Anyone Know A Good 'Adult' Boombox?

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  1. James Edward

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    I want a boombox for outside evening listening that doesn't look like a Romulan battle cruiser, ammo canister, or bazooka. It does not need 'mega bass', or the word
    ka-boom on it.

    I'm willing to spend up to 200 dollars for something that just sounds good. Spending less would be fine too. I just can't stomach the look of the current offerings, but maybe I've overlooked something.

    Anyone with model #'s or brands I should check out? Thanks for any advice. BTW, it does not have to be stereo, just have good sound. Thanks
     
  2. Mike Lenthol

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    This is the closest thing I can find:

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    This is the Sony ZS-X3CP box which sells for about $130.00 at Best Buy.

    I know the looks are a little "out there"; but this baby sounds terrific and can play MP3's.

    PRODUCT FEATURES:

    CD player with 10-second ESP2 antiskip buffer memory

    Digital synthesized AM/FM stereo tuner with 30 station presets (10 AM, 20 FM)

    CD-R/RW compatible CD player with MP3 decoder

    4-line dot-matrix display for easy MP3 file/folder navigation

    3 CD play modes (program, shuffle, repeat)
     
  4. John Watson

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    Liked the question (I'm in the same mode myself)

    Loved Mike's answer tho.

    (I've looked at that machine for (internal) use a few times, but its outrageously expensive)
     
  5. James Edward

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    Mike: [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks Mike, I needed that. [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] Hehe, love the wording of the initial question... Mike's answer doesn't make it less funny! [​IMG]
     
  8. Steve Schaffer

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    For something like a boombox I actually LIKE the Romulan Battlecruiser/Bazooka look. They appeal to me the same way '59 Cadillac ElDorado convertibles do.
    The more outrageous the better as far as I'm concerned, with lotsa flashing lights and weird protuberances.

    That Sony is a nice piece, I've heard that model and it's quite nice. The styling is a bit reminiscent of certain parts of a 50's Playboy Playmate's anatomy though, especially the upward thrusting speakers.

    If it had a name instead of just a model number I'd suggest "The Jayne Mansfield"


    I almost bought one for my stall at work (I'm an auto mechanic) but thought the styling would possibly offend our service mgr, who is a female.

    On a more serious note, a lot of those so called "executive" units would probably be considered "adult boomboxes" and might not be totally unsuitable for outdoor use. The regular boomboxes aren't weatherproof as a rule anyway.
     
  9. James Edward

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    I'm so glad I asked. If nothing else, this question has provided me with some good laughs.



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  10. Steve Schaffer

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    James,

    Maybe the designers/stylists at Sony heard wrong and came up with a Boobbox instead of a Boombox?
     
  11. Eric Kahn

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    I really miss the rectangular upright boom-boxes from the early 80's, I would still have mine but it blew its power board and was going to cost way to much to repair and I have not found a used one like it to buy

    I really hate the rounded ones they sell today, like the above sony, because they are both harder to carry anywhere and you cannot sit them on a convenient ledge or window sill


    Consumer reports just rated the henry kloss model 2 ( the 2 piece one) having the best sound (better than the wave radio) and they also rated the Boston acoustics table radio (one speaker) as a best buy at $160
    neither of these play CD's and the Kloss has an analog tuner
     
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    Bose?

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    this question is easy....

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    Dephi boombox ($99) with Delphi SkyFi receiver ($129)
    $9.99/month subscription to XM radio and you are good to go.
     
  16. Rob Lutter

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    Go to a garage sale...

    The best boom boxes were made back in the late 80s'/early 90s'
     
  17. Jeff Kleist

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    Where can I get this Romulan battlecruiser boombox? [​IMG]
     
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    Hey!! I live on Romulus Dr. here in Toronto, and I always get some trekkie geek commenting on it[​IMG], but I have'nt seen any boomboxes around.
     
  20. Ted Lee

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    did anyone mention the henry kloss radios?

    i hear (get it?) that they're pretty good. also supposedly the reception on these things is outstanding. the article i read (i think in s&v) said it pulled in stations he couldn't get on his high-end stand-alone tuner.

    i know they sell them at restoration hardware.

    http://www.restorationhardware.com/p...&id=prod230054
     

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