We're definitely in an era where hiding your gadgets (or at least camouflaging them into your décor) is the trend du jour, but there was a time when having the biggest and baddest boombox was the shit. Pocket Calculator Show has a few rad roundups of some of the coolest ghetto blasters of yesteryear, including Sharp's GF-777 which was most recently featured in some press photos for Madonna. A few of our favorite blasters found on PCS after the jump...
Sharp's VZ-2500; a boombox with a built-in turntable that was capable of playing both sides.
The Marantz PMS 6000 also features an LP player, this one folds out though.
The first podcasting tool! Aiwa's TPR-955 featured optional mics for recording your own radio show on cassette tape.
JVC RC-550 boombox with a 10" woofer.
JVC PC-DM100's cassette player is detachable, acting as a walkman.