Wireless Remote Receiver Otari decks that use the CR-705A (CB-102) wired remote

Last updated March 10, 2021

Otari CR-705A wireless remote adapter is $70 when purchased direct (or on eBay for $75). Comes with wireless remote receiver unit, AC adapter and a preprogrammed universal remote. Shipping is $10 within the US or $25 outside the US. Contact me at scott@revoxremotes.com

Wireless remote adapter for Otari decks that use the CR-705A (CB-102) wired remote. Will work with the Otari MTR-10-2, MTR-10-4, MTR-10II, MTR-10II-C, MTR-12, MTR-12II-I, MX-5050 (no suffix, 8SHD, QXHD, B2HD, BQII, BII2, B2F) I may have left out a couple decks. Look at the back of the deck for the brick red 12-pin cinch jones connector. Like the original CR-705A this wireless adapter controls the following functions: Record, Play, Stop, Rewind and F.Fwd.

If your deck isn't listed above then maybe your deck isn't compatible. If the deck has a 37-pin D-sub connector it probably takes my wireless Otari CB-127S wireless remote adapter.


Instructions in PDF format -> Otari CR-705A 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.