- Brand Name: TDK
- Model Number: 77000015402
- Width: 17.50 inches
- Item Display Weight: 0.91 Kilograms
- Color: Black
TDK Life on Record 77000015402 2-Speaker Boombox Audio System
- Two powerful 6-inch coaxial drivers deliver full range sound
- Play your iPod/iPhone music while charging using the USB to 30 pin Apple cable
- Using the rotary dial and front facing screen, play and control music directly from storage devices including USB flash and external hard drives
- Shoulder strap and soft-touch handle let you take your music along
- Input options let you connect most audio devices and mix with an
- Input options let you connect most audio devices and mix with an instrument
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With two powerful 6-inch coaxial drivers, the TDK 2 Speaker Boombox brings you a combined 20 watts of full-range sound. The system's digital data streaming supplies premium audio decoding for optimal sound output.
The boombox's aesthetic recalls a classic 80s style with its retro rectangular shape, aluminum rotary dials, and classically styled EQ. A sturdy leather shoulder strap can be attached to the body for increased portability.
The boombox incorporates modern, easy-to-use features. Touch-sensitive buttons offer simple and intuitive interaction, while the equalizer gives your music a visual heartbeat. Use the two rotary dials to regulate the volume, toggle through radio stations, and adjust the customizable settings. The front-facing color screen adds a modern touch and makes it easy to navigate the controls.
Play Music from Any Source
Multiple input options--USB, 3.5-millimeter, and auxiliary ports--let you connect a wide variety of music sources, including an iPod, iPhone, smartphone, USB flash drive, and external hard drive. You can also plug in a guitar or microphone to add yourself to the mix. Additionally, a built-in AM/FM radio with five presets lets you program your favorite stations.
For convenience, you can play your music while also charging your iPod or iPhone with the included USB to 30-pin cable.
Product and Warranty Information
Plug in this system with the included AC power supply, or use 10 D batteries (not included) for a portable option.
The TDK Life on Record 2 Speaker Boombox measures 13-2/5 by 19-7/10 by 3-9/10 inches (H x W x D), and weighs 16-7/10 pounds. It is backed by a one-year manufacturer's limited warranty.
What's in the Box
2 Speaker Boombox, AC power supply, USB to 30 pin Apple cable, and 3.5-millimeter audio cable.
Top Customer Reviews
I bought this as a gift for my wife. I considered a BOSE or CAMBRIDGE tabletop unit, but decided I would opt for something she could take poolside or on weekends to our small cabin. This radio looks gorgeous on granite kitchen counters, wooden bookcases, on top of the piano, on a desk, anywhere. Pre 1970, radios were made to look like furniture that would fit virtually any decor. Once things started going solid-state, manufacturers tried to make everything look "futuristic". Most modern radios are loaded with silver plastic, faux chrome, and redundant or decorative knobs, speaker grills and the like. Why on earth would I ever want to have something like that on display? This thing is a throwback (think Tivoli model 1).
Sound is exemplary. SO loud and CLEAN. I've tried it with a thumbdrive, iPod, and FM tuner. All great. No hop from the woofers, no clip from the tweeters. It sounds as good as any BOSE, without needing the counter space for the circuitous porting.
With its leather strap, minimalist style, hidden function indicators, and outrageous sound, I consider this to be the best dollar-for-dollar value in the portable audio market.
I would also second the advice to turn the volume on your iPod to zero, and turn off the iPod EQ.
I couldnt be more pleased.
I had the boombox on for 8 hours today and it worked fine. It gets slightly warm but not hot. The boombox charges your ipod. There is no docking port but there is a recess on the top of the unit where you can safely park your ipod as long as you are not moving the boombox.
We have bad radio reception so the boombox only picks up 2 stations. It displays the song title and artist that the radio is playing.
There is no remote control. The unit is HEAVY and big. It looks cool though. My teenager thinks it looks chic. I'm not sure he's ever used that word before so that's telling.
The sound is fabulous. I have tried a variety of smaller speakers for my ipod and the sound of this boombox is in a completely different league. Having said that, if you point the boombox away from the neighbor's house you can get great sound in a particular direction without necessarily disturbing the entire neighborhood. I'd say I had the volume on 4? ish and the sound filled my lawn without being a nuisance.Read more ›
All of the other reviews are relatively on point, it is heavy, it will play loud, it does look sexy as a supermodel.
From an audio snob's point of view here are my complaints:
1. The AC adapter, iPod cable and antennas are all external. Meaning you could have as many as 4 plugs hanging off this thing in a mass of black wire spaghetti. For $400 I want an internal antenna, internal cable routing, all of that. There's no reason a product designed to be this stylish should have a mass of cables hanging off.
The AC adapter, AM and FM antennas all plug via various mini plugs into the back of the unit, meaning they stick out, so you cannot lay it down, which is just stupid. They are all removable, and you KNOW you're gonna lose 1 or all of them.
2. The sound is not worth $400. I know a lot of people have praised it, however my own ears are picky snobs and I didn't enjoy the sound of this at all. It's fatiguing, a little harsh and slightly boomy. The boomy bass distorts the midrange at frequencies near the port resonance as air escapes through the front speakers where the tweeters are mounted.
That said it sure as heck is loud. Sometimes quantity is its OWN quality, I leave it for you to decide. But if you are picky about what you listen to, you will be unsatisfied. It's just loud.
3. The overall quality is an issue as well. Some parts of the construction of this thing are great, the leather strap is like a nice belt. The faceplate is sleek and shiny. But I had the constant feeling that this is a cheaply made product.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a beautiful conversation piece. I love it. It's beautiful, and looks great in my dining room. But, the sound isn't the best quality. Read morePublished 2 months ago by StorminNormin
I am a big fun of all their products specially the ones made in Japan. I also own the 3 speaker one that is amazing!!!Published 10 months ago by Jack Vartanian
Absolutely wonderful. Exactly as I expected. The look, the feel and the sound are all first class. All of my friends are envious and inquiring where I purchased this box from. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jeffrey Kirkland
Pros: Strong power output for a boombox, thoughtful arrangement of inputs, good sound quality. Cons: Poorly calibrated EQ (very bass heavy), AM unlistenable due to overloading... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Steve P.
Most importantly... sounds great and I reviewed dozens of options.
One con...I thought someone who reviewed was mistaken but it true.... Read more
I have used this unit for two years and found it powerful and will shake a room. I have taken I tothe beach , got many lookers , use it with my cd player. Read morePublished 22 months ago by marcos p. huereque
One of, if not the best boombox i ever purchased. still working and never had any issues with. Very loud and works well in the warehouse i work at. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Grant Ferro