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Onkyo TA-RW255


$199.00 Released November, 2006

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Cassette-to-cassette recording is a major selling point - provides full control of A and B sides without having to flip the tape or manually adjust cue points. Ideal for users who own Onkyo receiver units - can be used to apply Dolby noise reduction for optimal sound transferring. Overall transfer quality is excellent - cassette content is converted to mp3 with minimal buzzing/tape hum for high quality playback.

The Cons:Users facing malfunction issues may have a very difficult time getting their unit repaired - long communication delays and expensive shipping rates have been reported. Tape drive mechanism is very noisy - users conducting long transfer sessions are sure to become frustrated if the unit is placed in their office or entertainment area. Many users report deck failure within first year of use, especially within "Deck A" - those wishing to do large amounts of conversion may wish to seek out other models.

The Onkyo TA-RW255 is a dual cassette player from Onkyo tht captures the detail and clarity of all your tape recordings without a hint of tape hiss.  It features dual autoreverse so you can copy both sides of a tape with the press of a single button, or replay both sides of a tape without interuption.

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Product Shot 2 Dolby B and C noise reduction eliminates tape hiss and recording level control and 8-segment peak level meters ensure you are recording with optimal levels. Other notable features include auto-spacing to insert blank spaces between songs, high-speed dubbing, an auto tape-bias selector, CD synch recording and a 4-digit electronic tape counter.

Specifiations

  • Number of Motors: 1 + 1 
  • Number of Tape Heads: 1 + 2 
  • Double Cassette Deck     
  • High-Speed Dubbing     
  • Double Auto Reverse     
  • Continuous Play     
  • Rec Level Controls     
  • CD Synchro Recording     
  • Repeat Play     
  • Dolby(r) B and C Noise Reduction     
  • Electronic Counter     
  • Fluorescent Display     
  • RI Remote System     
  • Wow and Flutter (WRMS): 0.08 % 
  • Frequency Response, Metal: 20 Hz-17 kHz 
  • Frequency Response, High: 20 Hz-16 kHz 
  • Frequency Response, Normal: 20 Hz-15 kHz 
  • S/N Ratio (METAL, Dolby(r) NR off):  58 dB 
  • Heads, Rec & Pb.: Special hard permalloy x 2 
  • Heads, Erase: Ferrite x 1 
  • Motors: DC servo motor x 2 
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17 1/8" x 4 3/4" x 12" 
  • Weight: 11.2 lbs./5.1 kg 

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    Cassette-to-cassette recording is a major selling point - provides full control of A and B sides without having to flip the tape or manually adjust cue points

  • 1

    Ideal for users who own Onkyo receiver units - can be used to apply Dolby noise reduction for optimal sound transferring

  • 1

    Overall transfer quality is excellent - cassette content is converted to mp3 with minimal buzzing/tape hum for high quality playback

  • 1

    Excellent for basic tape playback needs - users can quickly "audition" content from different cassettes on the two decks, great for checking through collections quickly

Cons
  • 1

    Users facing malfunction issues may have a very difficult time getting their unit repaired - long communication delays and expensive shipping rates have been reported

  • 1

    Tape drive mechanism is very noisy - users conducting long transfer sessions are sure to become frustrated if the unit is placed in their office or entertainment area

  • 1

    Many users report deck failure within first year of use, especially within "Deck A" - those wishing to do large amounts of conversion may wish to seek out other models

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