One of the reasons I drove to the border this week was to get a new CD player to replace the one that was at least 20 years old. I wanted a 5 CD changer and ended up with a 3CD changer for the grand sum of $50US with gigantic speakers. Such a deal! Found it at the Sony outlet store. I'm thrilled.
I also bought a Memorex Boombox to play up on the roof. A one CD player with radio. It was $22.
I decided to plug it in and see how bad it would sound. I'm here to tell you that I've been playing that at full force on this rainy, chilly afternoon and evening. It sounds GREAT. I've had the Eagles, Diana Krall and a few others going. My Plebian ears can't tell the difference between this and the high falutin stuff that others, who know way more then I, spend big bucks on.
It takes soooooooo little to make me happy.