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
1AA gumstick
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
Extended Frequency Range Amorphous
Tape selector
Manual switch
Waterproof
no
Speaker
no
Frequency range
20-18000 Hz
FMax output
2x5 mW
Functions
DC in
yes
Record by input
no
Record by int mic
no
Hotline mode
no
Cue
no
Balance (L/R)
no
Phone type
3
Equalizer
no
Auto volume no
Auto reverse
yes
Anti rolling
yes
AMS no
Blank skip no
Logic control
no
Bass
so-megabass
Noise reduction
Dolby B NR
Radio
no
Remote control
no
Wireless headphone
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.Via retrothing

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2021-07-10 18:46:34
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