Want to know if the TDK 3 Speaker Boombox is living up to the hype?
Have you heard some isolated reports of parts failing or of the latest iPhone update causing problems?
Well, first and foremost, you can forget about any Apple software problems or any quality issues with the components used by TDK.
All of the TDK Life on Record range are built to the HIGHEST quality possible.
After looking into it before I bought my TDK 3 speaker boombox, it seems that there were a few failures in the very first batch but these have all been resolved. I’m not surprised that they had a few issues with such a quality intense machine, but I’ve not seen any problem at all.
And any updates are either made at the factory to the latest Apple spec or can be done with a firmware update – which is easy to do. And don’t forget that the whole range also have jack inputs as well as the dedicated iPod dock connector.
And, of course, if you buy from Amazon, their customer service is legendary and they will replace any faulty item – in the very unlikely event that was to happen.
So, is the TDK 3 speaker boombox worth the undoubtedly high asking price?
In a word, yes….and yes again.
I figure if you’ve found this page, you’re already sold on the way it looks. This boombox is going to be a design icon. Made from very high quality materials with a leather padded aluminium handle and piano gloss touch sensitive front panel – it looks the business.
All the controls are hefty and feel great and when you fire it up the LED display adds another level of cool.
The sound is MASSIVE!
I’ve been running mine for a little over a month and, if anything, it’s getting better. I’ve heard of people thinking that high end hi-fi gets better after ‘running in’ but I’ve never experienced it until now.
The bass is heavy but with plenty of punch – none of the wooliness that you can sometimes experience form too much poorly controlled bass.
I think the design with the two 6” coaxial drives with the central subwoofer keeps the whole sound tight. The equaliser lets you set up the exact tone, so you can always get what you want.
I also love the inputs so that I can play my guitar right through the input jack. I’m an appalling guitarist but playing along over a tune from my iPod is an amazing thing to be able to do.
What’s not so good?
I’ve seen people complain about the batteries and battery life – I can see that’s a pain. It takes 12 ‘D’ batteries and they aren’t going to last long in this thing. That said, if you’re going to use them, this is the perfect time to invest in rechargeables!
Some folks are pissed that there’s no remote – this is a fail for sure but what you haven’t got you don’t miss.
The upside on this TDK Boombox is so huge I can’t really mark it down for these negatives.
I’m loving it – and I’m sure you will too.
I bought mine from Amazon for total peace of mind – here’s the link.