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Offline DJ Darkhorse

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OTARI 5050 Manuals and Part Numbers Here
« on: April 23, 2010, 05:01:20 PM »
Hi all,
I am new to the TP forum and R2R. Some great info on here BYW. So, I bought an Otari 5050 BIII-2 of ebay yesterday. Bit of a crap shoot I know, but the pics of it looked good and it cost me $275 so hopefully it was a good gamble, let you know when it arrives. Since then I have being doing my research, not sure what I've got myself into here, but I digress.

It was a little hard at first finding information like manuals etc, so I have searched around and compiled all the docs I found into one folder for every one. Hope this makes it easier. If I find more I will update the folder.

I have already learned a lot from reading the forum thanks.

DH

Updated Folder June 2012

http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/1235q0


What is included in zip file. (all files are pdf's)
Otari MX5050BII Instruction Manual
Otari MX5050BIII Instruction Manual (This manual describes the MX-5050 MKIV-2, 2E, BIII-F, BIII-2 and BIII-2E models.)
Otari MX5050BIII - 8 instruction Manual
Otari MX5050BIII Parts list (complete schematic breakdown of BIII and all part numbers)
Otari MX5050BII & BIII Alignment Procedures Manual

The new MX-5050 Series is divided into the following models:
MX-5050 BIII-F Full Track, 1/4" Track Width
MX-5050 BIII-2 2 Channel, NAB 1/4" Track Width
MX-5050 BIII-2E 2 Channel, DIN 1/4" Track Width
MX-5050 BQIII 4 Channel, 1/4" Track Width
MX-5050 MKIV2 2 Channel, NAB 1/4" Track Width
MX-5050 MKIV2E 2 Channel, DIN 1/4" Track Width
MX-5050 MKIV4 4 Channel, 1/2" Track Width
MX-5050 MKIV8 8 Channel, 1/2" Track Width
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Re: OTARI 5050 Manuals and Part Numbers Here
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2010, 11:20:11 PM »
Welcome to the forum DH,
What an excellent first post! I'm sure there will be lots of folks thankful for your detective work. Putting it all into one file is a huge plus. I've got a folder that has bits and pieces of this info and I always have to open a few before I find what I want.
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Re: OTARI 5050 Manuals and Part Numbers Here
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2010, 11:09:39 AM »
Thanks very much.  It's great to be able to get to all this in one place!
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Re: OTARI 5050 Manuals and Part Numbers Here
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2010, 02:24:06 PM »
DH, thanks for all the good work.  I have a BIII also. So all this info in one place is great.  My BIII works great. I bought it from a guy who had bought the contents of an old radio station. The radio station had purchased it about the time they went digital in the early '90's - so it got very little wear.  He also got a BII and an old Ampex, both of which had definitely seen better days. Included were about 1000 or more 10.5" tapes - but they were 90% recorded on Ampex 456 with sticky shed :-(  I paid $450, and it was a local purchase, so I got a chance to play with it before buying.  Good luck with yours.   Larry
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Re: OTARI 5050 Manuals and Part Numbers Here
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2012, 04:13:03 PM »
I have updated the Otari Manuals Folder as I bought a MX55. Seems it belonged to Huey Lewis' before the last owner.
in Top condition.

So there is a new link. Here
Filesize:    37.75MB
Direct DL http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/1235q0
Page DL http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/1235q0

What is included in zip file. (all files are pdf's)
Otari MX50 Instruction Manual
Otari MX55 Instruction Manual
Otari MX55 Schematics
Otari MX55 Parts List/Exploded View
Otari MX5050BII Instruction Manual
Otari MX5050BIII Instruction Manual (This manual describes the MX-5050 MKIV-2, 2E, BIII-F, BIII-2 and BIII-2E models.)
Otari MX5050BIII - 8 instruction Manual
Otari MX5050BIII Parts list (complete schematic breakdown of BIII and all part numbers)
Otari MX5050BII & BIII Alignment Procedures Manual

The new MX-5050 Series is divided into the following models:
MX-5050 BIII-F Full Track, 1/4" Track Width
MX-5050 BIII-2 2 Channel, NAB 1/4" Track Width
MX-5050 BIII-2E 2 Channel, DIN 1/4" Track Width
MX-5050 BQIII 4 Channel, 1/4" Track Width
MX-5050 MKIV2 2 Channel, NAB 1/4" Track Width
MX-5050 MKIV2E 2 Channel, DIN 1/4" Track Width
MX-5050 MKIV4 4 Channel, 1/2" Track Width
MX-5050 MKIV8 8 Channel, 1/2" Track Width

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Re: OTARI 5050 Manuals and Part Numbers Here
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2012, 06:23:33 PM »
Hi,

Thanks for posting all the manuals.  Any chance you know where I can find a manual for a mx5050 bqii?  I see you have the bqiii manual listed.  Is there a difference?  I just bought a bqii yesterday for $50.  I think it was a great find.  This is my first tape machine.  Can't wait to get into it!