Sharp GF-1000

 

Sharp GF-1000

 

I think this is easily one of the best looking boomboxes out there. It's the Sharp GF-1000 and is part of the famous Sharp four woofer family of boomboxes including the GF-767, GF-777, and GF-999.  It was only offered for sale in Japan in the early 1980's so it is very rare to find one in the U.S. While it looks good with the cobalt blue speaker grills on, it looks even better with them off.

 

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The white speaker cones and chrome dustcaps really stand out and give it a sophisticated and clean look. The GF-1000 has four 16cm woofers and two horn tweeters. It also has two cassette decks both capable of playing normal, chrome and metal cassettes.

 

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It features:

  • 29.6 x 14.9 x 6.5 inches
  • AM/FM Stereo Radio-Tape Recorder
  • Double-Cassette deck
  • APSS (Auto Program Search System)
  • Normal, Metal, Chrome Tape Capability
  • 30-18000Hz (Metal)
  • Speakers: 2x 160mm Woofer, 2x 160mm Sub-Woofer, 2x Horn Type
  • Power Source: DC 15V or 10 "D" battery
  • Weight 28 lb

 

Sharp GF-1000 Boombox
It has a four-channel power amplifier with adjustable bi-amping and Per-channel power control for super-woofers. Another interesting aspect of the GF-1000 is that it's FM tuning range is from 76MHz to 108MHz which is not normal for a domestic Japanese boombox as their FM dial only reaches 90MHz.

 

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Here's a video of the Sharp GF-1000 in action:

Sharp GF-9494

Sharp GF-9494


This is the Sharp GF-9494. While it tends to have some rather plain styling it is still a very sought after box as most of the big Sharp boomboxes are. As you can see it has a single cassette deck and two large 18cm woofers. It puts out 22 watts.  Some of its features include:

 

  • AM/FM/SW 1/SW 2
  • Four Way Integrated Dynamic Sound Speaker System
  • Two Vu meters
  • Two condenser Microphones
  • Telescoping antenna
  • Slide Controls
  • Tape Counter
  • LED's
  • Runs on 4 "D" cell batteries



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Recent sales for the GF-9494's have been around the $300.00 range with a fully functional and cosmetically nice unit going for $330.00 in July of 2011.

 

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