BoomBox Group Test: TDK A73 Wireless Boombox Review

Portable Retro

TDK A73 Wireless Boombox review

A rectangular shape with carry handle makes the Wireless Boombox A73 feel very retro. But while the oldies had cassette players and lots of buttons and sound recording, the TDK unit is more minimalistic, with just a few buttons.

A rectangular shape with carry handle makes the Wireless Boombox A73 feel very retro. But while the oldies had cassette players and lots of buttons and sound recording, the TDK unit is more minimalistic, with just a few buttons.

​TDK's speaker drivers also gives a much better impression of quality than the predecessors they´re inspired by. We're talking two 2-inch mid/treble drivers which provides stereo sound and a 5.25-inch woofer on the back that creates the foundation. In addition, there are two passive slave bass drivers on the front which ensures that the pressure on the inside of the cabinet is level and contributing to a still deeper bass. And that complements the cool look!

​TDK’s Wireless Boombox plays music via minijack cable or wireless Bluetooth from a compatible player (which can be charged via USB port). Bluetooth is version 2.1 which supports higher bandwidth and thus give a better sound. FM radio is also available, with a built-in antenna. The receiver is unfortunately nothing to cheer about so you better stay in areas where reception is good if you are want to avoid static noise.

The Sound​

​TDK has a very balanced and nice sound. It sounds "real" and natural in the whole frequency range and the bass is in place without being excessive. If you need more weight then there are tone controls for both bass and treble.

​A boombox should have heavy bass, and in this area the TDK is no disappointment. It has nice body and good punch and power in the bass, but without sounding overly pompous or masking the midrange. Vocals stand out freely in the music, which sounds both cool and rhythmic. TDK A73 clearly plays loud enough to be able to bring some fun both indoors and outdoors.

​The downside is a little too pushy upper midrange. Bright male voices (tenor) singing at full force may sound a bit sharp.

​The TDK A73 Wireless BoomBox works fine with bluetooth and the sound is pretty good. The sound is, as always, flattened and compressed a bit more than with cable, but the practical advantages outweigh the disadvantages.

  • FEATURES
  • Bluetooth standard: Ver2.1 + EDR Class2
  • Bluetooth profiles: A2DP AAC support AVRCP
  • Speaker: Full range driver x2 + subwoofer x1 + x2 passive
  • Amplifier output: 7W x 2 +15 W

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