SONY CD-IT 2 - 1995 - US
You can tell this tape came towards "the end".
Web address on the wrapper. "CD" everywhere. A damned "Slim case" with a lenticular insert. Aimed at the young and US market only.
However, this is a superb cassette.
From what we can tell it's UX inside this Sony CD-IT 2 (could even be UX-S) Type II tape inside a very rigid and attractive shell, which Sony first used on the TOTL 1988 HF-ES and was still used on the last generation Metal SR.
The shell is welded, which some people don't like, but the truth is that a welded shell is more rigid and better balanced than one with screws. It's only a problem should you want to open the cassette up...
We've found these don't really need any bias tweaks so should work well in all decks, and are quite superb, but their rarity outside of the USA is reflected in their price.
Sony Corporation (ソニー株式会社 Sonī Kabushiki Kaisha, // SOH-nee, stylized as SONY) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo. Its diversified business includes consumer and professional electronics, gaming, entertainment and financial services. The company owns the largest music entertainment business in the world, and is one of the leading manufacturers of electronic products for the consumer and professional markets, and a leading player in the film and television industry.[better source needed] Sony was ranked 97th on the 2018 Fortune Global 500 list.
Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group (ソニー・グループ Sonī Gurūpu), which is engaged in business through its four operating components: electronics (AV, IT & communication products, semiconductors, video games, network services and medical business), motion pictures (movies and TV shows), music (record labels and music publishing) and financial services (banking and insurance). These make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world. The group consists of Sony Corporation, Sony Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan, Sony Mobile, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony Music, Sony Music Entertainment Japan, Sony Financial Holdings, and others.
Sony produced the world's first portable music player, the Walkman in 1979. This line fostered a fundamental change in music listening habits by allowing people to carry music with them and listen to music through lightweight headphones. Walkman originally referred to portable audio cassette players. The company now uses the Walkman brand to market its portable audio and video players as well as a line of former Sony Ericsson mobile phones.
Sony utilized a related brand, Discman, to refer to its CD players. It dropped this name in the late 1990s.
SONY CD-IT 2 - 1995 - US