This model was one of the most complex of the WM-33 derivatives. Like the WM-F31 it included an AM/FM stereo radio and like the WM-34 it featured Dolby B noise reduction, but most importantly, and unlike any of the other machines just mentioned, it could record. Text copyright © Walkman Central. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
The radio circuit was fitted into the cassette door, so despite the comprehensive facilities the overall size was little larger than the more basic models in the range. The recording function was engaged by a push button next to the “stop” key. Recordings could be made in stereo from either the radio or from the supplied external microphone. Although all types of tape could be played back correctly, only ferric tape could be used for recording. The Dolby noise reduction also functioned on playback only. Text copyright © Walkman Central. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
Unusually for a Walkman, a small monitor loudspeaker was fitted into the rear. This was mono only of course, the headphones were required for stereo reproduction. Two versions of this model were produced, one with a sensitivity switch for the FM radio and another which offered a choice of mono or stereo reception instead. Text copyright © Walkman Central. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.