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#1 TMR

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:43 PM

Well I was lucky enough to get the grand daddy of the bass machines today off Craigslist.. the JVC RV-NB1 in excellent condition.. since my review I made of most of the modern boomboxes they were all compared to the bass king.. the JVC Kaboom.. the RV-NB1 is considered the best bass producing boombox period.. well along came the Sharp GX-M10 to de-throne the mighty JVC.. but I didn't have a JVC on hand to make a fair comparison.. well now I do..

I will do a BASS/OFF between the JVC RV-NB1.. Sharp GX-M10.. TDK 3 speaker/sound cube.. and the Pioneer Steez Crew.. using a JVC Everio GZ-HM50 High Definition stereo flash memory camcorder..

expect it in a day or so.. should be very interesting indeed..

STAY TUNED!

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:51 PM

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:31 PM

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:09 PM

Ive tryed the Sharp GX-M10 for a few days and still have JVC RV-NB1.
Must say that RV-DP 200 smash both of them :-D .
It will be really interesting comparo and i cant wait to hear the verdict. My try was with deep tech house, so it might be little bit different. Sadly i sold my DP200 ( im so mad on myself :ls-duel: ). But for my taste ( more PA orientated sound) Sharp was not the right choice. Loved the lights on the woofers tough.
I used Pioneer CDj 1000 playing to mackie d.2 mixer and than to the boomer :yes: And no way that other boomer can handle the dynamic and bass of the DP 200 :yes:
What kind of music you are planing to use?

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:41 PM

tony --
apparently NOBODY here believes us about the incredible bp 200 kaboom :huh: :huh:

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:47 PM

Tubes vs Boxes. :hmmm: :popcorn:

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:01 PM

I'll tell you what.

The KABOOM is

INSANE when it comes to BASS!!!

Yes, it really is.

My FIRST LOVES, the M70s and M90s have RICH BASS but mix all frequencies to give a more true and balanced overall sound.

The quality of the M90's bass is so rich! SO SO RICH, BALANCED, AND PERFECT!!!

But if you're just going for bass over all other frequencies, I'm thinking the KABOOM wins. You sacrifice a lot of other frequencies, though.

Funniest thing is that I had a clip of JAWS running on my kaboom when I was doing "transport music" between locations during halloween (think cart, animatronic skeleton heads, and karaoke music all on a cart I wheeled for halloween carols (I know, it's really too much to wrap your head around here's a small sample ... Q&index=14 (aaaaaaaand...... Yes. I AM a crazy bitch)))

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:24 PM

kaboom is amazing but lacks full range warmth, Panasonic bi-amped units sound better to my ears, but maybe i'm being too nostalgic for my youth! :thumbsup: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:59 PM

tony --
apparently NOBODY here believes us about the incredible bp 200 kaboom :huh: :huh:


Its their miss not ours :lol: . I hate when people are "crowning" and believe just in things that saw and exclude all left and unknown.
For me so far ( and i really doubt something will dethrone it considering the now days quality of the all tech stuff ) DP 200 is the best carry around boombox for real low bass and power. Actually around here in Europe lot of people looks like knowing the raw power of dp200 , because its really hard to snag one for normal price lately. I should not writing this actually, because im hunting for one here in Europe :lol: I want it back :-P . Damn how stupid i was :thumbsdown:

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:56 PM

I have the NV-B1 and it's insane!! Scary bass!! :-O :thumbsup: I almost
snagged a DP-200 but just missed it! :-/
Maybe I will still get one,I always trust Ira's advice!! :yes: :surf: :cool:

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:59 AM

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 05:03 PM

almost here.. like 3 weeks ago :lol: .. anyways the video is done.. will be uploading later on tonight.. will post a link when it's ready.. also have a video on the TDK Life on Record A73 wireless boombox.. got it for $150 from Amazon.. worth it at that price.. will have that link in a separate topic..



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:47 PM

:popcorn:  :popcorn:  :popcorn: 



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:15 AM

well 3 hours to upload 18 minutes of HD video.. I ramble on a bit at times.. and say retarded things a few times.. but the clear winner is no shocker.. but it was still fun to make.. :-D  I hope you enjoy it..

