New Ballfinger Master Recorder M 051 MR


To respond to the growing demand for fully studio-standard master recorder, Ballfinger will be offering the M 051 MR model from 2023. This machine has with a size of 645 mm x 525 mm the same format as the popular Telefunken M15a, but is based on completely new technology. 


This machine will be available as shown with 1/4″, but also in 1/2″ and 1″ as 2-channel stereo. In our in-house studio, 6 of these machines are already performing reliably and we are pleased to be able to offer them to you next year. Here in advance some technical data:
  • Available in 1/4″ or 1/2″ or 1″ Stereo
  • 3 Motors with direct drive
  • 3 speed 19/38/76 cm/s
  • 3 speed spooling
  • Reel size up to 14″
  • Edit function manually one-handed or via control knob
  • Interface for wired remote control of tape transport functions
  • electronically balanced inputs and outputs
  • Head assembly removable
  • Recording and playback amplifier in plug-in card system in shielded amplifier magazine, accessed from front
  • Strong aluminum chassis with massive 23 mm aluminium cast ground plate
  • Available with aluminum rolling rack