Originally Posted by LineWalker
My very first CD player was a Sony portable, the D-7S. It was notable for being much smaller than Sony's first portable, the D-5S, and had a soft carrying case with a strap instead of the hard shell case that came with the D-5S.
I started with the Sony D-5 Portable, then purchased the Sony D-7 (with the bottom fitting battery pack) for use in the car with one of those funky Cassette to CD adapters.
The D-5 was a rugged beast, not so much the D-7 which was much more compact but more prone to breakdowns.
Back then (mid 80's) they used to actually repair these things- but the D-7 was so compact the local authorized Sony repair guy couldn't fix it and Sony ended up replacing it under warranty.
My first CD was Sade "Diamond Life (1984)".... still a wonderful CD.
Funny- I can't even recall how many years it's been since I've played a CD, everything gets ripped to MP3 now then stored on my server.