Archive for the ‘monster 80s boomboxes’ Category
__SPACER__ A relatively rare but perfect example of skeuomorphic design in consumer audio. Skeuomorph refers to shapes that are used for pure styling, such as the fake speaker bolts and decorative tweeter horns which are used along with audio performance graphs, to give this box the impression of professional, rugged studio gear.
__SPACER__ This is the kind of thing that fossil hunters go mad for - a transitionary species. The RC-838 is actually a 70s machine but is one of the first devices to capture the symmetrical 80s look of giant stereo boxes.<p /><p />It still has needle meters which disappeared from consumer devices as cheaper electronic indicators were sold as being more advanced.