Today when you want to walk around listening to music, you slip a player that weighs about 85 grams into your pocket, pop in your earbuds and head off into the world (finger-snapping optional).
In 1965, if you had a yen for some music on the go, you hefted the 11 kilogram Panasonic R-3000 suitcase radio and prepared yourself for aching shoulders later in the day. You what else you prepared yourself for? Absolutely awesome sound. From all accounts the R-3000 offered crystal-clear clarity and was such a dream to tune stations that it puts modern radios to shame.
If you need any more proof of the R-3000’s superior qualities, it’s that even after 49 years radio-enthusiasts are still buying and selling this baby, and gloating that they are in perfect working order, outshining radios available from modern product lines. And hey, carry this thing around for a few hours a day and you’ll be able to cancel that gym membership.