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#1 Retro Addict

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:00 PM

Hi everyone,

 

Does anyone know which the first Kaboom was?

 

I have a green RV-B90, the 'Urban Assault' Kaboom. It dates from about 1998 as far as I know. There was also an RV-B70 which I guess was a budget model and, for some odd reason, didn't have a cassette deck.

 

Were the B70 and B90 the first ones, or was there a model before them?

 

Mine looks like this...

 

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#2 TMR

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:33 PM

aye the B90 is the first gen model.. the b70 is the Japanese version of the B90 it goes B90.B99,DP100,DP200,NB1,NB10,NB20,NB50,NB70,NB90 the last 3 gens suck.. NB50,70,90.. there were also some color variations like your Urban version and a limited addition clear/blue aka Dolphin version of the B90.. the NB series also had a few color variations.. the NB10/20 had a white version.. there were also mini versions of the Kaboom without the subs the B55 series they came in grey/blue/red and the woofers on the red and blue lit up with the music.. probably more info then you needed.. but as you can tell i'm a big JVC Kaboom fan :)



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:12 PM

I do not understand the kaboom models, which ones are the collectible versions?

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:22 PM

I have a RV-X70 version.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:26 PM

they are all collectable except in my opinion the NB50/70/90 they are poorly made and do not even come close to the sound of the original series.. just my opinion..



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:35 PM

rarity wise the Dolphin version is probably the rarest RV-B90LTD.. in the B55 series it's the red version that's fairly rare.. the DP200 is quite rare too in the drum pad series..

 

here's a small pic of the RV-B90LTD

 

 

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:22 AM

B55 red and blue  are really common over here actually so not so rare for sure.  Even the 550 blinky versions. I agree that the last generation deffo have weaker sound.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:23 AM

aye the B90 is the first gen model.. the b70 is the Japanese version of the B90 it goes B90.B99,DP100,DP200,NB1,NB10,NB20,NB50,NB70,NB90 the last 3 gens suck.. NB50,70,90.. there were also some color variations like your Urban version and a limited addition clear/blue aka Dolphin version of the B90.. the NB series also had a few color variations.. the NB10/20 had a white version.. there were also mini versions of the Kaboom without the subs the B55 series they came in grey/blue/red and the woofers on the red and blue lit up with the music.. probably more info then you needed.. but as you can tell i'm a big JVC Kaboom fan :)

 

Thanks for the great info, it was an interesting read. The clear blue B90 looks lovely, I wouldn't mind one of them.

 

I know a lot of people think the Kabooms look ugly, and I used to agree, but I now love the way my B90 looks. And the sound is simply incredible, no other boombox comes close to it in the bass department. I used to moan that it didn't have enough treble, but when I listen to it now, I find it has just the right amount, especially with the 'active clear sound' function switched on.

 

Did the later versions lose the line-in? Mine has it, in form of a 3.5mm aux jack, but I've seen a few topics on here where people have modified their Kabooms to add line-in capability.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:18 AM

Anyone know the specification (name) of that Kaboom DC INPUT?

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:22 AM

THE FIRST ONE THAT KICKED ASS SINCE JVC,S HAYDAY!!! 52WATTS BOYYYYYYYYY



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 05:56 AM

if your really a true bass lover.. grab the Sharp GX-M10 here..

 

http://www.amazon.co...=cm_rdp_product

 

this coming from a JVC Kaboom fan.. the Sharp can hold it's own no problem..



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 04:26 PM

Yeah, I've seen those Sharp boxes for sale near where I live. I'd love to take my Kaboom to the shop to see if it'll out-perform the Sharp.



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 10:02 AM

Does the Sharp GX have proper line-in?

I f'n hate docking stations.

 

Also, can we get together a Kaboom family tree? If we can collect nice pics and some data in this thread I'd take on the Photoshop part. Oh, and let's leave the newer ones out. Cassette-Kabooms only :police:

 

Anyway, I gotta say, Kabooms are pretty great. I only own a half broken dark blue RV-B55 but line-in and CD still work and it's a powerful little machine. Of course these are from another era and no classic 80s boomboxes. But they are classic late 90s / early 2000s and are also a part of boombox history. They might not have the bling or even the looks (I really don't like the crystal blue or white versions) but they are powerful, sturdy and functional.

 

Of course everyone has different preferences and most people around here - me included - prefer and only collect the classic 80s boomboxes, the same way as some don't include three-piece boomers. But that's no reason to look down on these anddeny them the respect they deserve.

 

Some day I'd like to add a B90 or a DP100/200 to my collection as a little tribute to that other boombox era when there were lots of crappy eggs and a few heavy hitters.