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Sony Discman

Posted: July 12th, 2019, 2:17 am
by brian
The Discman was Sony‘s first portable CD player, the D-5 (North America and various other countries)/D-50, which was the first on the market in 1984, and adopted for Sony’s entire portable compact disc player line. The name was changed to CD Walkman worldwide in 2000 along with a redesigned “Walkman“.

Re: Sony Discman

Posted: July 12th, 2019, 2:17 am
by brian
Prior to the development of the CD, cassette tapes were the dominant form of audio storage in regards to the then-fledgling portable audio industry. In 1979, Sony had introduced the Walkman in Japan. As Sony began to realize the potential of the CD, executives pushed for a means to give the CD player market momentum, moving it from audio enthusiasts to the mainstream.

Re: Sony Discman

Posted: July 12th, 2019, 2:19 am
by brian
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