Sony Walkman TPS-L2

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    This is Sony’s first Walkman portable cassette player. Originally purchased in 1979 by a very good friend of mine, I inherited this slightly bruised device close to twenty years ago.

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    1. splorp 52 months ago | reply

      @john Even though some dents are evident, these things were built like brick outhouses. I can’t even begin to estimate how many hundreds of hours worth of tape my friend ran through this deck. Although the headphones disintegrated years ago, I still have the blue leather wrap-around case as well.

      @crbassett Glad you like it.

      @tyler Snif.

    2. splorp 52 months ago | reply

      That’s a good thing, right?

    3. Be Somebody Or Be Somebody's Fool 52 months ago | reply

      Too bad about the headphones. They were half the reason these things were so great. I never owned a Sony though. Just the bigger, heavier knock-offs.

    4. johnpaulthurlow 52 months ago | reply

      love the way this is photographed. The simplicity makes me appreciate it all the more...

    5. splorp 52 months ago | reply

      @somebody The headphones weren’t bad for the period, I suppose. I’ve never really liked the default headphones that Sony supplied with their decks … and I cannot use earbuds at all. I’m more of a full coverage Sennheiser kind of guy.

      @johnpaulthurlow Thanks. There’s no sense overcomplicating the process of documentation. A single source of soft, diffused light with a small reflector is brilliant in its simplicity.

    6. splorp 51 months ago | reply

      Retro, but solid.

    7. Alan Kimo 49 months ago | reply

      Tiene un buen diseño.

    8. splorp 49 months ago | reply

      Sí. Es buen diseño en cualquier lengua.

    9. onefamousdog 42 months ago | reply

      no more walkman
      antique now

    10. splorp 42 months ago | reply

      Not quite. According to this updated article over at Gizmodo, Sony is still proceeding to manufacture a single Walkman model for the United States market.

    11. mabuti329 32 months ago | reply

      i still have the same unit complete with its leatherer case and headphones. still in top/ exellent working condition.

    12. splorp 32 months ago | reply

      This one still has the “leather” case as well … and somewhere I have the headphones.

    13. splorp 25 months ago | reply

      Bumped, but functional.

    14. Pinot & Dita 25 months ago | reply

      phew. at least still alive & spinning :D

    15. Monochrome 24 months ago | reply

      quite minimal and elegant

    16. splorp 24 months ago | reply

      Thanks. I really like the way these turned out.

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