Wireless Remote Receiver Otari decks that use the CB-127-S (ZA-5AF) wired remote

Last updated March 10, 2021

Otari CB-127 wireless remote adapter is $69 when purchased direct (or on eBay for $74). Comes with wireless remote receiver unit and a preprogrammed universal remote. Shipping is $10 within the US or $25 outside the US. Contact me at scott@revoxremotes.com

This unit controls the standard transport controls on the Otari MTR-15, MX-50, MX-55, MX-55N, MX-5050B3-2, MX-5050 BIII-8, MX-5050 MkIV-2 & MkIV-4 deck (Play, Record, Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind and Lifter). It uses any standard universal remote programmed for Sony VCR (preprogrammed DirecTV remote included).

Also Available:
Wireless remote adapter for Otari decks that use the Otari CR-705A (CB-102-S) wired remote. Will work with the Otari MTR-10-2, MTR-10-4, MTR-12II-I, MX-5050, MX-5050 (QXHD, B2HD, BQII, BII2, B2F, BIII-4) and other decks that have the brick red 12-pin cinch jones connector on the back.

I do not make a remote for the MX-5050 MkIII decks.

Instructions in PDF format -> Otari CB-127 Instructions

The remote adapter can be programmed to respond to various Sony VCR codes. To select between them there are jumpers inside the unit. Remove the two screws on the bottom of the unit and remove the top cover. Located near the front window is a jumper block. These jumpers configure what type of Sony VCR codes the unit will respond to. See the table below for a list of jumper settings.




DirecTV Remote



Beta VCR


8mm VCR




LDP = Laser Disc Player

Configuring the DirecTV Remote
To program the DirecTV remote first slide the switch at the top of AV1 or AV2. Press and hold the MUTE and SELECT buttons until the green light at the top blinks twice then release. Using the number keypad enter the 5 digit code from the table above. If done correctly the green light will blink twice after the last digit is entered. Note: On the remote the Record button must be double pressed to activate the function. The full manual for the remote can be found here DirecTV Remote.

Contact me if you are interested. My email address is scott@revoxremotes.com

Remote adapters are also available for Aiwa, Akai, Ampex, Crown, Denon, Nakamichi, Otari, Pioneer, Revox, Sony, Studer, Tandberg, Tascam, Teac and Technics decks.