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Old 17th Feb 2019, 3:43 pm   #1
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, UK.
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Hi my name is Lee and I've started to collect radio cassette s or boomboxes as they are also known as.
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 6:57 pm   #2
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Hi Lee, welcome. I remember back in the day we used to call them as FBR's (f****** big radios!)
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 7:13 pm   #3
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Hi & welcome. Not been here long myself but very glad I joined!
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 7:33 pm   #4
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Welcome to the forum Lee, some great people on here.
I have a soft spot for these as well having bought a Sharp GF9090 from Littlewoods MOC in the late 70s. Gave much pleasure.
I have to say that despite the huge size of some of them back then modern similar devices actually sound a lot better from a much smaller box!
However for sheer lack of practical portability you can’t beat my VX2000.
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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 7:54 am   #5
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Welcome to the forum. Ah those late 70's, early 80's boomboxes, 10 worth of D size batteries for an hour hanging about in bus stops annoying folk. "What? you don't like Iron Maidan played at earsplitting volume missus?"

Curiosity hasn't killed this far.
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