In this dual-well deck, one transport records and plays, while the other just plays--but both offer full autoreverse, even while recording. And with relay play (deck I to deck II), you'll get more than three hours of music by using two 100-minute tapes. A special rewind autoplay feature for deck I commences playback from the moment a cassette finishes rewinding, freeing you from monitoring the deck while the winding is in progress.
For noise reduction, the CT-W205R is outfitted with Dolby B and C (Dolby B reduces noise by about 10 dB, while Dolby C knocks it down 20 dB), and it will play (but not record) tapes encoded with S-type noise reduction. A built-in MPX filter blocks the 19 kHz stereo-broadcast multiplex tone when you're recording off the air. This gives you more accurate Dolby noise-reduction tracking and clean recordings from FM radio.
Full-logic controls offer electronic, rather than mechanical, control of the deck's transport system, giving you more reliability, smoother operation, and quicker one-touch controls. Other features include auto tape selector (normal/CrO2/metal), high-speed dubbing, auto space record mute, 15-track music search, six-LED level meters (with peak hold for setting optimal recording levels), and a .25-inch stereo headphone jack for private listening.
What's in the Box
Cassette deck, user's manual, and pair of stereo analog (left/right) RCA interconnects (one each for playback and record).