 



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:10 AM

well 3 hours to upload 18 minutes of HD video.. I ramble on a bit at times.. and say retarded things a few times.. but the clear winner is no shocker.. but it was still fun to make.. :-D  I hope you enjoy it..

 

"This video is private"



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:06 AM

hmmm didn't set that.. but it is now fixed..



#17 redbenjoe

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:33 AM

THANKS -- terrific video with some cool music -

hugging my kaboom 200 right now  :-D 



#18 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:15 AM

Thanks for a great video and taking the time to walk through them all.

 

Seeing them all together makes it easier to understand size. I have seen (don't own) the Kaboom, so I know how big that is....BTW, thanks for explaining the Kaboom a little more. I will keep my eye's open for the first gen. They come up cheap on Craigslist from time to time.

 

Both the Sharp and Pioneer look really good. The Pioneer looks great with the color and the cool handle and I like the volume controls on the handle. 

 

But in the end, am I really that surprised that the Sharp is the best???? Not Really.... Sharp always topped the competition back in the day.

 

Now that the prices have come down to earth....I might look into one of these (I never thought I would say that)



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:21 PM

cheapest online $230 on Amazon with free shipping for the Sharp GX-M10..

 

http://www.amazon.co...65640965&sr=1-1

 

also on Ebay for $235 with free shipping.. and might be tax free..

 

http://www.ebay.com/...b-/330898063295

 

has anyone other than me bought one of these? I cant be the only one who has this awesome beast.. anyone??



#20 hemiguy2006

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:40 PM

Added the Sharp to my wish list.
I wonder if they will ever introduce the other colors they displayed at CES.
I would love a metallic green one[attachment=143:image.jpg]

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:23 AM

For me it's all about the look.....so I would buy the Pioneer.  All the others look like ass IMHO.



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 09:26 AM

I apologize for reviving an old post, but since I have bought the sharp there have been 2 bloody years of frustration.. has anyone here made the AUX input sound as good as CD/USB/IPOD quality? As in, the people down at Sharp factory DELIBERATELY limited the power for the Sharp Boombox. Why? I have tried BT adapters to 30 pin, 30 pin cables to jack, and all sorts of things... anyone got an idea whether is there a solution for this? I hate being bound to an ipod that I continously need to sync or reach to. Or should I try adding an aux cable inside the boombox, as in, solder to the cd player?



#23 Reli

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 10:51 AM

I think someone manufactures a battery-powered signal booster that you can attach to your music player.



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 10:57 AM

If you connect AUX IN to the CD player audio channel, you might have to do some compensation to adjust for differences in line levels/impedances, which I'm not a pro at but others here would be able to answer more comprehensively.



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 04:10 PM

Curious to know how the Bumpboxx would compare. While playing inside my house in the living room you can go outside and my house windows are buzzing...lol

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 05:18 PM

Bumpboxx smokes all of these



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 09:09 PM

Bumpboxx smokes all of these


You could turn all those boxes on at the same time and the Bumpboxx still kills them.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 01:26 AM

I bet hardmen's diy boxes would smoke the Bumpboxx. :-)

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 07:46 AM

I bet hardmen's diy boxes would smoke the Bumpboxx. :-)

Maybe not more louder, but same sound class (and in Stereo) I could try (and many members here could as well).

I'm very curious about Bumpboxx, but the shipping price, costs a used car to me...

So, I follow my path, building boxes from scrap, and belive me, they sound WAY GOOD as some of my classic 80s ones...

If I snag a Bumpboxx one day, I turn the looks of them to a level that peoples never seen or imagine before...

Cheers...

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 12:10 AM

I bet hardmen's diy boxes would smoke the Bumpboxx. :-)

Maybe not more louder, but same sound class (and in Stereo) I could try (and many members here could as well).

I'm very curious about Bumpboxx, but the shipping price, costs a used car to me...

So, I follow my path, building boxes from scrap, and belive me, they sound WAY GOOD as some of my classic 80s ones...

If I snag a Bumpboxx one day, I turn the looks of them to a level that peoples never seen or imagine before...

Cheers...

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