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boom box

A self-contained stereo system for playing music that comes in myriad sizes and shapes. A boom box contains an amplifier, speakers, a CD drive and/or a tape cassette player. Along with standard CD music tracks, it may also play MP3 and other compressed audio formats either on an optical disc or memory card. A huge number of units have an Apple dock and play the music in an iPod or iPhone.

The equivalent of the "portable record player" of the 1960s, boom boxes are either small, battery-operated portables or large, transportable units that require AC power. Battery-driven boxes typically have an AC power option. See CD player.
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By about four in the morning, with only a few beers left, people were out swimming in the ice cold water around the island, the other two trees were being cut down, some people were tripping out and walking around the 150 foot cliffs in the dark, two of the three boom boxes were focused, and one Mike Hastie was singing his country music loud enough for Garth Brooks to hear it in Texas.
Joester said that the company is currently in talks with a handful of consumer electronics companies in an effort to license products such as portable MP3 players, personal CD players and boom boxes.
Five boom boxes suspended high in the branches played the music of Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, and Thelonius Monk.
This year's new product line delivers an exciting selection of Lightning Docks, Bluetooth solutions, headphones, boom boxes and mini-speakers, and showcases a variety of new innovative features, including the incorporation of USB charge and play to a variety of docks, and a new Cord Cruncher Cable to an expanded line of headphones.
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It's fun to look at them and get out there and breathe some nonsmog fresh air and not have to listen to traffic, boom boxes, or horns honking.
But when Baker attempts to extend what seemed a promising metaphor of public space to his discussion of rap, boom boxes, and the censorship of 2 Live Crew, his argument trails off into uplifting, and nearly indecipherable, banalities: "Positive sites of rap represent, I think a profitable, agential resource for an alternative American legality.
These new products, which include DVD players, combination TV/DVDs, boom boxes, mini radios and sunglass radios jointly developed by The Singing Machine and MGA, were introduced at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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and introduced one of the first portable radio cassette recorders, many stereo radio cassette boom boxes and all-in-one stereo compact music systems.
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