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#1 BoomboxLover48

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 11:30 AM

https://shop.fonelin...yn-boombox.html

 

Jimmy box? 

 

The GPO Brooklyn is a fully portable music system, which takes the 80s Boom Box and plugs it into the 21st century. Two 40-watt speakers give your music the volume it deserves, and should you wish to have more you can add external speakers as well. Control the Volume, Balance, Bass and Treble.
Features
Fully Portable
Bluetooth connectivity for use with smart phones & tablets
2 x 40 watt speakers (80 watts total)
Rechargeable Lithium Battery
Power supply compartment
Multimedia connection through RCA input and 3.5mm Aux in
Top Loading CD function for Playback & Recording
Cassette Player with Recording function and digital tape counter
DAB & FM Radio with Info button
USB and Cassette Playback / Recording
Volume, Balance, Bass and Treble Controls
80’s retro style back light & analogue VU indicators
Twin aerials
Headphone & Microphone port
Compatible with all external speakers
Silver/Chrome finish with metal speaker grilles
Charge Time: 1.5 hours
Playback Time: Up to 4 hours
Weight: 10kg unit only
Dimensions: W 60 x D 14 x H 30cm
Available in a premium 80s retro style
1 year warranty

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#2 ralrein1

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 11:47 AM

SWEET!! ID totally buy that. They say its outta stock,there's a shock. You know that tape section kinda reminds me of a certain Lasonic model. Chris you thinking the same thing? Oh well with my luck they wouldn't ship to the U.S.anyway. Still its very cool to see.

#3 JVC Floyd

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:55 PM

I want dat mutha fuker lol.

#4 samovar

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:55 PM

GPO Retro is based in Manchester. Does anybody from that area know them? docs maybe? Northerner? Here's a link to their homepage: http://www.gporetro.com/



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:05 PM

Wow, very nice.  Bigger than the DJ Tech!

 

If those lights really work, I'd buy it.

 

All it really needs is some better-looking trim around the speakers.  Simple round rings don't cut it.  They look like those cheap rings you can buy on Ebay.  Come on guys, you can do better.



#6 Rimmer36

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:40 PM

looks like the best one made in years, i like it



#7 Northerner

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:44 PM

Yeh not far away. They're just publicising it at the mo it seems, not out until October. They distribute to lots of high street stores so they should be easy to find once out. Will test one out as soon as they become available and if they're any good I'm buying one :-)

#8 Rimmer36

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 02:11 PM

Yeh not far away. They're just publicising it at the mo it seems, not out until October. They distribute to lots of high street stores so they should be easy to find once out. Will test one out as soon as they become available and if they're any good I'm buying one :-)

Same here bro....the only things I don't like are the cd,,,who wants those and the fact that it's rechargeable (screw the environment) where about to have world war 3 so id stick to my 20 motherplucking d's :-) 



#9 caution

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 02:56 PM

Shut up and take my money!



#10 T-STER

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 03:39 PM

Yeah im am totally up for this, first new box in a long time with tape, cd bluetooth and dab are all bonuses



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:15 PM

Wow, very nice. Bigger than the DJ Tech!

If those lights really work, I'd buy it.

All it really needs is some better-looking trim around the speakers. Simple round rings don't cut it. They look like those cheap rings you can buy on Ebay. Come on guys, you can do better.

Bigger than a DJ Tech? Look at the speaker size compared to the tape deck. They look small.

Love the design though.

#12 Reli

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:34 PM

Says 60cm wide though, that's over 3 inches wider than a DJ Tech



#13 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 11:25 PM

Well guys, it had to happen - an exact duplicate of the classic one piece box.

Unfortunately, small speakers and no mention of porting or passives will probably have it sounding 'vintage'. They only mention 2 x 40 watt speakers so maybe the tweeter hole is actually a port!? 10 kilos sounds heavy for the size!?

It will look definitely look cool on display.

#14 Reli

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:02 AM

Both the front and rear cases look plastic, so I doubt it will sound as good as the DJ Tech

 

Add some bevel-cuts & fake rivet tabs to the speaker rings and it would look awesome.



#15 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:52 AM

Both the front and rear cases look plastic, so I doubt it will sound as good as the DJ Tech

Add some bevel-cuts & fake rivet tabs to the speaker rings and it would look awesome.

I'm wondering where all the weight (10kgs) is coming from. Maybe there is an internal acoustic cabinet!?

I like the original version better: :rock: :lol:

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 02:25 AM

looks like the best one made in years, i like it

My thoughts exactly!



#17 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:17 AM

Could this be the turning point?

 

Is this the moment we have all be waiting for?

 

Now you have at least start up companies, Bumpboxx, Diamondboxx and Protelx building rectangles. Will Sony, JVC, Pioneer and others follow?

 

Pretty cool that they copied the 920. 



#18 Reli

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:25 AM

 

 

I'm wondering where all the weight (10kgs) is coming from. Maybe there is an internal acoustic cabinet!?

 

 

 

Yeah I'm calling BS to that weight.  There's nothing forcing them to tell the truth.  I just got a Kaboom imitator that says 25 lbs on their website, but it actually weighs only 9.5 lol



#19 hardmen

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:32 AM

Anyway, ships to Brazil it's always insane...

#20 ralrein1

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:45 AM

Isn't 60cm wide about 24 inches? So its approximately 2 feet wide. A centimeter is 10 millimeters right. There's 2.5 centimeters per inch. Does that sound right? I'm fairly sure that's right. It looks to be approx.the same size as the Lasonic trc920.So its 2 feet wide,approx.6 inches deep and a foot high(tall) prob. with handle up.

#21 Hisrudeness

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 01:15 PM

A new boombox with at leat two moving internal parts (cassette & CD) for that price and spec is pretty good.
I'm going to give this a whirl. The styling is way better than I've seen lately on any Bluetooth boxes.

#22 Ghettoboom767

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 04:40 PM

Looks cool,looks retro,I think I like!!

#23 JustCruisin

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 05:13 PM

Pretty neato! My first thought was, I'd need to paint it a different color..

#24 stevenrob

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:55 PM

It would be fun if it was a fake photo, a fake website ... "Hello, where is my boombox GPO? I paid you! ..." "Sorry, sir, the boss is gone somewhere in the world"



#25 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 01:19 AM

It would be fun if it was a fake photo, a fake website ... "Hello, where is my boombox GPO? I paid you! ..." "Sorry, sir, the boss is gone somewhere in the world"[/size]


Who knows, all I know is it's a POS slow loading website! :lol:

#26 baddboybill

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 04:55 PM

Definetly the closest to the 80's silver boxes. Love to get one for sure

#27 trippy1313

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:55 AM

I want one!!! All gone already though huh???

#28 stevenrob

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:41 AM

It would be necessary to make a group order to obtain a better price !



#29 im_alan_partridge

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:01 AM

Woah, how have I missed this thread?

 

I need one of these in my life.



#30 BoomboxLover48

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:22 AM

The speaker rings remind me of the headlights chrome of old scooters. That looks a bit awkward to me.

The radio dial can be modified, also want the real VU meters. 

 

I can't be that greedy!  :w00t:  :lol:  :lol:

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