Its a pity this project hasn't progressed beyond the planning stages. The more I think about this, the more I'm thinking there is no way around it - to make this thing worthwhile, we have to recreate the 'look' of a vintage Boombox (at least for the front panel).
Like the DJTech box, we need an injection moulded ABS plastic front panel that is ridgedly attached to the main cabinet. The speakers, LED lights, switches etc need to attach to this front panel to make it look right.
A top mounted flip up/down vintage Boombox style handle with chrome metal ends and twin antennas are also essential
IMHO. We need the front of this unit to be styled exactly like a large 1 piece Boombox from 1980. It has to look legit or it won't work.
We could scan an existing front box panel from an M90, C100 etc to speed up the CAD drawing process.
Anyone know of a place that will do low volume (less than 100) work?
The rest of the box can just be a rectangle like the DJTech.
This will be a no profit project - every cent we pay for this box is for parts and materials only - no huge mark ups - 100% bang for buck.
Imagine a Conion C100F with 10 inch drivers!!!
Guys, no one else is going to build a legit looking vintage box. Would you guys like a vintage looking box that really performs?