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Offline jcmusic

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How to Align Otari MX 5050 BII
« on: July 18, 2018, 06:38:39 am »
My question is how do I go about aligning my deck while having the direct head wiring out to my tape pre? Since I have the deck setup this way I have lost the meter functions, so I need advice on how to align???
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Re: How to Align Otari MX 5050 BII
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 01:42:19 pm »
A scope with an X-Y display is the best way to align a head, using a Lissajous figure. It's much easier and more precise than using the VU meters.
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