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#31 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 10:08 PM

it's lead, 12V

the AC adapter is 18V

Yep, a 2.6 amp hour cell is a little small for longer cranking sessions. The 5aH cells aren't that much bigger and should offer plenty of runtime. Considering SLA cells don't like overly deep discharges, having a bigger battery will offer better run times and longevity due to shallower discharges.

I run 7.2aH SLA cells in my DIY builds - overkill really but for long weekends away from AC cranking the tunes and charging cellphones, this size cell has proven to be a wise choice.

#32 mellymelsr

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 07:19 AM

Oh yeah that's a definite must for only 4 hours at barely over half volume??? That's ridiculous.

2 pounds more is nothing for that kind of improvement. What's amazing is your new 5ah is lasting more and 3x they're supposed 2.6ah. I think they grossly overrated that label.

How much bigger in size volume is the Duracell?


It's the same height but the Duracell is twice as thick.

60% volume on this box is very loud. The bass hits very hard as well. Indoor volume setting is around 30% for me. I could probably get 18-20 hours at that volume with the bass at 50%. I purposely did my testing with bass and volume much higher to better test the limits of the upgraded battery. I am very happy with the results.

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 08:20 PM

Mel and I did a tag-team video, and I played around with it in Movie Maker.....first time user!  Had fun splicing in some music and captions here & there. I challenged myself to reduce it to 10 minutes or less, and I did it!

 



#34 BoomboxLover48

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 08:38 PM

Excellent Review Mevin and Hans! That was two Professionals in action! :thumbsup:  :bow:

 

Good job! :rock:

 

Basically when one removes the  7 screws that hold the front Al top panel gives access to the internals parts of the box right? 

Love to see what is inside.  :w00t:



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Posted 16 October 2016 - 10:25 PM

Excellent Review Mevin and Hans! That was two Professionals in action! :thumbsup:  :bow:

 

Good job! :rock:

 

Basically when one removes the  7 screws that hold the front Al top panel gives access to the internals parts of the box right? 

Love to see what is inside.  :w00t:

 

 

Thanks!

So far I've only taken the speakers out. They don't have names on them.



#36 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 10:59 PM

Well let me first say thank you for going to the trouble of making this video. I always hesitate in comparing old school boxes with the new stuff as I don't want to upset the diehard fans of the 70s and 80s gear.

What your video does is break the bad news to the vintage box lovers in such a way as to still acknowledge where the old tech devices still hold their own - in styling, loudness and mids and highs.

Even via a YouTube video, it's immediately obvious how low the beats go on the DJ Boombox. So to discover how easily the box internals can be accessed gets me thinking about all the sorts of interesting upgrade and customisation options.

I'm loving the use of old school and super reliable SLA battery technology - cheap and easy to swap out a tired cell a few years down the track with minimum downtime and fuss.

Those drivers are the real deal - you can tell they're expecting to see some power! You need plenty of power to sustain high bass output and the DJ Boombox obviously has all the power it needs.

To have all of the above in a cabinet design that pays direct homage to the classic 70s/80s 1 piecers is the icing on the cake.

Thanks again for your efforts,

James...... :-)

#37 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 12:22 AM

 audiophile 

I learned a new word....audiophile  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

 

Sorry, I listen to Boomboxes....why would I know that word  :-/ 



#38 BoomboxLover48

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 08:09 AM

Someone has to do an "Alien Autopsy" on this DJ Tech DJ boombox for the new and exciting boombox that is "in the works".  :w00t:  :-D  :-D  :-D  :lol:

 

We can only make it better! :yes:



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 12:10 PM

Mel and I did a tag-team video, and I played around with it in Movie Maker.....first time user!  Had fun splicing in some music and captions here & there. I challenged myself to reduce it to 10 minutes or less, and I did it!

 

Nice review Hans and Mel :thumbsup:  :thumbsup: 



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 01:08 PM

What your video does is break the bad news to the vintage box lovers is such a way as to still acknowledge where the old tech devices still hold their own - in styling, loudness and mids and highs.

 

Yeah Mel did an awesome job describing the sound and comparing it to 80s boxes



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 01:12 PM

Not to nitpick but Mel said 7ah, but the model number shows a 5ah battery.



