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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #600 on: June 24, 2018, 05:49:25 pm »
Alan,
I disconnected wire from reed switch and it still is auto cancelling. I also checked cancel button on back of unit and disconnected it as well. Again still getting auto cancelled at a high percentage. It seems to work best when I first turn it on and gets progressively worse. Can you suggest what to try next? Thanks, Don

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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #601 on: June 24, 2018, 10:17:32 pm »
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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #602 on: June 26, 2018, 06:36:01 am »
Hello Don,

If you look at the reed switch if the glass is cracked it allows the contact wires to move, this is the only intermittent issue you can get with the reed switch.

I do sell them just the reed switch or conplete in the mounting/adjustment bracket.

It may be prudent to check out camswitch CS5 for operation and that the uninsulated spade connections are not touching each other.

Regards
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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #603 on: June 27, 2018, 08:14:43 am »
Hello again Allan,
I can not see anything visually wrong with reed switch. The auto rejecting continued to occur after disconnecting a wire from reed switch. Would that eliminate reed switch as source of problem?
I also checked that no wire connections were touching on the cam switches. I did watch the cam and noticed when it never fully stops at CS 5 when it rejects.
So to recap the problem, when box has not been played for a while first 4 or 5 records will play and return to carousel properly. But I do notice the record is muted for few seconds into the record.
  After the first 4-5 records have played, it begins to auto reject about 80 to 90 percent of records. Than when it does not reject a record it will play fine till the record is about 3/4 over. Than the record will start to act like it's stuck in a groove and repeat and repeat till I advance record manually. It will than stick again. It will do this on all records that have no issue. I don't see or feel anything impeding tone arms advance. I am wondering if all the issues have a common cause.
Thanks for your help, Don
 

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« Reply #604 on: June 27, 2018, 08:48:13 am »
Hi Don,

It is time for out of the box thinking.

OK remove the mute plug lets see if there is issue in this area.

Remove at least one wire from the reed switch the cancel button on the back of the jukebox and also the cancel button in the jukebox, disconect the autocancel wire secured to the tone arm.

With regards to the records sticking I suspect that the way the tone arm wires are routed is your issue, the wires should go around the back of the tone arm pivot shaft and bearing.

It could be prudent to send me some pictures of your tone arm and wiring, by PM.

Regards
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« Reply #605 on: June 27, 2018, 04:21:30 pm »
Hi, hope you can help me!

I've owned my Ami200 for 10 years now without a problem. However, at the weekend suddenly the soundtrack stopped, followed by a loud hum/buzz, and the smell of something getting very hot!

Opened up the back to look at what might be wrong, and could see the 5U4GBEH valve glowing bright. Removed and replaced it, but no difference, plus I could see sparks in the valve. Any clues as to what might be amiss?

Grateful for suggestions!

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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #606 on: June 28, 2018, 08:43:45 am »
Hello Z3I,

Sorry you did not give your name.

I suggest that you unplug the amplifier the jukebox and contact a Rowe Ami specialist who can test and rebuild your amplifier.

It will not be cheap but more than likely many of the components (capacitors and some of the larger resistors will need replacing) lets hope that there has been no damage to the output transformers or the 110 volt transformer on the amplifier.

These refurbishments are a labour of love.

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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #607 on: June 28, 2018, 03:14:12 pm »
Alan
I pulled the mute plug and all the other connections per your suggestion. It still auto canceled records. Thought this would have all possible sources negated. Frustrating to say the least. Any chance s 4 or s5 switches could be a hair out of alignment with cam? When the record does play the high notch on cam is setting right on s5. When it rejects the record the cam does not even stop at s5 at all.
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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #608 on: June 29, 2018, 06:54:58 pm »
Hi,
I have the c10 disc sony cd changer in my R92 working again.
There is a label inside the juke that says after changing discs to place service switch to service type 777 and close the top door.
Is that  right? I did get the player initialised (fluke) and working it is playing and selecting normally. What is the procedure for initialising the cd changer?

