I remember back in 1996 when i went to a store to get my first discman.
I was keen on a good design and backlight display for nightuse.
I got in love with Technics SL-Xp600
Is very hard to find a good picture so i uploaded a photo from a old Technics cataloge.
I remember i told the store to order in before christmas
unfortunaly Panasonic keep telling me over and over again it was delayed
and I realized would i make it before christmas I have to get a different
this was sad cause i realy loved the design of this Discman
The stores showed me some cheaper Blue Panasonic but without backlight
Then I saw this Kenwood KPC-761 which i realy liked
Sure it was not as good as Technics but they could order it before christmas
The Discman had Backlight and played the Cd fine for what i was to use it for then
Train trips and conect to a boombox (I sold it when i got a Hifi with CDtray in 1998)
But unfortunaly it was not so good when jogging and even walking it skipped songs.
Today many things has changed
I no longer have or use a Hifi or boombox , the Display of a home stereo is remplaced
with a 23 inch alienware monitor conected to a Pc running winamp and itunes which i use to listen to music at home.
Outside I use Mp3 players.
But i still have the retro memory of grabbing and staring at a physical CD of my favorite band
reading the Songlyrics while listening to the songs on a Discman.
Now many years later I want to get a New Cd walkman (discman)
for those sunny days in the park when i feel retro and want to listen to a discman.
I plan to buy some Cds of my favorite bands.
Who is left producing CD walkmans Today, Only Sony?
I tried to look up Kenwood and panasonic but they seem to no longer be in Discman busniess
From Sony i could find this NF-340
But maybe is discontinued too cause the pricelist only meantion NF-241
I read Sony DEJ100 is good but probaly discontinued and harder to get in local store
i dont want to Ebay it or ordet it over internet want it in local store.
The Last Paper catalog I have from Kenwood is from 2005-2006
show DPC-X447, again probaly that one is hard to get in local store
So what should I get with good quality, what is avaible today in Local stores?
what is my best chances if not Ebaying?
- Play some CDs i buy
- If they can play cd-r and mp3 files is good too
- anti-skipping good buffer and so they dont scratch the Cds
- good sound (preferable not sound loudness limited)
- Black or blue (dont want silver color)
- Long battery life
- If it has backlight on LCD display is a plus but not easy to find now
Edited by Thoth - 10/17/11 at 10:20pm