SONY: Professional Walkman WM D6C.

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The Sony Walkman was the natural development of the pocket sized cassette recorder. In 1972 I had a pocketable Sony TC-55 which allowed me to record lectures and from the radio. 1982 I purchased a pair of Sony TCM-600 to use with the NewBrain computer which had a pair of tape recorder controls allowing data to be read from one tape and output results to another. The TC-55 and TCM-600 both have built in microphones as well as accepting a 3.5mm mini jacket for an external microphone. As early as 1974 I saw these as being the centre of a the idea student's entertainment system and even suggested, at a hi-fi show, to the Aiwa engineer, that they should include an interface to clip on a radio as volume control, speakers and ear phones were already part of the cassette recorder. Olympus did in fact make a version of the Pearlcorder that did exactly that with a microcassette recorder and had AM and separate FM clip on modules. Aiwa did a similar product using a standard compact cassette.

Then, in 1979, Sony came out with the stereo walkman - a playback only device. I first heard of it from the DJ Kenny Everett who played a commercial music cassette over the airwaves to demonstrate the mind blowing quality. I was not impressed; after all my TC-55 had a better specification and wider frequency range, although mono. Also I already owned a Uher CR240 professional portable cassette deck in 1978 and was familiar with the Sony TC-D5.

I upgraded my portable deck to a Uher CR160 - less expensive than the CR240 and with Dolby C as well as Dolby B. I also plugged this into .....

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