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#1 Lasonic_Wes

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 01:21 PM

Hi Everyone,

 

  My name is Wes and I work for Lasonic. I met Chris and Miles at the shoot for Miles' Boombox Creator documentary and decided it was time to actually make an account here at Boomboxery (long time lurker). Anyways, just want to make Lasonic's and my presence known to the Boombox community and would be happy to answer any questions as best as I can about Lasonic. Big things are brewing for 2014 so stay tuned!

 

Happy Holidays!



#2 redbenjoe

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 01:36 PM

WELCOME  :clap:  :hooray:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:



#3 frontside5

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 01:48 PM

Wow this is awesome.  I'm looking forward to some inside scoops and good info straight from the source.

Welcome and Happy Holidays to you too.



#4 baddboybill

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 02:05 PM

Welcome Wes and good to have you. I've been a Lasonic fan for many years since buying my first TRC931 back in 1989. I also purchased a TRC975 in 1993. I still own both units and love them plus many other Lasonics including 5 I931's of different colors and editions. Can't wait for 2014 and some new Lasonics. :thumbsup:


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 02:35 PM

Lasonic rocks  :drool:  :rock:

 

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Here is my 931 in the sunny UK  :thumbsup:

 

Welcome !

Peace



#6 -GZ-

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 03:01 PM

Welcome aboard, Wes!

#7 Lasonic_Wes

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 03:16 PM

Thanks for all the love! We're a small company and we want to cater to our fans directly so I figured what better place than Boomboxery! We'd love to hear what you guys think; opinions, suggestions, wish lists, etc. Anything and everything!



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 03:26 PM

suggestions

 

A retail outlet in the UK would be good. We can buy the newer sets with Bluetooth easily enough from eBay and Amazon but it would be great to have the option of walking into a department store and seeing Lasonics, in 250V spec, on their own display stand like the ones that manufacturers such as Philips, Roberts, Pure and B&O have for their products. A shiny black one with chrome highlights would find a caring forever home right here, right now if it could be bought from such places as John Lewis, Fenwicks, Currys or Maplin.

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 03:45 PM

Thanks for all the love! We're a small company and we want to cater to our fans directly so I figured what better place than Boomboxery! We'd love to hear what you guys think; opinions, suggestions, wish lists, etc. Anything and everything!

You have just made a bunch of grown men about as giddy as can be!  Welcome aboard and we are glad to have you.  There will be ideas galore and lot's of fun for you here as well.  I'm sure your R&D department will be in touch with us as well and we'd welcome the whole team aboard if they so desire. :-D



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 03:57 PM

Welcome aboard, Wes!  :hi: :clap: :thumbsup: :bow:



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 04:22 PM

Hey Wes, another happy Lasonic customer/fan from the UK here.

 

Your Boomboxes are very reasonable priced in the US, but here in the UK we have to pay though the nose for them.

 

As John said, a UK or German retail outlet would be something that would help out the Europeon market a great deal.

 

Welcome aboard :-)



#12 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 05:19 PM

Hey Wes, GREAT to see you on the boards here at Boomboxery! It was great to meet you last week and hear all the exciting news that is coming. I know the Lasonic consumer / fan will be thrilled when they see what is next for the company!

 

Chris

 

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 06:36 PM

Welcome aboard!
I'm sure there will be plenty of input from the gang here,
And wishes (repro parts for retro Lasonics) please!!!!!

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 07:11 PM

Here some pics I have :-). Thanks Wes

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#15 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 07:15 PM

Your son is growing fast Bill. Still one of the best Lasonic collections on the web!

 

I think you and Miles are the only people I know with the ultra rare Gold i931



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 08:38 PM

Welcome Wes!  :thumbsup:

 

Go!
 

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 10:18 PM

Thanks for all the love! We're a small company and we want to cater to our fans directly so I figured what better place than Boomboxery! We'd love to hear what you guys think; opinions, suggestions, wish lists, etc. Anything and everything!


