- Repeat Play
- Dolby(r) B and C Noise Reduction
- Electronic Counter
- Fluorescent Display
Onkyo TARW255 Dual well Tape Deck (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
- Double auto-reverse cassette banks
- CD synchro recording
- Dolby B,C noise reduction and Dolby HxPro headroom expansion
- Record level control
- Auto-space and Rec mute
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RI (Remote Interactive): With Onkyos exclusive RI (Remote Interactive) system capability, you can integrate and operate all compatible components through a single remote control. Whats more, RI capability enables you to simply connect the iPod® to your receiver through Onkyos RI Dock for the iPod (DS-A1). Your iPod effectively becomes another Onkyo component from which you can relish a fuller sound that just cant be experienced through headphones. RI capability will also give you remote operability of your iPod for hands-off control over your digital music.
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Cassettes are largely dead technology, so some of the features unique to either machine will not be as relevant as once was the case. The Onkyo boasts hi-speed dubbing; the Sony does not. The Sony gladdens a musician's heart with a Pitch Control knob; Onkyo apparently assumes not enough music fans have good enough pitch for such a control to matter. The Sony also comes with an automatic search feature that's not only quite effective but can come in handy for locating "tracks" whether for playing or dubbing; the Onkyo omits this feature. Aesthetically, the Sony's full-sized volume knob (for adjusting auto record) is more satisfying than the shrunken, diminutive knob Onkyo assigns to this function. Otherwise, I give Onkyo points for making their cassette deck more immediately readable and accessible than their receiver, with its many same-sized black buttons that are flush to the receiver's face. The instruction manualsare both complete (but not overwhelming) and clearly written (give Sony a slight edge for especially complete, user-friendly instructions and diagrams. The Sony is slightly lighter and more compact, and sentiment and past experience would lead me to recommend it over the Onkyo, especially when the price appears to be slightly under the Onkyo's.Read more ›
I bought the ONKYO TA-RW255 cassettee deck. It plugs into the phone jack on the ION turntable, and goes direct to the computer. Records the cassette music to MP-3 in iTUNES.
The quality of recordings from both the ION and ONKYO are excellent. The only problem was getting the right computer settings in the computer sound card. And the EZ VINYL software has to be active in order to listen to the music if you are not recording. Only annoying thing is the EZ VINYL display is displayed on the screen and cannot be minimized.
When I ripped my C D's, I was able to get excellent quality at 128.8. The EZ VINBYL software, by default records at 297, which means each song is between 3,000-4,000 kbs.
Things have to be simple when you are a senior citizen. I hope this information helps other non-computer savy people make a decision.
i have always liked onkyo products, as they tend to be very solid. what made this purchase stellar for me was the auto-reverse feature. now when ripping cassettes its just play and let nature run its course. ok, not so much nature, but a piece of equipment that gets the job done. both wells have auto reverse. you can also have to tapes play on relay, in other words, press play on one and then the other will begin to play when the first one ends. also it has remote control connection jack in the back, i won't need it, since it's hooked up to a pc.
Onkyo TARW255 Dual well Tape Deck
The Onkyo unit gives you the ability to play on both portions of the deck and record on one. Although you may be tempted to use high speed dubbing, take the extra time and record in the normal mode. Very few decks were able to offer trouble free high-speed dubbing.
When nobody knew what the word CD meant, Onkyo was enjoying a solid reputation as a manufacturer of tape decks. Today they are still offering quality at a more then fair price.
This unit offers both Dolby B and Dolby C for noise reduction. At eleven pounds it isn't hard to move its location. The construction of the unit is both esthetically pleasing and designed for the long haul.
As always try to use quality tapes such as Maxell or TDK for the cassette portion and please keep the tape heads clean or it circumvents the idea of a nice investment. Dirty heads will give the playback muddy results.
Enjoy the music and be well,
Author of the Jefferson Airplane book "Take Me To A Circus Tent"
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Got this for my father. He really enjoys using it. He says it was just what he was looking for in a dual tape deck.Published on October 8, 2013 by Leslie Moody
We have had this tape deck for approximately 8 years. It's been a good machine and has served us well with no problems.
Have many tapes and needed to do some editing and this unit fit the bill. Works good and does what I needed to get done. I would reccomend it.Published on April 17, 2013 by Richard Caliendo
The Onkyo Dual well Tape Deck is an excellent, quality product. Works well for recording, tape to tape recording or playing tapes. Read morePublished on January 25, 2011 by RLDUF
First impression - buttons feel hard and clunky when pushed. This does not inspire confidence.
I really have not had the chance to use this very much yet. Read more
I bought this deck to use in my "music preservation project" - converting all the cassettes I dubbed from LPs back in the late 70's and early 80's to mp3's. Read morePublished on December 30, 2010 by colo-xr-rider