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
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.