Summary: For its size and portability, this speaker is a very solid purchase. This speaker is LOUD with very "party-like" bass. It is near ridiculous how loud this thing can get while battery-powered, and it will be sure to impress people. With many boomboxes, the sound output drops off when unplugged from the wall, but this one does NOT (noticeably), which is awesome. It's not the prettiest boombox ever, but it does have its own character with the exposed speaker cones.
Summary: If you're looking for a way to take some tunes with you to the park, by the pool, or anywhere that requires a more punch than the typical portable bluetooth speaker form factor provides, there's not much else in the market segment that can touch the A73. It's too big to be viable for taking with you on trips, but it's perfect for toting around town.
Summary: Good sound quality, issues with Bluetooth connection and battery. The battery does not last very long. Sometimes as short as 45 minutes. The Bluetooth connection randomly drops out on the iphone 5. Having said all that this speaker really has no rivals in terms of sound quality in this space. No other bluetooth speaker out there sounds this good. Remember it has 3 5.25" drivers. It puts out some nice bass.
Summary: Bought this for my wife for her birthday party. It connected with her cell phone via bluetooth without any problems. It puts out some serious sound. Turns out I liked it more than she did and since it was her birthday; she didn't like it so it had to be returned. I want one for my birthday!!
Summary: This speaker has a great sound but just goes off every ten minutes. It does not matter if the bluetooth device is setting right beside it or a ways off. Then you have to turn it off and then back on and wait for it to connect again. A real pain. However, my son got the exact same item a couple of months ago and he has had no problems at all. After reading reviews online, the problem we are having seems to be very common.
Battery Life issues etc... but GREAT sound system worth the purchase price even used!!!
Nora Hernandez, Amazon
27 May 2014
Summary: Just 2 quick posts: 1. I recently purchased a "used" TDK A73 and initially was having an issue with the battery not wanting to charge. After several days plugged in directly into the outlet no power strip at all. I moved the boombox to another outlet and within just an hour realized that the red "battery" indicator was showing.
Summary: Sounds very good. In fact, amazingly good for a box of its size. Plus I'm charmed by its design as an obvious reference to the classic cassette tape, a product to which TDK's history is indelibly linked. The criticisms: I had a very difficult time getting the built-in battery to accept a charge. Eventually the battery did begin to charge and seems to hold enough to run for several hours but i was very close to sending the boombox back.
Summary: pros: This is really a beast. In this price canegory you can't find anything better. I tryed a big viriity on portable speakers but this one is the best for that price and dimensions. Deep base crisp sound loud!(much better than anything portable from Bose!) nice apperance handy dimensions bluetooth works how it should cons: The batteries only last 1 hour if you hear it loud the remote isn't the best but it works powerful base only with a wall in the back I could...
Summary: This bluetooth speaker has really nice sound. The battery does NOT last as long as promised. We took it camping for a weekend and it lasted a mere couple of hours which was a huge disappointment. I wish the battery could last longer! It comes with a nice little remote and I don't have too many problems with losing the bluetooth connection.