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#1 Hisrudeness

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 12:11 PM

Looks like these have started to roll out now.
Anyone had one or seen a review yet?

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#2 Reli

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 12:29 PM

I'd like to know if the tweeters are real.  Kinda doubt it.



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 01:16 PM

For US$270,I'd prefer a real 920.
Four hours on a charge isn't much. It must be pretty loud.

#4 Hisrudeness

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 07:15 AM

Not much info on the quality of this unit, sound etc.

#5 JVC Floyd

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 07:29 AM

I hope they keep making these they're bound to get cheaper over time I'll wait till they drop it off where I have a chance at one , I like it because it has a CD player as well as cassette , hell the trc 920 wasn't cheap ,I remember it cost almost twice as much as the TRC 931 new.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 04:07 PM

Yeah Floyd it seems they're very close to what would be an outstanding classic.

Still holding out hope their design crew comes here for advice on refinements  :lol:



#7 JVC Floyd

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 07:04 AM

You know the bad thing is companies like these pay a lot of money for research and development and ideas and basically they could get all that for free here

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 08:26 PM

Haha so true. So should they pay us, or let them in and use our information for free, to save them money to allow for better priced radios?

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 12:04 AM

I can’t find any proper reviews on this GPO Brooklyn box. Have they sold any yet?

#10 Northerner

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 01:20 AM

Not sure anyone has bought one lol

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 02:06 AM

'Looks' quite authentic doesn't it ? I like the positioning of the CD player as not to spoil the retro look. With modern amplifier and speaker technology it has the potential to sound good. It states 40w max but meh ...

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 02:48 AM

I love how manufacturers boast about the power handling rating of the speakers. Like it has some relationship to the power output of the amp! :lol:

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 03:26 AM

Quite a few YouTube vids for these. No audio examples unfortunately

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 08:42 AM

I wish there was more information on them :(



#15 Ferguson3T18

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 01:17 PM

I suspect this is Chinese junk but I could be wrong. It would be helpful if someone could actually review this thing.

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 05:28 PM

The price seems a little to high to be junky ,I'm sure somebody would complain about it if it was a total rip off . if I had the money i would buy one just to check it out lol.

#17 Rimmer36

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 06:11 PM

Spoke to a member and apparently there not that good but who knows



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 02:33 AM

If the Brooklyn box was really built well with high quality parts, big amp, heavy duty speakers etc, they’d need to ask a lot more than £199 with all of the features included. :-)

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 02:40 AM

Jimmy is right, at the £250 price point these would cost under 100 quid to make, this is not a lot for all the features.

I spoke to a guy who had purchased one on YouTube comments, he said it's very poorly built and the deck is very plasticy and stopped working after 6 weeks. Bluetooth is good and connects well but is not very powerful so doesn't get loud.

I have asked about a stockists near me so I can demo one.

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 02:51 AM

Well it's the best-looking boombox on the market right now......aside from the tweeters that look like Mickey Mouse ears



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 03:14 AM

Well it's the best-looking boombox on the market right now......aside from the tweeters that look like Mickey Mouse ears


What you got against Mickey Mouse??? Lol. Yeah I agree it's probably the best looker currently.

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 04:01 AM

Jimmy is right, at the £250 price point these would cost under 100 quid to make, this is not a lot for all the features.
I spoke to a guy who had purchased one on YouTube comments, he said it's very poorly built and the deck is very plasticy and stopped working after 6 weeks. Bluetooth is good and connects well but is not very powerful so doesn't get loud.
I have asked about a stockists near me so I can demo one.

I don't think anyone makes a decent cassette transport anymore especially on portables which is a pity. Curry's say this BB is 80 watts, really???? More like 8 watts I recon. If it is not very loud I wonder if the sound quality is any good? If the sound was good it might be worth having if a decent tape player is not needed, but I don't see a mono button for FM so I think I will pass because the FM signal is poor where I live and any radio I own must have a mono option.

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 04:55 AM

Jimmy is right, at the £250 price point these would cost under 100 quid to make, this is not a lot for all the features.

I spoke to a guy who had purchased one on YouTube comments, he said it's very poorly built and the deck is very plasticy and stopped working after 6 weeks. Bluetooth is good and connects well but is not very powerful so doesn't get loud.

I have asked about a stockists near me so I can demo one.

can cross that of my list then, have no intention of buying something that only lasts 6 weeks lol



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 04:58 AM

Lots of modern radios have cassette decks, but when you actually play a tape in them, you see why they're so cheap. The frequency response is very narrow, the wow & flutter is bad.  Also their internal parts are made of plastic or thin pot metal.  A far cry from the thick zinc-plated parts of the early 80's.  

 

During the 90's and 00's I owned several "shelf component systems" from Panasonic and Technics and JVC, and none of those decks were very good either.  The Kaboom deck isn't all that great either.  It's nowhere near as good as the deck in an M90 or even just an M70.

 



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 05:20 AM

totally agree Reli, they have had lots of trouble even with the bumpboxx, i don't think anything new is worth buying imho....just had an m70 and it still works like new....makes me feel old lol



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 07:03 AM

 

  

 

 

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Jimmy is right, at the £250 price point these would cost under 100 quid to make, this is not a lot for all the features.
I spoke to a guy who had purchased one on YouTube comments, he said it's very poorly built and the deck is very plasticy and stopped working after 6 weeks. Bluetooth is good and connects well but is not very powerful so doesn't get loud.
I have asked about a stockists near me so I can demo one.

I don't think anyone makes a decent cassette transport anymore especially on portables which is a pity. Curry's say this BB is 80 watts, really???? More like 8 watts I recon. If it is not very loud I wonder if the sound quality is any good? If the sound was good it might be worth having if a decent tape player is not needed, but I don't see a mono button for FM so I think I will pass because the FM signal is poor where I live and any radio I own must have a mono option.

 

... it does have DAB. whats the DAB signal like near you ?

 

what i find ODD is the GPO brand and logo. In the UK,  this was used to be General Post Office later Royal Mail.... even the logo is the same   :yes:


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 07:50 AM

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Jimmy is right, at the £250 price point these would cost under 100 quid to make, this is not a lot for all the features.
I spoke to a guy who had purchased one on YouTube comments, he said it's very poorly built and the deck is very plasticy and stopped working after 6 weeks. Bluetooth is good and connects well but is not very powerful so doesn't get loud.
I have asked about a stockists near me so I can demo one.

I don't think anyone makes a decent cassette transport anymore especially on portables which is a pity. Curry's say this BB is 80 watts, really???? More like 8 watts I recon. If it is not very loud I wonder if the sound quality is any good? If the sound was good it might be worth having if a decent tape player is not needed, but I don't see a mono button for FM so I think I will pass because the FM signal is poor where I live and any radio I own must have a mono option.
... it does have DAB. whats the DAB signal like near you ?
 
what i find ODD is the GPO brand and logo. In the UK,  this was used to be General Post Office later Royal Mail.... even the logo is the same   :yes:
I cannot get DAB or Freeview because of the hill and trees behind the house. Anyway I rarely see any love for DAB even if it works, low bitrates and many stations are mono anyway.

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 06:13 PM

Mickey Mouse!!

 

Enough Said...... :-D  :-D  :-D 



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Posted 23 December 2017 - 02:08 PM

If it’s made like paper mache and is junk then that’s a shame. It was promising and I was hoping for something usable and fun.