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45 - RPM
Model "KS-200 H"
Jukin' in Tokyo, Japan.
KD/KS/KH 200 models were built between January and July of 1957 and
first introduced in March of 1957. They sold to jukebox
operators for $1325.00.
The cabinet styling was a
dramatic change from previous models in that "rounded"
corners gave way to squared off ones. The fascination of a
rotating title drum was retained from those of the V and VL models
just prior as was the infallible Tormat Memory System and "red
head" Pickering cartridge.
Especially since the
introduction of the world’s first 100 selection jukebox in 1948,
Seeburg was considered the brand to emulate. Their technical
innovations led the way over the years and culminated in the
introduction of the first commercial CD jukebox in 1986 aptly named
Seeburg wasn't afraid of
taking chances either. They came out with the first 45 rpm
jukebox which forced jukebox operators to throw away their thousands
of shellac 78s and replace the same songs with the new vinyl 45s.
Of course in 1986 they
forced the operators to toss their 45 library and go CD or be left
behind. They even tried to get customers to use only paper
money. Coin acceptors were optional for the operator to buy.
There were other things
Seeburg did that weren't readily accepted by operators such as the
first jukebox in 1982, the VMC, that had a video screen instead of
paper title strips. Now the person who went out and changed
records at the bar had to know how to type titles in a dark room full
of drunks … er persons.
And they had thought it was
bad enough when transistors took the place of audio tubes in
1959. Were these "changes" ever going to stop coming?
You have to understand that
operators are a very different breed of persons. They'd like
to be able to place a jukebox in an establishment and then once in a
while change a few records as they were collecting half the
"cashbox" contents. CHANGE was not in their blood.
When Seeburg introduced the
K series and its little sister the L100 in 1957, operator eyebrows
raised just a tad. Sure
the styling was fresh, but these new models had printed circuit boards
instead of hard wires in both the amplifier and selection receivers.
For a variety of reasons,
these advances didn't go over well with operators and so Seeburg
reverted back to hard wires with the next year's models 161 and
201. But do you think that blip in operator confidence fazed the
R & D departments at 1500 North Dayton in downtown Chicago?
In 1962 with "solid
state" they completely eliminated audio tubes and wires in the
amplifiers of the stylish new Low Profile Consol LPC-1.
Over the years we've
(JUKEBOXES UNLIMITED) developed modifications to overcome technical
issues thought to be problems, back in the day, with K and L series
that now make them great working / sounding jukeboxes.
Of course we've rebuilt
everything about this wonderful juke.
Enough of the "techie"
jargon. What made this K series juke stand out was the three
vertical "finned" tail lights in the grill / speaker area
which closely resembled those on a '57 Chevy. Personally I
enjoy putting a flashing bulb in the left one so it looks like the
jukebox is turning.
I don’t remember way back
then (yeah I’m old enough though) if the taillights made these jukes
stand out any more than other jukes placed in bars and restaurants,
but they make a tremendous difference today.
Anyone who owns and loves a
57 Chevy wants ones of these jukes. If you or someone you know and
love is into cars they must have one of these jukes.
This particular KS 200 is
extremely clean with lots of original parts as well as great chrome.
You might find it
interesting that this is the first K model Seeburg we've had come
into our possession since 1977. They’re that rare.
So lay down some black and
white tiles, lay out some cold cash and acquire this beauty for
someone you love, even if it's yourself.
We ship worldwide and to insure
proper care we crate the jukeboxes ourselves. Call us with your
shipping address and we'll get you a competitive shipping/insurance
quote (prices vary according to value and destination), unless you'd
like to pick it up or have us deliver it in the Southern California
Our experience in servicing
jukeboxes bought elsewhere through the Internet is that many sustain
some kind of damage in transport. When you buy a jukebox from us
we make sure the components inside are properly secured. In some
cases we can send you detailed photos and instructions on how to
unpack the unit and get it up and running.
"We only sell quality
reconditioned jukeboxes that we'll be happy to service in the future.
This we've done since 1971."
If you're interested in any of our
jukeboxes call us at:
1-818-366-9400, 10AM-6PM P.S.T. Mon.-Sat. or e-mail us: Info@JukeboxesUnlimited.com.
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