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#1 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 11:59 PM

OK, It has taken a lot of work and 6 plus months to get this far. There will be tons of updates in the future as many smaller items of my 80's collection have not been unpacked, like my walkmans and the like. 

 

This is the Boom Room / Man Cave / Laboratory / Bar / Recording Studio / Home Theater. 

 



#2 Northerner

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 12:27 AM

Won't let me watch it :-(

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 12:57 AM

Plays fine if you go to YouTube, so I think embedding is disabled or something

 

I really dig the layout, everything looks so crisp and shiny in 4K!



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 01:23 AM

This is absolutely awesome thumbs up  :thumbsup:

 

Cant get enough to watch  :clap:

 

And the Indian......wow. I make for a friend of mine for an old Indian from 1940 some parts on the lathe......

 

Cause you cant get spareparts for this model......

 

Oh my oh my  :lol:



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 02:00 AM

Plays fine if you go to YouTube, so I think embedding is disabled or something

I really dig the layout, everything looks so crisp and shiny in 4K!

Tried that but didn't work either...I'm only on my iPhone though

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 02:10 AM

Well, what to say? Wonderful display of beauties, and congratulations on your excellent taste!

Now since seeing is believing, I must perforce see the mancave in the flesh at some point... :-)



#7 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 03:29 AM

Won't let me watch it :-(

 

Try it again...

 

Plays fine if you go to YouTube, so I think embedding is disabled or something

 

I really dig the layout, everything looks so crisp and shiny in 4K!

 

Correct, had embedding off. 

 

Nice to know someone was able to see it in actual 4K, man that is such a bitch to edit!  :lol:

 

 

This is absolutely awesome thumbs up  :thumbsup:

 

Cant get enough to watch  :clap:

 

And the Indian......wow. I make for a friend of mine for an old Indian from 1940 some parts on the lathe......

 

Cause you cant get spareparts for this model......

 

Oh my oh my  :lol:

 

Thank you Ingolf, a friend with machines is a friend indeed!



 

Plays fine if you go to YouTube, so I think embedding is disabled or something

I really dig the layout, everything looks so crisp and shiny in 4K!

Tried that but didn't work either...I'm only on my iPhone though

 

 

Yeah, could be the phone, when ever using licensed music, the owners have control of where it can be viewed 

 

Well, what to say? Wonderful display of beauties, and congratulations on your excellent taste!

Now since seeing is believing, I must perforce see the mancave in the flesh at some point... :-)

 

YES! You need to come over and see it all for yourself!



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 05:25 AM

FARK!!! :jawdrop:

 

I clicked 'Play' then thought "I know this is going to be good so pressed 'Pause':

 

Full screen:  Check.

Headphones on:  Check.

Volume turned up:  Check.

Press 'Play':  Check.

 

  WOW, whatta ride - I WAS THERE!  What you have done is awesome, inspiring, creative and.....and....almost overwhelming.  :yes:  :hooray:   

 

I love it and how cool is it to have enough space for a Dance Floor, huh?  The motorcycle looks like is was created just tor this occasion and is befitting of this environment.  My heart was all a-thumping in anticipation at the next visual revelation and, when the camera headed towards the fridge......I JUST KNEW IT!  :yes:  :-D  

 

To me, this looks more like a Boom House than a Boom Room and makes my own efforts look very humble indeed.

 

Thank you, thank you very much indeed for sharing this through the excellent video you've also found time to produce.

 

:superduper:   :dj:   :beer2:  :dj-party:  :newyear:  :drunk:  :gathering:  :beer2: ........................................................ :rock:  :clap:  :hooray:



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 05:54 AM



FARK!!! :jawdrop:

 

I clicked 'Play' then thought "I know this is going to be good so pressed 'Pause':

 

Full screen:  Check.

Headphones on:  Check.

Volume turned up:  Check.

Press 'Play':  Check.

 

  WOW, whatta ride - I WAS THERE!  What you have done is awesome, inspiring, creative and.....and....almost overwhelming.  :yes:  :hooray:   

 

I love it and how cool is it to have enough space for a Dance Floor, huh?  The motorcycle looks like is was created just tor this occasion and is befitting of this environment.  My heart was all a-thumping in anticipation at the next visual revelation and, when the camera headed towards the fridge......I JUST KNEW IT!  :yes:  :-D

 

To me, this looks more like a Boom House than a Boom Room and makes my own efforts look very humble indeed.

 

Thank you, thank you very much indeed for sharing this through the excellent video you've also found time to produce.

 

:superduper:   :dj:   :beer2:  :dj-party:  :newyear:  :drunk:  :gathering:  :beer2: ........................................................ :rock:  :clap:  :hooray:

 

Thank you for the kind words Christine. Believe it or not, I was thinking of you through this whole set up. Especially when I was building those selves. Most people know those aren't of the best quality, but once assembled they are quite rigid. It took me at least 3 hours each. Each one having to be assembled to fit each boombox size. Total Pain in the arse, build, tear apart, build, tear apart.  but I stayed calm thinking "MyOhMy hand crafted wooden shelving from scratch, you can do this!!!!"

