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Sony WM-D6C

Portable Stereo Cassette Recorder (1984-94)

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Sony WM-D6C


Type: Cassette Recorder

Tape Type: type I, CrO2, Metal

Noise Reduction: B, C

Output: 30mW (headphones), 0.25V (line)

Battery: 4 x AA

Power Supply: 6V DC

Dimensions: 181 x 40 x 95mm

Weight: 640g

Year: 1985


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Reviewed Sep 28th, 2018 by hpat

Bought one 5-6 years ago. Unbelievable playback and recording quality when used with AC. Glad I got one back then for about 130 euro as I recall. They have really jumped in price.

Reviewed May 25th, 2018 by ludustonalis

This is a very nice recording device. I bought this on ebay as a used. The state is almost new, and this is the initial model. The d6c early model does not have a rounded head to read the cassette tape, but a little pointed. I am very excited and impressed when I see things made decades ago that have worked so far without problems. I bought a new cassette tape for the model, recorded and played it. Its sound quality is good ... I can taste the taste of cassette tape long ago. It is different from cd and mp3. This is my treasure :)

Reviewed Mar 05th, 2017 by pearceja

Best small machine ever , never travel without it ! .

Reviewed Nov 23rd, 2016 by bernard2

Bought one in 1985, still have, but don't use it since a long time. Anyway, I recently played some cassettes I recorded with (live broadcasting, vinyl copy) and it's just fabulous.
Only one problem : motor makes some noise, but it's not new, I think it always did.

Reviewed Apr 11th, 2016 by gvwrighty

For a portable cassette player recorder, this is an amazing deck. It produced broadcast quality audio, so it was often found used by radio journo's in the 80's.

I've had mine for 30 years and never had any issues with it.



re: WM-D6C

WM-D6C is the second version.
First version (circa 1982-3) was WM-D6 and featured only Dolby B. It had two headphone outputs, one mic-line input and one line output.
WM-D6C was the improved version, with Dolby C, only one headphone output, separate line in and mic input, and line output.

re: WM-D6C

Always triple check polarity on any AC adaptor you plug into this deck. Reverse polarity damage is instant and expensive to repair!

re: WM-D6C

You are SO right! I found that out myself. UGH.

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