocessor governs tape handling, including dynamic braking,
motion sensing and transport logic.
A built-in mini-autolocator provides three one-touch cue-point memories,
search zero, and a repeat function. The tape timer display shows tape time in Hrs/ Min/Sec., as well as tape speed in inches per second and percentage of tape speed. Capstan speed can be varied by +/- 20% in 0.01% steps using
the built-in “pitch” control. The extremely rugged mechanical
construction includes a 1/4” deckplate with cast aluminum side panels and steel support members.
All circuit boards are designed to swing out or unplug for quick
service access.
S Y S T E M  H I G H L I G H T S :
Positive-action transport controls
Balanced transformer-less XLR I/Os
DC capstan, Quartz PLL servo-controlled
Built-in mini-autolocator
Rehearse function
Automatic monitor switching
Built-in test oscillator and external oscillator input
Variable pitch control (+/- 20%)
Front panel record setup adjustments
DBX* compatible
1/4” deck plate with cast aluminum side panels and steel support members

*DBX is a registered trademark
of Dolby Sound Labs, Inc.
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OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Front Panel. Head Assembly removed.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Front Panel. Head Assembly removed.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Supply Motor/Brake Assembly.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Supply Motor/Brake Assembly.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Supply Reel Brake.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Supply Reel Brake.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Take-Up Motor/Brake Assembly.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Take-Up Motor/Brake Assembly.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Take-Up Reel Brake.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Take-Up Reel Brake.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Capstan Motor.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Capstan Motor.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Counter Assembly.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Counter Assembly.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Fuse PCB.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Fuse PCB.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Rear Connector Panel removed.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Rear Connector Panel removed.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Rear Connector Panel removed 1.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Rear Connector Panel removed 1.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Transport. Rear view.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Transport. Rear view.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Logic Control PCB.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Logic Control PCB.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Logic Control PCB. BIOS EPROM. Reprogrammed.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Logic Control PCB. BIOS EPROM. Reprogrammed.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Output Control.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Output Control.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Bottom Panel removed.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Bottom Panel removed.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Front Panel.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Front Panel.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Repro/Record Amplifier. Open for adjustments.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Repro/Record Amplifier. Open for adjustments.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Repro/Record Amplifier. Open for adjustments 1.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Repro/Record Amplifier. Open for adjustments 1.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Repro/Record Amplifier. Open for adjustments 2.

OTARI MX-5050BIII-P. Repro/Record Amplifier. Open for adjustments 2.

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