Portable boomboxes come in plenty of designs and configurations, from small pocket speakers to larger box-size sound machines. Despite advancements in tech that allow tiny speakers to produce big sound, the old adage still holds: bigger hardware allows for bigger sounds. If you want the biggest sound while retaining the minimum in portability, this Mobile Blastmaster should make for a worthy choice.
Instead of being hand-carried or slipped into a backpocket like your standard mobile speaker, it’s meant to be hauled around like a tow cart. Unless, of course, you’ve got hands or pockets strong enough to carry speakers that measure 48 x 28.5 x 21.5 inches and weighing 217 pounds.
The Mobile Blastmaster is a powerful 2,000-watt stereo system that should make playing tunes in your backyard and tailgate parties a way louder affair than what those Jambox speakers will allow. Inside, it packs eight PA-quality Piezo horn tweeters, two 6 x 9 mid-range speakers, a 12-inch dual-voice coil subwoofer with dedicated crossover, and dedicated amplifiers for delivering quality audio playback. Like any modern speaker, it can stream music via Bluetooth from any source, aside from having a built-in CD player, AM/FM radio, USB port and 3.5 mm input. It powers from a deep-cycle marine battery that can operate at 50% volume for up to 20 hours.
So you can take it with you during beach parties and camping trips, it comes with four 10-inch pneumatic wheels designed to ferry over any terrain, including sand and snow, along with an integrated wagon handle. The cabinet includes three recessed drink holders, a bottle opener and even a flagpole mount so you can dress it up with your favorite team’s logo while partying during a big game.
Hammacher Schlemmer has the Mobile Blastmaster available in four colors (black, blue, red and yellow), priced at $4,000.