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.......... A  COOL   ENOUGH   SONY  WALKMAN  CALLED ..........
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.........~          ###  TCM ONEFIFTY  ###          ~.........
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......~~^% IT'S BATTERY POWERED (TWO AA  BATTERIES) %^~~......
.....~~^%$ AND HAS A MICROPHONE. IT  DOES FEATURE A $%^~~.....
....~~^%$§ SPEED HOLE BUT IT'S  HIDDEN BENEATH  ITS §$%^~~....
...~~^%$§@                  SHELL.                  @§$%^~~...
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.~~^%$§@## A  COOL  THING IS  THE  SPEAKER  ON  THE ##@§$%^~~.
..~~^%$§@# FRONT. BUT  ISN'T THAT A MAGNET CLOSE TO #@§$%^~~..
...~~^%$§@              THE TAPE? YES               @§$%^~~...
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.....~~^%$             ## IS IT GOOD ##             $%^~~.....
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.......~~^ WELL.  IT HAS SOME VERY REAL COMPRESSION ^~~.......
........~~ GOING ON  SO CLOSE VOX  AND  OTHER  HIGH ~~........
.........~ VOLUME  THINGS ARE  VERY CRISP  AND WITH ~.........
.......... KIND  OF  LOW  NOISE.  BUT WHEN  THERE'S ..........
.......... MORE  OF AN AMBIENCE, ALL  YOU  HEAR  IS ..........
..........           HISS AND MOTOR NOISE.          ..........
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........~~  DENOISING TECHNIQUES ARE SIMPLE. ACTUAL ~~........
.......~~^ DENOISING  FOR THE NOISE,  AND MAYBE  AN ^~~.......
......~~^%             EQ FOR THE MOTOR.            %^~~......
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....~~^%$§ ##     WHAT     IS     IT     FOR     ## §$%^~~....
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..~~^%$§@# I USE IT FOR TALKING TO WHEN I'M  DRUNK. #@§$%^~~..
.~~^%$§@## IT  DOES   THIS  VERY  GOOD.  THE  PAUSE ##@§$%^~~.
..~~^%$§@# BUTTON IS  A SMALL STOP, THE STOP BUTTON #@§$%^~~..
...~~^%$§@             IS A MAJOR STOP.             @§$%^~~...
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.....~~^%$            ## SOME QUIRKS ##             $%^~~.....
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.......~~^  WHEN UNPAUSING, RECORDING BEGINS BEFORE ^~~.......
........~~ THE ENGINE  IS FULLY SPUN  UP, RESULTING ~~........
.........~ IN   A  NICE   SWOOP   BEING   RECORDED. ~.........
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.......... IT   MADE   ME    BUY    A    VHS    CAM ..........
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......~~^%         REST IN PIECES, LITERALLY        %^~~......
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....~~^%$§          ~ MAY TWENTY FIFTEEN ~          §$%^~~....
...~~^%$§@                  . TO .                  @§$%^~~...
..~~^%$§@#         ~ JULY TWENTY EIGHTEEN ~         #@§$%^~~..
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..~~^%$§@#       SUPERSEDED BY THE TCM TWENTY       #@§$%^~~..
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