Panasonic RX-5250

 Introduced in 1983 this Panasonic RX-5250 retailed for $349.99.  As opposed to earlier designed boomboxes the RX-5250 had all its controls on the front of the box.  It also incorporated red LED meters on the …

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Panasonic RX-5040

Most of you are probably familiar with the big Panasonic boomboxes such as the RX-7000, the RX-5600 and the RX-5500. Well, here is their little lost brother the Panasonic RX-5040 which was offered in the …

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Panasonic SG-J500

I’ve posted about the Panasonic SG-J555 before so I thought I’d mention the Panasonic SG-J500 here.  The SG-J500 was produced in 1984 and, like the SG-J555, featured an expandable tray with a turntable.  You just …

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Panasonic SG-J555

Panasonic made a few boomboxes that incorporated turntables in the design. This particular boombox is the Panasonic SG-J555. Panasonic called it the Ambience Stereo Music System which definitely sounds impressive though the word Ambience sounds …

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Panasonic RX-5150

Introduced in 1982 this is the Panasonic RX-5150 also known as the Disco 50.  It had a fairly standard boombox design with some nice chrome trim rings around the speaker grills and weighed in at …

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Panasonic RX-5080

This boombox is the Panasonic RX-5080. It’s a mid-80’s mid-sized boombox with a single cassette. It did however have a two color LED meter and what Panasonic called “Ambience Stereo Sound”. It originally retailed for …

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Panasonic RX-5500

Here we have the Panasonic RX-5500. This model was issued in 1980-81 and had a single cassette and dual LED meters. It was originally priced at around $749.00. One just recently sold for just over …

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Panasonic RX-5350

One of Panasonic’s better offerings in the boombox genre was the Panasonic RX-5350. It was also branded as National. It has an upside down design with the tuning and controls at the bottom of the …

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