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The Sony Discman D-25

Updated on June 12, 2012

An Excellent Portable Sony Discman.. and Very Collectible!

The Sony D-25 is a beautiful Discman from 1989. Not only is the styling great with a metal case, but the sound is terrific quality too. It uses 4-times oversampling. The music quality rivals some home audiophile CD players!

Some say that the sound of the D-25 is even better than the even more sought after the legendary D-555!

If you are a collector of classic or retro Sony audio equipment, then the Sony D-25 is a must have. Just scroll down for a chance to buy one today!

Page updated 6/12/2012

Sony Discman D-25 CD Player - Picture of the front

Sony Discman D-25 CD Player
Sony Discman D-25 CD Player

Sony Discman D-25 Original Soft Case

Sony Discman D-25 Original Soft Case
Sony Discman D-25 Original Soft Case

Everyone can vote! - If you aren't sure about this question... then maybe you'll need to listen some more :)

Do you think a portable CD player can sound as good as a home audiophile CD player?

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Sony Discman D-25 - Snag a deal on Ebay ~ These are very hard to find!

Typical selling price for a WORKING D-25 is between $100-$225+ depending on accessories and condition. The remote control is a very rare accessory and often increases the selling price dramatically! Having the original box is also a big plus.

Negative Polarity for AC Adapter
Negative Polarity for AC Adapter

About the AC Power Adapter & Battery

The original battery (the BP-2EX) is often dead by now. Buy a replacement battery here.

If you would rather use an AC power adapter, you'll need one that produces 9 volts DC and about 600 mA.

The polarity is negative, which means that the center should be negative, as seen in this picture.

Original AC Adapter -

Model # AC-940 or AC-930

Aftermarket AC Adapter -

Model # AC-D6M

Sony Discman Fans, Thanks for visiting! - Your comments and questions are welcome :)

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      3 years ago

      I have the Sony Discman D-121 & it sounds great because 0f the 1 bit DAC, Digital Analog Converter. I had it back in 1993 & I had to get another one on eBay a couple of years ago. It doesn't have skip protection or ESP but I just love the pure quality sound that it has. I have other Portable CD Players but this one is my Favorite. Thanx :0)...

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      6 years ago

      I bought a D-25 new in 1987, and it was my first CD player. At the time, portables, even Sony's first D-5, were about twice the size of this, and much more restrictive with huge battery packs. I liked mine so much I bought the form-fitting plastic "hard case" (rigid but soft vinyl I believe) and the optional IR remote. The remote port plug is not for a wired remote, but for a small plug-in IR sensor that works with the IR remote.

      I was in HS at the time, but taking Audio Engineering at the local collage, and my instructor, a professional audio engineer, was absolutely blown away after listening to my D-25 and my full-ear Sony MDR-V6 headphones. He thought it was, by a LONG way, the best sounding portable ANYTHING he'd ever heard, and gave some of our early pro digital gear a run for its money. And, in it's day, it was absolutely TINY.

      Sadly, it, and a case of CDs, was stolen out of my house in 1992. I've missed it ever since.

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      6 years ago

      Lol, haven't seen a discman for a very long time.

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      6 years ago

      @hotbrain: Thank you very much!

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      6 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      @anonymous: The Sony Discman D-2 has recently sold between $30-$50 on Ebay (within the last 90 days). Occasionally it sells for less. If you want to get top dollar for it, make sure it's clean and take large, clear pictures. If you have the original box or any accessories that may increase the value. Hope that helps!

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      6 years ago

      What is the value of a working Sony Discman D-2 in great condition? (serial no. 272085, manufactured March 1989)? Thank you!


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