After killing the iconic Sony Cassette Walkman last October, Sony will cease the manufacture of it’s successor the Sony Mini-disc Walkman, so if you’re planning to get one of these baby, this is a good time to get one. Since the Sony MD player may start disappearing from store shelves.
Sony’s MiniDisc was one of two rival digital systems introduced in 1992, that were both targeted as a replacement for the Philips analog cassette audio tape system: the other was Digital Compact Cassette (DCC), created by Philips and Matsushita. Sony had originally intended for Digital Audio Tape (DAT) to be the dominant home digital audio recording format, replacing the analog cassette.
The stoppage of the Sony Mini-disc Walkman is another reminder that digital music and ipod are the king and the preferred medium of music lovers today.
Last modified: July 8, 2011