Also when pressing the popular button the juke selects 158. This is disabled in the computer and not selectable from the keypad. There is no record in the basket and no popularity data in the memorec after I reset the data.
What would be causing it to do this?
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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #609 on: June 29, 2018, 10:15:10 pm »
Looks like I may have fixed the auto rejecting problem on my CTI-1. I loosened the screws on the S5 switch and slid it closer to the cam. Since than I have played about 80 selections without an auto reject. I did have three records that did the sticking thing. Will try and send some pics of wiring around tone arm  to you Alan. Also had two records that didn't reject at end of record. I may need to adjust for that.

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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #610 on: June 30, 2018, 11:09:53 am »
Hello, Iím having a problem with my R86 jukebox making a squeal/squeak noise when the magazine turns. I replaced the sprag wheel thinking that was the problem but it still makes the noise. I took the belt off and it still makes the noise when turning. I think it may be the motor itself. I made a video: https://youtu.be/lPI1Z6pkBA4. Any help would be appreciated.
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« Reply #611 on: July 01, 2018, 11:46:27 pm »
don't go spraying things willy-nilly... there is a VERY specific list of things that need OIL...things that need GREASE....and things that need NOTHING.

spraying random things down makes things dirty very quickly...and can cause some things to fail if the wrong lube is used (will attack the plastics and make gears brittle and break)

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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #612 on: July 02, 2018, 09:04:13 am »
Hello, Iím having a problem with my R86 jukebox making a squeal/squeak noise when the magazine turns. I replaced the sprag wheel thinking that was the problem but it still makes the noise. I took the belt off and it still makes the noise when turning. I think it may be the motor itself. I made a video: https://youtu.be/lPI1Z6pkBA4. Any help would be appreciated.

Hello Klyph,

Watching your video that sound would apear to be a mechanical catching sound, I would check the side cheeks of the gripper bow guide assembly, if they get bent into the mechanism they can catch the records.
Also look at the opening in the guide assembly, there is a piece of plastic that raises the gipper bow above the records and the belt guides. It is a common fault on the 1100, 1200 and R-84 upwards mechanism, this plastic must be replaced if broken.
The first sign of it being broken is cracked records.

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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #613 on: July 02, 2018, 07:03:57 pm »
Hello, Iím having a problem with my R86 jukebox making a squeal/squeak noise when the magazine turns. I replaced the sprag wheel thinking that was the problem but it still makes the noise. I took the belt off and it still makes the noise when turning. I think it may be the motor itself. I made a video: https://youtu.be/lPI1Z6pkBA4. Any help would be appreciated.

Hello Klyph,

Watching your video that sound would apear to be a mechanical catching sound, I would check the side cheeks of the gripper bow guide assembly, if they get bent into the mechanism they can catch the records.
Also look at the opening in the guide assembly, there is a piece of plastic that raises the gipper bow above the records and the belt guides. It is a common fault on the 1100, 1200 and R-84 upwards mechanism, this plastic must be replaced if broken.
The first sign of it being broken is cracked records.

Regards
Alan
ami-man
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Thanks. I also should have mentioned when I had taken the motor out to replace the sprag wheel the magazine spun freely without making the sound at all. Iíll check the things you mentioned.

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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #614 on: July 03, 2018, 12:48:34 pm »
Just registered and need to know how to post a question on AMI d40 jukebox
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« Reply #615 on: July 03, 2018, 12:57:06 pm »
Just registered and need to know how to post a question on AMI d40 jukebox
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You're in the right sub-forum, Leo.

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« Reply #616 on: July 03, 2018, 02:14:18 pm »
Just registered and need to know how to post a question on AMI d40 jukebox
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You're in the right sub-forum, Leo.

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I am buying a AMI d-40 and record changer doesn't work. Haven't got it home yet so don't know enough about yet it to ask questions. I did find and downloaded a service manual for R-200 mechanism. Is this the same changer that is in my d40. I've never had a Jukebox but have worked on pinball, shooting game coin kids horse ride and others. If I can find a place where I can ask questions or download manuals I can probably fix it. Should I need parts are they available? It has been sitting over 3 years and man said it worked last time he tried ::). I will get it home in a day or so, before next week for sure
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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #617 on: July 04, 2018, 11:57:38 pm »
Leo:

Try to transport the jukebox standing upright. Jukeboxes get damaging laying on their backs or sides.

