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Topic # 95482 5-Jan-2012 19:43 Send private message

As the title says, basically we are after a boombox or similar for our outdoor wedding in February, where the venue doesn't provide an outdoor PA system but does provide power. We were after more of a ghetto blaster type device (IE 1 piece and not separate speakers) for the ease with which we can plug it in, and then unplug it and chuck it inside once we have finished.
Ideally it needs iphone/ipod input and produces a nice sound (ie not doof doof doof etc). It will get used at home afterwards so cost isnt really a huge factor.
any advice assistance would be appreciated.

cheers

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  Reply # 565026 5-Jan-2012 21:44 Send private message

We got a Logitech S315i from Dick Smith for Christmas. It's portable, iPod dockable (but also has aux) and produces a fairly good sound for a good price (was on special for $100).
We've used it a fair bit over the break.

Oh, boombox - missed that. It's not all that loud... ok for small crowd, not for a wedding haha.



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  Reply # 565059 5-Jan-2012 22:20 Send private message

Cheers, had a look at those in the store but did seem a ill small for what we wanted.
I have seen the Sony tank iPod thing which is basically a mini system that doesn't come apart, although I'm starting to think what I want may be a bit excessive for 3-4 songs whilst we walk up and then back down the aisle lol.

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  Reply # 565064 5-Jan-2012 22:22 Send private message

flowergirl, followed by the boomboxboy

gzt

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  Reply # 565272 6-Jan-2012 10:57 Send private message

You need to be more specific about the area you want to cover.

Hiring a single speaker mini PA might be the way to go.

Or borrow a guitar amp from somewhere and just use line in + iPhone headphone jack.



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  Reply # 566835 10-Jan-2012 11:54 Send private message

After a bit of delving we have managed to get a PA with wireless mike and iPod connectivity for a steal.
Cheers

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  Reply # 566849 10-Jan-2012 12:09 Send private message

If you're getting a ghettoblaster make sure it has high speed dubbing and Dolby C

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  Reply # 566872 10-Jan-2012 12:49 Send private message

talisker: If you're getting a ghettoblaster make sure it has high speed dubbing and Dolby C


But most importantly you have to be able to carry it comfortably on one shoulder. 

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Reply # 567038 10-Jan-2012 18:51 Send private message

tigercorp:
talisker: If you're getting a ghettoblaster make sure it has high speed dubbing and Dolby C


But most importantly you have to be able to carry it comfortably on one shoulder. 


It is also strongly recommended to avoid having a hair cut within six months of using such a device. 

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  Reply # 567207 11-Jan-2012 08:41 Send private message

tigercorp:
talisker: If you're getting a ghettoblaster make sure it has high speed dubbing and Dolby C


But most importantly you have to be able to carry it comfortably on one shoulder. 


I think the ghetto blaster with the lightshow in the speakers would be awesome for this purpose ;)




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