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Old 05-29-2006, 01:42 PM   #1
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I have a Sportster Replay and am thinking of getting the boom box for it for trips to the beach this summer. I already have recharge batteries that I can use for it. But I have some questions first:

1. How loud is the volume? I have gone to a few stores that sell them, but no one seems to have a working model displayed?

2. How is sound quality?

3. I have noticed that on hot summer days with the Sportster Replay in my car that when it gets really hot the screen becomes "washed out" making it almost impossible to see. Should I expect this to happen when hooked up to the boombox on the beach?

4. I know that a new version of the Sportster Replay is coming out soon. Will this newer version work with the current production of boom boxes?

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Old 05-29-2006, 02:18 PM   #2
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I have the Starmate Boombox, but hopefully this will help you. I think it sounds good. No worse than a standadr portable radio. There's no bass or treble adjustment, but it really isn't that bad you would need it. I have my boombox in one room and I work out in another. Where I work out has the HVAC unit in it. I can hear the boombox over the blower for the air conditioning.

No idea on the washing out. That could be due to the unit itself getting hot and the heat produced by the sun coming through the windshield if you have it mounted there.
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I also have the boomcube it is a very good unit the problem with it is within the antenna it is very difficult to pull it out of the plug almost like u are gonna break it witch i did sound quality is exellent just be careful with the antenna
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Hello:
I have a Sportster Replay and am thinking of getting the boom box for it for trips to the beach this summer. I already have recharge batteries that I can use for it. But I have some questions first:

1. How loud is the volume? I have gone to a few stores that sell them, but no one seems to have a working model displayed?



2. How is sound quality?



3. I have noticed that on hot summer days with the Sportster Replay in my car that when it gets really hot the screen becomes "washed out" making it almost impossible to see. Should I expect this to happen when hooked up to the boombox on the beach?



4. I know that a new version of the Sportster Replay is coming out soon. Will this newer version work with the current production of boom boxes?



THANKS!!!
1 I believe the volume will be adequate enough to hear above the waves breaking. I can really crank mine up in the garage and it sounds great.

2 Sound quality is good. I sometimes do add an additional radio (in the garage) for stereo effect.

3 Leave the receiver open from the boom box. As long as you make the connections it will allow for additional ventilation.

One thing I do caution you on is the sea mist. It's full of sea salt and might damage you unit if left unprotected. I plan to place mine in a plastic bag this year when we go to Emerald Isle, N.C.

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My experience with the Sportster Replay boombox is great. I get great sound from it...I can hear it from all parts of my property when in the backyard.

also, the screen getting washed out has to do with the auto dimmer feature, I think. I have noticed that washing out effect too.

I say go for it on the boombox...it is a great investment.
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I pretty much agree with the sentiment here. I have the sportster boombox at work, and it has worked very well for me. The unit does get very, very hot in the boombox, I guess because of the lack of ventilation. But I haven't noticed any problems as a result of that.

The sound quality is OK. It does get loud... You are able to bring another (regular) radio with you if you have a large group and the FM modulator will still work. Unfortunately, the boombox does not have an antennae for the FM modulator, so any radio will have to be closer than normal to the unit.
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3. I have noticed that on hot summer days with the Sportster Replay in my car that when it gets really hot the screen becomes "washed out" making it almost impossible to see.
I have 2 Sportsters and a Boombox. One of the Sportsters screens gets fogged over when its been in there a long time. Maybe its the same issue. but it doesnt effect playability.
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I also have the boom box and love it. Real good sound and when turned up loud there is no distortion. I have the BB in my offince in the basement and I can pick up the transmission at the other end of the house about 40' away.
If I had know this unit was this good I would not have gotten the home kit.
When the unit gets real hot thats when I get the screen fade out. Like they stated above keep the unit open for better air flow.
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