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Vintage Refurbished [ℹ]

Sony Walkman WM-FX281 AM/FM Portable Cassette Player

Sale price$ 129
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Brand Sony
Model WM-FX281
Date First Available
Headphones Color


The WM-FX281 was one of the later Walkman models that Sony created, coming to market around 2001. It's compact, lightweight, reliable and an iconic piece of Y2k tech! (The original manual can be found here.) Like its '80s and '90s predecessors, the WM-FX281 plays cassettes and has a built-in AM/FM radio — but it was also designed to tune into various television channels. Of course, this feature is now a relic due to television's transition to digital signals instead of analog signals. 

Even though this unit is over 20 years old, it sounds just as good as it did when it first came out of the box. This WM-FX281 has been completely disassembled and inspected by our team of skilled technicians. The drive belts, idler tires and pinch wheels have all been replaced. The playback speed has been painstakingly calibrated, the volume potentiometer has been deoxidized and the tapehead has been clean and demagnetized. All outer housings have also been polished. 

Please note this little player had an entire life before Retrospekt. It will show signs of previous usage, but it is guaranteed to be working, clean, and restored. Due to the refurbished nature of the product, the item you receive may show some light wear and vary slightly from what is pictured.

Contents include:

  • Sony Walkman  WM-FX281
  • Orange retro-inspired headphones
  • AA batteries
  • User guide
Sony Walkman WM-FX281 AM/FM Portable Cassette Player
Sony Walkman WM-FX281 AM/FM Portable Cassette Player Sale price$ 129