You neglected to put your location in your profile so we don't know where you are.

You can purchase the full service and parts manuals from these legitimate (licensed sellers of copyrighted manuals) sources:

http://www.victoryglass.com/

http://www.alwaysjukin.com/
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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #618 on: July 07, 2018, 12:38:53 am »
I have a Roew CD-100E that got recently and I am chasing my tail with an issue.  It was skipping many tracks, putting the CD away without playing etc.  I decided to replace the optical pickup unit on the CDM-12 after hearing they fail after many years.  The problem moderately improved.  I decided I most likely had more issues with the player and decided to buy a refurbished CD-Pro2 from Enco systems. 

I put in the refurbished CDPro2 and I think it is improved and plays a greater proportion of songs (all commercial CDs).  It generally has the most issue with the upper numbered tracks but not always.  If it plays a song, it has never skipped ever.  Sometimes it gives up and moves on to the next track, other times it plays silence for what seems like the full track duration (as if the amp mute was on).  I find if I have trouble at one end of the disc I can go to the opposite track, then a middle one, then the trouble one will play.  Once that happens I can jump around the disc with no issues. 

Really not sure where to head at this point, I was sure replacing the CD player would fix these issues, any help welcomed.

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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #619 on: July 13, 2018, 08:31:30 am »
I just got a Rowe R-88, and the speakers are so static. Not sure weíre to go from here. Everything works great on it but sounds awful.

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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #620 on: July 13, 2018, 08:02:32 pm »
blown transistors.

remove the large board from the amp and check the smaller square driver board(s) for blown fuses... if blown, transistors are shot and need to be replaced (as well as the fuses).

it may be best to have someone service the amp for you as it may need bias adjustment to operate properly when the transistors are replaced.

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« Reply #621 on: July 16, 2018, 04:40:25 am »
Hello AMI man
Hope you can help me in any way. I'm living in the Netherlands and am the proud owner of a ROWEAMI  R-83 Jukebox. The problem I've got is that after it hasn't been used for several years (kids grown up, moving out and such) As soon as I switch the powerswitch it plays perfectly but when the record is finished it puts it back in tge carousel then picks the same one again and keeps repeating it. It makes no difference if I choose a different record. When I move the carousel to a different position it keeps repeating the record that it can pick at the time. I've changed the batteries in the memory unit.
Greetings
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« Reply #622 on: July 16, 2018, 11:27:15 am »
Hi all,

I just revived a R85 after it being dead for more than 25 years. I got everything working again and it looks nice accept for one problem. The transfer motor refuses to work after a couple of minutes. I changed the wiring, microswitches and resoldered all contact pins on the board. After startup i can hear the transfermotor humming and i get 20v on the contacts (rotor is somewhat freewheeling). When working i get 32v. Then the humming stops rotor stops and i get 14v on the contacts. If the record ends the transfer led is lit but no movement even with 32v on the contacts. After another couple of minutes it suddenly changes the record and starts playing. Signal from CCC is given at the right moment and I even tested with another transfer motor without success. Right now I'm thinking about the triac but can't find the right one for replacing it since i can't read what was marked on them anymore. If someone can tell me which one I need or knows more about this problem, I'm all ears :-)

Thx already,
Wim

PS I'm from Belgium if you want to redirect me to somewhere for parts.

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« Reply #623 on: July 19, 2018, 06:09:41 pm »
Good Day folks,

I'm in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  I recently picked up a Rowe R91 - original owner, excellent condition for a very good price.  However, it had recently stopped playing audio (hence the price).  My troubleshooting for reference:

- Everything lights, up, spins, selects, etc.
- All wire connections are plugged in, nothing loose.
- Needle works, we can hear the record playing faintly
- When I turn up / down the volume as record plays there is no audio or audio changes at all.  No static, just silence.

