This oversized radio was popular with the youth of the early and mid-eighties because they played music so loud, you could hear them from a 100 yards away.

They eventually came with dual cassette and CD players and used 8 "D" cell batteries to power the big speakers. Some had a special Bass Boost button that would make the boom boxes even louder and more annoying to most who could hear them.

This fad is still popular with some young people because the new boom boxes come with MP3 players.

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