Bony Walkperson

Doug Tymofichuk dougt at
Thu Nov 18 15:18:46 CET 1999

On Thu, 18 Nov 1999 16:14:55 +1000 Batz Goodfortune 
<batzman at> wrote:

> Y-ellow Y'all.
> 	I refuse to say "OT". Oh damn I just did!
> NE 1 have a circuit to a Sony walkperson WM-FX305 by any 
> chance. This thing is really starting to piss me off. It's 
> auto-reverse, dolby, all that stuff, but always when 
> playing side A, it's off to one side. This seems to be a 
> common thing with Sony gear. I have a deck in the studio 
> like that as well.
> I don't think it's head-alignment. I think it's something 
> not right with the pre-amps. When it reverses and plays 
> side-B it's pretty much fine. It has 4 head gaps and 4 
> pre-amps presumably. When it switches to the 
> side-A pre-amps, the thing goes a-skew. It could do with 
> running a little faster as well. I've checked the heads and 
> chased down all the usual suspects but I can't find 
> anything obvious.

Most auto reverse decks that I have seen have two preamps 
and switch the head gaps between them when reversing.
Doug Tymofichuk
dougt at

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