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Otari MX 50 vs MX5050
« on: February 12, 2012, 09:57:58 AM »
Greetings all! I am a newbie here with this being my 1st post. I have owned RTR machines since the 70's, but I am now interested in getting the most performance out if RTR taping/listening as I can.
My question is this: I have found an Otari MX 50 for sale locally,1/4" 2t/2ch and it is in excellent condition. I am wondering how it differs from the MX5050BII that I currently own?
Any and all help is much appreciated This forum is a virtual gold mine of information! I am glad to be a member.
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Otari MX-50, 2 MX5050 B2HD, Revox A 700,  Akai GX-635D, Pioneer Rt 1020L, RT 707, Tascam 40-4

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Re: Otari MX 50 vs MX5050
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2012, 08:17:48 PM »
here are a few different variations of the MX5050 BII's. I don't have anything on the MX 50
B II - 2 is 2 trk, 2 ch.
B II - 4 is 4 trk 2 ch.
B II - F is full trk Mono
B II - 2E is 2 trk 2 ch with DIN specs.

This is what I found in their manual  OS3 - 038
I hope this helps.

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Re: Otari MX 50 vs MX5050
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012, 12:42:51 PM »
Hi, Ed:
Thanks for the reply, and the helpful info. I will add it to my ever expanding list of newly acquired knowledge on the Otari's.
Best regards,
Bill
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Re: Otari MX 50 vs MX5050
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2012, 04:48:02 PM »
Recognize that the BII-2 has a 1/4 track play head and the BII-4 has a 1/2 track play head. Making them 4 haead machines.
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Re: Otari MX 50 vs MX5050
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2012, 01:04:35 AM »
Hi, Neal:
Thanks for the additional info. A nice addition on the MX 5050, being able to switch from 2t playback to 4t playback!
Regards,
Bill
Bill Hurley
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Collector of vintage audio equipment
Otari MX-50, 2 MX5050 B2HD, Revox A 700,  Akai GX-635D, Pioneer Rt 1020L, RT 707, Tascam 40-4