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Otari MX-5050 8SD 8-Track Analog Tape Recorder Tape Deck w/ Extras #37472

Availability: In stock




BRAND: Otari

MODEL: MX-5050 8SD

FUNCTION: 8-Channel 1/2" Tape Recorder

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This listing is for an Otari MX-5050 8SD 8-Channel 1/2" Tape Recorder built into its own custom wooden chassis for professional semi-permanent housing.


  • Serial No. 177072271
  • All audio connections are fitted with XLR-to-RCA Cables (included)

ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: This item comes as seen in photos and includes only the following accessories:

  • Otari CR-705A Remote Control Box #177704254
  • Take-Finder I Model 11 by El-Tech #0238
  • Otari 3-Ring Binder - Instruction & Maintenance Manual
  • Editall S-3.75/85o Cutting Block
  • Otari TW-670 NAB Hubs


  • 2 - 10.5" Reels
  • Audiophile Han-D-Kit Degausser & Magnetometer
  • Editall S-3 Cutting Block

PHYSICAL CONDITION: Very Good - All controls, both on the Tape Transport Control Panel and the Record/Reproduce Electronics panels. Rear-panels are all very clean, all parts fully intact and in very nice shape. All cables and connectors are also fully intact and in great shape. The wood housing has a few dings, mostly near the edges and a scuff mark on top. Casters are balanced and fully intact. Overall condition is very good.

WORKING CONDITION: Fair - Capstan motor does not move upon powering up. All VU meters are in perfect working order. Channel 3's VU has its light out but the meter works great. All push-button switches and their LEDs are in perfect working order. Dual-concentric Input and Output control knobs are all working perfectly, so is the OSC. The CR705A remote control is non-functioning and the transport does not function while it is plugged in to the main unit, but unplug the remote and the transport functions work great, save for the capstan. Overall working condition is fair.



  • Box 1: 46" x 22.5" x 20.5"
  • Box 2: 20" x 12" x 8"
SHIPPING: This item is too large, too heavy, or too delicate to ship by standard shipping services and must be shipped by FREIGHT.

Please message us with your postal code and we'll get back to you with the best pricing and delivery options that we can find. If there is a price listed above for shipping, it is an estimate based on the “worst case scenario” only and the actual shipping costs are likely less, it may also require buyer to pick up the item at a shipping terminal nearest your address, depending on service options and your location in relation to Los Angeles.

The wood rack prohibits shipping by common ground services. If you want to ditch the wood case we can do that and get you a ground shipping quote for just the recorder and preamps.

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