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WM-FX211

(1995)

WM-FX211

This impressive looking model was actually based on the simple WM-FX101 of the same year. By removing the manually tuned radio from the side of the cassette compartment and instead fitting a digitally tuned receiver in the cassette lid, a more versatile and generally more desirable machine resulted. Text copyright © Walkman Central. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

The cassette section remained very basic. It was very much the same as that fitted to the WM-EX110 and the same comments apply. The only extra function of note was that the LCD readout for the radio displayed the word “tape” while the mechanism was running. The radio was quite comprehensive, and offered 5 pre-tuned radio programmes on AM and FM. When not in use, the radio display showed the time, but there were no alarm facilities. The radio could receive FM broadcasts in stereo where available, and instead of the traditional LED indicator lamp, the word “stereo” appeared in the display if this was the case. As with the WM-F65, a memory backup reserve was maintained so that the station settings and time were not lost during battery replacement. Text copyright © Walkman Central. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Although hardly noticeable, there was a tiny cassette viewing window just below the display. This was really only large enough to confirm that the tape spools were rotating, one could not read any of the cassette label through it. Text copyright © Walkman Central. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

The digitally tuned radio made the WM-FX211 quite a bit more expensive than the WM-FX101 or the WM-EX110, so it was supplied with better headphones than came with the other machines (in-ear Fontopia types). Text copyright © Walkman Central. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.