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Pioneer CT-W616DR

Stereo Double Cassette Deck (1996)

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Pioneer CT-W616DR


Type: auto reverse, double compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.75 cm/s

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

Motor: 2 x DC servo

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, C, HX Pro, Digital NR

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

Signal to Noise Ratio: 90dB  (Digital NR)

Wow and Flutter: 0.09%

Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.8%

Input: 100mV (line)

Output: 0.5V (line)

Dimensions: 420 x 125 x 250mm

Weight: 4.4kg

Year: 1996



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Reviewed Mar 16th, 2019 by ikonw8

Review of Pioneer CT-W616DR

I bought this deck used a couple years ago. I think I paid about $50 for it. Some scuffs on the top cover, but other than that, it needed a quick clean. The belts, surprisingly, were just fine. This is an unusual blend of analog recording and digital signal processing. Analog audio is processed by a digital signal processing unit, indicated by the green digital led. The result is a surprisingly clear, well balanced sound with virtually no tape hiss. It is surprising to listen to older cassette tapes that do not sound great on other players, but come alive on this deck. Recording is also excellent. It features a bias level adjustment features that automatically adjusts the bias for the tape you are recording to to get the most out of it. I don't even bother with any Dolby B or C or HX pro (although it has all three) the digital noise reduction is excellent.

Reviewed Jul 14th, 2018 by Gullgopher

I have a used one, that has been knocked about a bit. The insides perform perfectly, and the results are excellent. I run it through a $400 amplifier and $350 a pair speakers, and in my system the sound is better than my old deck (especially recording), and equal to my Marantz CD player.



re: CT-W616DR

Bonjour. J'aimerais bien connaître les différences entre la Pioneer CT-W616DR et la Pioneer CT-W606DR. Merci.

re: CT-W616DR

They operate exactly alike if the ct-w606dr is a European model. In the US it lacks two functions.

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