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GPO Brooklyn 1980s Style Boombox CD Tape Player, Portable Dab Radio with FM and DAB+ Radio, USB Recording, Bluetooth Receiver, AUX-IN, Twin Speakers, Silver

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Both sound and style is achieved with this piece and built-in 40 watt speakers showcase your music in the best way. Looking to cash in on the nostalgia around the hardware design is GPO with the GPO Brooklyn Boombox. It sorta has a hollow feel to it but with understanding that todays tech does not require as much space as it once did. At first I thought it was perhaps a little too thin but after comparing it to a friends boombox that is from the early 80’s they feel somewhat the same.

So long as you’re not expecting audiophile performance (which, to be fair, isn’t what you’d expect from a classic boombox anyway) GPO’s Brooklyn is very enjoyable. PREMIUM ‘80S STYLE: This is a full-sized Boombox (W 60cm x D 14cm x H 30cm), premium 80’s retro style with back light, digital VU indicators andtwin aerials for that authentic look and feel. Its 40w stereo speakers have some power behind them, and it’s worth letting them warm up for a few hours before casting judgment on a very lightweight initial presentation. Boomboxes—outsized radios used for sidewalk entertainment—were popularized by hip-hop style, a phenomenon born in the African-American and Latino youth cultures of the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn in the early 1970s. Sure, there’s no Wi-Fi connection or smart services built in (AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, etc), but in terms of modernising the classic, it’s about as good as you could hope for.The GPO Brooklyn is a fully portable Music System, taking the 80's Boombox and plugging it into the 21st century.

The GPO Brooklyn Boombox Stereo is a fully portable multi-use boombox stereo that will take you back to those retro '80s days without a doubt. It plays CDs and cassettes (and can even record on cassettes), but also has USB ports and Bluetooth. It picks up DAB and DAB+ FM radio channels if you wanna listen to music the old-fashioned way, but connect it via Bluetooth and you open it up to a world of streaming services and more. I would of changed the tweeter trim personally and reduced their prominence for a more classic look or placed them directly above the woofers ala DJ Tech.Same if you connect any items to the RCA connectors on the Side, like a Cassette desk, Record player, which level are set, plug them into the GPO the levels are distorted.

auxiliary jacks seem to have been the norm on most mid to high-end models back when this style of portable music players was mainstream according to what I read online Its brand is GPO and the model GPO Brooklyn according to the label on the back of the unit. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site, provide personalised content and advertising, analyse our traffic, and ensure you see more of what you love. They’ve saved money on battery capacity and the associated charging gear but these are performance limiting factors. With over 6 million of the world’s best eBooks to choose from, Kobo offers you a whole world of reading. There are non-functioning chrome button blanks in place of where the DAB/DAB+ info and menu buttons would have been, however they do add a nice touch to the overall style of the radio.

I love this, looks great, sounds great, I have to give it 4 stars though because I think more work is needed on smaller details, like all the volume/bass/treble knobs, etc feels pretty rushed, I like it regardless. We’re used to smartphones and MP3 players now, but before even the portable CD player or cassette walkman, there was the mighty boombox.

It’s perfectly fine for a party in the park, but think at least about whether you’d truly want this as your primary listening device. If you’ve got your heart set on that boombox look, you’ll be hard pressed to find one with the range of connectivity options offered here, making the Brooklyn somewhat unique. I'm glad to see they kept an analogue tuner scale for the FM radio, this not only keeps the look right but gives great flexibility as not everyone is enamored with dab and its associated low bit rates, it sounds good but i personally think fm sounds better with more detail. The tape mechanism uses a thin metal chassis with plastic gears (not uncommon) for rewind and fast forward. Easy stuff to fix in the MK II version: I’d give up the CD player if they churned the savings into a bigger amp, battery pack and a cabinet tuned to 40 htz.When rotating the volume control from 0-30, the LED display will notify you when you have reached MIN or MAX volume. They don’t make them like this anymore… and there’s evidence that the Brooklyn is quite literally based on an old design – rather than an integrated battery pack, that rear panel has an area carved out for removable batteries, to be filled with a rechargeable brick liberally padded out to stop it rattling around in the cavity.

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