IMPORTANT 2: The stand for the this unit is no longer included. The price has been altered to reflect this. Additionally, there are a few cosmetic issues to disclose. First, the cue switch cover and the record button are missing. Second, the header for the to deck connector is broken, however I did not notice any issue it caused during testing. As for the panels, the front of the bottom panel, also where the badge is, had some noticeable indentations from where the primer had cracked during respray. This was the only panel that turned out as such. I would also like to make it known that in the image of the rear, there are some obvious white streaks in the back. Im not sure what they were caused by, however the wouldnt come off during cleaning. For the user, however, these shouldnt pose as any problem because they are only viewable from the rear. Finally, all panels except those with writing on them were not resprayed. This is an Otari MX 5050 MKIII-2 tape recorder. I originally picked it up at an estate sale of warehoused audio equipment formerly used by a radio station in Pittsburgh. Although Im not certain, I believe this unit saw use there, as evidenced by the wear to it. In its original condition, however, multiple of the panels had chipped paint and other wear that needed to be addressed. So, I choose a close match to the original paint and repainted most of the panels besides those with the original text on them. Ive also re-edged the machine in places where it had come off. This unit comes with four cords and two broken ones that were apparently cut at some point. Im also including the pictured 10 take up reel as well. Feel to ask any questions you may have. The item “Otari MX5050 MK III-2 Reel to Reel Tape Recorder (TESTED, READ)” is in sale since Friday, November 12, 2021. This item is in the category “Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorders”. The seller is “ohiopdcollector740″ and is located in Youngstown, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Otari
- Type: Tape Recorder
- Model: Otari MX 5050 MK III-2