Summary: My husband had the original Kaboom and loved it. He works as a jet engine mechanic and his original Kaboom could light up the entire hangar (it's huge). After his original Kaboom was damaged by a relative at a family get together, he decided to give it away but he always missed having it. When I saw that a new Kaboom was on the market, I decided to buy it for him as a wedding gift.
Summary: This Boomblaster worked for about six 2 hour play back sessions and then the Bass super woofer just packed up. If I try to use it there is a horrible screeching noise, so obviously there is a problem. Never played a CD on anything higher than a '16' setting volume which is way below maximum, so can't understand why this has happened. it is just a huge, heavy item, returning it by post in its box is not an attractive option. Couldn't recommend this item to anyone.
Summary: My son picked this even though I tried to talk him into something else. Have to say the boy was right. This thing is LOUD, very loud. The bass is very good, really packs a lot of thump, and it's very clear on the rest of the notes. There is very little distortion, even on dance which can sometimes be too top heavy. Only down side in my opinion is the build quality, which is slightly disappointing for the price.