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WM-503

(1989)

This slim, cassette case sized model used similar mechanical arrangements to the WM-106. Without the bulk of the headphone reeling device it could be made very thin, in fact it was the smallest model in the range of that year. Text copyright © Walkman Central. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

As well as the features of the WM-10 (auto reverse with LED direction indicator, Dolby B NR, locking cassette door, normal/chrome/metal tape compatibility), the WM-503 also included the “Mega bass” loudness system, which was controlled by a three-position switch (norm/mid/max). Battery power came from a special rechargeable cell which was mounted internally (an improvement over the previous WM-102) and was charged in a “charger station” that was supplied with each machine. Text copyright © Walkman Central. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Despite being an expensive model positioned near the top of the range, the WM-503 did not escape the fad for silly writing of this period any more successfully than the lowly WM-B10. In this case it said “Mega bass dynamic bass boost for an unbelievably “live” sound” on the cassette door. Text copyright © Walkman Central. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.