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#1 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:27 PM

Issue 6 of Boombox Magazine: The Lasonic Legacy

features photos and details on 18 different models!
RELEASE DATE: MAY 18TH, 2018
www.BoomboxMagazine.com 

 

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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.
Lasonic facts.
Innovative Lasonic design cues.
Production variations.
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.
 

Team Effort:

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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#2 docs

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:34 PM

Great balls of fire!!!
Fantastic work Chris!!!

#3 Mystic Traveller

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:39 PM

Super!!!  :thumbsup:



#4 blu_fuz

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:42 PM

Can't wait to read and share! Nice job getting the Lasonic schematics.



#5 1986GLH

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:52 PM

Sweet!  Can't wait for this one!!!!!!!



#6 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:56 PM

Thanks guys...

 

A serious team effort from DOCS and Superduper. Can't thank them enough



#7 T-STER

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:06 PM

Damn this is gonna be off the chain, looking forward to ordering  :thumbsup:

 

Its been great seeing the cooperation of members to create, solve, build, fix these things we love. Massive respect due to everyone involved worldwide.



#8 Fatdog

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:43 PM

YES!  I have a lot of catching up to do.  :yes:



#9 Reli

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:44 PM

GREAT to see another issue being released

 

Nice work guys



#10 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:50 PM

YES!  I have a lot of catching up to do.  :yes:

 

Always remember, you can purchase past issues and combine shipping to save money!  :thumbsup:



#11 JVC Floyd

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:58 PM

Does it have a centerfold I would be like Al Bundy in the bathroom in the bath room with that mofo lol.

#12 Dr DER

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:52 PM

HELLLLLLL YEAH!!!

#13 liquorbox69

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:00 PM

LIKE!



#14 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:02 AM

Does it have a centerfold I would be like Al Bundy in the bathroom in the bath room with that mofo lol.

 

It actually has 3  :w00t:



#15 Superduper

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:58 AM

Chris, I should’ve suggested that you reach out to Vlad in TX and see if he could do some risqué girlie photo shoots for you.

#16 deech

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:51 AM

I ve been meaning to ask how do I get this issue and all of the past issues. Do you ship Chris? PM me please when you have some time.

#17 Northerner

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:38 PM

Excellent stuff

All six issues ordered :-)

#18 Dr DER

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:38 PM

Www.boomboxmag.com

#19 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:30 PM

Chris, I should’ve suggested that you reach out to Vlad in TX and see if he could do some risqué girlie photo shoots for you.

 

I'd be afraid of what he would come up with  :lol:

 

I ve been meaning to ask how do I get this issue and all of the past issues. Do you ship Chris? PM me please when you have some time.

 

you can order directly from www.boomboxmagazine.com and they will ship to Greece  :yes:

 

Excellent stuff

All six issues ordered :-)

 

Thank you sir  :bow:

 

Www.boomboxmag.com

 

 

Correct Dr. We have purchased both www.BoomboxMag.com and very recently www.BoomboxMagazine.com  :clap:



#20 T-STER

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:54 PM

Ordered, thanks bro  :clap:



#21 Dr DER

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:53 PM

I just ordered 2 copies..

#22 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 01:19 AM

Thank you guys 😀

#23 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 10:15 AM

Bump



#24 SLO

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 12:34 AM

Its time for me to spend some coin!  :clap: This issue is right up my alley!  :rock:



#25 mancardo

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 01:04 PM

Just ordered my copy! :thumbsup:



#26 Northerner

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 01:45 PM

Got confirmation today that all 6 issues are on their way :-)

#27 DSMing91

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 12:24 PM

Had all 5, and as well got confirmation of the 6th on its way. Can't wait for the read.



#28 Ghettoboom767

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 02:09 PM

That’s so cool Chris,glad to see there’s a magazine about boomboxes!! I’ll have to get one soon.😎

#29 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 02:10 PM

Its time for me to spend some coin!  :clap: This issue is right up my alley!  :rock:

 

 

Just ordered my copy! :thumbsup:

 

 

Got confirmation today that all 6 issues are on their way :-)

 

 

Had all 5, and as well got confirmation of the 6th on its way. Can't wait for the read.

 

You guys are awesome. Thank you so much!

 

There are some real special models in this issue that have never been posted previously, not even here on Boomboxery. In fact, a Google search doesn't even bring up these models. 

 

Of course a HUGE thank you to our own RedBenJoe for digging deep into his personal collection to make this possible.

 

There is a special promotional discount code for www.TapeHeadCity.com that will give you 10% off your purchase (good through September)

 

For those of you in the middle of a 931 restoration and need technical help, there is a special link in the magazine that takes you to www.AnalogAlley.com where you can get the schematic's for the tuner board and the amplifier board as well as the original manual for the 1st generation 931.

 



#30 trippy1313

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:50 PM

I didn't know Norm had schematics for the 931. Did Norm make it himself or did Lasonic actually have them available back in the day??? That's great either way!



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