I have the house almost to myself this evening. My wife is at the cinema with her friends, and the youngest daughter is revising. So it’s time to just sit back and let the DC2 / Little Dot MKII (with upgraded tubes) feed the Beyer DT880’s with some Jamiroquai on a new That’s VX. Sadly … Continue reading The DC2 is back
So, reaching out to a few companies (one very close to home) that may be able to help with creating the missing link between an nicely restored Walkman and a fantastically restored Walkman. After 30 years and more, the ITS A SONY sticker is either missing, curled or partially attached. It can ruin an otherwise … Continue reading New Decals needed!
So, the Sony TPS-L2 was the very first Walkman. We all know that! And Ive always wanted one. But sadly, since a film I was personally involved in hit the screen, the prices have rocketed. Guardians Of The Galaxy’s main hero, Star-Lord (you know?) had a TPS-L2, and I remember being on set and seeing … Continue reading My new old new TPS-L2
I love a good blank tape. And one of my faves from the 80’s was the That’s VX from the Taiyo Yuden Company. As Type II’s go, this one was super solid, and still performs wonderfully today, despite my originals being over 30 years old. So when the chance arises to buy them in bulk, … Continue reading That’s all folks
Quite an exciting day today. The new sample arrived today, with all my requested revisions addressed. The workmanship is top notch, and the DC-2 fits perfectly. Time to get these into production for the wider analogue community.
A very special product that I have wanted to produce for a while due to the lack of good cases. After some 35 plus years out in the wilderness, any cases that have survived have clearly seen better days the materials used have not aged as well as the Walkman they were designed to carry. … Continue reading The new DD case (Aka The Morita)
Despite the movie suggesting that Steve Jobs was inspired to develop the iPod because of his daughters ipod, it’s rumoured that this is far from the truth. In fact, the ipods genisis stems from apples purchase of SoundJam. But the myth that he wanted to expand in akio Moritas vision is romantic, nonetheless . And … Continue reading Anyone can click a button
One of my faves as a teen. The Sennheiser HD40. My original pair, purchased in 86 not long after my 16th, along with a pair of Wharfdale Diamonds from a long since closed hifi shop in Croydon’s now closed Drummond Centre. back in the 80’s, Croydon was awash with great HiFi shops. I have not … Continue reading HD-40
Marian, a walkman service engineer from Slovakia has set about trying to address the broken gear issue that affects all Sony DD units, apart from the legendary DD9. So if you have a DD, DC2 etc that has the annoying clack…… clack clack noise due to the broken gear, it looks as if a lifelong … Continue reading The future for DD walkmans is looking bright
Forget that fact that its a mint Nissan 350z that drives as good as it looks…. There is one very good reason to keep it! Nissan did very well to but a BOSE system in the car… and with a regular service and clean, it still sounds pretty dam awesome.