JVC RC-M90 Sells For Nearly $4500!

A recent ebay auction of a JVC RC-M90 boombox resulted in a nearly $4500.00 sale price. The RC-M90 is a fairly difficult box to find any way but this one happened to be in exceptionally good condition. On top of that it included some of the hard to find accessories such as the original box, original owners manual, sealed JVC demonstration tape, and the ever elusive remote control.  The boombox has very few signs of wear and could almost be considered like new with just some wear around the power switch. The boombox seems to work perfectly as well.

 

JVC RC-M90 Boombox Sale

 

The RC-M90 was sold by the guys at AnalogAlley.com who are also known for selling boombox service manuals. You can find more info on the boombox HERE. The sale price is a good indicator of the value of this boombox in top end condition and should set the precedent for other high end boombox sales for awhile to come.  Bidding involved a number of buyers up to around $4000.00 and then the final two bidders pushed the final price to $4494.33. The lucky buyer will get to add this coveted boombox to their collection.

 

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Tecsonic J-1 Super Jumbo

Tecsonic J-1 Super Jumbo

 

This Tecsonic Super Jumbo J-1 boombox was made famous in Spike Lee's movie "Do The Right Thing".  The character Radio Raheem in the movie carried this boom box around with him at all times blasting Public Enemy's song "Fight the Power". Radio Raheem's box was badged as a Promax but it is exactly the same box as the Tecsonic.  I believe it was also rebadged as an Intersound J747. The Super Jumbo isn't that well made and is light for its size but it has classic 80's styling and fairly cool light displays.

 

Tecsonic J-1 Super Jumbo

 

Made in South Korea the Super Jumbo features dual 8" woofers as well as a pair of mid range speakers and a pair of tweeters. It could get very loud. It also has a 10 band EQ, Digital LED clock, three beat buttons, 4 band radio and a karaoke sing a long feature.  The digital clock is something you don't see on too many boomboxes.  The J-1 is a large boombox measuring in at 31 inches long and 16 1/2 inches high and weighs in at around 25 pounds.  As you can see it has two cassette players as well as a Marantz style horizontal tuning wheel. I believe it put out 20 watts per channel.

 

Tecsonic J-1 Super Jumbo Back

 

Given its iconic status as a famous movie prop the Super Jumbo J-1 is very popular with collectors. Plus it's one of the larger boxes of the time and collectors , for the most part, feel that bigger is better. In good cosmetic condition and fully functional these boomboxes sell for over $1000.00.  One recently (8-2012) sold for $1250.00.  So, obviously these are at the higher end of the price spectrum for vintage boomboxes. They're fairly difficult to find as well which contributes to their high price.

 


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