Product Type: Sony cassette decks
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A tape deck worth specifying
Sony TC-WE 435
Member Name: SimonMackay
Sony TC-WE 435
Date: 11/09/01, updated on 11/09/01 (667 review reads)
Advantages: Good build, Range of features
Disadvantages: None, really
Although I haven't bought the deck myself, I have assessed it and find that it is another unit that Sony has provided for those of us who want value for money.
I was involved in specifying an auto-reverse tape deck for our church to record services with and was wanting to push for this deck as the one to buy. It has all the basic features that a good cassette deck must have i.e. Dolby B&C noise reductionm, Dolby / B&O HX-Pro (which will lead to good-quality recordings), auto-reverse on both transports, AMS function for use in navigating pre-recorded musicassettes, high-speed dubbing amongst other things.
I have handled the display sample unit abd found that it is built to last -- all the switches and knobs have a certain solid feel about them. Another thing I like about this unit is that a proper eject latch is used rather than one pressing on the cassette doors to open them which means that there is less likelihood for cassette doors to hang open through accidental opening.
This deck is certainly worth it as an "all-rounder" deck; and I would certainly be involved in specifying this model or its successors.