Telefunken MX80 Audio Tape Recorder

Made:
1981
maker:
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation & British Broadcasting Corporation

Telefunken MX80 DASH digital tape recorder (No. 1). Ser.No. 7646007-1, plus BBC CD4M/13, 1981. The MX80 was a 1/4 inch DASH (Digital Audio Stationary Head) digital tape recorder. Comprising two units, the tape transport, and a separate power supply and digital processor, this example also has a BBC-added third unit.

This was a BBC-designed converter unit (CD4M/13) to convert the MX80 digital in and out to the European Broadcast Union standard (specifically for use with the Neve DSP1 digital sound desk). The tape used is a special very thin type. A centre track on the tape carried a low-quality analogue recording allowing "rock and roll" editing.

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
2012-5118/171
Materials:
electronic components, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified) and wood (unidentified)
type:
tape recorder
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • audio equipment
credit:
The BBC Collection