A   COOL  ENOUGH  SONY  WALKMAN   CALLED 
                                          
                                       
            TCM ONEFIFTY            
                                       
                                          
 IT'S BATTERY POWERED (TWO AA  BATTERIES) 
 AND  HAS A MICROPHONE. IT DOES FEATURE A 
 SPEED HOLE  BUT IT'S HIDDEN  BENEATH ITS 
                  SHELL.                  
                                          
 A COOL  THING  IS  THE  SPEAKER  ON  THE 
 FRONT. BUT ISN'T THAT A MAGNET  CLOSE TO 
               THE TAPE? YES              
                                          
              IS IT GOOD              
                                          
 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.          
                                          
 DENOISING TECHNIQUES ARE SIMPLE. ACTUAL  
 DENOISING FOR  THE  NOISE, AND  MAYBE AN 
            EQ FOR THE MOTOR.             
                                          
      WHAT     IS     IT     FOR      
                                          
 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.             
                                          
             SOME QUIRKS              
                                          
  WHEN UNPAUSING, RECORDING BEGINS BEFORE 
 THE ENGINE  IS FULLY  SPUN UP, RESULTING 
 IN  A   NICE   SWOOP   BEING   RECORDED. 
                                          
 IT    MADE    ME    BUY   A    VHS   CAM 
                                          
                                          
                                       
                                          
         REST IN PIECES, LITERALLY        
                                          
           MAY TWENTY FIFTEEN           
                   TO                   
          JULY TWENTY EIGHTEEN          
                                          
       SUPERSEDED BY THE TCM TWENTY