looking for a good boombox/mp3 player

I had an rca one, more of a box than a boom box, blew a speaker in under 2 months, other than that I loved it, nice random, played all my mp3 cd’s without trouble. it was just 2 quiet for work.

so anyone have any luck with these things? I am looking to replace the one I had with something louder and similar features.

Panasonic is very good. I have had similar problems with Sony. Which is odd because they used to be excellent.