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Onkyo TARW255 Dual well Tape Deck (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Onkyo

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  • 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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Technical Details

  • Repeat Play
  • Dolby(r) B and C Noise Reduction
  • Electronic Counter
  • Fluorescent Display

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 17.2 x 4.8 inches ; 12 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 12 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B0009MFQ1C
  • Item model number: TARW255
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,989 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

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Dual autoreverse lets you copy both sides of a tape with the press of a button, or relay-play both sides of two tapes without interruption. The deck also includes Dolby B and C noise reduction to effectively eliminate tape hiss, auto-spacing to insert blank spaces between songs, high-speed dubbing, rec-level control, CD synchro recording, 8-segment peak level meters, an auto tape-bias selector, and a 4-digit electronic tape counter.

Key Technology Feature:
RI (Remote Interactive): With Onkyo’s exclusive RI (Remote Interactive) system capability, you can integrate and operate all compatible components through a single remote control. What’s more, RI capability enables you to simply connect the iPod® to your receiver through Onkyo’s RI Dock for the iPod (DS-A1). Your iPod effectively becomes another Onkyo component from which you can relish a fuller sound that just can’t be experienced through headphones. RI capability will also give you remote operability of your iPod for hands-off control over your digital music.

Product Description

Onkyo Dual well Tape Deck TARW255

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The sound is excellent and it is easy to use.
Paul R. Schradieck
Also it records on the right side only, the left side is just for playback and the dementions given on the add are totally wrong.
Kenneth Martin
The Onkyo Dual well Tape Deck TARW255 is well built and easy to use.
B. George

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Paul R. Schradieck on February 15, 2007
I bought this cassette deck to transfer tapes to my computer and then to my mp3 player. It works great. The sound is excellent and it is easy to use.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By B. George on November 2, 2006
The Onkyo Dual well Tape Deck TARW255 is well built and easy to use. The sound quality of the unit is good. I like the fact that Onkyo has reinforcement on the inside of the cassette holders that holds tapes in place. I had some questions pertaining to the unit and OneCall, the vendor that the unit was purchased from, provided very good customer. I am set for some time with a deck that will play my tapes.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Samuel Chell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 20, 2010
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This replaces a Sony TCWE475 that wiped out after I tried to extract a jammed tape (no complaints after 10 years of service). I was inclined to get another Sony deck (currently the #1 seller on Amazon), but I'm hopeful the Onkyo may be more capable of handling a snarled tape without self-destructing before my eyes. Also, it's a nice complement--mechanically and visually--to my Onkyo Stereo Amp (TX-8222).

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.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Scott Bratcher on January 4, 2008
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Compared to several other brands with similar features, Onkyo delivers big at an affordable price. I bought this to convert cassettes to digital and it works wonderfully. Easy to use, you can tape from cassette to cassette, both sides, without doing any turning over and cueing. It works well with an Onkyo receiver to deliver dolby noise reduction sound that is out of this world. I recommend this tape deck.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By R. Holmes on January 11, 2008
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I bought this based on the reviews. My cassettes have been gathering dust since the C D's arrived. I bought the ION TTUSB10 turntable, use the EZ Vingl software that came with it. USB connection to computer, and records MP-3 files into the iTUNES program.

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.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By snowgrind on January 7, 2008
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this was purchased as a gift, to facilitate the conversion of cassettes to mp3 and ripping cd's.

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.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Craig Fenton on July 4, 2007
As the author of the Jefferson Airplane book "Take Me To A Circus Tent" and a former radio disc-jockey (That worked in several electronic stores), I am often asked to write and or discuss various audio products and recordings from the 60's and 70's.

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,
Craig Fenton
Author of the Jefferson Airplane book "Take Me To A Circus Tent"
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