The Boom Box is Back

JVC updates a 1980s staple of the music world – the boombox

JVC’s first BoomBlaster has 40 watts of power and retains the original general design – a large cylindrical shape with a woofer at each end. Bass enhancement circuitry ensures room-rattling low frequency performance.

There are also digital era upgrades including an iPod dock, which is shielded from the elements by a protective door, and a USB host for playback of music files stored on a USB mass storage device.

In addition, there’s a CD player that can handle MP3 and WMA file playback, and an FM tuner. For additional flexibility, there’s a front audio input and headphones connections. A remote control makes it easy to operate while a shoulder strap makes it simple to carry.

The twin 13cm super woofers on either end of the unit deliver deep, powerful bass and the dedicated super woofer level control lets you adjust the bass level simply by turning the dial. The bass-reflex ducts located on the front create a more aggressive deep bass.

Users get both deep bass and clear quality sound and MP3 and WMA music can be played directly from digital audio players and USB memory sticks via the BoomBlaster’s USB port. If you prefer listening to a CD, open the “twist and lock” cover on top and set your disc. BoomBlaster’s tube design maintains minimum vibration for stable playback. The BoomBlaster also comes with a FM radio tuner.