This would leave me to believe it's either the AMP or the CCC.  The Fuses in the amp aren't burned out, and the amp warms up when powered on - not too much, but enough to note by touch

I've done some research and there was a video that stated around 10% of the CCC's have issues with the chip that manages the mute while the record is being changed - stuck on mute.  Would this be a logical assumption?  If yes then I'm looking for a CCC - # 4-07773-10.  I haven't had much success online so far.

Thanks for your time!
Steve

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« Reply #624 on: July 20, 2018, 03:07:28 am »
Hi Steve,

This might be a dumb suggestion but did you also check your speakers? It is possible that they are configured as monospeakers so it only needs one speaker, connection or speakercable to fail for silencing it completely.

Wim

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« Reply #625 on: July 20, 2018, 10:06:56 am »
Hi ami-man

could you please advise were i can get a fuse from?

its for a cadette jukebox.

the size required is
30 V.A.C. 6 1/4 A. MDL

i have had a look on the web and want to know if this is the same

https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/cartridge-fuses/8527165/

or could you recommend a site to place a order.

cheers

tom

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« Reply #626 on: July 20, 2018, 03:23:29 pm »
i have had a look on the web and want to know if this is the same

https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/cartridge-fuses/8527165/

yes, this is correct.

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« Reply #627 on: July 20, 2018, 03:31:06 pm »
Thanks for the reply, its much appreciated.

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« Reply #628 on: July 20, 2018, 03:58:46 pm »
Hi Alan,

could you give me the web address for your business. i am in the market for a keyboard relay R1 Relay Early Style F11944. The one on my cadette is playing up and needs replacing at some point.

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« Reply #629 on: August 03, 2018, 07:28:10 am »
Hi all,

I just revived a R85 after it being dead for more than 25 years. I got everything working again and it looks nice accept for one problem. The transfer motor refuses to work after a couple of minutes. I changed the wiring, microswitches and resoldered all contact pins on the board. After startup i can hear the transfermotor humming and i get 20v on the contacts (rotor is somewhat freewheeling). When working i get 32v. Then the humming stops rotor stops and i get 14v on the contacts. If the record ends the transfer led is lit but no movement even with 32v on the contacts. After another couple of minutes it suddenly changes the record and starts playing. Signal from CCC is given at the right moment and I even tested with another transfer motor without success. Right now I'm thinking about the triac but can't find the right one for replacing it since i can't read what was marked on them anymore. If someone can tell me which one I need or knows more about this problem, I'm all ears :-)

Thx already,
Wim

PS I'm from Belgium if you want to redirect me to somewhere for parts.

Hello Wim,

Thank you for your enquiry, you need to send to me your boards for testing/repair I would require the Memory Unit, Mechanism Control and the Selector Logic.

Please send me a PM for my contact details.

Regards
Alan

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« Reply #630 on: August 06, 2018, 10:30:18 am »
Hi Alan,

I'm in northeast Oklahoma; recently acquired a CD-100A and have connected a couple of CD-WB wallboxes to it here in my home, and after some fixup and routine maintenance everything is working perfectly.  Here's my question: as you know, when selections are made at the wallboxes sound comes from both the requesting wallbox and the jukebox, but if selections are made from the jukebox keyboard they are not heard through the wallboxes unless a selection is subsequently made from them.  This is true whether in coin operation mode or free play.  I would like sound to come from the wallboxes any time the jukebox is playing, but I have not been able to locate a manual for the Wallette to see if there is a way to change the default behavior.  I don't see any pertinent option in the CD-100A menus (I do have that manual). To have the wallboxes basically function as remote speakers is desirable especially when playing music from something other than the CDs (i.e., Bluetooth adapter).  Wallbox speaker feeds currently come from E7.  Do you know if there is a switch or jumper in the wallbox, or an alternate wiring scheme to disable muting on the wallboxes?

Thanks in advance,
Sam

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« Reply #631 on: August 07, 2018, 01:36:50 pm »
AMI Model C - What are your thoughts on replacing ballasted fluorescents with, say, LED's?

