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Sony WM-FX290 Silver Cassette Player
Sony WM-FX290 Silver Cassette Player

2.0 out of 5 stars Could be better, 13 Nov 2012
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As you probably already know, new portable cassette players are scarce these days. This Sony player is Sony's more expensive model. I've not got an issue with the sound quality which is full and rounded. The radio reception, at least in the area I'm in, is quite incredible - it seems to be omni-directional - reception remains constant whichever direction the walkman is pointed in; and that's quite a feat for such a relatively small gadget. Then again, I can only pick up a few stations due to the limitations of the digital tuner. In terms of size, the walkman is bordering on the bulky. In terms of powering it, it seems to run perfectly on just the single AA battery that it requires. There are however, two important setbacks with this player. Just like the cheaper model which I also own, it won't play many cassettes that are over 22 years old, and it has a tendancy to stretch some tapes after only a few playings. I'm therefore disappointed with the product because Sony could at least have got the cassette mechanisms finely tuned as well. I could have been sold two duff models, but now, that would be something.


Sony SRS-T70 Personal Speakers
Sony SRS-T70 Personal Speakers

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4.0 out of 5 stars Quite Good for the Price - Sony SRS T70 Speakers, 28 Jun 2012
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These Sony speakers are nice and compact, and can run off batteries, or, apparently, an AC adaptor (not supplied). There is an option for getting them to work direct from the power of the device you're using, but the volume with this option is so weak as not to be a viable one. The speakers come with a short length of lead with a 3.5mm jack at the end of it. You simply plug this into the headphone socket of your player (cassette player, MP3 player, CD player etc.)and away you go. The sound quality is not quite as good as I would have expected from a Sony product; my Sony radio has fabulous sound quality. Having said that, the speakers themselves do have a fairly good roundness of tone, and a fuller bass than you might expect from comparable ones in the same price bracket. Overall, despite this, and it's lack of a trendy design (though it is quite slim), I'd say these speakers were a reasonable purchase for the price - please note I bought them second hand for only 15 plus P&P.


Bbc Radio Collection Sherlock Holmes 2: The Empty House, The Final Problem, The Blue Carbuncle, Silver Blaze
Bbc Radio Collection Sherlock Holmes 2: The Empty House, The Final Problem, The Blue Carbuncle, Silver Blaze
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Edition: Audio Cassette

5.0 out of 5 stars The Definitive Sherlock Holmes Productions, 29 May 2012
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Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley cannot be bettered in their renditions of Holmes and Watson. They play their parts with such style, vitality and perception that they remain unsurpassed. The scripts bring out the essence of the stories, and the, sadly, unnamed supporting cast are delight to listen to. Unlike later productions, not only are these closer to the time giving them a quality of authenticity, but they do not seek to pander to the latest propaganda of a tasteless media. Thank goodness these productions were not mysteriously lost by the BBC.


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