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RE: Want a RTR;Recommendations

Yep, forgot to mention the reel holders, the one thing about the Otari I dislike. The Otari reel holders do work, but I use them only on the large, NAB-type reels. (actually, I mostly use similar but more sensibly-designed (IMHO) reel holders that came with certain Akai decks). For 7-inch reels, I use Teac push-on rubber dohickeys (technical term).

The model subsequent to mine -- actually, new ones are still available in the $8-9K range -- did away with the need for the cumbersome Otari reel holders, but most of these do not offer 4-track playback. I think this model was called the MX5050 Mk. III, but I could be wrong.


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