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#61 BoomboxLover48

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:00 AM

It is finaly at home!!

One of the best sounding and the most sophisticated boxes ever made. I love mine and hug it!  :yes:



#62 Coast Steve

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:19 AM

That's sure different looking.



#63 Norm1968

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 02:59 PM


It is finaly at home!!

One of the best sounding and the most sophisticated boxes ever made. I love mine and hug it! :yes:

Lol!! It does sound good and even better with the Ambience option ON. πŸ™‚

That's sure different looking.

I like different. πŸ™‚

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#64 Ghettoboom767

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 01:48 PM

Congrats on the big rare Panasonic!πŸ˜ŽπŸŽΌπŸŽΆπŸ“»

#65 Norm1968

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 02:14 PM

Congrats on the big rare Panasonic!


Thank you!! Very happy

#66 ZacMac

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 08:31 AM

I would assume the Sharp GF777 since it's so big?

 

Any comments on the biggest clean sounding hitters?

 

I'm used to hearing the power of my vintage 1978 Pioneer SX 1080 and 980 receivers,

If you guys like the vintage boom box's I bet you'll like these. (120 watts and 80 watts a channel)

 

 I know it's a long way from this type of power when you compare to a portable box though.

 

  I LOVE the old classic box even more than these receivers even still.

I use to have a Pioneer SX-1080 and I loved that baby! Absolutely amazing but I sold it for a decent sum a few years ago, I currently rock a Panasonic RX-C100 for my main music pumper!



#67 Norm1968

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 07:23 PM


I would assume the Sharp GF777 since it's so big?

Any comments on the biggest clean sounding hitters?

I'm used to hearing the power of my vintage 1978 Pioneer SX 1080 and 980 receivers,
If you guys like the vintage boom box's I bet you'll like these. (120 watts and 80 watts a channel)

I know it's a long way from this type of power when you compare to a portable box though.

I LOVE the old classic box even more than these receivers even still.

I use to have a Pioneer SX-1080 and I loved that baby! Absolutely amazing but I sold it for a decent sum a few years ago, I currently rock a Panasonic RX-C100 for my main music pumper!
Hey ZacMac
That RX-C100 still rockin!! I enjoy mine verymuch too


I would assume the Sharp GF777 since it's so big?

Any comments on the biggest clean sounding hitters?

I'm used to hearing the power of my vintage 1978 Pioneer SX 1080 and 980 receivers,
If you guys like the vintage boom box's I bet you'll like these. (120 watts and 80 watts a channel)

I know it's a long way from this type of power when you compare to a portable box though.

I LOVE the old classic box even more than these receivers even still.

I use to have a Pioneer SX-1080 and I loved that baby! Absolutely amazing but I sold it for a decent sum a few years ago, I currently rock a Panasonic RX-C100 for my main music pumper!
Hey ZacMac
That RX-C100 still rockin!! I enjoy mine verymuch too

#68 Coast Steve

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 10:05 PM

Very Nice!



#69 Sel The Don

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 05:05 AM

A few of my observations of some of the boxes I own.

 

Sharp GF 767/777 - ran out of bass oomph pretty early and distorts upon turning the volume up.  I was really surprised at the lack of bass power these have.

 

Philips D8444 PowerPlayer - Actually a really nice sounding box with good bass and highs, not much in the way of power though despite it's name.

 

Hitachi 3D5 - excellent highs but bass distorts from lowish volumes, could be better.

 

JVC PC-168 - Really powerful 3 piecer with excellent bass and highs with some bass distortion when really flogging it - sounds very similar to the Conion V-121.

 

Vela Discolite DK-7000 - Bloody surprising this box as I thought it was gonna sound crap, all flash and no cash but no, Nice bass and highs.

 

Sony FH-7 MK1 - The best of the bunch. Gobs of power, mad bass and crystal clear mid and highs.  My favourite box for sound.

 

Sanyo M9998k/MX 920k - Nice warm sound with smooth bass and highs which only start to flap once you start pushing it hard.

 

Grundig Jumbo 747 - Loud and loads of bass, slightly distorts under high volumes,

 

That'll do for now :)



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Posted 11 March 2019 - 08:05 AM

I cant remember how many partys with the beast.

 

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#71 Reli

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 09:03 AM

 

Sharp GF 767/777 - ran out of bass oomph pretty early and distorts upon turning the volume up.  I was really surprised at the lack of bass power these have.

 

Yeah you have to leave the subwoofer knob at 50% or less, otherwise the subs get all muddy

 

 

 

Philips D8444 PowerPlayer - Actually a really nice sounding box with good bass and highs, not much in the way of power though despite it's name.

 

Strange..... Mine is one of my least favorite boxes to play.



#72 neanderthal

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 05:14 PM

Just goes to show; they're all old. How they play/ respond will depend on a lot of factors.

