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Are there any good modern boomboxes?


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#1 Ferguson3T18

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:50 AM

Or were all the best ones made in the 80's/early 90's?

#2 Hisrudeness

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:01 AM

Good reading.. have a look

http://pocketcalcula...ow.com/boombox/

#3 Hisrudeness

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:20 AM

Some more

https://www.collecto...-got-so-badass/

#4 Ferguson3T18

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:35 AM

[quote name="Hisrudeness" post="345992" timestamp="1510502464"]Good reading.. have a look
http://pocketcalcula...ow.com/boombox/[/quite]

So the answer to my question is No? There are no good modern boomboxes?
Like your Avatar BTW

#5 Hisrudeness

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:45 AM

[quote name="Ferguson3T18" post="345995" timestamp="1510504549"][quote name="Hisrudeness" post="345992" timestamp="1510502464"]Good reading.. have a look
http://pocketcalcula...ow.com/boombox/[/quite]

So the answer to my question is No? There are no good modern boomboxes?
Like your Avatar BTW[/quote]

That’s down to the individual and you’ll get a lot of different opinions on here. Since those posts are a bit same-ish so I thought I’d offer up a couple of decent websites assuming you’re new to this hobby you might find them interesting.

Thanks the avatar is eye catching. Hypnotises some folks even.

#6 Northerner

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:56 AM

There are some good ones and some bad ones

I've had a few modern ones. The only ones I have left are a few modern Lasonics and a TDK one which I do like.

#7 blu_fuz

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:12 AM

Depends on the features you want but the Aiwa Exos 9, DJ Tech, TDK 2 or 3 speaker, and the i931bt Lasonics. If you want really loud boxes then look at the Bumpboxx and the Diamondboxx.



#8 FWSnake

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:09 AM

I've had a few Sony boomboxes throughout the years, which date back to as close as the early 2000's. A lot of modern boomboxes still hold up musically and audibly, but they're missing that "flair" that boomboxes once hold. Chrome accents, cool knobs, eye-catching meters, multiple radio bands, long antennas, etc. Boomboxes definitely shifted into a method of solely listening to music, rather than a statement piece or novelty item. Also, with the share of decent modern boomboxes, there are a PLETHORA of crappy boomboxes, which I'd say began in the late 80's because people didn't want to keep paying for quality. 

 

To answer in short, a modern boombox is sorta pointless, seeing as there are many machines now that can do the job better and more efficiently. I just kept my Sonys for my nostalgia of 2003.