The "new" vintage throwback...

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The "new" vintage throwback...

Post by vinyl master » 22 Feb 2018 04:55

Some people are nostalgic for their old record players and turntables...Some are nostalgic for cassettes...Others CD's...Will this be the nostalgia of newer generations? :-k

https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/18/1699 ... -mp3-2000s

While I can see how younger listeners could view getting their first one of those as an important milestone in their lives, give me an old dual cassette boombox and a hand-written playlist on a J-card anyday...Plus, all the time in the world to make the best "mixtapes"!

I still have two like this, in fact, from back in the day...

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I have some nicer standalone single cassette decks NOW, but I still remember the fun and hours I spent making those mixtapes when one of those was all I had! =D>

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Re: The "new" vintage throwback...

Post by Tinkaroo » 22 Feb 2018 09:16

I remember around 1971-2 buying a Sanyo portable AM/FM radio with cassette recorder built in that I could record songs off the radio with. It only had one speaker but it sounded pretty nice.

I used to hate it when a disc jockey would talk over the beginning or end of the song!

There was a thread on cassette Walkmans going on here a while ago. I managed to find a good condition copy of my original player.
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I also found this nice one by Panasonic.
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Re: The "new" vintage throwback...

Post by JDJX » 06 Apr 2018 06:22

I still have this.....AC or 6x C batteries.
At least the radio still works . :)
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Re: The "new" vintage throwback...

Post by vinyl master » 28 Sep 2019 10:18

If anyone has one of these old beasts and wants to bring it back to life, check out these tips from Frank here...


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Re: The "new" vintage throwback...

Post by Vinylfreak86 » 28 Sep 2019 15:00

I am thinking to buy a new Panasonic RX-D50, the last new serious boombox available with real power and CD+cassette deck. I also see that the biggest record label/seller in my country has cassette tape albums back available

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Re: The "new" vintage throwback...

Post by ravelax » 30 Sep 2019 17:30

I remember the boom boxes, but I don't miss them. I can understand people getting nostalgic about them, but having grown up with a proper hifi system in the house, it was always obvious how bad the various boom box type devices around the house sounded in comparison.

Walkmans, on the other hand, I kind of miss. Of course, mp3 players (or even minidisc) was so much more convenient, but I like the idea of having a good Walkman to be able to listen to some good old mixtape while out on the move. I actually have my father's first generation Sony Walkman, but the lid's been broken as long as I can remember, and by now it's suffered the usual cracked plastic parts in the drive mechanism. Besides that, it does seem to work, so it's a repair project for the future.

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Re: The "new" vintage throwback...

Post by Issuesman666 » 19 Oct 2019 19:08

I have a Sanyo Boombox from the mid 90's with Radio/CD/Double cassette deck.

We only use the radio and the cassette rewind or fast forward these days.

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