I'm lookin at boomboxes, maybe portible audio is more what I'm lookin for.
Something that has the features I mentioned but smaller.
The one I remember ran on 6 C batteries. the EQ was 3 band (though I'd prefer 5.)
You do know that the EQ is for playback not recording, unless you have the EQ standalone unit connected to rec input. Then any boombox with cassette player with 5 band EQ will do for playback. I use a different unit to record onto than to playback from.
The downside to that is you would have 3 different pieces to tote with you plus a lot of batteries to buy for them.
What you could do is buy some Multimedia speakers and connect them to a AM/FM Cassette Walkman that has a 3 band EQ there are out there but hard to find, and use a Marantz PMD unit for recording.