Hello. New to the forums.
The audiophile world of vinyl has me a bit burned out. As a child of the 80s, I've recently rediscovered warm and fuzzy feeling of cassettes. I especially love that cassettes are still affordable and companies like Gnar Tapes exist, featuring bands that only have tape releases.
That said, I was taken aback by vintage boombox prices! Nevertheless, I must have one...
I'm a bit overwhelmed with all the conditions, brands and models out there. My goal? Find a sturdy box I can take to the beach and enjoy indoors. One that sounds great, of course. I'm not interested in any of the modern boxes. The 80s era has the vibe I'm looking for.
My budget is between $500 and $1000. What would you recommend I put an ebay search for? What's a good versatile box as a first start to hopefully a rich collection? Subjective I know, but I figured I could cull it down with some unanimous choices.
Right now there's a Aiwa cs 880 and Lasonic TRC-920 on ebay that look interesting.
Oh, and I'm willing to repair/restore something that's a good deal. However, I don't know if it's best to buy something that doesn't need work vs a project.