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Pioneer CT-S830S

Three Head Stereo Cassette Deck (1994-96)

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Pioneer CT-S830S


Type: 3-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.75 cm/s

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

Motor: 1 x reel, 1 x capstan, 1 x assist

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, C, S, HX Pro

Frequency Response: 15Hz to 25kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 82dB  (dolby S)

Wow and Flutter: 0.023%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.6%

Input: 100mV (line)

Output: 0.5V (line)

Dimensions: 420 x 140 x 381mm

Weight: 7.1kg

Year: 1994


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Reviewed Jun 07th, 2015 by

One of the best tapedecks from the '90 infact the late '90 so it's a good chance that heads and mech are in very good shape.Typical Pioneer's sound. Highly recommended.

Reviewed Mar 25th, 2015 by

This deck is phemomenal!
Quite simply, it is the best cassette deck I have ever heard - by some margin.
Physically it is big and fairly heavy and rather bland looking.
The finish is flawless. It will win no beauty contest, though.
The mecanicals are smooth and almost silent in operation.
The sound quality is where this deck scores.
The sound is natural and balanced across the whole spectrum. It also goes to higher highs and lower lows than any other deck I've had.
It is very quiet when it should be.
I am astounded everytime I listen to it!



re: CT-S830S

It is now 2020 and I have just re-discovered a Gem.I have not played cassettes for something like 20 odd years,but recently I have re-introduced my Pioneer CT S830S player into my hi-fi system.It stands up very well being compared to CD,hi-res digital players (Plenue/Pioneer) and LP,s,in fact I would rate it equal in clarity,spatial separation and emotion to all these other formats.At the time of it,s inception it was considered one of the best cassette players at its price point especially paired with the PIONEER A400.

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