The best suggestion is the "go to a boombox meet and try each one". Then you run into the some have better cassette players, some have better radio receivers conundrum.

 

Take a couple of cassettes. Be prepared to lose those to the gods of sound (they may get eaten.) Take an FM transmitter. 

There are some general rules I think we can agree on;

*The more power the boombox outputs, in general the louder it is capable of being. It can also drive bigger woofers, increasing low end response.

*The bigger the speakers, the easier it is to get good low frequency sound. That said, the "woofer" in my Sharp QT73-CD is tiny. It uses a tuned reasonance box to deliver the goods. 

*The more speakers in the radio, in general the easier it is to get "good sound" as you can isolate high frequencies from lower frequencies at the speakers. All my boomboxes have a minimum of 6 speakers. Even my bluetooth speaker (3 speakers 4 passive radiators.)

 

At the end of the day sound is moving air, its basic physics.



#73 Gluecifer

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 08:40 AM

Don't think it's been mentioned yet, so forgive me if it has, but the Sanyo Big Ben easily has the highest of the highs with insane clarity to my ears.

 

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I remember going through a phase of listening to Charles Mingus on my Big Ben at a volume where the high notes were incredibly dynamic, and with the 'Super Woofer' the bottom end of the soundstage kept rich with presence. It's still a wonderful experience I go back to regularly.

I think bass response is a bit harder and more variable to really be objective about, but I do love the classic Lasonic bass pound along with the more refined bass of the M90 and the higher end threepiecers.. again, it gets kind of murky for absolutes once you factor in the music you're listening to.

 


Rock On.



 



#74 Reli

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 11:37 AM

I agree, the Big Ben is the best sounding 1-piece I've ever heard. Better than the M90 in my opinion.

 

 

*The more speakers in the radio, in general the easier it is to get "good sound" as you can isolate high frequencies from lower frequencies at the speakers. All my boomboxes have a minimum of 6 speakers. Even my bluetooth speaker (3 speakers 4 passive radiators.)

 

I have several 4-speaker boxes that sound better than my 6-speaker boxes. 

It's the quality of the components that matters, not the number of speakers.



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Posted 03 May 2019 - 08:56 PM

That's awesome!

#76 Rimmer36

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 04:39 AM

I agree, the Big Ben is the best sounding 1-piece I've ever heard. Better than the M90 in my opinion.

 

 

*The more speakers in the radio, in general the easier it is to get "good sound" as you can isolate high frequencies from lower frequencies at the speakers. All my boomboxes have a minimum of 6 speakers. Even my bluetooth speaker (3 speakers 4 passive radiators.)

 

I have several 4-speaker boxes that sound better than my 6-speaker boxes. 

It's the quality of the components that matters, not the number of speakers.

big ben was superb just no power like all sanyos



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Posted 04 May 2019 - 12:28 PM

Rimmer officially wins the prize for the biggest party pooper, most negative everything cuz everything is shite, sees the bad in everything and nothing good ever to say trophy.  Congrats.



#78 panabox1

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:21 PM

Rimmer officially wins the prize for the biggest party pooper, most negative everything cuz everything is shitee, sees the bad in everything and nothing good ever to say trophy. Congrats.

Runner is correct! Furthermore having higher standards vs settling for mediocrity helps the consumer in the end get a better sounding product.

#79 Rimmer36

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:17 PM

I wouldn't mind but these boxes at Β£500 a pop, people should damn well know what there getting



#80 Reli

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:51 PM

I would say the Big Ben has power, enough to move that sub visibly, plus spit out some huge treble (more treble than any other 1-piece, IMO).

 

It's the MX920 that needs more power.



#81 Rimmer36

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:03 PM

i would choose the big ben over the 920 any day Reli. the only good thing about the 920 is those stunning looks



#82 Sel The Don

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:35 AM

I've never listened to a Big Ben, would love to have a listen to it.  True though, the 920k could do with more power.

 

My little Conion C124F is a surprise, not much in the way of bass but it gets LOUD and is pretty clear with the high end.

Once I'm in my new house I'll try and review all of the boxes I have as I've not had a listen to them for so long!



#83 panabox1

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 07:56 AM

I have always liked the bass and highs from the Panasonic DT680, the bass is lovely and the treble is also nice, but like a lot of other boxes, its not the loudest..

Yea it sounds like a mini home system. Very powerful bass. The bass is phenomenal and so clean and goes deep.  If u add the SpotEQ app on your phone and adjust the 30hz to max and all other frequencies about 80% lower, this box turns into a bass monster!    



#84 Reli

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 08:41 AM

I've never listened to a Big Ben, would love to have a listen to it.  

 

Best sounding Sanyo, IMO



#85 Rimmer36

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 05:22 PM

 i agree with Reli