Kenwood M505

Name M505
Manufacturer Kenwood
Device type auto
Recorder Player
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio Yes
Dimensions 178 (width) x 50 (height) x 155 (depth) mm
Weight 1400
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr)
Voltage 12
Power cable
Price (launch)
¥67 000
  • DASC full-size large display that blocks skipping
  • pre-outs (front, rear, non-fading) Multi-function timer changer control function 
  • RPM 400~800rpm (linear speed is constant)
  • S/N ratio 94dB(1kHz)
  • dynamic range 94dB

Most likely released sometime in 1996~

Content adapted from: Kenwood Product Page Spec Page Feature Page Feature Table Contemporary Unit Comparison Chart minkara.carview blog

The optical block may not be very reliable:

“The MD receiver M505, which I have been using for a long time, has reached the end of its fourth pick-up LD. Although it depends on the usage environment and frequency of use, the pickup was hit or miss at first, and it was better if it lasted for about a year.”

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