WM-55

Sony WM-55 feature
WML ID #25
Manufacturer
Sony
Model
WM-55
Year
1985
Made in
Japan
Initial price
21000 ¥Today 178 $
Technical details, specifications
Battery
2AA
Colors
black red blue (light) white
Dimensions
111.2*88.6*29.4 mm (290 cm³)3D size
Weight
233 gr
Window
yes
Frame
plastic
Case
plastic
Expandable
no
External compartment
no
Tape selector
Manual switch
Waterproof
no
Speaker
no
Frequency range
40-15000@1,@2,@4 Hz
FMax output
2x20 mW
Functions
DC in
yes
Record by input
no
Record by int mic
no
Hotline mode
no
Cue
no
Balance (L/R)
no
Equalizer
no
Auto volume no
Auto reverse
yes
Anti rolling
no
AMS no
Blank skip no
Logic control
no
Hold lock
no
Bass
no
Noise reduction
Dolby B NR
Radio
no
Remote control
no
Wireless headphone
no
Indicator
led
Description

Affordable price and a wealth of features

The WM-55 was well made and finely finished, the cassette door even included a small catch operated by a slide switch to prevent it falling open, another unusual feature. The mechanism, which used a metal chassis and included switchable auto reverse (sides 1 and 2/continuous play), was shared with models such as the WM-75. Also in common with the WM-75 were Dolby B noise reduction and normal/chrome/metal tape compatibility.

She's so unusual because of:
1) the vivid pink colour,
2) the radio unit in the shape of a cassette, model CTP-1A.

Other manufacturers like Sanyo and Toshiba, frequently offered radio modules of this type. Sony usually miniaturised the radio circuit so it could fit inside the main unit, including cassette door (e.g. WM-F10, WM-F107).

CTP-1A radio unit
It enabled the reception on both the AM and FM (mono and stereo) bands. The tuning and waveband controls were accessible through a slot in the side of the WM-55 main unit. The tuning scale was visible through the tape viewing window and the unit was activated by pressing the play button. The interconnections that were made as well as passing power and signals also stopped the motor running, conserving battery power.Via Walkman Central (edited)

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