This classically styled boombox is the Sanyo M 9923. To me classically styled means black and gray colors, two round speakers at each side with small tweeters above, dial face on the front at the top, the controls almost all on the top and the cassette right in the middle. This box has all that. It is a standard boombox with AM/FM, a single cassette, tone control knob, stereo/mono switch as well as a radio/tap/timer switch. It was introduced in 1980.
The Sanyo M 9923 measures about 18 inches long and 10 inches tall with the handle recessed and weighs about 9 pounds 8 ounces.
Here’s a close up of the left side of the control panel with an integrated ton control knob and the Mode and Function switches.
Below is the right side with the Band Select switch and Balance and Volume knobs.
The Sanyo M 9923 does have nice clean lines to its design with the chrome trim rings around the black speaker grills and only the tape counter switch on the front of the box. You can see below that it also incorporates left and right VU / Sound Level meters to the left of the tuning dial.
The M9923 uses either 6 D cell batteries, 9v DC adapter or 120V AC cord.
A Sanyo M9923 that needed a good cleaning but was otherwise complete sold for $125.00 in August of 2012. I have also seen a pretty clean unit sell on Craigslist for $70.00.