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2X Otari MTR90 MKII 2" 24 Track Tape Machines w/ Cal Tape, Spare Parts - $7,000 (Vancouver, WA)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Otari
model name / number: MTR90 MK II
Want to track to tape? This is a rare & unique opportunity to own two functional Otari MTR90 MKII 2” 24-track tape machines, both in excellent condition. These machines are from now-defunct local studio Type Foundry, and served us well for many years tracking countless local and national bands. They run at 15 or 30ips, and are known for being dependable workhorses.

Parts for these are becoming scarcer and scarcer. With this purchase, you will have everything you need to keep a solid tape machine running for many years without having to spend time, energy and money sourcing parts.

The second machine is in good enough condition to be a complete backup machine. So no work stoppage from a problem, just switch them out, swap a couple of audio cards, and you’re good to go. Or, if an audio card has a problem, or the transport breaks on one machine, you can also quickly swap parts from the other machine.

Included in this offer: two complete machines with all audio and control cards, two remotes & cabling, one auto locator, one MRL calibration tape (1k,10k, 100Hz, 15 & 30ips, $600 new from MRL), two manuals, two extender cards for maintenance, two power cords (original connector power cables are hard to find), spare reels, 2x 2" tapes, and lots of miscellaneous spare parts. Heads are in great shape. I can provide pictures of them on request. Full condition description for each machine below. Both were thoroughly evaluated with a tech before being stored.

$7000 takes home everything. Serious inquiries only please. Showings can be arranged. No trades. Offers considered, but low ball offers will not be.

We prefer to sell these together, but are open to selling machines individually. We will not sell parts (remotes, autolocator etc.). Parts listed below under each machine come with that machine.

Will take cash, bank transfer or Paypal (with 3% transaction fee). No cashier's checks or money orders. Payment must be verified before taking them home.

Local pickup only. No delivery. No shipping

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MTR90 #1 
• Remote, no autolocator
• Extender card for maintenance & manual
• Custom cloth dust cover

Assessment with tech: Playback solid, record mostly solid
Known issues:
• Remote control play button sticks sometimes - likely an easy fix
• Ch10 card not working
• Ch12 has problem with record section - Estimated 1-2hrs to fix.
• Ch18 not erasing properly - Estimated 1-2hrs to fix.

MTR90 #2
• Remote & autolocator
• A bunch of spare parts - button covers, etc.
• Extender card for maintenance & manual
• MRL calibration tape 355nwb/m (+6) - 15 & 30ips, 1k, 10k, 100hz tones at each speed. $600 new. Purchased new from MRL in 2014. Has not seen much use.

Assessment with tech: Playback mostly solid, record solid
Known issues:
• Transport sometimes loses tension when first engaged/loaded - at least with the MRL cal tape it did. Not with a full-sized reel of tape. Easily remedied by holding up the reels when engaging the transport so the machine doesn’t entirely lose tension. Transport plays totally smoothly, so it’s only really when you’re engaging the transport when first loaded.
• Channel 8 100Hz about 2dB down on playback - can be fixed using low frequency comp setting and calibrating the LF response manually.

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