By Rodney A. Colton
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Using a Circa 1950
Amp With CD Players
This system plays my collection of vintage
rock and roll and country music songs the way
I remember how they used to sound.
When I was in high school in the early 1960s, I learned electronics with vacuum tubes. One of my favorite
gadgets was the amplifier out of an
old jukebox (I don’t remember the
make or model). I had a huge
amount of fun and learned a lot —
including what 400 volts DC felt like
as it traversed my right hand, wrist,
Photo 1. Rock-ola 1436 jukebox amplifier, as acquired.
Photo 2. A complete Rock-ola 1436
jukebox, circa 1952/53.