Yeah looks are deceiving! It works but i get hardly any sound. Its very low and comes out of one speaker only. But if you use head phones it sound nice and loud no issues. The tape and CD player still works.Looks way nicer than mine, turned out to be water damaged and I need to rebuild some of the boards.
There must have been a time
when we could have said no.
Come to think of it, it does resemble the old water/shock proof WalkmanThese days a CD player IS vintage. It doesn't have line in, usb, or Bluetooth... Its old school
I'd pop the lid off and check the speaker wires, I bet you have some broken solder joints or a bad amp chip in there.
Oh and as a side note, most of the chips on the amp board are Sony
well you should really get a kick if you read teh thread heading were i called it a "Relic"I just get such a kick when someone calls a boom box with a CD player "vintage". :risas3:
This radio does the same thing, and the worst parts is i don't JACK about electronics. It's sad because the radio is really neat and seems to be built pretty good on the outside at least.Mine looks exactly like that, except the volume pentameter doesn't work so it is super quiet. But hey it is cool.
I didn't really know anything about the radio. I did some research, since then I have discovered someone has one and used a Bluetooth type setup (far beyond my level) to run the speakers and listen through it. I am just putting it with the Jeep collection.This radio does the same thing, and the worst parts is i don't JACK about electronics. It's sad because the radio is really neat and seems to be built pretty good on the outside at least.
WOW that's EPIC!!!! I think I will borrow this idea for my Jeep Boom Box. Only question is how did you wire the radio for power supply? 12V or 120V ?UPDATE! This radio has been on my shelf just collecting dust so i decided to do something about it. Here's the results...
That was easy. The systems was original a 12 volt system ( see the back of your Jeep boom box) and my jeep Boom box came with the original power pack which plugs into the wall and reads... 120v in /12 volts out. so i wired that to the original power bank from on the jeep radio so that solved that problem. Also, i kept the batter compartment intact so it also works on 8 D size batters which is expensive so i won't use that option. Moreover, I found another power jack that's the same as the original jack on the power pack and weird tat plug to a 12 volt plug so it now it can plug it into a 12volt /cigarette plug in the car.WOW that's EPIC!!!! I think I will borrow this idea for my Jeep Boom Box. Only question is how did you wire the radio for power supply? 12V or 120V ?