Sony CDP101 cdplayer
|These are pictures of the first ever cdplayer, the Sony CDP-101. Sent in by The Vintage Corner.
|On October 1, 1982 Sony introduced the CDP-101, the first Compact Disc audio CD player on the market at a retail price of about $900. In contrast to the analog audio playback products up to that time, the Compact Disc was digital, reconstructing sound from a rapid stream of 1's and 0's stored sequentially on the disc. This first player was designated CDP-101 rather than the more likely CDP-100 in reference to an alternating binary string like 101101101.
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