Man, you're sooo gonna regret that! Ha! Three things we're not lacking here...opinions, suggestions, and wish lists....

#18 Cpl-Chronic

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 10:20 PM

cool....



#19 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:41 AM

Hi Wes,

 

Welcome to the forum!!

 

My suggestion:

 

Make one of these please: :cool:

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:53 AM

Welcome Wes! I'm another UK member who'd love one of the modern Bluetooth models without having to have it shipped at two thirds the cost of the box...send me a few dozen and I'll ship them out from here. I might test them thoroughly before shipping tho...just to check they're ok...maybe a week or month or year per box ;)

Seriously tho, I see them sub £100 and think gee I'd love one for that price!...but then the shipping, then tax :( No fun being across the sea sometimes :(

Welcome! :)

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:12 AM

Holy Moses!!!!

Welcome to the site, great to have such an asset on board!

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:51 AM

Hello Wes, great to know you!

 

I see the Lasonic brand as something intrinsically linked to the boombox and am a huge devotee of your 80s products.

The big Lasonic's are some of my most prized boomboxes and stacked up against all the competition they easily have the 

best performance to sound to cost ratios when being carried out on the street.

My second gen 931 has been my current radio of choice to carry to and from work, before this it was my TRC-975. i've got about 200 boomboxes, including most of the 'grails' and the Lasonic boomboxes are always my go-to radios for outdoor rockin.

 

One thing I'd love to request is some kind of mode selector part that you could sell for the 931 models. Nearly all of them have this issue with the mode selector perishing over time, it would be awesome to be able to get some kind of replacement as it would bring hundred upon hundreds of 931's back to full blasting action.

Hope you have lots of fun here, Wes and best of luck for 2014!
 

 

 

Rock On.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 03:03 AM

Your son is growing fast Bill. Still one of the best Lasonic collections on the web!

I think you and Miles are the only people I know with the ultra rare Gold i931


Thanks Chris :thumbsup: oh actually my gold Lasonic is one I painted :-). Couldn't afford the ones from overseas and the only one I saw selling on eBay for $400 had been abused.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:14 AM

Welcome WES!!!

 

 

Good to have you hear. I'm a lasonic LOVER as well!



#25 Lasonic_Wes

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 03:21 PM

For our UK bretheren. Have you guys contacted our European distributor over in France? www.veentage.com. As of right now we are hoping to expand to other countries but its a matter of finding the right distribution channels for us. 2013 has definitely been a transitionary period for us here at Lasonic so were hoping to restart and revamp to bring us closer to our former glory.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 03:32 PM

For our UK bretheren. Have you guys contacted our European distributor over in France? www.veentage.com. As of right now we are hoping to expand to other countries but its a matter of finding the right distribution channels for us. 2013 has definitely been a transitionary period for us here at Lasonic so were hoping to restart and revamp to bring us closer to our former glory.

 

Thanks Wes, i'll checkout that link :-)



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 04:23 PM

Oh wow! These names appeared in that link, listed under "Europe" though, so no wonder we didn't know they were there.

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URBAN OUTFITTERS, www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk

VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM SHOP, Cromwell Road London, SW7 2RL

ROUGH TRADE, Old Truman Brewery 91 Brick Lane London E1 6QL

CHEMICAL RECORDS www.chemicalrecords.co.uk

 

Anyone down in England fancy checking these out? That London is only about 380 miles from here so there and back within a day is achievable. Hmm.... :hmmm:

 

Thanks for the links, Wes. :thumbsup:



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:37 PM

Aww shiate! Wes, whats your position at Lasonic? I think you really have a good opportunity to grow the brand with the right insight from the right people on this site. Lasonic should be the new Beats by Dre....with the right marketing and product development..Lasonic could run this shiate.

#29 bklyn sound

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 03:48 AM

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#30 Lasonic_Wes

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 09:00 PM

Hey -GZ- my official title is graphic design/ marketing but I'm all over the place around the office heh.