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hpr3471 :: The Sony Walkman WM-F41

A quick talk about one of my favorite Legacy Audio devices, a genuine Sony FM/AM cassette Walkman.

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Hosted by Jon Kulp on 2021-11-22 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: audio, vintage audio, cassette tapes, tape players, portable stereos, audio repair.
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This episode is just a quick talk about one of my favorite legacy audio devices, my Sony FM/AM cassette Walkman, model WM-F41.

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Comment #1 posted on 2021-11-22T14:32:18Z by Trey

Capacitors

Thank you for sharing. Tinkering with vintage electronics (Wait! Referring to the Walkman as "vintage" makes me feel really old.) is loads of fun. Do you find the need to replace capacitors in equipment of this era? I have noticed with various radio gear of similar age the capacitors have drifted far from spec.

Keep up the awesome podcasts!

Comment #2 posted on 2021-11-23T13:05:23Z by Keith

They really are great devices

Thanks for making this, I do remember getting one back in the early 80's, however that is no longer around, shame I threw it out many years ago now.

I'm going to get out my Dad's Walkman on the weekend though and see if it still runs. I kept his Walkman WM-F2015 https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/sony_walkman_fmam_stereo_cassette_player_wm_f2015.html as I knew it was special hopefully it still runs, if not I will fix it!

Comment #3 posted on 2021-11-23T19:49:25Z by Jon Kulp

Recapping

Thanks for the comment, Trey. Yes, the Walkman is vintage nowadays and we're in the same boat old-age-wise. I have a couple of things that could probably benefit from being recapped, but I've never gotten into the weeds that far yet. One of these days when I've got some time in front of me, I would like to replace the capacitors in my Pioneer reel-to-reel tape deck. I feel like this would probably help with the weak left channel. No time right now, though.

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