WM-51

Sony WM-51 feature
WML ID #46
Manufacturer
Sony
Model
WM-51
Year
1987
Made in
Japan
Initial price
19000 ¥Today 428 $
Technical details, specifications
Battery
1AA
Colors
black red white pink turquoise
Dimensions
90.5*109*23 mm (227 cm³)3D size
Weight
220 gr
Case
plastic
Expandable
no
External compartment
no
Tape selector
Manual switch
Waterproof
no
Speaker
no
FMax output
4x2 mW
Functions
DC in
yes
Record by input
no
Record by int mic
no
Hotline mode
yes
Cue
no
Balance (L/R)
no
Phone type
3
Equalizer
no
Auto volume no
Auto reverse
yes
AMS no
Blank skip no
Logic control
no
Hold lock
yes
Noise reduction
Dolby B NR
Radio
no
Remote control
no
Indicator
led
Description

This beautiful "designer styled" model was based loosely around the mechanical parts of the WM-F107.

This beautiful "designer styled" model was based loosely around the mechanical parts of the WM-F107 "Solar Walkman". Though not itself solar powered, it did include a novel feature, the headphones were permanently attached and could be rewound and stored in the machine using a large winding wheel at the rear. A second pair of headphones could also be connected, using a conventional socket.

As with the WM-F107, the mechanism was finely made and featured auto reverse. Dolby B NR was also included, and normal, chrome or metal tapes could be used. Power came either from a single "AA" cell or from a rechargeable battery, which was included with the Walkman, along with a special fast-charger. The cassette door was retained shut by a catch that was released by pressing the stop button for a second time, though this function could be locked using a slide switch next to the winding keys.

The volume control was mounted in an exposed position at the rear of the case, in a style similar to that used for the much earlier WM-2. A slight disappointment here was that not so much care had been taken in the styling of the central retaining screw, but it would take more than a little mistake like this to spoil the appearance of an otherwise very appealing design.Via Walkman Central

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