#42 Reli

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 01:14 PM

Someone has to do an "Alien Autopsy" on this DJ Tech DJ boombox for the new and exciting boombox that is "in the works".  :w00t:  :-D  :-D  :-D  :lol:

 

We can only make it better! :yes:

 

It wouldn't be hard to beat it........Better wood, bigger compartment, bigger drivers, more power........but then it wouldn't cost only $249.  I doubt they made much profit on it, if any, considering the design costs and because they haven't sold very many, compared to big brands like Sharp. I mean, it only has 3 reviews on Amazon including mine.



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 01:18 PM



Not to nitpick but Mel said 7ah, but the model number shows a 5ah battery.

 

Yeah you're right

 

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 06:36 PM

Mel and I did a tag-team video, and I played around with it in Movie Maker.....first time user!  Had fun splicing in some music and captions here & there. I challenged myself to reduce it to 10 minutes or less, and I did it!
 


Great video, they need to put you guys on payroll! :yes:

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 08:32 PM

I just bought myself a red one last night thanks to Reli and Melly's review. After watching the video, I pulled the trigger. Cant wait to get it!

#46 ford93

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 08:45 PM

Now I'm intrigued on this box since it's now being compared to the sounds of a DT 680!



#47 Reli

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 09:00 PM

Now I'm intrigued on this box since it's now being compared to the sounds of a DT 680!

 

 

Yeah it does sound like a 3-piece... there's no vents on the back, and the mids aren't brash like a 1-piece

 

 

Great video, they need to put you guys on payroll! :yes:

 

Thanks man!



#48 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 12:29 AM

Imagine how great an 8 inch driver version would sound?! Wow!!

Anyone done a comparison with the Exos9?

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 01:23 AM

Not to nitpick but Mel said 7ah, but the model number shows a 5ah battery.


I thought I read 5ah somewhere, compared to 2.6ah. I thought it was Mel.

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 01:37 AM

So... where are you guys seeing thsee for $249???

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 01:42 AM

rockandsoul.com



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Posted 18 October 2016 - 08:16 PM

Imagine how great an 8 inch driver version would sound?! Wow!!
Anyone done a comparison with the Exos9?

Im gonna do a side by side with the Exos 9 and the DJ Tech when it arrives, but Im not good with specs and all the technical talk Lol, so my comparison "review" will be minimal compared to Reli and Melvin's.

So... where are you guys seeing thsee for $249???

Got mine on Amazon, (Rock and Soul) But today Melvin discovered that the price on Amazon is now at $299. Price tag went up

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 09:31 PM

Can't find a black one.

#54 Reli

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 09:38 PM

Can't find a black one.

 

Yeah it's weird, they didn't sell many. They were also going to make a white one too, but apparently changed their minds. Maybe due to low sales?

 

I regret not buying one earlier, we could have "saved" it from premature extinction :-/ 



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Posted 18 October 2016 - 10:30 PM

That 1000 cruzados money it was our Brazilian money in the end of 80s.

Nice video ans reviews.

Cheers

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 12:00 AM

Not to nitpick but Mel said 7ah, but the model number shows a 5ah battery.


My initial plan was to install a 7ah but space and concern about too much added weight made the choice of a 5ah a better option. The added battery time and 2lbs of added weight were well worth the upgrade.

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 12:03 AM

I thought I read 5ah somewhere, compared to 2.6ah. I thought it was Mel.


Yeh it was me. I was able to take battery time from 5-6 hours to 14-18+ hours. A huge improvement.

#58 BoomboxLover48

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 06:23 AM

400+ recharging and a min of 14 hours will add up to 5600 Hrs of total battery life! :jawdrop:  :jawdrop:

 

 

We should dig into our 80s "REAL boomboxes" :w00t:  :-D  :yes:  :lol: , find some space and do this battery modification also.



#59 Reli

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 01:41 PM

That 1000 cruzados money it was our Brazilian money in the end of 80s.
 

 

Yeah it's worthless now. Still fun to show to people!



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 04:25 PM

Got mine on Amazon, (Rock and Soul) But today Melvin discovered that the price on Amazon is now at $299. Price tag went up



I noticed on their actual website, if you go to the item it says way down below,

"If youd like a lower price, call us @*** or chat with us live."

Or something like that.