Summary: This is the device you need to document events, record classes, and blackmail people you don't like. Superb voice quality, with voice activated recording possible. Standard speed or 1/2 speed, which allows up to 180 minutes on one cassette tape. Voice activated recording is very fast reacting, so little is lost when unit starts recording again. Microphone is very sensitive, yet does not pick up much background noise.
Summary: Works fine, plays fine. The only negative that I've noticed so far is the voice activation can be a little touchy sometimes. There are times a floor board creak will turn it on and then an audible meow from my very vocal cat would not. All in all not bad for an old school tape recorder.
We got this because we have had serveral of this type over a long while now.
Raymond P Manyik, Amazon
9 June 2013
Summary: We have been vary happy with this style of sony recorder. we purchased this as a gift and wanted the recipient to be pleased. Since we have had such good luck, we feel certain they will have a long time enjoying theirs. Thanks!
Summary: I must admit that I have given up on Sony. This is the latest of several Sony purchases in a row (a variety of different products), and they have all been unacceptable. Is this what corporate policy entails now? ie build a name, and then try to squeeze out more profit by skating by on the name only (while cutting back on overall quality). That seems to be where Sony is now-----just skating by on a previously-good name. A shame, as this company used to be so reliable.
Summary: Bought this for a gift for my mother...she wanted something fairly small that used regular cassets that she could take with her. She likes to record the minister at church and listen to him again later. She's no techie and neither am I so needed something easy to use, and this has worked out great! She's happy...so I'm happy! One thing that was good for her is that it has a red light that let's her know that the recorder is on/off.
Summary: I liked this cassette player at first because it has both a fast forward and a rewind button on it, unlike many other styles. But only a month into my use of it, the speed button broke and I can only listen in super slo-mo speed.