This MCI JH110 is a 3 speed 1/4" stereo mastering machine running at 7.5 - 15 & 30 ips. It is in very good condition and is mounted in a console with a customer over-bridge.
The machine was owned from new by Jon Hiseman, one of Britain's leading drummers who founded the influential Jazz-Rock band Colosseum along with his wife Barbara Thompson who is a jazz saxophonist, it came out of their Temple Music studio.
Jon was one of the most organised people I ever met, I first come across him in Rod Argent's studio in Bedfordshire over 20 years ago. I sold Rod a number of consoles over the years, at this time he had a Raindirk Concord and Jon told me that he would contact me in the following April to order one and he did just that.
The machine has an overbridge which contains the electronics cards which can be switched to AES or NAB equalisation. The overbridge also has a custom rack that holds a headphone amplifier with Jack and XLR outputs to enable editing without using the console, it also has a tape counter matching the tape counter on the deck.
We also have an MCI JH24 24 track multitrack from Jon which is currently being prepared for sale.
Both of these machines can be purchased with optional Dolby SR systems POA. It was always considered that running a machine at 15 ips using Dolby instead of 30ips without Dolby provided the highest possible quality recording on an analogue machine, furthermore it halves the tape cost which is very important now that 2" tape costs over £200 per reel