Off Topic: The Boombox Project is a short film, by Paul Stone, that looks at photographer Lyle Owerko and his ‘creative anthropologist’ appproach to documenting the history of the boombox. More info on The Boombox Project is available at Owerko’s site. via musicofsound
This NPR video looks at the history of the boombox: The boxes had to be big, to make that bass boom. The speakers in early boxes had extra-large magnets to push all that air around, and they were housed in heavy metal casing to deal with the vibrations from all the bass. Fab 5 Freddy… Read More The History Of The Boombox
Casio KX-101 Keyboard / boombox quick demo was uploaded by: munnsey
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As a part of the design event Urban Play 2, Droog Design and curator Scott Burnham asked NL Architects to bring in ideas for interactive urban interventions. One of NL’s contributions is the Boom Bench. The Boom Bench features eight 60-watt co-axial speakers and two subwoofers that can be accessed by users through Bluetooth. Sit down… Read More Park Bench Boombox
Recycle Your Boombox – to the beat, ya’ll. F If you know anything about this recycling video, let me know in the comments.
This little slice of retro boombox goodness is the Sharp MR-990, not just a boombox, but a boombox witha built-in “detachable keyboard computer capable of piano and rhythm functions.” It was released in 1985, at a price of $550, and featured a 5-band graphic equalizer, detachable speakers and the “melody computer.” There’s a lot more… Read More The Bizarre Sharp MR-990 Synth Boombox