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Saturday
May092015

1950s Jukebox Wall-O-Matic MP3 Player

Thumbnail - Click for actual sizeWhen it comes to wallboxes (jukebox remote controllers) it's the models made by Seeburg rather than Wurlitzer that people think of. Whilst I have no room for a jukebox, a Seeburg Wall-O-Matic is definitely something I can accomodate, however there was little point getting one unless it actually could be used for something. Well I needn't have worried - of course the internet had me covered....

 

Useful links 

I bought my wallbox from here: http://goodstuffnowllc.com
MP3 (or iPod) adaptor can be purchased here: http://cdadapter.com
If you are want to do it all youself - you can pick up vintage wallboxes on ebay: http://goo.gl/YMdrXq

 

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Reader Comments (2)

Great one! I love the Seeburgs (actually 'Sjöberg' which was a Swede like me, who emigrated to America:) )

Really nifty interface adds up to a really odd 'remote'. I have a few Jukebox-nerd friends and the Seeburgs are always the best looking.
One of them have a huge stock of old and NOS parts here in Sweden. Love the Seeburg KD200!

I have a Wurlitzer OMT 1015 Vinyl myself, which gets some play in my "Game room"

May 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMatte

What a beautiful piece of kit and a great mini review as always Matt... You must have a very understanding partner with all this techy heaven you've installed ;-)

May 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRobB

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