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Onkyo TA-RW255

Dual-well cassette deck

5 Reviews

Item #: 580TARW255

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169.99

Overview

Our take on the Onkyo TA-RW255

The Onkyo TA-RW255 dual cassette deck keeps things simple, whether you're dubbing cassette tapes, or just playing them. The deck offers dual-well auto-reverse playback, and auto-reverse recording on deck B. It also detects the type of cassette loaded and automatically adjusts bias, equalization, and sensitivity for the best possible recording with that specific tape. Dolby B and C help reduce unwanted tape hiss for cleaner sound reproduction. The cassette deck also lets you "relay play" two tapes for four sides of nonstop music.

What's in the Box:

  • TARW255 dual cassette deck
  • Two 32'' RCA cables
  • 31'' RI cable (mini-jack on both ends)
  • Instruction manual
  • Product registration card

Product Highlights:

  • auto-reverse record/play (deck B) and auto-reverse play (deck A)
  • Dolby B & C
  • normal/high-speed dubbing
  • relay play
  • frequency response (±3dB) 30-17,000 Hz — metal tape
  • signal-to-noise ratio 56 dB (Dolby C)
  • wow and flutter 0.13%
  • 17-1/8"W x 4-3/4"H x 11-15/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Onkyo TA-RW255 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(5 Reviews)

Onkyo delivers good quality low cost dual cassette deck

Old School Audio Fussbudget from Allentown, PA on 2/26/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This purchase replaced an Onkyo TA-RW490 purchased in 1990. The 490 was a heavy, well-made piece of equipment. This TA-RW 255 is lighter but the audio reproduction is superior. This is the quality I expect of Onkyo and they do not let me down! Thanks to both Onkyo and Crutchfield! Crutchfield delivered quickly, and overall, I'm extremely impressed.

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no remote control

DJ from chicago,il on 2/1/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The product happens to be nice ,I just need a remote.so I gave it a, 4 star rating.I really like it.

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Sad product for a good name

George from Honokaa, HI on 5/31/2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Yes, audio tape players are obsolescent, but if you are going to make one, at least make it at a Satisfactory level of quality and features. The RW255 records in only 1 well. Features such as Reverse mode, and counter, must be reset every time it is turned on. Only 1 counter display (A,B) has to do for both decks, and you must reset it manually when auto reverse kicks to the next deck. It does not retain the display settings of where it was when turned off, they have to be reset again. Since none of the above faults help the user, I assume the design engineers were trying to save pennies. They may have saved pennies, but I would have paid dollars more to get the formerly standard features now missing.

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Onkyo TA-RW255

Scott from Union, NJ on 4/28/2008

The reason I bought this unit was because I still have great audio cassettes I enjoy listening to; and, it was the most compact double cassette deck I could find, as it had to fit into a small stereo component cabinet--it did fit nicely into my cabinet, which is the best thing I can say about this unit. The sound quality is not very good (even with a great amplifier and magnificent speakers), and it has very few features (e.g., no pause button, no headphones plug, etc.). [I am comparing the sound to my JVC TD-W354 audio double cassette deck which I still use in another stereo set-up at my office; that unit is much larger and has great sound reproduction.] Finally, what I really hate about this deck, is that every time I press the play or stop buttons (on either side), it makes a very loud annoying clunking sound. So, unless you need a really small deck, get something else.

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ONKYO TA-RW255 CASSETTE DECK

JO from B'HAM AL. on 4/30/2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

VERY GOOD CASSETTE DECK,OF COURSE REALIZE CASSETTE DECKS ARE BECOMING EXTINCT. THANKS TO CRUTCHFIELD YOU CAN FIND A QUALITY PRODUCT. TEAMED UP WITH MY ONKYO STEREO RECEIVER(ALSO PURCHASED FROM CRUTCHFIELD)A GOOD COMBINATION.LISTENING TO MY OLD SCHOOL DAYS MUSIC FROM ABBA TO ZAPPA YES MOON ZAPPA. THANK YOU.

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Features

Automatic Tape Selector: Detects the type of cassette in the cassette holder and automatically sets the bias and equalization to the correct settings for Types I, II and IV cassette tapes.

Tape Counter: This unit has a single, 4-digit digital tape counter. The same counter is used for both Deck A and B by pressing an A/B button.

Dubbing: Tapes may be dubbed at normal speed or high speed (Records in half the time of normal speed). Recording can be performed only on Deck B.

Note: High-speed dubbing is not possible when recording from the LINE IN (REC) jacks.

Reverse Mode: Allows you to select between copying one side of a tape (One side) or both sides of the tape (Repeat).

Recording Blank Space Insert: Allows you to insert a blank 5 second space between each track ( you can adjust this to a shorter or longer timeframe).

Remote Interactive System (RI): This unit is fully compatible with Onkyo's RI system. This means you can control virtually all of the cassette deck's major functions with other Onkyo remote controls.

CD Synchro Recording: When connected to a CD player with the RI symbol, pressing the play button of the CD player will cause recording to begin automatically on this unit.

Inputs/Outputs

Rear Panel:

  • Stereo RCA output (Play)
  • Stereo RCA input (Record)
  • RI remote control input and output (mini-jacks): Used to transmit remote codes from a compatible Onkyo unit to this unit.

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