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Oriolus DPS-L2: Animated cassette player from Japan

The Japanese company Oriolus has released a new digital player, the body of which completely copies the first portable cassette player Sony Walkman TPS-L2 .

Oriolus DPS-L2

Moreover, all mechanical keys work and have virtually the same functions as in the original. Start, pause, stop, rewind, and even the potentiometer sliders for channel-by-channel volume control work exactly the same as in the cassette predecessor. Even two 3.5 mm jacks for connecting two pairs of headphones are retained, a 4.4 mm jack for balanced connection has been added to them. The large orange button is responsible for the Mute function.

Oriolus DPS-L2


The hinged cassette compartment lid gives access to several additional keys as well as a 2.4-inch screen. On which, of course, the animation of a rotating cassette is played when playing files. The built-in battery has a capacity of 5000 mAh, a USB-C port is provided for connecting to signal sources and charging.

Oriolus DPS-L2

The DAC block is made on the top- end ESS Saber ES9038 Pro chip , and the output stage is built on the OPA1612 op-amp . The player’s wireless capabilities are limited to Bluetooth, which allows it to be controlled via the HiBy Link app . The retail price of the Oriolus DPS-L2 is 1,800 euros .

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