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#1 ViennaSound

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 11:22 AM

1986 when i got my first new Stereoboombox (SOUNDMASTER) , my grandma wanted a boombox too. ;-)
She wanted to record some music from the radio.
It should be a very simple unit, because her technical understanding was not so good. :blush:

So we bought her an MUSIKLAND mono ( 500schilling > ~35euro ).
I wrote her an simple manual additional to the original, gave her some tapes and told her how to use it.

But she used only the radiopart a few times, because tapeplaying was too difficoult for her. :sadno:
So the box get stored in boxing and forgotten... :

When she came to the pensionists home 2 years ago, it nearly get dumped when cleaning her residence.
But i saved it in a corner of our cellar and forgot it too.... :-/

But last weekend, when cleaning up i found it again.
And so it see the sunlight again, after more than 20 years storage! :w00t:

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The box isīnt a real keeper. Itīs very cheap made.
But the personal memories counts here. :-)

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Paperwork, tapes,... everything like it was stored 20years ago.

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To sad she nearly never used it.
But for the condition it was good.
Looking like new

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Plugging in, working like the first day! :thumbsup:

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I think it will be also used only very less now, but itīs saved for the future.
Happy end for an tiny mono! :angelic:

#2 redbenjoe

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 11:29 AM

what a spectacular story , roman -

i think you are the first member to ever find
a new box 'in the wild'

IN YOUR HOUSE !!!! :-D :thumbsup:

#3 ViennaSound

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 12:18 PM

Hahaa, thats true! :lol:
Why looking so far, good things are near!
My father nearly dumped it 2 years ago... :-O

#4 ahardb0dy

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 12:57 PM

that's cool, at least you saved it and the memories, and it still works like new too, a bonus.

#5 monchito

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 01:09 PM

thats a good one vienna ;-)

#6 Master Z

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 01:50 PM

Nice mono Roman. Are those the hand written instructions you made for your grandmother?
It may not be the best, but that box is a keeper.

I also received a mono box today, My first mono and my first Sony it's a CFM-31 looks almost new.

#7 ViennaSound

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 09:58 PM

Nice mono Roman. Are those the hand written instructions you made for your grandmother?


Yes it is! :-)

The box is very simple. Only 2 switches (AM/FM , Tape/Radio), Volume and the Tapebuttons.
I think not many of such tiny boxes survived. At least not in this condition... :cool:

#8 Johnny

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 10:33 PM

Roman, very good story. I love the history that attaches these boxes together!

#9 Gluecifer

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 05:12 AM

Beautiful story Roman. Thanks for sharing, cheers brother.



Rock On.

#10 oldskool69

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 08:22 PM

Roman...it's not about the quality of the box...but about the story behind the box. Excellente' my friend. :thumbsup: