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Wanted MWA MB51

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by niclaus, May 14, 2018.

  1. niclaus

    niclaus Active Member

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    Hello there!
    I am looking to buy one or two used MWA MB51s.
    If any of you knows where to find some, please let me know, that would be much appreciated.
    Thanks.

    N.
     
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

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    One of these?

    MWA MB-51 Magnetic and Optical Sound Recorder/Reproducer for 16 / 17.5 / 35mm film

    Known around Hollywood and elsewhere as “the Albrecht machine” after the company name M. W. Albrecht, (succeeded by MWA Nova, GmbH in 2002,) this workhorse of film sound audio is still available.
    http://www.flashscan8.us/mwa-mb-51magnetic-and-optical-sound-recorderreproducer-for-16-17-5-35mm-film/



    Wow.. please share why and what you've been up to?
     
  3. niclaus

    niclaus Active Member

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    yes that is exactly it.
    Thanks a lot. I will shoot them an email.
    But I think they are selling new (refurbished) machines. We are kind of hoping on finding used ones.
    Well, we are looking to open a new digitizing premises in LA, and so, we are looking for new machines. We have a lot, and I mean a lot, of reels that needs digitizing.
     
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  4. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

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  5. niclaus

    niclaus Active Member

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    actualy the link you provided is for a company selling film transfer, they don't sell equipment from what I see.
    If anyone knows where to find one, please let me know.
    And thanks for your interest Chris!
    N.
     
  6. Tech_EAFA

    Tech_EAFA Member

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    Hi niclaus,

    I have several (I think maybe 12) MB-51's. They are mainly 2 track 16mm. I cannot let our 6 track 35mm go but could be interested in selling maybe up to 5 of the others. All low hours from a dubbing studio. Only ever did one job I believe!

    Location: Norwich, UK

    Kind regards,

    Peter
     
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  7. niclaus

    niclaus Active Member

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    hello Peter!
    Sounds like music to my hear!
    I will PM you right away.
    Thanks for reaching out.

    N.
     
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  8. niclaus

    niclaus Active Member

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    Just so you guys know the follow up to that story, I never heard back from peter.
    So, still looking.

    Thanks to all.

    N.
     
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  9. Alex Small

    Alex Small Member

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    Hi Niclaus,

    we have two MB51 available for sale.

    Option-1

    Albrecht MB551

    16mm Mag Follower

    3x Replay Amps

    1x Track Head 16mm


    Option-2

    Albrecht MB551

    Dual16/35mm Mag Follower

    3x Replay Amps

    1x Track Head 16mm

    1x Head 35mm

    the are in the UK.

    Regards,
    Alex
     
  10. niclaus

    niclaus Active Member

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    Dear Alex,

    Thank you so much for reaching out.
    I should have updated this thread but we have found some machines, heads, cards,etc...
    The only thing we are still really looking for now would be a 16mm optical head as well as its cards.
    However, we could still be interested in your machines for backups or something depending on their shapes, prices, and other things.
    I will PM you.

    Thanks a lot.

    N.
     
  11. niclaus

    niclaus Active Member

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    OK, so this guy never got back to me either.
    still looking then.
     

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