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#1 yammi99

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:32 AM

Last week I received a new boombox, that I caught at Yahoo Japan – the Panasonic RX-FW38. It was produced for Japanese market only and seems to be quite rare.

Funny thing is, that all decals are in English.

It works without problems with double auto reverse, just need a new arial. Sound is quite good with Loudness enabled.

 

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#2 Fatdog

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:36 AM

Whoa!  That's one I definitely have never seen.  :cool: :w00t:   Does it have the Ambience mode?  What are the vents on the side?



#3 Mystic Traveller

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:51 AM

Whoa!  That's one I definitely have never seen.  :cool: :w00t:   Does it have the Ambience mode?  What are the vents on the side?

Nicely looking machine. :yes: It has only loudness on-board,

As for vents initially I thought they were a part of the sound labyrinth but

having seen no switches for ambient, wide, bass boost, etc.

guess there are for cosmetic purposes. But maybe those are still sound ports?



#4 Rimmer36

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 10:08 AM

not usually a fan of mini's but this one, very nice :w00t: :-)



#5 MyOhMy

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 01:18 PM

Yep, that does it for me!  :yes: 

 

It's a good looking mini with a complimentary, yet unpretentious, colour scheme - a mini to draw the eye and invite appreciation.  :thumbsup:



#6 yammi99

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 03:01 AM



 



Whoa!  That's one I definitely have never seen.  :cool: :w00t:   Does it have the Ambience mode?  What are the vents on the side?

Nicely looking machine. :yes: It has only loudness on-board,

As for vents initially I thought they were a part of the sound labyrinth but

having seen no switches for ambient, wide, bass boost, etc.

guess there are for cosmetic purposes. But maybe those are still sound ports?

 

 

Yes, this boombox is more on the “nice looking” then on the “sophisticated” side.

The vents on the side are just a “design thing”. They have no function (no connection to the speakers). It also has no ambience mode, just “low – high” sound slider and a Loudness switch.

For cleaning I opened the box. It has just one motor for both decks and all functions; together with a solenoid, one huge and two small belts.

 

But I like it anyhow.

 

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#7 Mystic Traveller

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 06:18 AM

 

But I like it anyhow.

Me too - nice lil' machine.  :yes:



#8 Styleking

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 09:05 AM

That's a beaut! Congrats!! :thumbsup:



#9 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 03:49 AM

Whoa!  That's one I definitely have never seen.  :cool: :w00t:   Does it have the Ambience mode?  What are the vents on the side?

 

:blink:  :agree:

 

That is an awesome looking box. I can't believe there are still radio's being posted here that I have never seen. Amazing!



#10 Hisrudeness

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 04:13 AM

Only just seen this.
That’s really smart.

#11 toshik

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 02:27 PM

FM is 76-90 only?

#12 yammi99

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 03:42 AM

FM is 76-90 only?

 

No, it is 76 - 108Mhz. The area above 90 is only marked as usual as "TV Channel"



#13 Transistorized

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 08:51 AM

I agree with others. Just when you think you've seen them all...up pops a unique box. Very practical and easy to carry :-) Nice Radio



#14 Superduper

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 09:34 PM

The big boomboxes always gets all the attention but I personally think that these small boomboxes, especially the panasonics and sanyos, sound fantastic.  Usually they have a very wide soundstage, emit lively and crisp dynamic sound.  





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