I want to rig a standard boom box as follows:
- Concealed inside the boom-box, I need to have a microcassette player that is not noticeable when someone makes a cursory examination of the boombox. I need to be able to open the "secret compartment" where it is stored to insert a microcassette that I've already recorded on another machine.
- When someone inserts a regular cassette into the main cassette player of the boom box and hits "Play," the cassette plays as it would on any other cassette player. BUT...
- I also need a secret switch in the back that I can flip, which will put the boom box into "Secret Mode." When the boom box is in secret mode and someone hits "Play", the cassette inside begins to turn as if it were playing, BUT actually the cassette is now RECORDING, not playing. The sound coming out of the speakers, rather than the standard cassette, is actually the hidden microcassette. Whatever plays on the microcassette is now simultaneously being recorded on the standard cassette
- Regarding the "secret switch" it does not need to be invisible, it just needs to look like it belongs there, and not attract any attention at all. I remember back in the 80s, I had a boom box that had a switch in the back labeled "Beat Count." To this day I don't know what that switch was for, but it's the type of switch I'm referring to. I've also seen boom boxes with a switch in the back the changes the FM mode between stereo and mono.
- Regarding the boom box, it needs to look like any other modern boom box. It can have a CD player and AM/FM radio, but I don't care if either of them works; if you want to remove the guts of the CD player to make room for whatever you need to put inside, that's fine as long as the outward appearance of the boom box is unaffected. I do, however, want to be able to use the boom box on battery power, so we can't sacrifice the battery compartment.
- Since the AM/FM radio will not be needed, we can use the AM/FM switch instead of the secret switch, as long as I can flip it easily without anyone noticing. If I can rest my hand on top of the boom box and casually flip the switch while doing something else (like ejecting a cassette) that works too, and we would not need the secret switch in the back.
- Since the hidden microcassette recorder will be wired into the boom box's sound system, feel free to trash the speaker and any other unnecessary parts. Please contact me directly with any questions, price quotes, etc.
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