Onkyo TA-RW50
Dolby B NR Dolby C logo Full Logic Metal Tape

The Onkyo TA-RW50 is a auto-reverse stereo double cassette deck with Dolby B and C noise reduction, it was introduced by Onkyo in 1989 and discontinued a year later.

The main features of the Onkyo TA-RW50 are: 2 heads, electronic linear tape counter with 4 digits, automatic tape type selection with support for normal, chrome and metal tapes, belt driven auto reverse transport.

Typical front loading double cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on both sides of the deck. Tape eject is operated mechanically and the cassette needs to be placed with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the TA-RW50 are generic digital peak reading meters. Full-logic transport controls used on the TA-RW50 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.

Dolby C-type used in the TA-RW50 provides 20 dB of noise reduction above about 1,000 Hz, fully doubling the amount given by B-type.

To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect microphones with a jack connector. For undisturbed listening a jack connector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied. Connection to other audio components for plaback can be achieved by a RCA cable and recording from a source by a RCA cable.

Compact Cassette
  • Auto Reverse
  • Auto Tape Selector
  • High Speed Dubbing

Historic events

1989 Introduction of Hi8 video format, an improvement of Video8
1990 Dolby S Noise Reduction introduced by Dolby Laboratories.

Features of Onkyo TA-RW50

Connectors
Connectivity
2 Mono Microphone Inputs RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones System Remote-Control Output System Remote-Control Input
Controls
Controls
Tape Length Selection
Display
Display
Digital Peak-Reading Meters Linear Tape Counter 4-Digıt Digital Counter Remaining Time
Double Deck
Double Deck
Dual Deck Playback / Single Deck Record High Speed Dubbing
Electronics
Electronics
Record Protection
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left / Right Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
2 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction Dolby-C Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Memory Repeat
Power
Power Requirements
Alternating Current
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Automatic Tape Type Selection Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Reverse Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Single Capsŧan Transport (x2) 2x2 Motor Mechanism Belt Drive (Capsŧan)

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