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Capture Your Gems From Tape To PC For Years To Come!
Review of ION TAPE 2 PC USB by Nar2

Advantages: Double tape deck acts as a tape player & tape to PC facility, good settings, easy to use.
Disadvantages: Hard to find now. It must have all the cables, CD-ROM and 3 user manuals enclosed as standard.

A couple of years back I decided to buy a tape player as a impulse decision largely because I owned a lot of tape cassettes from being an 1980’s teenager and wanted to, if possible to transfer my tapes to PC.. I already had a tape player in the form of my ... Read review

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Oh how I now want one of these! by anonymili
Deserves an e but as I am playing catchup I will have to just give you VU :( by catsholiday

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30.08.2013 17:00
Basic but functional
Review of Ferguson FTR100 by xbrightx

Advantages: Reliable and functional
Disadvantages: Not so attractive

My cassette tape recorder is very old and it was given to me by a family member some time ago. I did not purchase this tape recorder myself though I do believe it is still available to purchase today. Cassette recorders of this type are nowadays conside ... Read review

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05.08.2013 19:31
The best - no question
Review of Pioneer CTS830S by Beerking

Advantages: Fabulous sound, build, reliability, lots of features
Disadvantages: Expensive but worth every penny

I bought my Pioneer CTS 830S in 1997, along with a full vinyl system fronted by a Pink Triangle Anniversary turntable with SME V arm and Lyra Lydian cartridge. The Pioneer was to be used to archive all my vinyl for use when I didn't want to use the TT. Si ... Read review

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05.08.2010 13:09
It's a superb tape deck! But nothing else!
Review of ION TAPE 2 PC USB by StanRogo

Advantages: high sound quality, diverse functions, record to tape mode, record from tape mode
Disadvantages: usless instruction manual, useless recording programme, not all cables supplied

The sound quality is good, so is the recording quality. The look and design are brilliant and so is the durability! It's an extremly good cassette deck with a level meter indication feature as well as noise reduction and dubbing which are just the start! ... Read review

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Fab review, well written and informative :) by TheHairyGodmother

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28.09.2009 01:19
A journey into nostalgia
Review of Sony TCWE475.CEK by grandchamp

Advantages: Easy to copy tapes, nice bright sound, easy to use
Disadvantages: Sounds notably flatter than cd players, tapes have been phased out, quite noisy

The tape player almost feels jurassic when you consider that subsequently the the compact disc the mini disc followed and could arguably be superseded themselves by blu ray audio. However it certainly brought back nostalgia when listen to this cassette p ... Read review

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We still have a cassette player but no cassettes as it is part of a system ! by catsholiday
Retro heaven !!! Do us a mix tape !!! Great review !!! by jedimastergray73

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15.09.2009 17:45
(15.09.2009 18:27)
Avoid if you want consistent sound quality!
Review of Sony TCWE475.CEK by talking_horse

Advantages: Twin auto reverse. Easy to use. Relay play etc
Disadvantages: Sound quality varies due to badly designed auto-reverse system

This is the worst quality cassette deck I have ever owned. The sound quality can vary slightly each time you play a cassette and it also depends on the direction (auto reverse) and which deck you are using. The problem is the way the auto reverse is ... Read review

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Good review, not a product i would buy though by just.bcoz
Good Review, but I think that every one has passed the time of these by dharma.roy

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31.12.2007 19:58
(31.12.2007 14:29)
Talk To Yourself!
Review of Sanyo TRC-525M Dictaphone by wendybull

Advantages: Easy to operate with one hand
Disadvantages: Design covering tape window

As a self-employed worker, offering secretarial services from my home I had to purchase a multitude of equipment in order to be able to present the extent of services I do. One of the services I offer is audio typing, and for this reason I needed a reliab ... Read review

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Very good information and assisted me in purchasing and everything that has been said about the device is true. Thanks. by ed1000
Can I use your dictaphone? No! Use your finger like everyone else! by tuftie
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25.09.2006 10:39
Decent Sony for the money
Review of Sony TCWE475.CEK by 03bintls

Advantages: Number of features
Disadvantages: Only single deck record, and pretty noisy

Its true, I don't think anyone really uses cassettes anymore. But a cassette player was the only device missing from my hifi set up, so when I saw this in my local town I thought I might as well get it...then I could listen again to all those dusty tapes ... Read review

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good review, nothing really to fault, i would like more of your opinion though...schnappi xx by Schnappi

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06.08.2006 13:44
Great sounding cassette recorder
Review of Technics RS-BX646 Stereo Cassette Deck by tcumming

Advantages: Great sound quality, good set of features, three heads
Disadvantages: No remote control

Many people seem to think that cassette tapes, and analogue audio in general, have had their day. For me though, I have so many cassettes that converting them to a digital format is impractical, and buying CD copies or paying to download them, too expensi ... Read review

