This is a nice Hitachi TRK-8190 from around 1980. It's styling is nice and clean and gives it a high end look. The white tuning dial face and angled slider caps add to the feel. I also like the way they mounted the cassette control buttons. The TRK-8190 measures 21 x 12 x 6.5 inches and weighs nearly 17 pounds which is pretty heavy for a box this size so I would suspect its build quality is pretty good. I believe it retailed for about $350.00.
You can see above the Program button is the DRPS logo and a digital display. The DRPS system hears and counts the space between tracks so that the user can specify a program and the machine will skip to the appropriate track. Up to 9 tracks can be programmed.
The TRK-8190 features a 2 way four speaker high sensitivity system with FM, AM, and SW bands. It also has Bias, EQ, and Dolby switches. It also has a dial light which probably looks very nice with the white dial and meter face.
The Hitachi boomboxes don't bring big dollars on the resale market but there is still some demand for them. I've seen the TRK-8190 sell for nearly $80.00 in unworking but excellent cosmetic condition. So, I'm sure a fully functioning unit would fetch quite a bit more.
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