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Could someone help me find out finding an old Disckman/Walkman from sony?

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Looks like this as I remember correctly, it similar to D model hopefully?
Thank you for suggestions tho, this would be an present for my sister, which she had in teenager years and then it broke down due motor issues.
 

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Would not recommend it. I dusted off my Dioneer Dion and, even with virtually no use, it still failed ("no disc"). Smartphones have rendered portable CD players obsolete in everyway. Even getting CDs of albums these days is increasingly troublesome.
 
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i just bought one some months ago, virtually new. great item, it's a sony!
 
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Why would you not recommend me if its PRESENT for my sister... Dont you read something off?
She has the CD's still in her pack!
But Im quite sure the for CD where is visible for spinning was there, other , no.
 
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paid around 50 british pounds + shipping for NEW if i remember not too bad but found out i have an already functioning panasonic or aiwa portable cd player in the basement.

this model i got is very basic model D-240 Discman ESP.

if you want it badly i can send it to your sister :)

Sorry for the above posting, i did not mean it to be offensive :)
 
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paid around 50 british pounds + shipping for NEW if i remember not too bad but found out i have an already functioning panasonic or aiwa portable cd player in the basement.

this model i got is very basic model D-240 Discman ESP.

if you want it badly i can send it to your sister :)

Sorry for the above posting, i did not mean it to be offensive :)
I've meant to the @FordGT90Concept
 
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let me know if you need something simpler, anytime, maybe i can help.
 

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Why would you not recommend me if its PRESENT for my sister... Dont you read something off?
She has the CD's still in her pack!
But Im quite sure the for CD where is visible for spinning was there, other , no.
Introduce her to ripping CDs. Can use Exact Audio Copy to rip FLAC direct from CD which is 1:1 lossless.
 
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@OP:
You mean something like this, I got it in the 90's, perfect condition, except it no longer works....

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Plus one for the Exact Audio Copy. Have not used that in years. Not sure how how modern drive works with EAC. My ide benq cd drive make good 99.9% copy of my cds then. My old drive have plenty error correction. Scratch cds would result in a less exact copy but usually eac with the right drive can give a good enough recovery.

Recommended to use Flac. Using physical cd would create wear and tear.
 
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Looks like this as I remember correctly, it similar to D model hopefully?
Thank you for suggestions tho, this would be an present for my sister, which she had in teenager years and then it broke down due motor issues.
Finding something in your part of the world might be iffy. If you're willing to import, there are lot's of choices on Ebay.

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Note to other users, when someone asks for help with something, telling them that something is outdated/obsolete/worthless is not a solution and is not helpful.
The OP asked for help finding a portable Sony CD player. They did not ask for opinions about whether it was ideal or still useful. Music CD's might be an older technology format, but it is still an excellent format and commonly used in much of the world, including the United States. For example, I still have an extensive CD library and prefer buying my music on CD. I make music compilation disc's for my car frequently.
 
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Found one very similar tho, it seems to be rare blue sony Walkman... It has been gifted.
Thanks for help tho.
 

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Man I had an old D121 great memories.
 
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That Aiwa looks like it pounds pretty good. Looks sweet. I had a few Sonys, and some Panasonics.

If I had the need for one I would use it for sure, burn my own cds.. save the battery on my phone lol.

Although I hear cassette tapes are making a comeback..
 
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@OP:
You mean something like this, I got it in the 90's, perfect condition, except it no longer works....

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Did some reading elsewhere and discovered this CD player suffers from the capacitor problem that plagued the motherboard industry. If you're so inclined and have the skill, repairing that player is as simple as doing a caps replacement.
 

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I hear cassette tapes are making a comeback..
Still use a cassette walkman regulary ( and cd walkmen). I have a massive collection of Tapes
when CD's first came out i rented them ( and of course taped them ).
one day i might rip them to cd/mp3
 

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Sony made the best portable cassette recorder, the WM D6C

http://www.walkmancentral.com/products/wm-d6c
WM-D6C can never win PCM-D100.
I have both.

OP's description seems to be a mid-end one so I don't know what model it will be.
I only collect Sony D-555 D-303 D-777 D-EJ01 Philips AZ6819 and all of them are top models.
But even a D-555, the all of best Sony model, can't win a PCM-D1.
So please be satisfied with your hi-end FLAC players.
 
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WM-D6C can never win PCM-D100.
I have both.

OP's description seems to be a mid-end one so I don't know what model it will be.
I only collect Sony D-555 D-303 D-777 D-EJ01 Philips AZ6819 and all of them are top models.
But even a D-555, the all of best Sony model, can't win a PCM-D1.
So please be satisfied with your hi-end FLAC players.
PCM is not a cassette walkman though, so the WM is still the best cassette recording walkman
 

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I was like 10 or 11 I think when CDs came out.. I remember thinking the format would never last..

Lol.

Green marker anyone?
I still buy CD’s for the albums, and digital for some singles. Thing is, CD quality is so much better than digital that until they stop making them, I will buy them.

We have a CD player in the home stereo, and my new car I made sure to get a CD player in. Starting this model year though, that carmaker no longer sells CD players in their cars. There is still aftermarket though. Thank goodness for Crutchfield!
 

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I still buy CD’s for the albums, and digital for some singles. Thing is, CD quality is so much better than digital that until they stop making them, I will buy them.
I buy CDs from Amazon with AutoRip. Download 320 kbps MP3 before the CD even ships and when the CD arrives, it stays in the shrink wrap.

I took an Audio DVD (96 kHz, 24-bit, 6 ch) and ripped a RIFF WAV from it. I then converted it in to highest quality VBR MP3 and 320 kbps MP3. I listened to all four (AC3 from the DVD, RIFF WAV, VBR MP3, and 320 MP3) and couldn't tell a difference via stereo headphones (192 kHz, 24-bit). With surround speakers, the difference is obvious because the source media is surround but...good luck finding surround music albums (I only have two myself). Totally worth it though.

When I rip CDs for my collection, I use highest quality VBR MP3. It is the most compact file size and doesn't compromise on sound quality.
 

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VBR is far more difficult to encode (which is trivial for modern CPUs); decode is more or less the same.
 
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