Accessories

   

A large variety of accessories was offered, and I'll try to cover the main ones here. Not included below are the various speaker mounting kits offered (ceiling/corner brackets, etc.)

Wallbox and Consolette Adapters

SSU4 Solid State Stepper Unit

Price (September, 1974) $199.

Typical of a variety of Solid State Steppers offered to connect a 3Wx series Wallbox or SC, SCH series Consolette to any of the Console-era jukeboxes. The earlier machines (M100A through DS100/DS160 had a smaller chassis which plugged into the selection receiver. For these machines, if the Stepper was installed at the factory, the letter 'R' was added to the model type designation. For the console era machines, the SSU and earlier RCSU (Remote Control Stepper Unit) series were in a separate chassis like that shown at left. The SSU series was solid-state (note the power transistor at the lower left), while the RCSU series used a 2050 thyratron tube instead. 

Books applicable to this machine: 100-Selection book, Console-Era book

SRT1 Seeburg Remote Translator

Price (September, 1974) $216.

Used to translate the pulses output by the SC, SCH series Consolette into the format required by the digital-era jukeboxes. With modifications, it was also possible to convert an SRT1 to translate the 3Wx series pulses. This translator is all solid-state, using TTL chips to implement the conversion logic. Photo by ebay.

Books applicable to this machine: Seeburg Black & Gray Boxes, 3rd Edition

DCT1 Digital CMOS Translator

Used to translate the codes output by the DEC series Consolettes for use with a 100-77D Topaz or 100-78D Celestia jukebox. Photo by ebay.

Books applicable to this machine: Red Box & MCU Systems

DMT1 Digital Microprocessor Translator

Used to translate the codes output by the DEC series Consolettes for use with an SMC1 Disco, SMC2 Phoenix, SMC3 Prelude, or 100-79M DaVinci jukebox.

Thanks to Marcel Bogert of The Netherlands for providing the photo.

Books applicable to this machine: Red Box & MCU Systems

Recording Income Totalizer

Externally identical, the earlier Recording Income Totalizer (RIT) and Digital Recording Income Totalizer (DRIT) were used to print out the cash contents of the jukebox cashbox and any Consolettes attached on a multi-part pressure-sensitive form, similar to manual credit card forms. This option would be used, for example, if the operator did not trust the routeman's report. The SC, SCH and DEC series Consolettes output pulses any time a coin was detected. These pulses were used to advance the Income Totalizer cash total.  The RIT was used on the non-digital machines (SS160, LS1, LS2, etc.) while the DRIT was used for the digital machines (LS3 through STD4), and would also work for the Microprocessor machines (SMC1,2,3, and 100-79M) with an appropriate translator (type DRIT Translator).  It had an internal PC board with interface electronics for the digital machines.

Price (September, 1974) $149. 

Earlier album-playing machines (LPC1, LPC480, and APFEAU1) had a similar Income Totalizer (IT1R, IT4R) as standard equipment.  These were mechanically identical to the RIT, but did not emboss the total on pressure-sensitive paper.

Paging Microphone

TP1K Transistorized Paging Kit.

Price (September, 1974) $48.

This kit could be used with any jukebox using any SHP-series amplifier. This included all of the digital machines starting with the SPS160, all of the 100-selection machines starting with the SB100, and all of the SMC series microprocessor machines.  It could also be used with a USC1 or USC2 having a TSA10 Code B installed.

Dollar Bill Validator and Interface Kit

DBV2 Dollar Bill Validator.

SPrice (September, 1974) $365.

This was offered for any of the digital era or microprocessor 160-selection jukeboxes. The earlier DBV1 looked identical, but was incompatible. For use with a digital era jukebox, a Validator Interface Kit (VIK2 or VIK3, see below) was required. 

MIK1 Interface Kit

This chassis was used in the LS3, USC1, and USC2 machines when a Dollar Bill Validator was installed. The Validator Interface Kit (VIK2) plugs into this unit, which in turn plugs into the Black Box. There are additional connectors in the MIK1, used for pricing level decoder boards for the black box. These boards were to have decoded pricing levels in addition to 1, 2, 3, or 6 credits which were jumper-selectable on the black box Pricing Programmer Board. As far as I know, none of the decoder boards were ever offered. Photo by ebay.

VIK3 Validator Interface Kit

For use with a digital era jukebox and Dollar Bill Validator. This simplified version plugged directly into the back of the Black Box (DTP1). This simplified version replaced the MIK1 and VIK2. The VIK3 will also work with the LS3, USC1, and USC2. Photo courtesy Ron Rich.

Standby Service Kit, Serviceman's Kit, and Break-In Alarm

PB1K Panic Box Kit

Price (September, 1974) $12.

For use with the digital era jukeboxes having a DCC4 installed. The DCC4 was standard equipment starting with the SPS2 jukebox through the STD4/FC2. The Panic Box (or 'Seeburg Standby Service Kit' as it was called) was used to quickly get a jukebox up and running, as long as the 24 VAC supply in the machine worked.  When used, it played every selection in order rather than what the customers selected, but let the routeman get out of there quickly. This was important for some of those less-than-desirable locations late at night. The same could be done with a screwdriver and rubber band, by a more knowledgeable serviceman.

Digital Electronic Serviceman's Kit, which contained virtually an entire Black & Gray box jukebox, except for the mechanism and speakers.  This very heavy suitcase would be lugged by the Serviceman to a location with an ailing machine.  He could then plug and chug until it was working again, after which he would take the broken subassembly back to the shop for repair.  At the left is a DCC4 Control Center. In the center, a selector and Auto-speed at the rear, with a black box in front, on top of a packaged gray box. At the right is a SHP3 Amplifier. Held in the strap on the inside top cover is a strobe disc, useful for adjusting the Auto-speed. Photo courtesy Kevin Green.

Price (September, 1974) $675.

SAVE1 Seeburg Alarm and Volume Envoy

Price (September, 1974) $114.

The marketing department came up with this somewhat fractured syntax in an attempt to name this thing. It combined a PRVC (volume up/down, record reject) with a cashbox break-in alarm. Battery operated, it generated a very loud two-tone report whenever the cashbox was opened without the defeat switch being pressed. So that simply cutting or shorting the wires would not defeat the alarm, it sensed a specific voltage drop across a 1000 Ohm resistor mounted in the juke. The sense switch shorted this resistor when the cashbox door opened, setting off the alarm. The alarm went off any time the cash box door was opened, even by the routeman!

 

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