WM-60

Sony WM-60 feature
WML ID #40
Manufacturer
Sony
Model
WM-60
Year
1986
Made in
Japan
Technical details, specifications
Battery
Colors
black red blue (light)
Window
yes
Carry
clip
Tape selector
Manual switch
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
yes (vis)
Auto volume no
Auto reverse
yes
AMS no
Blank skip no
Logic control
no
Hold lock
no
Noise reduction
Dolby B NR
Radio
no
Remote control
no
Wireless headphone
no
Indicator
led
Description

Interesting model with 5 band graphic equalizer.

This unusual model was never that widely known and was not available for very long, which is a shame as it had some interesting details. Barely larger than the WM-2 series (if one discounted the projecting tape transport keys), it offered Dolby B NR, auto reverse with two modes (repeat/stop) and a five band graphic equaliser, which was built into the cassette door. It also featured dual headphone sockets, something that had not been seen for a while. The supplied headphones were of the banded in-ear type and could be folded for easy storage.

Mechanically, the WM-60 was most unusual. In a time when cassette mechanisms were being increasingly assembled from moulded plastic, the WM-60’s mechanical parts were mostly of pressed metal. The mechanism was quite complex, so many small metal parts were needed.

Normally an auto-reverse cassette transport is fairly symmetrical, operating in the same basic manner whether playing forwards or backwards. The WM-60 was different, using an asymmetrical layout that operated in a completely changed manner depending on direction. The reel clutches in particular were of contrasting design, with one being gear driven and the other friction operated. A system of two separate azimuth adjustments for the two directions of playback was fitted, as had been the case with the earlier WM-7. The arrangement was not so sucessful however, and proved difficult to adjust.

The WM-60 was nicely and neatly styled, with a metal cassette door, chromed control keys and a discreet colour scheme. It offered every feature one could want from a cassette player and was reasonably compact. It is strange that it was not more popular.Via Walkman Central

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