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Tape Tech / Re: Weird speed issue with Otari 5050
« on: August 01, 2015, 03:25:06 PM »
Thanks. That might have been the problem. It is working today. It sounds wondrous. The combination of the Magnetic flux tape head with the Eros is incredible. I can't wait to play one of my Tape Project tapes but I need to figure out a better way to fast rewind. The method I used did not wrap the tape tight enough. What are the best practices for rewinding ?

Tape Tech / Weird speed issue with Otari 5050
« on: July 30, 2015, 05:18:55 PM »
I just finished building my Eros tape preamplifier and the first time I played my recently restored and upgraded MX5050 everything sounded like it was working fine except for the tape rubbing against a bent take up reel. I replaced the take up reel and now I cannot get the tape player to run at normal playback speed. The display says it is set on 15 ips. When I hit the play button it takes off at fast forward speed. Has anyone ever seen a problem like this? Am I missing a switch somewhere? Could I have blown a fuse?

Tape Tech / Re: Need help - hubs for Otari MX5050 BIII
« on: May 23, 2015, 06:28:14 PM »
That seems to explain it. The BIII does have the tip that pulls out and twists and  the hub adaptor I purchased was the KWOHOO9. I will return these and find some teac adaptors. Thanks.

Tape Tech / Need help - hubs for Otari MX5050 BIII
« on: May 21, 2015, 04:24:41 PM »
I recently purchased an Otari MX5050 BIII and have been trying to buy the NAB hub adaptors on eBay. My first attempt resulted in a pair that was intended for 1/2" tape and did not fit. Although the spindle size was the same the hubs did not have the grooves corresponding to the 3 splines on my spindles. The spindles are 1.25" long and the splines are approximately 3/4". The second pair of adaptors I purchased had the grooves but they are only about 3/8" deep and the hubs do not mount flush with the wheels on the deck. Both hubs were made by Otari. Did Otari change the design of the hubs between the BII and the BIII models of the MX5050? Does anyone know what I should purchase that will accommodate the full 3/4" length of the splines?


P.S. I played around with the hubs and by loosening the knobs I managed to get the hubs to go over the splines and into position on the spindles. When I try to tighten the knob the hub assembly pushes itself backwards off the spindle. Is there a trick to making these work or do I just have the wrong model hub for this tape deck?

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