 

I also remembered "Handles Up", but if I would have done that I would have lost 1/5th of my space. Some are handles up, but the best I could do  :-/

 

Glad you enjoyed the ride, when I first saw this room I could envision the whole space. 

 

Yes, nice to have a dance floor, but since I don;t dance, maybe I need shopping isles with shelving for more radios! :w00t:  :yes:  :-D  

 

Improvements are already being made....I found this cool curio cabinet at a 2nd hand store for 30 euro. I had extra shelves, so I cut one down, used metal to box in the corners for strength and built it into my shelving. Now I have space for some of my smaller 80's trinkets and walk mans. Gonna look for more of these cabinets.

 

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 06:18 AM

Until shelf construction begins issues like a handles up or down display don't seem all that important but they are.  I was fortunate enough to be able to fix shelving to the walls which is a bonus.  Overall, I have shelves which vary in height space by 1"-7" (ish) so I can enjoy the sight of even height boxes on the smae shelf.

 

One thing I did consider (but disregarded due to limited space) was using second hand cantilever ex-supermarket shelving as these would stand flat against a wall, are very strong build quality and project without toppling.  These are often comparatively cheap and may suit your Boom Room after a lick of paint?  Cantilever shelving is available in different heights and depths with adjustable feet for levelling.



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 06:27 AM

Congrats for this big collection!!!



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:46 AM



Until shelf construction begins issues like a handles up or down display don't seem all that important but they are.  I was fortunate enough to be able to fix shelving to the walls which is a bonus.  Overall, I have shelves which vary in height space by 1"-7" (ish) so I can enjoy the sight of even height boxes on the smae shelf.

 

One thing I did consider (but disregarded due to limited space) was using second hand cantilever ex-supermarket shelving as these would stand flat against a wall, are very strong build quality and project without toppling.  These are often comparatively cheap and may suit your Boom Room after a lick of paint?  Cantilever shelving is available in different heights and depths with adjustable feet for levelling.

 

That would be a very interesting option, I bet you could find warehouses that sell off surplus supermarket shelving and components. That's what I need, a 2 meter long double sided grocery isle!  :lol: Right for the middle of the room!

 

This set up is my "For the next 3-5 years" boom room. Who knows what will happen after that or where we will be. Wifey wants to go back to Japan, so we will see.

 



Congrats for this big collection!!!

 

Thanks Goodman! It's still growning....got a radio in the mail on it's way right now!  :w00t: and it's a BIG ONE! :clap:

 

OK, work is continuing.....curio cabinet has been filled with "Oddities of Dead Technology!"  :frankenstein:

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Top shelf, early cell phones and pagers.

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Middle shelf, pocket TV's.

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Bottom shelf, walkman's

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The man cave section has had an addition as well! Now, the Bar is ALWAYS Open!



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:54 AM

I gotta watch this at home with the sound on. Not going to check it yet!



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 09:00 AM

wow :drool: amazing  :bow:



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 09:48 AM

I gotta watch this at home with the sound on. Not going to check it yet!

 

Interested in what you think!

 

wow :drool: amazing  :bow:

 

Thanks Geoff  :-D



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 12:24 PM

Man!!!....that is a nice set up. I watched all 8 minutes...twice and it was worth it.

Thanks for sharing and nice job brother :thumbsup: 



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 02:09 PM

Man!!!....that is a nice set up. I watched all 8 minutes...twice and it was worth it.

Thanks for sharing and nice job brother :thumbsup:

Thanks brother...

 

now you have seen the whole move, start to finish. now its back to restorations and blaster meets



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 02:12 PM

Holy crap on a cracker...glad I came back and tried the video again! What an awesome set up! Lots of space full to the brim with the best boxes, awesome wheels, and an Atari too. I'd love to hang out there! Congrats on getting the new place looking frickin amazing!!!

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 02:39 PM

!!!

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:52 PM

yessssssssssssssssssssssssss

thats the greatest bbox video of alltime -

and what a thrilling 100 mph indian ride == freekin awesome

 

what brand is the cool blue bike at about 6 minutes ?

 

and have you met any new local bbox fans ?



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 01:00 AM

Yep its pretty darn cool!!! I didn't see nearly enough Panasonics though.😄😄😄 However I gotta say "right on" to those kick ass Lasonics!!🙌🙌 Rad job so far Chris,you do good work!👍👍☺☺☺

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 02:07 AM

Jeez what an epic vid, this is a dream boom room i think. You have everything there, a kick ass indian, epic boombox collection and a beautiful man cave to display them in. Thats gotta take the sting out of the move having a room like that to chill in eh?

