Updated: Mar 9, 2019
The Fisher PH-M85 is a stereo microcassette boombox. It has the detachable microcassette player recorder that can slot into the docking station, which has built-in speaker and AM/FM radio. The PH-M85 microcassette recorder can operate on its own just like any other any other microcassette recorders. it is powered by two AA battery. The docking station itself can be powered by D cell size battery. The main body has two speed selection. It has two separate Mic-In for the left and right channel. What makes the PH-M85 unique is the support for Metal microcassette tapes and stereo instead of mono. This is a good indication that the PH-M85 is gear towards music recording and playback instead of speech recording. The PH-M85 dock's has separate controls for tone, volume and balance for controlling the left and right speaker. On the right hand side of the dock, there are switches for AM/FM, Stereo/Mono, Tape/Radio as well as the tuner wheel. The build-in speakers sound loud yet clear although lacks bass. All in all, it sounds and feels like a high end mini stereo system.