JVC Kaboom adds a guitar input, dares you to get the band back together

Billy Steele
B. Steele|06.16.11

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JVC Kaboom adds a guitar input, dares you to get the band back together
New audio input capabilities are nothing new for JVC, but soon you'll be able to show off your guitar chops alongside whatever bands you choose to idolize -- so long as you're kosher with rocking a boombox atop your left shoulder, of course. The company has announced that the 2011 offering from its Kaboom line will showcase a guitar / microphone input (1/4-inch) with mixing capabilities to allow for gigs to be played from anywhere you darn well please. The RV-NB70 will have all the key ingredients of previous models, including an iPod dock (updated to be both iPod and iPhone compatible), a USB host that enables use of a mass storage device, an audio input and CD / radio playback. True to the original's design, this fellow features much of the same look while promising 40 watts of guitar soloing power. Your next box 'o fury can be had right now for $299.95, and if you're eager for an encore, the full presser (as well as a demo vid) is just past the break.

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Updated JVC Kaboom! Audio Boombox Now Available

Made For iPad®/iPhone® boombox now includes a guitar input and microphone mixer.

06.15.2011– The JVC Kaboom! is back and equipped with more features than ever. The legendary boombox, first launched in 1998 and renowned for its high power and durability, remains true to its heritage while adding a guitar/microphone input with mixing capabilities for quick and easy performance-style music enjoyment virtually anywhere.

The new JVC RV-NB70 Kaboom!, available now, boasts 40 watts of power and retains the original version's general design – a large cylindrical shape with a woofer at each end. Bass enhancement circuitry ensures room-rattling low frequency performance. For 2011, a dock for iPod® is now for iPod/iPhone®, protected behind a sealing door to prevent damage from the elements. USB Host allows playback of MP3/WMA music stored on a USB mass storage device.

In addition, the RV-NB70 includes a CD player that can handle MP3 and WMA file playback, and an FM tuner. An audio input makes it easy to connect other devices and enjoy them through the powerful Kaboom! sound system.

Kaboom! offers both AC and DC operation and includes a shoulder strap, which, along with the remote control, makes it ideal for outdoor activities.

The JVC RV-NB70 Kaboom! is available now for $299.95.
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