Vela Disco Lite DK-7000

Vela Disco Lite DL-7000


Here's a version of the Vela Disco Lite that you don't see very often. It's the Vela Disco Lite DK-7000 and was made by Skitronic in China. I'm not sure of the specific year of manufacture but I'm sure it was around the mid to late 80's. It features dual cassettes and a five band equalizer.


Vela Disco Lite DL-7000 Lit


It definitely has the disco look that other Vela boomboxes have with the multitude of LED's. Most of the Disco Lite boxes are not really known for their build quality or performance but still remain extremely popular. I suppose it's because they visually represent the attitude of the era where partying, fun, and music were the priority. The box was built as a eye catching machine rather than an audiophile instrument.


Vela Disco Lite DL-7000 Back


It looks like the speakers are detachable and there is also a line in so one could hook up an iPod if they wanted.


Vela Disco Lite DL-7000 Man


As I mentioned pretty much all the disco lite boomboxes are in high demand from collectors.  A DK-990 recently sold for over $1300.00 and I've seen others sell for even more. The DK-7000 such as this one don't come up for sale very often so I don't have any final sales prices to post but I'll keep watch and post any sales when they happen.

Bay Sound Disco Lite

Bay Sound Disco Lite


Here's a small boombox with the disco lite features such as the black and gold colors and blinking disco lights.  It was made by Bay Sound and features FM and AM bands as well as a single cassette.  It also has a switch on the side of the box to turn the disco lights on and off.  Just like the larger disco lite boomboxes it's lights blink to the beat of the music. I suppose if you couldn't afford to buy the big Vela or Sigmatech Disco Lite boombox then this little guy would have to do. I'm not too sure how impressive it would be riding on your shoulder though.


Bay Sound Disco Lite Back


I guess it's a fairly rare boombox as I've never seen one before but I'm not sure how desirable it is given it's small size. Still, it's a nice mini example of the Disco Lite era. One recently sold for $61.00 so it does have some value.

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