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#1 deech

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 07:58 AM

This little gem came with me a few days ago.

Its very dirty and not working but i think it will clean up nicely. :-)

Its a Monophonic Lasonic with no model number on the back.

Has anyone seen this before? Does anyone know what model it might be?

I know for sure i havent seen this before.

It reminds me of a certain Sanyo

mono, only i cant remember the model right now. 

 

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#2 Reli

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 11:06 AM

Wow, very cool!  I know there's another Lasonic mono with a red tweeter.  But I've never seen this one before.



#3 Mystic Traveller

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 03:40 PM

Great catch - congrats!  :thumbsup:



#4 deech

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 09:33 AM

Here we are with the Unknown Lasonic !  :-)

Pictures will be uploaded at the end of this post.

 

Bought new belts for it this past week and changed the old ones.

I put it inside the tube for a warm soapy bath.

I sprayed a lot of contact cleaner on its electronics 

and here it is proudly posing fully working again as it should.

This little mono is now given a second chance !! :-D

Still its model number is unknown... 

The years i ve been collecting it never occured to me not to know

a models number and i think this is a unique Lasonic.

 

It gets really Loud and it has separate bass and treble plus a proper Line-In .

It has nothing to be jealous about from a lot of oldschool boomboxes. :-D

 

 

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This is also my new addition from Lucky , a very dirty boombox too . (sorry for the bad picture)

 

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The Lucky TRC-909 brother of Lasonic TRC-909

 

 

Also a brother of those 2  909's : 

 

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#5 Rimmer36

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 12:34 PM

one thing is for sure, you are obsessed with boxes deech lol 



#6 deech

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 07:39 AM

Reno this is a fact ! :-) Thanks :-D  All i know its uncurable.

 

I just love it when i find  boomboxes that has never been unsurfaced before.

Maybe the same feeling have arcaeologists that find ancient marbles or art.

 

This Lasonic  is literally saved from the trash bin.

It is a unique piece.

If i havent got it maybe its faith would be a lot different in a bad way.

 

I am glad i saved it.



#7 Reli

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 08:54 AM

Like I said before, SE Europe got boxes nobody else got!



#8 JVC Floyd

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 03:22 PM

I'm sure the USA market for lasonics didn't even sell half the models that lasonic made.

They prolly only sold certain models In the USA.

#9 Reli

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 05:31 PM

Plus they used different brands in different countries, like "Larsen"



#10 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 01:22 AM

Cool looking mono. Are those twin tweeters?

After picking up a Sony CF-490, I now have a new appreciation of how good monos can sound - I’m no longer a ‘stereo only ‘ collector! :-)

#11 deech

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 01:12 PM

Plus they used different brands in different countries, like "Larsen"

 

Yes Reli this is true, they used a lot of different names.

''Lucky'' is the most common. Others like ''ALEX'' or ''Olympic'' are not so common but this is very interesting 

because every Lasonic seems like a cheaper copy of Sanyo. Lasonic mostly copied Sanyo designs.

In my opinion Lasonic took a Sanyo original design and they pimped it or exagerrated it . 

Look at a Lasonic TRC-920 and a Sanyo M-7900 for example. The 920 is a pimped gigantic 7900

and this is not the only example.

 

Look at a Lasonic TRC-915 : 

http://www.wikiboomb...Lasonic TRC-915

 

Then take a look at a Sanyo M-9994 : 

 

http://www.wikiboomb...ge=Sanyo M-9994

 

They are more or less the same design. 

 

Btw Reli in the Wikiboombox page about the Lasonic TRC-915 i think the last sentence mistakenly

states that there was a Lasonic TRC-909N sold in Europe. The three 909s are all pictured above.

 

By seeing the pictures i also discovered that the Unknown Mono Lasonic i found

uses the same tape door as the TRC-915. 

 

 

Cool looking mono. Are those twin tweeters?

After picking up a Sony CF-490, I now have a new appreciation of how good monos can sound - I’m no longer a ‘stereo only ‘ collector! :-)

 

Jimmyjimmy  i couldnt agree more with that.

There are so many Monos that are coolest looking and better sounding

than a lot of stereo boomboxes.

And yes the Unknown Lasonic has twin tweeters.

 

Sorry for my long replies.



#12 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 04:03 PM

I agree the Lasonic TRC-917 looks like the Sanyo M9994 but there is another box that looks even closer to the Lasonic:
The Sanyo M4500K: :-)Attached File  C400597F-DE54-44F2-8725-2A7A510C171D.png   594.36K   3 downloadsAttached File  5A32CB64-B415-477E-91E2-FAA679C5CB1B.png   552.93K   2 downloads

#13 Reli

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 05:31 PM

Then there's the Chinese clone, "Red Lantern"  :yes: 

 

 

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#14 JVC Floyd

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 05:32 PM

Damn that's a bad ass looking radio.

#15 Mystic Traveller

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 04:48 AM

Damn that's a bad ass looking radio.

Yep, looks classy!  :drool:



#16 deech

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 10:19 AM

I agree the Lasonic TRC-917 looks like the Sanyo M9994 but there is another box that looks even closer to the Lasonic:
The Sanyo M4500K: :-)attachicon.gifC400597F-DE54-44F2-8725-2A7A510C171D.pngattachicon.gif5A32CB64-B415-477E-91E2-FAA679C5CB1B.png

 

Yes the Lasonic TRC-915  is close to the Sanyo M4500K but some details

like the 4 screws for the plexi and maybe the woofer-tweeter configuration

resembles more the design of a Sanyo M9994. Its a matter of perspective.

All three are Great looking boomboxes with VU's anyway. :-)

 

The Chinese clone Red Lantern looks pretty nice too.



#17 deech

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 06:21 AM

Lasonic L-92  is possibly the Model number of it !! :-D

Here is a blacked version  : 

 

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Now wikiboombox has also a pic of the Lasonic TRC-912 

 

http://www.wikiboomb...Lasonic TRC-912

 

The L-92 is nearly identical with the TRC-912 .

The unknown Lasonic has clearly more features

but they surely have similar appearance .