VINTAGE COLLECTIBLE - ULTRA RARE RED PANASONIC RQ-S20. EXCLUSIVE S LINE, HIGH - END MODEL. Signature S Line High Quality Alloy Head. Electronics giant Matsushita entered the Walkman market early in the game and released some interesting, high-quality models through the 80s and beyond the 90s under the National and Panasonic brands. Sporting some industry firsts this brand moved well up to the 2000s where they released their latest incarnations.They have constantly ranked among the best players in terms of portability, functionality, repairs and sound quality. Their models tend to be considerably more compact than most of the Sony Walkmans. Under the S line several of their top of the line models were released. Incredibly beautiful with curvaceous lines and in rare red magenta color the collectible RQ-S20 sports a unique look and finish seldom seen among the S line devices. Panasonics S advanced transport and a proprietary high quality narrow-gap head provides top notch quality sound. High Quality Enveloped Narrow Gap Head. Rare celebratory all-red, velvet finish style. Effective silent and energy efficient transport. Remote control capable (not included).
Uses Ni-Cd batteries from Panasonic, Sharp, Sony and other generic brands (same voltage required). High quality, well balanced sound. Panasonic S Walkmans carry a proprietary head design: the head is encased on a light metal housing designed to keep the cassettes tape centered and aligned. On this model the head barely moves thus allowing the unit to be smaller. The 3.5mm input accepts proprietary Panasonic in-line-remote earphones or regular earphones as well.No remote needed to access the Walkmans functions. I have tested Panasonic units with gumstick batteries from Panasonic, Sony, Sharp and other vendors including the generic types you can easily get online.
Advanced S-XBS system: two step circuitry to set the bass at the right potency. Cosmetically this unit is in EXCELLENT condition. The body, the velvet feel and all the parts are pristine. I tested the unit with an original Panasonic battery pack attached with an AA battery as well as with the rechargeable battery. Both power up the unit - energy is effectively reaching all parts of the unit.Each control is functional but there seems to be a problem with the belt or the tape mechanism that doesnt allow it to playback as expected; though you can hear the distinctive humming of the motor turning on, engaging and trying to start. All controls react to the touch as intended. Inside: Tape transport and battery compartment are in excellent shape (no scratches or rust).
The head is in top condition as well. The item "Ultra Rare Panasonic Walkman RQ-S20 RED EDITION. Velvet Feel & Beautiful Lines" is in sale since Sunday, March 31, 2019.
This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Portable Audio & Headphones\Personal Cassette Players". The seller is "gabriekalac-0" and is located in Miami Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.