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    1970's Otari MX-7000 Opinions????

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    I found an Otari MX-7000 1/4 inch 2 track... apparently modified to an 8 track (wtf?) Includes 8 preamps... looks to be in incredible condition for its age, all housed in 2 solid timber cabinets for extreme cheap...

    is this any good??
    how much would a full service set me back?
    how much maintence is required...
    are these preamps any good? does anyone recognise them?


    thanks...
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    Never had that type before, but if you can see/tryout the thing before you buy, it would be worth it, If its cheap enough I'de scarf on it now!!



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    That looks really nice

    I love that whole [I]brushed aluminium(?) and wood 70s thing.
    Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital recording is a pretty neat idea.

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    The whole thing looks like a total custom job that could probably only be serviced properly by the guy who built it.

    Is he still alive?

    Does it come with a service manual?

    Are you a die hard DIY'er?

    Answer no to any two of those questions and I would say forget it!

    Even if the unit is in 100% working condition, 8 tracks on 1/4" tape with no noise reduction is not a true ideal format to be working with. Find yourself an old Ampex one inch, 8 track and then you've got something to really play with.

    Cheers!

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