Technics RS-TR575 Tape Decks

3.8/5 (10 Reviews)

Product Description

Double REC/PLAY Deck Auto Reverse ATC

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Nadav a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2014

Bottom Line:   
A good tape deck for typical playback & recording.
Its loaded with great features such as ATC , Tape program search & Dolby B+C NR.

HX Pro will help maximize the quality of tapes.
High speed FF/RW will cut time for searching songs & winding tapes to desired locations.
A dual recording deck for parallel or series recordings.

Its flaws are noticed on a "Wow & Flutter" especially noticed on classical music.
A lack of Dolby S & additional recording adjustments such as " Bias control ", "Rec Eq" e.t.c reduce the unit standing for its $400- $500 CA Retail price.

Better to go for a 3 Head Deck that give more options and monitoring your recording live !.

However : Good model for addition to your home entertainment system.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Zac a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2013

Bottom Line:   
It's great except for the fact it cannot maintain the correct tape speed anymore.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Lukaszek a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I bought used one, because new ones have insane pricing for me - I have no idea why tape decs are so horribly expensive after all. Anyway, even though, this simple model shall not cost as much as AZ-series with amorphous heads or other firm's Dolby S and so on models! It is the greatest for the price I paid, but my value score is for a new unit. So if you buy a new unit, buy something else for the money.
It is easy to use, although lots of keys in similar size are not very smartly put all around the front panel - this might be a problem; especially ATC function which can destroy your recording is next to the same size frequently used "eject" button. It also doesn't look nice and friendly because of that.
Other strange thing is that you can turn it off with remote (not supplied with the device), but you can't turn it on.
Well you may feel I dont like it from what I said before - but that's not true - I am very satisfied with the unit!
First, It is incredibly functional - lots of reverse modes, precise music sensor (it would be even nicer if you could search next 2 or 3 songs, not only one forward/back, but most tape decks has it the lack), fast winding, paralell recording and all you might expect from a tape deck or more!!!
The quality is really nice - it is Technics' typical tolerance for poor old recordings as well as it can take most of well-made metal tapes! The sound is both warm, detailed and spatial, especially the higher frequencies are great - not hissing as most tape decks - although you might miss some bass in some recordings. Thanks to ATC the recordings made with this baby really rock!!! On a metal tape thanks to analogue "beef" it sometimes sounds in a way even better than the original CD source!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $110.00

Purchased At:   Marketplace

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Todd Shore a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2001

Bottom Line:   
For those that lament the lack of a remote control, be aware that this unit DOES support use of a remote, it just doesn't come with one.

My Philips Pronto remote has no problems controlling both decks.

Check out for more info.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $165.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Roy a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Overall this is a great deck. It has all the bells and whistles except for the Dolby S.
I had a few decks in the past and used to do some trial and error before I could get the right sound from any tape. This deck does that for me and gets better results again and again.
The deck has very rapid rewind and fast forward which is a nice feature.
I do not use the double recording capability, but the nice thing is that you can drop the tape in any well and play or record it.
I must say that CDs recorded on good a Metal tape sounds as good as the source
The real time timer functions very well (2-3 seconds off per 90 minutes tape)
I'm not sure that I like the deck's color, which is black ash, I'd like to be glossy black like my other components.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   On-line

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