National Boombox Rx-7200 Ambience Vintage 1981 Radio Cassette Recorder 88-108mhz
April 6, 2018 admin 0 Comments
Up for sale vintage near mint National (Matsushita, Panasonic) RX-7200 boombox radio cassette recorder with original cling on cassette door. This is the best cosmetic condition with minor oxidation I’ve ever seen (please note I did not polish any metal panels)! It was extremely well build in Japan in 1981 with plastic case and imitation wood side panels with stainless steel chassis. This is the best National boombox ever made, highly desired by collectors model very hard to come by since it was never made for countries other than Japan. Cassette mechanism quality is close to those used in standalone cassete decks. It has 6 woofers and 1 1/2 tweeters with the ouput power of 2 x 12.5 Watt. Since RX-7200 was made for domestic Japan market only it originally had 76-90 Mhz FM band and 100VAC power transformer. This 7200 is absolutely unique since it has wide 88-108 Mhz FM band fully restored with proper indication and full “hundreds” display. Also it has 120/220 VAC internal linear transformer wired for the US 120VAC. Surprisingly all front panel markings of this Japan model are is in English! The boombox went over the museum-quality restoration: complete clean-up outside and inside, 88-108 FM/120VAC modification, all belts and pinch roller replaced with new ones, lubrication, tape speed readjusted, new pilot light lamp. Over 30 dry (defective) electrolytic capacitors were replaced with the new ones. Even all original wire harnesses and original screws (not a single screw is wrong size, in the wrong place or missing) are kept the same exact way and in the same places as they were originally put in by Matsushita! I was able to verify tape playback/recording as well. Please note the item is almost 37 years old and has all traces of use such as wear, scratches and dents especially on the plastic case. Since it spent most of its life in Japan, salty islands climate created some surface pitting on external metal panels. This one has small surface scratches, dents and nicks on the front and rear as well as metal panels oxidation. Please note that both mechanical and electronic components have exceeded their expected life time and might fail at any moment. However due to the overall top built quality I’d expect the device to function well for at least another 50 years pending good care and proper storage. This model was a successor to less complicated National RX-7000 with analogue tuner and less power. Check my other auctions – I even have OEM wired remote for it! Included – boombox radio cassette recorder National model RX-7200 s/n 1ABKB03445 and US power cord. It’s a large radio with 24x14x7 dimensions and weights 23 Lbs (almost 30 lbs packed)! Please, serious buyers only! The item “NATIONAL BOOMBOX RX-7200 AMBIENCE VINTAGE 1981 RADIO CASSETTE RECORDER 88-108MHZ” is in sale since Friday, March 30, 2018. This item is in the category “Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Radios”. The seller is “talexeev” and is located in Ponte Vedra, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.