AIWA HS-J505 boxed. Reverse rec, DSL, BBE. Excellent condition


This auction is for a retro AIWA HS-J505. It’s the smaller brother of the HS-JX505, which was the top-of-the-line model back in 1991. It’s made of metal, very solid, not like those bulky, plastic ones.

It includes advanced features, like Dolby, DSL and BBE sonic maximizer audio processor. It’s very compact and stylish, and actually only a bit bigger that a cassette.

It has the following features:

  • Auto-reverse
  • Reverse recording
  • HX Amorphous head
  • FM/AM radio with digital synthesizer, with 5 presets
  • DSL dynamic, high quality bass enhancer
  • Dolby B noise reduction
  • BBE Sonic maximizer audio processor
  • Tape selector
  • Rechargeable battery system with NiCd flat-type battery PB-3 (not working)
  • Operation is possible with the external AA battery case




PARTIALLY WORKING. When connecting to a power supply, the LCD does show the radio freq and the time properly, but nothing is heard in the headphones. Putting a tape, the motor and belts are totally OK, but nothing but a plain tone is heard. When putting AAA batteries, it does power up but looks that there’s not a clean contact between batts and the walkman body.

The head, capstans and rollers seems to have played less than 5 tapes! They are almost brand new, with no wear at all. cosmetically is in excellent condition, with only a few dots in the front door and very small scratches in the back.

For details, see the photos.

No black marker has been used (to hide scratches) before taking photos.




The player, manual, original supply, external battery compartment for AAA and for the AIWA PB-3 battery (not included).




Bank transfer, PayPal. You can also pay it here if you come to get it.



Cost depends on the country (check price in table below). You can also hand-pick for buyers near Barcelona.



Up to 1Kg
Up to 2Kg

24$ / 18€

35$ / 26€


35$ / 26€

54$ / 41€

More than 2 Kg
Base price
Every Kg

33$ / 25€

4$ / 3€


30$ / 23€

4.2$ / 3,2€


21$ / 16€

6.5$ / 4,9€


13$ / 17€

6.5$ / 4,9€


20$€ / 15€

6.5$ / 4,9€

Zone 1: Europe, including Greenland.
Zone 2: All other countries.
Zone A – Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom, Sweden, Gibraltar, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland.
Zone B – Rest of Europe not included in Zone A. Azores, Madeira, Monaco, Isle of Man and Morocco.
Zone C – Africa except Morocco (countries that support this service.)
Zone D – Asia and Pacific (countries that support this service.)
Zone E – America (countries that support this service.)

NOTE: 4$/3€ will be added to the shipping cost, for packing costs.
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