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Old June 4th 06, 07:40 AM posted to alt.collecting.juke-boxes
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Default Comparison Matrix: Rock-ola Bubbler vs Wurlitzer 1015. The winner is ...

Rock-ola according to http://www.homegameroom.com/Rock-Ola.htm

I've been like a sponge as a juke box newbie reading all I could on
Wurlitzer 1015 CD repro's from Rock-ola, Wurlizter and Rowe looking for
my first juke. I've read every posting I could find on this foreum on
this subject and spent hours on the internet, but the above link is the
FIRST real spec for spec comparison I could find on the Rock-ola vs
Wurlitzer with Rock-ola the hands down winner.

Is this the general consensus of the group that Rock-ola is the best of
the 1015 bubbler jukes?

Does anyone know if there is a Rock-ola Bubbler vs the Rowe Home
Nostalgia comparison chart?

Really appreciate any direction on recommendations on these three as in
the San Francisco Bay area I have not yet found any dealers that I can
actually go see and hear any of juke boxes, and spending $6000 without
seeing or hearing one is kinda tough for me. If anyone can recommend
someone with a showroom or warehouse in Northern California, or would
let me listen to there's, it is much appreciated. In turn, I have 8
pinballs (Medival Madness, Twilight Zhone, Star Trek Next Generation,
Whirlwind, Tales of Arbaian Nights, Cirquis Voltaire, Strange Science,
Monster Bash) you are more than welcome to play!

Thanks in advance for your insight on Rock-ola, Wurlizter and Rowe
bubblers on my first jukebox.

\r

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Old June 4th 06, 11:25 AM posted to alt.collecting.juke-boxes
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Default Comparison Matrix: Rock-ola Bubbler vs Wurlitzer 1015. The winner is ...

Do a google search and you will find several past threads about it from this
newsgroup.
Basically you have 2 camps, with half the people (including me) lining up on
the Wurlitzer side, and the other half lining up on the Rock-Ola side.
Having read your recent posts, I think that you would like the Rock-Ola more
because the Wurlitzer fans are more into the authenticity of the juke versus
the Rock-Ola fans, who seem to be more into the technical aspects (watts per
channel, CD compatibility, etc) of the jukes.

wrote in message
ups.com...
Rock-ola according to http://www.homegameroom.com/Rock-Ola.htm

I've been like a sponge as a juke box newbie reading all I could on
Wurlitzer 1015 CD repro's from Rock-ola, Wurlizter and Rowe looking for
my first juke. I've read every posting I could find on this foreum on
this subject and spent hours on the internet, but the above link is the
FIRST real spec for spec comparison I could find on the Rock-ola vs
Wurlitzer with Rock-ola the hands down winner.

Is this the general consensus of the group that Rock-ola is the best of
the 1015 bubbler jukes?

Does anyone know if there is a Rock-ola Bubbler vs the Rowe Home
Nostalgia comparison chart?

Really appreciate any direction on recommendations on these three as in
the San Francisco Bay area I have not yet found any dealers that I can
actually go see and hear any of juke boxes, and spending $6000 without
seeing or hearing one is kinda tough for me. If anyone can recommend
someone with a showroom or warehouse in Northern California, or would
let me listen to there's, it is much appreciated. In turn, I have 8
pinballs (Medival Madness, Twilight Zhone, Star Trek Next Generation,
Whirlwind, Tales of Arbaian Nights, Cirquis Voltaire, Strange Science,
Monster Bash) you are more than welcome to play!

Thanks in advance for your insight on Rock-ola, Wurlizter and Rowe
bubblers on my first jukebox.

\r





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Old June 4th 06, 03:59 PM posted to alt.collecting.juke-boxes
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Actually the really good one is the Antique Apparatus one with the Rowe
guts.

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Old June 4th 06, 04:43 PM posted to alt.collecting.juke-boxes
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Default Comparison Matrix: Rock-ola Bubbler vs Wurlitzer 1015. The winner is ...

Very true!
But those rarely come up for sale, and are kind of "primitive" if someone is
looking for the latest technology that will play wav and mp3 files, etc.
"Ken Layton" wrote in message
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Actually the really good one is the Antique Apparatus one with the Rowe
guts.




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Old June 5th 06, 06:46 AM posted to alt.collecting.juke-boxes
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Keith, I am curious about the comment you make about "CD compatibility"
in comparing the Wurlitzer and Rock-Ola. Considering that BOTH
companies use the same player, I don't know what difference there is in
playing CDs. Or do Rocks play MP3s? Certainly Wurlitzers play
'home-made' CDs just fine, if they have the CDM-12 or later player. In
fact I've seen CDM-3s that will play home made discs...