When my father passed, I inherited a 1949 AMI Model C that AMI had retrofitted to play 45's (with the blue adapter rings etc.). My father had, apparently, purchased it while antiquing with his wife, covered it with a blanket in the cellar, and never looked at it again. I never had any interest in jukeboxes but am very mechanically inclined, having restored cars, bikes, houses, guitar tube amps, etc., and am a science teacher who many nickname "McGyver..." I'm now hooked into restoring this thing, the mechanics, all the solenoids, point-to-point wiring and the tube amp are great: I found the reason it wouldn't play (and blew fuses) was a completely frozen what I'd call an idler sprocket. It now operates, though much of the AC wiring is as brittle as uncooked pasta; the DC cloth covered wiring aged better. The interior cabinet had been messed with cosmetically, I'm doing what I can with modern materials.

As for LED's etc., is that sacrilege? Or would it be better when I re-wire it, to just replace all the ballasts with modern ones and leave the fluorescents? (Do "purists" care?) I'm unsure if I will keep or re-sell - my inclination is to leave as "original" as possible while making it NOT a fire hazard, i.e., replace the AC wiring and ballasts. Oh, it has the intact barberpole-type lighting in the base and the motors work, would not dream of replacing, though a previous owner did some odd modifications including blocking up the vent holes on one side...

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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #632 on: August 13, 2018, 09:50:00 pm »
AMI Model C - What are your thoughts on replacing ballasted fluorescents with, say, LED's?

When my father passed, I inherited a 1949 AMI Model C that AMI had retrofitted to play 45's (with the blue adapter rings etc.). My father had, apparently, purchased it while antiquing with his wife, covered it with a blanket in the cellar, and never looked at it again. I never had any interest in jukeboxes but am very mechanically inclined, having restored cars, bikes, houses, guitar tube amps, etc., and am a science teacher who many nickname "McGyver..." I'm now hooked into restoring this thing, the mechanics, all the solenoids, point-to-point wiring and the tube amp are great: I found the reason it wouldn't play (and blew fuses) was a completely frozen what I'd call an idler sprocket. It now operates, though much of the AC wiring is as brittle as uncooked pasta; the DC cloth covered wiring aged better. The interior cabinet had been messed with cosmetically, I'm doing what I can with modern materials.

As for LED's etc., is that sacrilege? Or would it be better when I re-wire it, to just replace all the ballasts with modern ones and leave the fluorescents? (Do "purists" care?) I'm unsure if I will keep or re-sell - my inclination is to leave as "original" as possible while making it NOT a fire hazard, i.e., replace the AC wiring and ballasts. Oh, it has the intact barberpole-type lighting in the base and the motors work, would not dream of replacing, though a previous owner did some odd modifications including blocking up the vent holes on one side...
I lean toward keeping the earlier boxes as close to original as possible, personally, just because to me the old tech is what defines them and makes them special.  My other jukebox is a '48 Model B I've had (and maintained) since I was a kid.  After some years I reverted it back to play 78s, of which I have several hundred on hand; everyone enjoys watching the changer at work and hearing blast-from-the-past music crackling out of it.  The fluorescent lighting (all bright green at first, and those 60-yr-old tubes still work!) is really atmospheric, along with the faint smell of machine oil and warm vacuum tubes and the mechanical symphony you hear between records.  I have a spare signal cord to play other sources through the amp once in a while, but I'm disinclined to turn either of my machines into what Kelly Keeton calls a "300-pound MP3 player."  I don't think it would hurt to add some spice with LEDs etc. if you're planning to sell it (or keep it for that matter), maybe just make any upgrades easily removable and keep the original lights handy in case someone wants to restore the authentic vibe.  Safety has of course required some new wiring, but everything else I have kept original or swapped out for a proper vintage replacement.