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I still have loads of cassettes - they seem to have survived (for now) while DCC, DAT, minidisc etc have come and gone. I do need a deck, so at least I'll know this is a good s/h buy. Paul by Silverback
Cassettes - blimey! by L0BSTER_QUADRILLE
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08.11.2005 01:08
Denon DRR-F101
Review of Denon DRRF101 by terenco30

Advantages: good quality sound
Disadvantages: long and narrow design

Having selling this item at my work I found that the setting up of this item with an amplifier is straight forward without having to read the manual that it comes with. I sell a lot of these items due to its design and price, customers look at this pro ... Read review

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Hi and a warm welcome to ciao. A good first review. I hope you enjoy the ciao experience. Ray. by ray52
A good first review. Welcome to Ciao. Maureen by MAFARRIMOND
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27.08.2004 00:41
Budget Twin Deck
Review of Sony TCWE475.CEK by dudleydowrite

Advantages: Two Decks, a budget price, Sony name and build, servo controls
Disadvantages: recording in different directions on different decks can end up a bit confusing, a bit clunky in operation, sound is OK

...was suprised to find a Sony for this little money. What you end up with is a famous name product with reasonable functionality, no graphic equalise ... Read review

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Hi and welcome to Ciao! - im not convinced! - I need a tape deck for our new set up. I have just written about our new Sony TV that we bought and we have a great sound system - but I have nothing to play my tapes on. No body seems to have helped you - you're missing so much info!!! Think of consumer questions, imagine you are talking to a numnutts!! You need to explain EVERYTHING!! Size (as people have limited space with stack-system cabinets), weight, EVERY button and what it does (from as simple as rewind, playback to auto reverse, etc) Describe the remote control - if it has one. Whats a graphic equaliser? What connections has it got to the rear? What can I plug it into? Does it get really hot so does it need good ventilation? Any clever options such as recording at a faster speed (Chipmunk voices!) etc. Is the manual easy to read, does it come with warranty? Gosh, I hope this helps but you got to think about all these things when writing a review! Take care and let me know if you reedit so i can give you top points! Bev. :o) by Moonstorm
welcome to ciao! To acheive greater rating please write more detailed ops, have a look around the site and read some of the other reviews and comments on them to get a better idea. bye xx by Purvika

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20.04.2004 09:47
(20.04.2004 09:46)
Last of the greats
Review of Nakamichi DR-10 by Mudspanker

Advantages: Build, Sound
Disadvantages: Price

This model is not as complex or accomplished as the big Naks of the past, but gives them a run for their money sonically. It is directly descended from the likes of the CR 7 and Dragon and employs their renowned discrete three head design (where the recor ... Read review

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Sorry about the low rating...it is an interesting op, but it does need some more detail. If you decide to revise this, please let me know!!! Chris xxx by eve6kicksass
There is a slight lack of detail about your own experinces with it e.g. is it easy to use etc... Also I would now never go back to using cassettes as they are just impractical. by ampuk2000
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16.12.2003 19:23
(16.12.2003 19:27)
Understated Excellence
Review of Teac V615 by dobieg

Advantages: Straightforward no frills tape deck
Disadvantages: Few

Teac have been in operating the electronics industry for over 50 years, and whilst they don't often feature in most people's list top five manufacturers, their reputation for building no-nonsense tape drives is well established. Compact Cassette was fi ... Read review

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Although many people have moved over to CD and DVD, it is easily forgotten that many language, DIY, academic and various other 'insytructional' type media still remain available on cassette and video, for the simple reason that this enables them to remain within the price range of their target audience. by fallen121
Good review - sounds exactly what I'm looking for. I chucked out my old deck when it died, thinking I wouldn't miss it, and as you say, found it more indispensable than I thought. Paul by Silverback
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18.05.2003 03:15
(18.05.2003 03:17)
Yamaha KX 330 Tape Deck
Review of Yamaha KX 330 by Trev1000

Advantages: Excellent all round quality
Disadvantages: No microphone input

Realistic reproduction is the only way I can describe the sound that emanates from this excellent cassette tape recorder / player. It's well in line with Yamaha's usual quality. I can't tell you the actual age of the KX 330 as I brought it second han ... Read review

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02.04.2001 17:39
(30.03.2001 20:05)
150 Sovs Buys You The Works
Review of Yamaha KX580 by BNibbles

Advantages: Excellent recording quality thanks to advanced technical facilities
Disadvantages: Hidden minor controls are fiddly.

I have been using this deck for two years. It cost around £250 then ,but it's less than £150 now, thanks partly to a strong pound. Grrrr! Yamaha really have done all they to wring out the last drop of quality from an analogue recording. You have Dolby' ... Read review

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11.12.2000 17:09
(10.02.2001 16:27)
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