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#24 WM:216 Dima @ 2024-04-12 19:24:01

My gold RQ-SX85 says its 100 hours playback.

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#23 WM:33 emiel80s @ 2024-04-05 19:33:56

It uses the same motor as the D6 and D6C, and that drives a disc like the other Disc Driven units.

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#22 WM:189 tapefactor @ 2024-03-27 18:32:05 Edited@2024-03-27 18:40:28

This might be my favorite Walkman ever made.

I am the proud owner of a brand-new, professionally restored EX2000 that is utterly immaculate in every way and has its original box and all accessories etc. It takes the centre in my collection.

A lot of people talk about how the Sony DC2, D6C, DD9, etc. are the best but I doubt they have ever tried this Walkman. Many "good" Walkmans are niche-class and excel generally in just one aspect. This thing of beauty has it all and it boasts features that models from the 80s and 90s could only dream of. 25x FF/RW speed, cue, blank skip, revive, surround sound, 100h battery life, wow & flutter at only 0.09% RMS! thanks to the quartz lock, dual direct drive and heavy brass flywheels; direct line circuit, feather touch buttons and near silent operation. All in a body that is only 145 grams! The frequency response of the oxygen-free copper (OFC) head is actually 20-20000Hz (this page has an error). The only other models with heads to come close to this are the extremely special 12-core laminate head on the Panasonic RQ-S80 and the Aiwa's NG-HX heads on the PX-303 and PX-505. None of those 3 models though have half the other features this EX2000 has.

Truly this is a masterpiece Walkman. If you can ever get your hands on one, do not think twice. If you ask me, it's one of the closest contenders to a real audiophile cassette Walkman.

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#21 WM:65 tapefactor @ 2024-03-19 18:37:52 Edited@2024-03-27 17:59:10

I paid a very high price for mine. However, it was BNIB and its got a very low serial number (5XXXX) whereas most you'll see are in the 2XXXXX. Perfect condition box, all accessories, manuals and it had never been used. Still even has the battery compartment protection sticker etc.

Despite being such a small and competent model, with radio, Dolby-B & C, remote, DC in, autoreverse and even an extended amorphous head. It can sell for barely $150 in mint condition which is shocking (half the release price). I am expecting this model to quintuple in price soon. It is completely underrated.

Its counterpart (701C) without the radio sells for 3-4x even though it's without the useful extra AM/FM/TV radio. Aesthetically it might look a bit "sleeker" without the digital display, but the radio is an amazing feature. This is AFAIK the only Walkman with a radio + Dolby-C and an EX amorphous head. That is, it might well be the best radio equipped Walkman ever made.

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#20 WM:81 tapefactor @ 2024-03-08 16:16:05 Edited@2024-03-27 18:42:33

Got mine today in absolutely S+ tier condition.

Beats every single device in my collection hands down (except my EX2000). Sound, design, everything.
I don't even mind the battery life isn't that good. It's smaller than I expected too which is a good thing.
Official carry case also in perfect condition and it fits like a glove.

This will be my daily carry probably.

Truly has and will be the centrepiece of my collection alongside my mint/brand new WM-EX2000.

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#19 WM:18 tapefactor @ 2024-02-29 15:57:53 Edited@2024-03-06 20:03:39

One of the most iconic models. Utterly stunning.

I have a great condition champagne coloured one (but WM-10II version).

As I have found the rarity in 2024 is (in order of rarest to least rare):

1. Red
2. Green
3. Pink
4. Black (not pictured)
5. Blue
6. Champagne

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#17 WM:33 aoszmdnj @ 2024-01-05 03:47:06

oh why is this considered dd walkman as well?

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#16 WM:107 emiel80s @ 2023-12-30 10:38:57

Thanks for the feedback! Happy to ready you like the site and found a nice Walkman to enjoy some cassettes.
We are working on the back-end, so that contributions in the future can be made by more people than just the admins.
We'll keep you posted.

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#15 WM:107 aoszmdnj @ 2023-12-20 05:54:05

can't wait to get it soon
it's just arrived today at home
i'm at work right now
and i'm just so ready to give it a listen
i find it super exciting that this is my first comment in walkmanland
i really love this website and community
i wish i had started something like this first but
i'm still happy it's already here
i really look forward to more products and series being added to the catalog and list.
by the way, i got this player by using the comparison functionality on here
and reading reviews on other resources as well.
i really hope this community lasts as it really pertains to my passion and love
i do not know if the team will read this comment but
i would be happy to contribute in any shape or form given my situation.
i would perhaps come back here to add my review of this device for potential users of this device.
anyways, so great to have reigstered to this community lol. have a good day yall

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#14 WM:79 Midorin @ 2023-09-23 02:41:28

One of the first Walkmans I could possibly own. It has its issues with the erratic responses of different controls, but still- A Walkman is still a Walkman.