Hi DCC Museum members and admins.
You have a great site here. Well done. Love how community groups can keep old formats alive for the future. In the 90’s I was a MiniDisc enthusiast - and still use them to today. My Hifi of choice is Technics Japanese made (late 70s, 80s & 90s) gear. I even imported a UK Technics Minidisc deck to Australia to go into my main rig. I like old formats (back to Reel to Reel & 8-track) - and only have DCC and DAT to acquire to complete most of the main formats into my collection.
Yesterday, I was lucky enough to find this (pictured) at a Garage (Yard) sale in Melbourne. A Philips DC130 1st Gen Portable player. With box, still sealed demo cassette, charger, battery, case and a blank cassette. It was missing the original headphones.
The battery - an old custom Philips SBC6430 Nicad rechargeable - is of course dead and won’t take charge. There is no cord to connected the DC in to the charger. Will be off today to find one of those so I can see if it will power up via DC. Good fun
IF it does - and it is in working order - my questions would be can I source a replacement battery from here - and would anyone have a spare working OE headphones set that came with this? This one had the in-ear ones with volume control etc inline.
Will report back if I can get it working (might even work of a USB 5v power to input cable). Of course, the dream would be to get a Technics DCC player (deck) for my hifi rig. $$$ scary stuff!