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Reel to Reel Tape Machines / Otari MX 5050BIII questions
« on: January 06, 2009, 12:28:27 PM »
Happy New Year everybody!

I have a minty Otari MX5050BIII on my bench. It is a buddies that has just subcribed as a charter member after hearing my tapes! Anyway, I am just about done with its tuneup but have hit a snag. Each VU meter needs one bulb. I can't seem to find a quick way to get to these bulbs. Anyone replaced these bulbs?

I also need to place a parts order with Otari, but things seem to have changed since I placed an order a few months ago. I was not able to reach a human, so I sent an email. Anyone order parts recently?



Reel to Reel Tape Machines / Otari MX 5050 B III service manual
« on: October 20, 2008, 09:13:36 AM »
I can't seem to be able to find anyone selling a service manual for the B III. Anyone know where to buy one. I guess I can give Otari a call, but a PDF would be good enough for my use.



Suggestion Box / some rock
« on: October 07, 2008, 12:21:41 PM »
Janis Joplin " Cheap Thrills"
the Doors " debut lp" or "Strange Days "
Hendrix " Band of Gypsies" I have the 7.5 ips reel and it sounds very good.
War: Eric Burdon " Declares War"


 First post, so if this is stupid, go easy! :-)

I had a tech once make me a small network with rca jacks on it that plugged directly into my Cat's  ( preamp ) phono section. This little network was a reverse RIAA circuit and a load resistor to pad down the input so I could hook up my phono stage to a break in cd playing on repeat in my cd player. So When I replace phono tubes, I hook up this network and run a break in cd over night. Much easier than playing vinyl for hours.

Anyway, it got me thinking that maybe a little network could be made that reverses the RIAA and adds the IEC eq and maybe pads down the input some to match my phono stage on my Cat Ultimate preamp. Just wondering if anyone tried this. I will probably build a Seduction to match up with my Otari MX 5050 B III, but this might be interesting....



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