John :-#)#

On 2006-06-04 03:25:33 -0700, "Keith Stelter" said:

Do a google search and you will find several past threads about it from
this newsgroup.
Basically you have 2 camps, with half the people (including me) lining
up on the Wurlitzer side, and the other half lining up on the Rock-Ola
side.
Having read your recent posts, I think that you would like the Rock-Ola
more because the Wurlitzer fans are more into the authenticity of the
juke versus the Rock-Ola fans, who seem to be more into the technical
aspects (watts per channel, CD compatibility, etc) of the jukes.

wrote in message
ups.com...
Rock-ola according to http://www.homegameroom.com/Rock-Ola.htm

I've been like a sponge as a juke box newbie reading all I could on
Wurlitzer 1015 CD repro's from Rock-ola, Wurlizter and Rowe looking for
my first juke. I've read every posting I could find on this foreum on
this subject and spent hours on the internet, but the above link is the
FIRST real spec for spec comparison I could find on the Rock-ola vs
Wurlitzer with Rock-ola the hands down winner.

Is this the general consensus of the group that Rock-ola is the best of
the 1015 bubbler jukes?

Does anyone know if there is a Rock-ola Bubbler vs the Rowe Home
Nostalgia comparison chart?

Really appreciate any direction on recommendations on these three as in
the San Francisco Bay area I have not yet found any dealers that I can
actually go see and hear any of juke boxes, and spending $6000 without
seeing or hearing one is kinda tough for me. If anyone can recommend
someone with a showroom or warehouse in Northern California, or would
let me listen to there's, it is much appreciated. In turn, I have 8
pinballs (Medival Madness, Twilight Zhone, Star Trek Next Generation,
Whirlwind, Tales of Arbaian Nights, Cirquis Voltaire, Strange Science,
Monster Bash) you are more than welcome to play!

Thanks in advance for your insight on Rock-ola, Wurlizter and Rowe
bubblers on my first jukebox.

\r





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Old June 5th 06, 10:51 AM posted to alt.collecting.juke-boxes
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Default Comparison Matrix: Rock-ola Bubbler vs Wurlitzer 1015. The winner is ...

Here's my two cents gang, I'm not very impressed with the Rowe/AMi Version.
When making selections, I literally have to be on bended knee, ( I'm 6',1"),
also when I'm focusing down there, I can't monitor the led read-out to see
if I've miss pressed any selection. Not my favorite! Rock on Rock-Ola!!
Sorry John ;-) Sold our first Rock to a client who'd done her homework
before hand and insisted on the Rock-ola. Once we set it up, wow, animation
and bright colours, sound etc... Needless to say, the client absolutley
loves it.
Cheers, Steve
"Keith Stelter" wrote in message
...
Very true!
But those rarely come up for sale, and are kind of "primitive" if someone
is looking for the latest technology that will play wav and mp3 files,
etc.
"Ken Layton" wrote in message
oups.com...
Actually the really good one is the Antique Apparatus one with the Rowe
guts.




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Old December 16th 09, 04:38 AM
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OK, I'm going to put a vote in for the Chicago Gaming Company Digital Bubbler 1015.

It's solid, sounds great and is just shy of 4 grand ($3,995).

Plus you can "hack" it to load your MP3 collection onto it over your home network.

I have one of these and am very happy with it. It's not extra fancy (no touch screen) but it is well made and very functional (rips cds, has playlists, has a jukebox mode, accepts an iPod (etc.) plug into it, and will play entire albums/collections by default).

All over people are charging the "full" $5,000.

Here it is for that $3,995 price:

Product page: http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.ht...reative=390957

They list more than one, be sure to only pay $3,995.

Also, there is a page on "hacking" the jukebox (simple command lines) so you can load your music collection directly from your PC instead of reading music CDs like the machine supports natively:

http://www.fotep.com/hack_digital_bubbler.shtml

This has saved me a ton of time and has kept me from having to burn 100s of music format CDs of things I've already sorted on my PC (in MP3 format).


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Rock-ola according to http://www.homegameroom.com/Rock-Ola.htm

I've been like a sponge as a juke box newbie reading all I could on
Wurlitzer 1015 CD repro's from Rock-ola, Wurlizter and Rowe looking for
my first juke. I've read every posting I could find on this foreum on
this subject and spent hours on the internet, but the above link is the
FIRST real spec for spec comparison I could find on the Rock-ola vs
Wurlitzer with Rock-ola the hands down winner.

Is this the general consensus of the group that Rock-ola is the best of
the 1015 bubbler jukes?

Does anyone know if there is a Rock-ola Bubbler vs the Rowe Home
Nostalgia comparison chart?

Really appreciate any direction on recommendations on these three as in
the San Francisco Bay area I have not yet found any dealers that I can
actually go see and hear any of juke boxes, and spending $6000 without
seeing or hearing one is kinda tough for me. If anyone can recommend
someone with a showroom or warehouse in Northern California, or would
let me listen to there's, it is much appreciated. In turn, I have 8
pinballs (Medival Madness, Twilight Zhone, Star Trek Next Generation,
Whirlwind, Tales of Arbaian Nights, Cirquis Voltaire, Strange Science,
Monster Bash) you are more than welcome to play!

Thanks in advance for your insight on Rock-ola, Wurlizter and Rowe
bubblers on my first jukebox.

\r
 




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