Big Sky Amusements & Jukebox Rental
Playdium features a 23 inch LED-backlit LCD monitor. Playdium’s monitor features a 16x9 aspect ratio.
Sound & Amplification:
Playdium’s internal amplification is provided by ICEpower® 2-channel dual amplifiers with integrated power supply. The jukebox offers three independent output zones, two of which can be powered by internal amplification, while the third is externally-powered. The internal amplification features over-current and thermal shutdown protection.
Playdium’s multicolor LED light show features 16 million colors, cast through two-way mirrored panels. A blue
LED brand bar (which features a red status indicator LED) and backlit payment means complete the lighting
Playdium’s hardware specs include:
• Advanced 64-bit CPU
• 500 gigabyte SATA hard drive
• High definition camera with flashes
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8 Things You Didn’t Know About The Jukebox
The jukebox is known to get any party started in a matter of seconds. Check out the list below to learn about the jukebox and the history of this classic music machine.
Named after a slang term for "dance," the jukebox was the source of music for any juke (jook) joint -- or dance club -- in the early 1940s. Before the modern term was created, jukeboxes were a type of electric phonograph.
Prior to the 1890s, the jukebox contained internal instruments that literally played music using paper and metal components as opposed to playing a recorded song.
Instead of broadcasting sounds, the earliest jukeboxes featured listening tubes through which patrons could hear music.
The first jukebox innovation occurred when Justus P. Seeburg took existing technology and paired it with a speaker and turntable system. This late 1920s invention held a maximum of 8 records.
The jukebox's popularity peaked in the 1950s as it became a standard fixture in soda shops, diners, and clubs. Its legacy was affirmed when it became an important icon in the retro television show Happy Days' theme song.
In 1946, the jukebox was improved by adding visual elements that occurred as music played. The most popular were bubbles, lights, and waves of changing colors.
One of the rarest jukeboxes in existence is the 1927 LINK, which is valued at approximately $40,000. With only one known to exist, the Rock-ola President model is valued at more than $150,000.
Four decades after the jukebox lost its luster, the U.S. Postal Service created a collector's edition stamp featuring this music-making invention.
Despite its demise (thanks, technology), the jukebox remains a classic American icon. The next time you encounter a jukebox, don’t forget to think about the evolution of technology and its role in bringing us catchy tunes.