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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: ironbut on June 07, 2015, 05:24:40 PM

Title: End of Otari 5050
Post by: ironbut on June 07, 2015, 05:24:40 PM
Here's a copy of an email from AheadTek who is the US distributor for Otari.
So, if you want a brand spankin new 5050, this is probably your last chance.

"Production of the MX5050 has stopped with the last units received at AheadTeK earlier this year.   AheadTeK has stock of 6 pcs here in San Jose.   At this point, the availability of future units will require at a minimum the re-layout of boards to changeover from thru-hole components to surface mount.  Unfortunately, it appears that Otari will NOT undertake this task.  The units in our stock are configured as 2-Channel, 2-Track record and play capable along with the "-P" option, a 2-Channel, 4-Track play head.  We took this approach as most of our customers have large libraries containing both 2-Track & 4-Track recordings and they are most interested in play back only for the purpose of transferring content from analog to digital.  The unit price is USD $8300.00 each and includes freight within North America.  The product warranty is for a period of one-year. Spares will be available for some time to come."
Title: Re: End of Otari 5050
Post by: Listens2tubes on July 04, 2015, 01:29:08 PM
Getting a reply from Aheadtek has not been possible in months past. Bravo! Steve for getting this info.