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ROTEL RD-960
6 Reviews
rating  3.67 of 5
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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TomMystery a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2003

Bottom Line:   
THIS IS A REVIEW FOR THE 960BX!

I own a rotel system, and was looking at different model decks to go astetically into my system. Before buying this deck off ebay I auditioned it at a local rotel dealer, and was extremly please with the performance.

I own this deck for 3 months now, and it is extremly reliable. You can set a spot on the cassette deck, to rewind to and play over and over again. You can also make a cassette play in a continious loop. Recording off the deck are fantastic, and playback, is near cd quality.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   ebay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by eelco van vliet a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Another great product from Rotel,

after selling my Teac, I did not use a deck for many month. I own a Sony JA-20ES minidisc deck, to make copies for my walkman or car.

But I still have a lot of tapes (almost 200 pieces) and so does my grilfriend. May have recordings on it not available on CD. So when I got the oppertunity to buy a second hand Rotel RD960, I took it right away.

The deck is in line with the other 900 series. Like the 965 it has a tape unit made by Alpine. This means that it is very stable. Copies made on a good tape (Sony UX-S) with dolby C sound very good indeed. I must say I was very suprised, by the recordings it made.

Operating is very easy indeed, the lack of remote is only a minor issue. Dolby B/C and HX pro is standard. Music search very handy and operation is silent and quick. The ajustable bias makes is easy to ajust bias to your favourite tape.

If you ever find a RD955, 960 or 965 in mint condition, just buy it !! You will not be dissapointed.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   hifiteam



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Larry Molnar a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2001

Bottom Line:   
A quality deck with few frills (although it does have a limited use remote). This deck makes very good (not great) recordings. Reliability has been excellent. Not the best sounding deck I've owned, but a good choice.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Audio Retailer



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Anonymous Reviewer a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2000

Bottom Line:   
This item was purchased about a week ago. Two days ago
it developed a mechanical problem and now has to go in
for repair. The dealer won't take it back.

Sound quality is ok for a cassette deck.
It's reliability, to me, is zero.

For the price, I would pass on it.
For the reliability, I would pass on it.
Just pass on it.

The Akai has lasted about 15 years. The JVC and Carver over
five years. The Rotel, three days.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $399.00

Purchased At:   SE Florida Authorized dealer



Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Fred a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: August 6, 1999

Bottom Line:   
Horrible product! I bought this because my other stuff is Rotel and I wanted it all to match. What a mistake! It sounds like a Technics--not at all Audiophile.
After six months of confusion, I finally went out and bought a used Nakamichi for $200. It sounds 50 times better. My advice? Buy a used Nakamichi--don't waste your time with any of this newer generation stuff.

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