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Onkyo TA-2090

Stereo Cassette Tape Deck (1984-88)

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Onkyo TA-2090


Features of the TA-2090 tape recorder include 3 motors with direct drive capstan motor, real time tape counter, multiple mode display for six deck operating modes and auto music control system.


Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s

Heads: 1 x combination record/playback, 1 x erase

Motor: 1 x DD, 2 x DC

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, C, HX Pro

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 22kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 80dB  (dolby C)

Wow and Flutter: 0.02%

Input: 60mV (line), 0.3mV (mic)

Output: 1.1V (line)

Semiconductors: 130 x transistors, 68 x diodes, 38 x IC, 33 x LED

Dimensions: 450 x 100 x 392mm

Weight: 9kg

Year: 1984


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Reviewed Mar 01st, 2018 by mevansdude

Bought one recently. Replaced the cassette well grain of wheat bulb and replaced the rec level adjust pots that are almost always bad with 4 5K resistors. May find alternative pots at some point. Still waiting for a new idler tire from Belarus, but deck plays well. Great sound. Same Sankyo transport as my Nak BX-300 from the looks of it. Dbx should be added to the feature list in the TA-2090 entry above. Using that, this deck can approach CD S/N and dynamic range values if the recording is set up correctly.

Reviewed Oct 03rd, 2014 by ludl

Good HiEnd deck.
Price to quality ratio is very high, since it is a common deck. :)



re: TA-2090

I just had mine restored and it fits in quite well with my Dragon and KX-1200U. The sound is not quite as good as the Dragon but its close. And all those cool lights! :)

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