Sony Walkman WM-30 in Black. This week is all about the pristine black Walkmans (see the WM-7 I’ve also listed) – frankly they’re a pain in the arse to photograph. Anyhoo, how cool is this – I love a WM-20 or a WM-30 – the classic Walkman, the ones that everyone wants and there’s no better example of a Black WM-30 than this – it is perfection, both physically and mechanically – these often suffer from cracked gears – this one is perfect and should be good to go for the next 35 years! As with all my refurbished Walkmans you don’t have to take my work for how good they sound because I provide you with a video so you can hear for yourself. I’m not a professional sound engineer – I feed the output from the walkman into the mic input on my Canon DSLR. These are complex analogue machines in a digital world – the old belt residue must be completely and meticulously removed – otherwise the new belt will wobble causing wow and flutter. In absolutely pristine condition – not a single scratch, dent or bit of faded lettering – it is in as-new Museum Condition. Mechanically the belt had turned to goo so the old belt residue has been meticulously cleaned and a new belt installed – the head, roller and capstan have been cleaned – so it now plays perfectly, in stereo, at the right speed with no wow or flutter, it rewinds and fast-forwards exactly as it should. The volume potentiometer has been cleaned so the volume adjusts smoothly without crackle or dropout. It still has the battery cover and the battery terminals are corrosion free. I’m not an audio engineer which is why I include a video so you can hear it play and judge for yourself. I do not extensively test these over periods of hours/days – I don’t have the time. My only guarantee is that it should work as you see in the video when it arrives. All items will be bubble wrapped and dispatched in a rigid cardboard box to ensure that they reach you without any damage in transit. See my other auctions for loads more cool Sony Walkmans. Any pictured cassette tape is not included in the sale. The item “Sony Walkman WM-30 Refurbished and working perfectly WM-20 WM-40 Pristine” is in sale since Saturday, October 24, 2020. This item is in the category “Sound & Vision\Portable Audio & Headphones\Personal Cassette Players”. The seller is “yermawn” and is located in Glasgow. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Model: WM-30
- Colour: Black
- Type: Mini Cassette Player (Walkman)
- Features: Cassette Playback
- Brand: Sony