 

Epic video Chris thanks for sharing.



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 05:14 AM

Great video Chris,
I'm thinking you should bring that big ol Clairtone next month. Might be the star of the meet.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 08:11 AM

Wow that's fookin sweet!.
I always wanted to park my motorcycles in the house too lol.actually mine is in the house now that I think about it.
No way to address the full awesomeness of your place, just pure bad ass.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 08:19 AM

Holy crap on a cracker...glad I came back and tried the video again! What an awesome set up! Lots of space full to the brim with the best boxes, awesome wheels, and an Atari too. I'd love to hang out there! Congrats on getting the new place looking frickin amazing!!!

 

Drive that rig of yours down and park it in the driveway, we got room!

 

Thanks for the kind words bro, did you see the NEON?  :w00t:  :-D

 

yessssssssssssssssssssssssss

thats the greatest bbox video of alltime -

and what a thrilling 100 mph indian ride == freekin awesome

 

what brand is the cool blue bike at about 6 minutes ?

 

and have you met any new local bbox fans ?

 

Thanks Ira, I'll have to go back and look at that video to see which bike you are talking about....my youtube channel has turned into a dedicated riding channel for right now. In the future I will be posting all boombox related videos on the Boombox Magazine YT channel. The only local collector I know is Sal and I'm hoping to meet him at the UK meet or we will get together locally here or in Sicily or BOTH!

 

Yep its pretty darn cool!!! I didn't see nearly enough Panasonics though. However I gotta say "right on" to those kick ass Lasonics!! Rad job so far Chris,you do good work!☺☺☺

 

MAN YOU ARE SO RIGHT! I am majorly lagging in the Panasonic Department (and the Sony, Sanyo, Sharp, Conion and JVC department!  :-D )

 

But I have plans to remedy that! AND YES, I have been going NUTZ in the Lasonic Department LOL

 

Thanks bro



Jeez what an epic vid, this is a dream boom room i think. You have everything there, a kick ass indian, epic boombox collection and a beautiful man cave to display them in. Thats gotta take the sting out of the move having a room like that to chill in eh?

 

Epic video Chris thanks for sharing.

 

Thanks T, if I never left this room again, I would be fine (as long as the beer never runs out). The only thing I'm missin' are my blaster buddies!  I do miss the guys of the west coast crew. My last boom room was only 14 feet by 14 feet and I know that's still more than a lot of guys have and I was super stoked to have it, and even though the room was small, I still crushed all the west coast dudes in and all the radios!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

 

Great video Chris,
I'm thinking you should bring that big ol Clairtone next month. Might be the star of the meet.

 

HA HA, I don;t think it will fit in my flight approved Penguin case, I think only mid sized (TRC-920) and smaller will fit.

 

Wow that's fookin sweet!.
I always wanted to park my motorcycles in the house too lol.actually mine is in the house now that I think about it.
No way to address the full awesomeness of your place, just pure bad ass.

 

Thank you Floyd, means allot. I used to walk my dirt bike through the house so I could get it from the back yard onto the front porch to store it for winter. 

 

But this set up is better, I can sit on my bike and watch TV. Hell, I'm typing this and touching the mirror right now! LOL



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 09:22 AM

AWESOME COLLECTION CHRIS!

 

Thank you for creating and sharing this amazing video

The Pioneer separates system in the glass fronted cabinet to the left hand side of the TV brings back a lot of memories as i bought my wife a similar system for her 21st birthday back in 1982.Yours seems to have more digital components so i'me guessing it not quite as old.

 

All the best

 

Martin

 



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:18 AM

AWESOME COLLECTION CHRIS!

 

Thank you for creating and sharing this amazing video

The Pioneer separates system in the glass fronted cabinet to the left hand side of the TV brings back a lot of memories as i bought my wife a similar system for her 21st birthday back in 1982.Yours seems to have more digital components so i'me guessing it not quite as old.

 

All the best

 

Martin

 

Hi Martin, thanks man. Yeah, this stuff just keeps the "Glory Days" going I guess.  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: I'm still not bored with playing with them. More to come!



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Posted 24 June 2017 - 08:05 AM

Now that is one awesome boom room!!!!!!!  I love how you incorporated the Electronic QB in with the smaller blasters.  I spent countless hours of my childhood mastering that game!



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Posted 24 June 2017 - 05:20 PM

Very kool! I'm diggin that coffee table that the Atari is sitting on..:yes:
Also got a kick out of seeing the VZ-2000 amongst the smaller boxes..
Mini, little, little, GARGANTUAN BLASTER! :lol:

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 04:16 AM

That room is massive, is it the entire ground floor of the property. I didn't realise you took so many boxes with you to Italy, for some reason I thought you only had like maybe 10 max :lol:

Anyway, very enjoyable vid, a great collection of retroness :yes: