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Technics RS-M225

Stereo Cassette Deck (1981-82)

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Technics RS-M225


Type: 2-head, single compact cassette deck

Track System: 4-track, 2-channel stereo

Tape Speed: 4.8 cm/s

Heads: 1 x record/playback, 1 x erase

Motor: 1 x DC

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 18kHz  (Metal tape)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 67dB  (dolby B)

Wow and Flutter: 0.048%

Input: 60mV (line), 0.25mV (mic)

Output: 0.4V (line)

Dimensions: 430 x 119 x 246mm

Weight: 4.3kg

Finish: black, silver

Year: 1982


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Reviewed Dec 14th, 2016 by denhabr

Proud owner of a RS-M225 since 1982, when I received one as a college graduation present from my (at that time) girlfriend. 33 years later, the marriage is going strong, but the RS-M225 is not. After a recent upgrade of my stereo's RCA cables ('80 Sansui G-5700 feeding '80 Klipsch Heresy I's through a '81-ish dbx118 and a late 80's Teac EQA-10 graphic equalizer) the tape deck stopped working. This was about 3 years ago...but up until that time, it performed great. Numerous tapes played and many LP's recorded. Always fun making Christmas tape of Mannheim Steamroller in the '90's! Solid Dolby B and some good sounding output, it was a great deck.

But due to the issues, I WAS going to replace this deck with a new TASACAM CC-220MkIV cassette/CD deck for cassette archiving, but missed the opportunity to buy one since they are no longer being made. I guess that was the hi-fi god's way of telling me to get the RS-M225 repaired at one of the best (only) shops here in Utah, Interwest Electronics (who performed my first repairs on my Sansui in 1982...)

So be it. I have to figure out another way to archive my cassettes to CD using some sort of adapter or tape monitor.

Hope to add another review when the unit gets back from the shop.



Best deck I've ever heard

This is a truly fantastic deck. For it's price it's outstanding. There's literally no wow and flutter to speak of and the tapes sound clear, detailed and airy. It sounds virtually just as good as my record player which is a Rega RP3! This is the only deck you need. Do I need to say more?

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