This Onkyo TA-2020 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction, it was first sold by Onkyo in 1980 with a recommended retail price of USD $230 and discontinued 2 years later in 1982.
The main features of the Onkyo TA-2020 are: 2 heads, mechanical 3 digit tape counter, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal and chrome tapes, belt driven single-capstan transport.
Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the left side of the deck. Tape eject is operated mechanically and the cassette needs to be placed with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.
Level meters used on the TA-2020 are analog needle VU reading meters. Mechanical transport controls for reliable TA-2020 transport function selection.
The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the TA-2020 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.
To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect microphones with a jack connector. For undisturbed listening a jack connector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied. Connection to other audio components for plaback can be achieved by a RCA cable and recording from a source by a RCA cable.