Issue 6 of Boombox Magazine: The Lasonic Legacy
features photos and details on 18 different models!
RELEASE DATE: MAY 18TH, 2018
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Featured in this issue:
25% more pages than past issues.
FOUND: Technical schematic’s for the first generation TRC-931.
Lasonic’s in the wild: Lasonic’s on the city streets doing what they do best.
The history of Lasonic.
Innovative Lasonic design cues.
Plus high quality pictures of the TRK-200, L30K, LSP-320, TRC-909S, TRC-915, TRC-918, TRC-919, TRC-920, TRC-920T, TRC-922, TRC-931 (1,2,3), TRC-935, TRC-951, TRC-975, TRC-i931, TRC-931BT
Special thanks to:
Ellen Cronkrite, Co-editor.
Will Cronkrite, Founder/Social Media.
Kate Jurkiewics, Copy Editor.
Ira (redbenjoe) Friedman, for donating the TRC-909 and TRC-919 to this issue.
Dave (DOCS) Hanlon, for his help in locating the TRC-931 schematics.
Norman (Superduper) Tang and www.AnalogAlley.com, for his generosity and expertise in helping make the TRC-931 schematics available to the public.
Charlie at www.TapeHeadCity.com for providing all Boombox Magazine customers a discount on his website.
David (Dr DER) Rivera, for providing pictures and details of the TRC-920T for this issue.
All three generations of the Chen family for building the lasting Lasonic Legacy.
Last but not least, a MASSIVE thank you to all the Boombox Collectors world wide who support this magazine through purchases and your own social media promotions. This magazine would not exist without you.
It has been well documented over the years how the Boombox world works together for a common goal. Many times, it’s a one on one effort to find a desired model or missing piece. Some times it’s a full community effort to diagnose a technical problem.
And sometimes, it’s a team effort that brings something to the community as a whole that otherwise would have not been possible. The story below is one such effort.
Last year I was contacted by Boomboxery member DOCS regarding a very rare document that he found online for sale. It was the technical schematics for the first generation Lasonic TRC-931. These documents include the radio receiver board, main amp board and user’s manual. No such documents have ever surfaced for this or any Lasonic. Oddly enough, these documents were for sale on eBay Italy of all places. With his help I was able to make the purchase and upon their arrival was able to confirm that these are indeed original documents and not copies.
Thanks to the professional assistance of Boomboxery member Superduper, these document’s have been properly scanned, digitized and in some part cleaned up to make them easier to read and are now being made available exclusively through www.analogalley.com. These documents, which have been turned into an easy to download PDF file can be printed and added to your collection for technical repairs in a capacity not previously possible. Purchase links are in the magazine.
Just another example of how working as a team makes this global boombox community of collectors stronger!
SIDE NOTE: I have had a close look at both the first and second-generation components and they are extremely similar. It is very possible that these documents contain a great deal of the same components as is in the first generation 931. If you absolutely hit a wall on your repair, the answer could be in the first gen documents. (disclaimer: there is no guarantee that the first gen 931 documents will cover all the components in the second generation 931)
Again, I want to thank everyone that has made issue 6 of Boombox Magazine possible.
As you all know, Lasonic holds a special place for me. If you are a fan of the brand, I think you will enjoy this issue.
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