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boombox

A portable, low-price music system that contains an AM/FM radio and CD player. Boomboxes come in myriad sizes and shapes and may also support MP3 and other compressed audio files. Philips introduced the first boombox in 1966, which had a tape cassette deck for recording and playback, and boomboxes began to flourish in Japan and the U.S. Although today's smartphones are widely used for personal listening, speakers are still necessary for room-filling sound, and Bluetooth-enabled boomboxes can be used for that requirement. Battery-driven units typically have an AC power option, but large boomboxes require wall power. See music system.


A Best Buy Boombox
Using six D-cell batteries or AC power, this Insignia portable boombox contains an AM/FM radio and plays CDs and tape cassettes. (Image courtesy of BBY Solutions, Inc., www.bestbuy.com)
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For Holdsworth is forging the 'Crazy Gang' spirit at Newport County AFC with ghetto-blasters at the ready and ambition running high.
Maybe the vandalism of some tarmacking machinery or a spot of ghetto-blaster theft.
from the ghetto-blaster, announcer and song, exchanging
Once in the dressing-room, Stuart Pearce demanded the Stranglers on the ghetto-blaster.
When she told them her ghetto-blaster only played classical music, the dozy pair believed her - and ran off empty-handed.Wedded miss
There are numerous folk remedies: surrounding tender plants with eggshells, sharp sand, clinker or other material that scratches the molluscs' sensitive skin; leaving beer-filled jam jars for them to drown in; enticing them into grapefruit skins so that they can be `disposed of' in the mornings; cleaning up all `waste material' where they can shelter (but whose garden is that tidy?); and, for all I know, playing a ghetto-blaster at 100 decibels all night long.
If the takings aren't up to scratch, it's Tragedy by Steps.Wouldn't you just love to walk in with a ghetto-blaster and play Shaddup Ya Face
Before games a ghetto-blaster is always playing on the coach as well.''
There is one other link that spans Bagster's two eras at Monaghan - the Wimbledon-style ghetto-blaster that pumps up the volume in the dressing room before all Mons matches.
Grylls and Co are sent crawling up mountainous sand-dunes on their hands and knees, deprived of food and water and forced to listen to Legionnaires' songs playing all night on a ghetto-blaster in their barracks so they can't sleep.
Another elderly neighbour then gave chase after O'Brien emerged from the house with a stolen ghetto-blaster and jewellery.
At the cemetery, thugs ringed the graveside as undertakers took the coffins from the hearse to the strains of Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here played on a ghetto-blaster.