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.
So are parts and accessories, and factory service!
Now with MWA’s exclusive Laser Shrinkage Detector option, the MB-51 provides Sprocketless ability to safely play film with up to 4% shrinkage and perf damage Click here for details: LaserShrinkDetector-fs8-V3-091610 New Vinegar Head Assemblies for curly and wavy mag film The MWA MB 51 has earned itself a reputation worldwide due to an extremely high build quality, audio performance, reliability and longevity. These facts make it an ideal choice for facilities where the processing, replay, preservation and transfer of Archive or damaged Magnetic and Optical material is undertaken, or where quality control of Analog or Digital Optical soundtracks is necessary.
The MB51 is supplied in the following formats: • Single format 16mm Magnetic Film • Combined 16mm & 17.5mm Magnetic Film • Combined 16mm, 17.5mm & 35mm Magnetic Film • Single format 35mm Magnetic Film Operational speeds are: • 24 & 25 Frames • 48 & 96 Frames • 750 Frames synchronous speed for 16mm • 300 Frames synchronous speed for 17.5 & 35mm Features: • Short acceleration times • Simple film lacing • Gentle film treatment insensitive to splices • Low wow and flutter levels • Sync to Pilotone or Bi-phase • Easy coupling to Audio, Video or Film machines • Extremely low maintenance Options include: • All magnetic head configurations including: • 16mm edge, center, 2-track w/cue, mag-striped original and print film, • 35mm 1, 3, 4, 6 track mag film, 1-track and 4-track mag-striped release prints. • Red or white LED Analog optical readers for reproduction of 35mm Stereo or Mono Optical and/or 16mm Mono Optical • Dolby Dolby SR*D, DTS and SDDS digital audio readers optional • Special 16 & 35mm head configurations for the replay of “Vinegar Syndrome” material
Click here for the MB-51 information sheet