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Sony Cashes In On Nostalgia With 40th-Anniversary Walkman



In honor of the original Walkman’s 40th birthday, Sony is releasing an anniversary edition of the iconic cassette player that first made music portable, the company revealed at IFA on Thursday. Only, it doesn’t actually play cassettes, so don’t go breaking your collection out of storage. And it’ll set you back about three times as much as one would have in 1979.
Sony’s NW-A100TPS (doesn’t exactly have the same ring, does it?) marks the company’s latest attempt to revitalize the Walkman brand, and this time around they’ve seemed to have given up any pretense that this is anything more than a nostalgia cash grab. While Sony has purportedly made a cassette tape with a storage capacity that would put its 20th-century brethren to shame, the commpany smartly decided to forego magnetic tape entirely with its new design.


Instead, an Android-powered music player stores up to 16GB of your favorite tunes. It lacks a SIM card but you can connect to Wifi and use Android apps via its itty bitty 3.6-inch touchscreen. For the complete nostalgia factor, the device has a screensaver that looks like an old-school cassette player except the color changes depending on what type of music file is playing. An accompanying soft case that comes with it looks every bit like an old Walkman, so when you throw up that screensaver and snap the case closed it’ll make you feel just like you’re back in the ‘80s. Or, for those of our readers too young to remember the Walkman’s heyday (like me), it’ll make you feel just like you’re in an episode of Stranger Things.
If you want to go full retro mode, this special edition Walkman has a headphone jack as well. But you can also just connect to Bluetooth like a normal person too.

Unlike back then though, when a Walkman had a price tag of about $150, this special-edition Walkman will go on sale for $599 in Australia and €440/£400 in Europe come December.

 

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Sony Cashes In On Nostalgia With 40th-Anniversary Walkman



In honor of the original Walkman’s 40th birthday, Sony is releasing an anniversary edition of the iconic cassette player that first made music portable, the company revealed at IFA on Thursday. Only, it doesn’t actually play cassettes, so don’t go breaking your collection out of storage. And it’ll set you back about three times as much as one would have in 1979.
Sony’s NW-A100TPS (doesn’t exactly have the same ring, does it?) marks the company’s latest attempt to revitalize the Walkman brand, and this time around they’ve seemed to have given up any pretense that this is anything more than a nostalgia cash grab. While Sony has purportedly made a cassette tape with a storage capacity that would put its 20th-century brethren to shame, the commpany smartly decided to forego magnetic tape entirely with its new design.


Instead, an Android-powered music player stores up to 16GB of your favorite tunes. It lacks a SIM card but you can connect to Wifi and use Android apps via its itty bitty 3.6-inch touchscreen. For the complete nostalgia factor, the device has a screensaver that looks like an old-school cassette player except the color changes depending on what type of music file is playing. An accompanying soft case that comes with it looks every bit like an old Walkman, so when you throw up that screensaver and snap the case closed it’ll make you feel just like you’re back in the ‘80s. Or, for those of our readers too young to remember the Walkman’s heyday (like me), it’ll make you feel just like you’re in an episode of Stranger Things.
If you want to go full retro mode, this special edition Walkman has a headphone jack as well. But you can also just connect to Bluetooth like a normal person too.

Unlike back then though, when a Walkman had a price tag of about $150, this special-edition Walkman will go on sale for $599 in Australia and €440/£400 in Europe come December.

 


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Διαθέσιμο από χτες στην αμερικανική αγορά το Sol, το πρώτο πικάπ της γνωστής από τα ενισχυτικά της Schiit. Πολύ όμορφος σχεδιασμός, βραχίονας unipivot, τιμολογιακά ανταγωνιστικό ($928 με το mani, $799 χωρίς phono).


 


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AirTight ATE-3011 Phono stage για κεφαλές ΜΜ


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Καινούριο phono stage παρουσίαση η Ιαπωνική AirTight που τελευταία είναι αρκετά δραστήρια. Πρόκειται για το μοντέλο ATE-3011 που είναι εφοδιασμένο με πέντε καμπύλες ισοστάθμισης για RIAA, NAB, AES, FFRR και FLAT τόσο για Turnover όσο και για Roll-Off. Τα turnover και roll-off μπορούν να επιλεχθούν ανεξάρτητα ώστε ο χρήστης να δημιουργήσει άλλες καμπύλες ισοστάθμισης ανάλογα με το βινύλιο που ακούει.
Η συσκευή είναι μεγάλη σε διαστάσεις, έχει αυτοφωτιζόμενη οθόνη και επιλογέα καμπυλών ισοστάθμισης στην πρόσοψη.

O AirTight ATE-3011 φέρει τρεις λυχνίες 12AX7 και έχει τρεις εισόδους RCA για κεφαλές MM. Ακόμη έχει μια μονοφωνική RCA και μια στερεοφωνική RCA έξοδο. Το κέρδος του είναι 40dB και το βάρος πάνω από 12 κιλά.



Valves employed:12AX7 x 3
Phono equalizer input:RCA/MM × 3
Input impedance:47kΩ(Gain 40dB)
Phono equalizer output:RCA × 2 + 1(mono only)
Output impedance:Recommended load more than 47kΩ
THD:-0.02%(1V/1kHz)
Frequency response:50Hz~20kHz(±0.2dB) /20Hz-2.5dB
Power consumption:50VA
Dimensions:400(W) × 375(D) × 151(H)mm
Weight:12.2kg

 

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εφοδιασμένο με πέντε καμπύλες ισοστάθμισης για RIAA, NAB, AES, FFRR και FLAT τόσο για Turnover όσο και για Roll-Off. Τα turnover και roll-off μπορούν να επιλεχθούν ανεξάρτητα ώστε ο χρήστης να δημιουργήσει άλλες καμπύλες ισοστάθμισης ανάλογα με το βινύλιο που ακούει.
Μπράβο!
Αυτό είναι εργαλείο!
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Ααα γειά σας κ. Γουώτερς, τί κάνετε; Καλά είστε; Μπράβο μπράβο! Λοιπόν, θέλει λίγη δουλίτσα ακόμη, αλλά μέχρι το απόγευμα θα σας το έχω έτοιμο το μάστερ. Περάστε κατά τις έξι να το πάρετε!
 

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Ααα γειά σας κ. Γουώτερς, τί κάνετε; Καλά είστε; Μπράβο μπράβο! Λοιπόν, θέλει λίγη δουλίτσα ακόμη, αλλά μέχρι το απόγευμα θα σας το έχω έτοιμο το μάστερ. Περάστε κατά τις έξι να το πάρετε!
Πλάκα στη πλάκα έτσι έκαναν μοντάζ. Σε ήχο και σε εικόνα. Και αν δεν κολλούσε σωστά η ένωση ή γινόταν λάθος; Καληνύχτα. Πάει η λήψη, έβαζαν την επόμενη καλύτερη.
 


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