Just my two cents, chipping in since it seems to be a quiet week.  A lot of guys here may know more about value implications than I do.  Congratulations on resurrecting your Model C - the mechs in the B and C are basically identical.  I found the upgrade kit tonearm/cartridge/needle to be hard on later vinyl records from the 70s and 80s; they made 45s out of tougher stuff in the 50s.  I rigged a spring underneath the arm to lighten the tracking force and newer 45s lasted a lot longer.  Getting my 40-selection wallboxes working with the old box is my next project ...

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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #633 on: August 17, 2018, 11:16:07 am »
Hi Alan,

I'm in northeast Oklahoma; recently acquired a CD-100A and have connected a couple of CD-WB wallboxes to it here in my home, and after some fixup and routine maintenance everything is working perfectly.  Here's my question: as you know, when selections are made at the wallboxes sound comes from both the requesting wallbox and the jukebox, but if selections are made from the jukebox keyboard they are not heard through the wallboxes unless a selection is subsequently made from them.  This is true whether in coin operation mode or free play.  I would like sound to come from the wallboxes any time the jukebox is playing, but I have not been able to locate a manual for the Wallette to see if there is a way to change the default behavior.  I don't see any pertinent option in the CD-100A menus (I do have that manual). To have the wallboxes basically function as remote speakers is desirable especially when playing music from something other than the CDs (i.e., Bluetooth adapter).  Wallbox speaker feeds currently come from E7.  Do you know if there is a switch or jumper in the wallbox, or an alternate wiring scheme to disable muting on the wallboxes?

Thanks in advance,
Sam

Never mind - figured it out.

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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #634 on: September 04, 2018, 04:44:20 pm »
Hi,

Iíve just got a lovely Rowe ami 90 jukebox for my pub and its all working fantastically but Iíd like to hook it up to the pubs sound system. How do I go about getting a line level signal out of the jukebox to send to the amplifier running the pubs pa?

Iím very good with a soldering station if that helps.

Thanks in advance,

Lee

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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #635 on: September 05, 2018, 05:58:09 am »
Hi Lee,

This is easy, on the amplifier in your jukebox is an auxillary input/output connection, we have done some very big installations in the past and have used these connections to connect to slave amplifiers in the venues. The output at the auxillary is around 600 to 650 millivolts so is ideal.

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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #636 on: September 05, 2018, 09:59:14 am »
Thanks for the reply Alan. The amp in my Jukebox is the 125w one.
Whatís the pinout on the aux port?

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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #637 on: September 08, 2018, 11:01:35 pm »
Alan,

Hope you can help me, I am considering importing a Rowe storm cd wallbox from the USA to Australia.
Is this model reliable any known faults I should be looking for.
Also I will have to utilise a step down transformer but was unsure if the change of frequency from 60hz to 50hz would be an issue.
Cheers
John

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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #638 on: September 09, 2018, 02:56:04 am »
i'm pretty sure you can adjust the line voltage input level on the storm to allow it to accept 220v. I don't have a manual here to 100% verify though.

the juke itself is pretty reliable. the only faults i've seen with them are the neon transformers. It's a simple dc-dc high voltage convertor and replacements can be ordered from ebay... but i'd almost just replace them with RGB LED stips...but that's just me.

The amps are pretty robust provided you don't underload them. ignore the manual regarding counting and adding up speaker watts to properly load the amp... it does NOT work that way...never has...and it NEVER will, irrespective if rowe KEEPS PRINTING IT IN THEIR MANUALS LIKE IDIOTS. just keep the speaker ohm rating for each channel between 4 and 8 ohms and it will be fine.

the CD mech may be good...may be bad... there where a few different heads and some being better than others. "CD pro" head parts are still able to be readily found... but for some of the others, laser assemblies are tough to find if they need to be repaired. the storm should be a "pro"...but these days, you never know

otherwise, a pretty solid unit.

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Re: ami-man's advice on Rowe Ami jukeboxes
« Reply #639 on: September 09, 2018, 03:15:34 am »
Thanks for the advice, yeah I need a manual, but don't want to purchase one in case I don't buy it.
I was hoping the transformer could be switched to 240 volt.
Cheers
John

  
 

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