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Offline zaphod

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otari 5050 levels
« on: August 22, 2011, 09:44:11 PM »
is the otari 5050 BII2 +4 broadcast or -10?
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Re: otari 5050 levels
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2011, 10:34:04 PM »
Both.

The output level is selectable using a switch on the rear panel.  The switch is marked High (for +4 dBm) and Low (for -10 dBm).
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Re: otari 5050 levels
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2011, 05:23:44 PM »
And factory set to Medium.
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Re: otari 5050 levels
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2011, 08:33:08 PM »
Both.

The output level is selectable using a switch on the rear panel.  The switch is marked High (for +4 dBm) and Low (for -10 dBm).
Thanks Jeri. The pdf of the manual that i got the other day is images, not text so search doesn't work on it (and i didn't find it by skimming through the pages by eye. (heck it's an audio sight, not a video sight - i'm allowed to be blind from time to time....)
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Re: otari 5050 levels
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2011, 09:41:10 PM »
is the otari 5050 BII2 +4 broadcast or -10?

In case anyone's interested in the minutiae, the standard in recording studios has long been +4, but the broadcasters settled on +8, which they actually borrowed from the phone company. Since Ampex sold machines to customers in both recording and broadcast, their machines could be set up easily for either standard.
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