Jun 24th, 2010 Posted in Marantz, PMS-3500 | 1 Comment »
This is the Marantz PMS-3500. It seems to have been manufactured some time around 1981. Most of the Marantz boomboxes at that time have the same look. Some call it Marantz's Gold Line because of the light silver and gold styling. The white dial face and meter faces add to the look.
The two speakers are detachable. As you can see it has one cassette and controls for Bass, Mid, Treble, Balance and Volume. It also features Level Meters for both right and left and adjustable muting level. There is also a nice little handle just below the cassette buttons that makes it easier to carry.
Jun 24th, 2010 Posted in Cougar, JR-880 | 1 Comment »
This is the Cougar JR-880 Personal Disco Component or Audio Visual Disco Lite made by Skitronic LTD around 1987. As you can see it makes quite the statement when all lit up. The disco styling used quite a bit of black, red, green, and yellow colors. It incorporates 4 two way speakers and puts out 35 watts of power.
The Cougar JR-880 operates at 110V AC and there is no voltage selector. It can also run on 10 "D" cell batteries or the DC 15V input jack. It measures 28"W x 14"H x 5"D.
It also features:
- Dual cassette deck
- VU meter display
- Twin Tape System
- 7-Band Equalizer
- 10 Segment VU Meter
- Beat 1 and 2 selector
In good working condition these boomboxes can sell for nearly $1000.00.