WM-505

Sony WM-505 feature
WML ID #58
Manufacturer Sony
Model WM-505
Series Wireless
Year 1988
Made in Japan
Technical details, specifications
Battery gumstick 1AA
Available colors black white
Dimensions 76.2*109.2*25.8 mm (215 cm³) 3D size
Weight 210 gr
Window yes
Expandable no
External compartment yes
Head Amorphous
Tape selector Manual switch
Waterproof no
Speaker no
Frequency range 20-18000 Hz
FMax output 5x2 mW
Functions
DC in yes
Record by input no
Record by int mic no
Cue no
Balance (L/R) no
Phone type 3
Equalizer no
Auto volume no
Auto reverse yes
AMS no
Blank skip no
Bass MB
Noise reduction Dolby B NR
Radio no
Wireless heaphone yes
Description

Key to this models compactness is the use of a slim ni-cad battery in both the player and the headphones wireless receiver.

In 1988, Sony unveiled a remarkably small unit, the WM-505 (I can't confirm this was ever released in the USA - mine has Japanese writing on it...). There was no shape-shifting transformation needed to play cassettes, and the unit boasted wireless headphones. That's right, 20 years before Bluetooth you could jam out to your mix tapes without getting tangled up in cords. Sadly, I can't report how well it works as I don't have the wireless earbuds, which also would have been relatively new in 1988.

Key to this model's compactness is the use of a slim ni-cad battery (sometimes called a "gumstick") in both the player and the headphones' wireless receiver. Fortunately an add-on unit lets you plug in a regular AA battery. Also the playback head is tucked into the door like on the WM-10 to save space. All metal construction is thinner and more durable than plastic would have been, and does a superior job of protecting the expensive unit from inevitable knocks.
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