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TDK - Life on Record A73 Wireless Boombox with FM Radio

Model: 77000018604

SKU: 6331478
2.8 of 5 2.8 of 5 (8 reviews)

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Bring your audio with you on the go with this TDK Life on Record A73 boombox that features Bluetooth technology to enable wireless streaming from most Bluetooth-enabled devices. The built-in FM radio lets you preset your favorite stations.

Portable Speaker Buying Guide

What's Included

  • TDK Life on Record A73 Wireless Boombox with FM Radio
  • Remote
  • Battery
  • Owner's manual

Product Features

  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
    With AAC and support for A2DP lets you wirelessly stream audio from most Bluetooth-enabled devices.
  • Built-in FM radio
    Features an internal antenna for secure reception, along with programmable presets for simple recall of your favorite stations.
  • Signature Sound system
    Along with one 5-1/4" subwoofer and two 2" drivers delivers a wide range of dynamic, balanced audio.
  • Adjustable bass and treble equalization
    Allows customizable sound.
  • Rechargeable battery
    Delivers up to 6 hours of playback for extended use. USB port enables simple powering with a USB cable (not included).
  • 3.5mm auxiliary input
    Offers wide-ranging connection options.
  • Headphone jack
    Enables private listening.
Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.
  • Warranty Terms - Parts
    1 year
  • Warranty Terms - Labor
    1 year
  • Built-In Subwoofer
  • Yes
  • Battery Quantity
  • Battery Life
    Up to 6 hours
  • Tuner Bands
  • Yes
  • Standard Auxiliary Input
  • Headphone Output
  • Clock Radio
  • Wireless
  • UPC

Customer Reviews

TDK - Life on Record A73 Wireless Boombox with FM Radio (4 out of 8)
Dead Battery Out Of Box
Posted by: from Colorado on 07/29/2014This thing sounds great when it's plugged in, but the battery was bad straight out of the box...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

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Good but could be better
Posted by: from Chicago, IL on 02/19/2014This is the best boombox I have ever heard up $500 that is including all of Beats by Dre products and all of Bose products. The sound quality is just amazing mostly on Apple products. I just wish the bluetooth was more consistent. I have had it for over an year now but it still works great and the sound is still awesome. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a portable boombox that can full an entire room no-matter the size.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

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Does not last
Posted by: from Scottsdale, AZ on 12/30/2013I was initially happy with this purchase. The A73 looks great and sound good as well. Right away I had trouble with it losing its connection to the iPhone 5, but that was something I could live with. However, after about 6 months the battery stopped holding a charge, so it needs to be plugged in to work more than a few minutes. It also shuts off unexpectedly, even when plugged in.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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TDK Boombox is like a Beautiful but Bad Girlfriend
Posted by: from Corpus Christi on 11/03/2013I had read many of the reviews and decided on the TDK Boombox over all of it's competition. Out of the box it was great. It looks great, it sounds amazing, by far the best clarity, loudest, most bass I've ever heard from a boombox. Bluetooth paired with my IPOD perfectly. Here's where the honeymoon ends... After a few weeks I noticed that the battery life, when disconnected from AC power, had dwindled to about 20 minutes. (What! I was upset so I sent it back and I got a new one. Must have been a fluke I thought?) After about a month or so I noticed that the battery life had dwindled down to 20-30 minutes again, and eventually down to 3-5 minutes. I didn't have the energy to go and fight for another return so I decided that I could just live with it plugged into AC power. Well, fast forward 8-9 months. I was planning on using it outdoors to blast the Halloween Trick or Treaters with scary music and the time that I needed the TDK Boombox the most, I plugged it in and nothing! Nada! Not a peep! It gave out on me after owning it less than 1 year. I was mad off enough that I am writing this review. Like a beautiful but bad girlfriend, I've tried and tried to love the TDK Boombox, but I just can't! It will rock your world in the beginning but it won't last the test of time and it will let you down when you need it the most!

6 out of 7 found this review helpful.

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A bit pricey, but great features/build quality
Posted by: from Milwaukee, WI on 07/02/2013We've not had any of the issues that folks have mentioned as far as BT connectivity, both iPhone (4S) and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus seem to do just fine with it for extended periods of time (4+ hours). Battery life is a bit short, but our use usually comes near some sort of power source - but it's worth noting for those who may want to use it wirelessly. We maxed out around 4-5 hours. Still, really enjoy the product a great deal and it has gotten a ton of use this Summer.

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

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Great Sound...Wish the features worked :(
Posted by: from Chicago on 02/15/2013I got this primarily to fill our ski chalet with the sound of a party. In that aspect this the A73 is excellent. The Bass is deep and I'm sure if I left it on full volume the police would surely be called. Unfortunately the other features I bought it for didn't work. Bluetooth, this device only supports Bluetooth v2.0 if you have a new phone with Bluetooth v4.0 this will not work. The Bluetooth will cut out in the breaks between songs. This happens sporadically but will happen with in 3 to 5 songs. I called TDK Support and they told me this is a known issue and then tried to convince me that v2.0 is better. I asked if they had plans to release an update to make the Boom Box usable with new phones. They said they were not planning on doing this. It makes streaming unusable unless I got out my old android phone I don't use anymore :/ I'd like to use my new phone with my new boom box!! Battery life: this is advertized as 6hrs at 50% volume which should be more than enough for a day at the beach or outside the chalet by the hot tub. Unfortunately after letting the batter charge overnight it only lasted an hour and a half. Also on battery power the bass power is drastically reduced. I could have lived with the reduced bass output, but I paid ~$300 for this, I expected at least 6hrs as advertized...FAIL

11 out of 15 found this review helpful.

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Great sound from small box
Posted by: from Shingle Springs CA on 01/02/2013After reading about the A73 I had my reservations as I had trouble finding a box with the sound I was after. I initially thought it was too small but when I turned it on, was pleasantly surprised. We enjoyed the wireless streaming so much and the sound, we have one downstairs and another upstairs.

5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

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Ultimate portability!
Posted by: from Harrisburg, PA on 11/29/2012If your looking for a portable music player that's completely wireless, you should definitely consider this TDK wireless boom box. I had purchased the original two speaker TDK boom box, but always needing to plug in was a pain, and the low-end range just wasn't there. I considered the three speaker system but the 31lbs weight was out of the question. Playback sounds great from Maroon 5 to Skrillex, you will have to adjust the EQ when playing older tracks like Led Zepplin or Queen. So no matter what type of music you like, your tunes will sound great. The highs are crisp and the subwoofer delivers just the right amount of bass. You can adjust the Bass and Treble from -5 to +5. The only bad comment I have for the boom box is that the bluetooth cuts off every once in awhile, maybe once an hour of constant playback, but when you go wireless nothing can be perfect. If you buy this for portability and sound you won't be let down.

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