Why would you buy a jukebox that was not made in the USA?
The Rock-Ola Bubbler CD-8 is one of Rock-Ola’s most instantly recognisable machines and is the only true authentic American jukebox still in production on the planet. Our pre-sale inspection has revealed that this particular machine has barely been used. Drawing inspiration from the Wurlitzer 1015, the world’s first ‘original jukebox’, this classic design has endured over 50 years with very few changes, and continues to be one of the Games Room Company’s most popular products.
The Bubbler shares the Wurlitzer’s famous grille, and gets its name from the pockets of air the float to the top of the eight bubble tubes lining the machine, as they slide through numerous deep hypnotising colours, making the Bubbler as enchanting to the eye as it is to the ear. In addition to its beauty, the Bubbler’s cabinet is durable and robust, and of the best overall quality (attesting to the longevity of its iconic design). This reconditioned example is finished in walnut.
The Bubbler CD-8 is manufactured by Rock-Ola: creators of the only true authentic, brand new American CD jukebox on the planet.
It has the honour of having the best sound quality of any new jukebox, with its many innovative features all working in conjunction to bring you perfect sound quality at both high and low volumes. As standard, our AV technicians fit a Bluetooth dongle which allows a remote connection so that it can be paired with any blue tooth music device (e.g. an iPod or iPhone).
The Bubbler’s sophisticated 5 internal speakers employ a Dual 3-Way system for ‘Live Performance Reproduction’, creating a sound quality so perfect that you can close your eyes and swear your favourite musicians were playing the music right there in the room with you. The authentic disc loader is modelled closely after the older designs used to play the 45rpm vinyl records in 1950s America, and the 100 Capacity magazine let you to fill the Bubbler CD-8 to the brim with albums of your choice; allowing you to enjoy your favourite artists in perfect quality, from the comfort of your home. It is also possible to link the Bubbler to an existing in-house Integrated Music System, such as Sonos.
Allow us to explain how and why we go to such extreme lengths when repairing and restoring vintage games.
Over the years we are fortunate enough to have gathered together a select few individuals whose enthusiasm for jukeboxes, pinball machines and vintage arcade games ensures that they are never less than 100% committed to the task in hand. They quite simply love breathing new life into old circuitry and want to see as many of these classic pieces preserved for future generations as possible.
Not for them the perfunctory checklists and proverbial ‘tyre kicking’ which pass for an inspection at other dealers but instead an unflinching determination to get to grips with the detail. This usually begins with a thorough strip down of the machine and a forensic examination of the internal workings. They’ll be aware of the particular quirks and foibles of any given piece and instead of just replacing failed parts they’ll always go the extra mile, swapping out components which are likely to fail in the near future.
An obvious comparison would be between a classic car which remains on show in a garage and one that you can actually enjoy driving.
Rare though many of these machines are, rarer still are the examples which have been properly restored or can truthfully be said to be in full working order. It goes without saying that when unrestored machines come up for sale online or at auction, they’ll often be priced rather lower than the machines sold by The Games Room Company, and the point we wish to get across above all others is that there’s a reason for this.
In this business The Games Room Company’s reputation is second to none, and as it’s been hard won over the years it’s something we never take for granted. Every machine that goes off to a customer, be they corporate or private, is a potential advertisement for the business and if we didn’t do our job properly then we wouldn’t have the high number of loyal, returning customers that we do.
We’re justly proud of our One Year Parts and Labour Warranty, which extends to on-site visits so if your machine does require some attention, you won’t necessarily have to endure the pain of separation.
We’ve always recognised that with specialised products such as these the after sales service is just as important as the initial sale. It takes a long time to build a reputation and over the years our commitment has won us not just the loyalty of our clients but also the trust of the last remaining American Jukebox manufacturer, Rockola, who in 2014 appointed us as their Exclusive British dealer.
Music itself is an important part of our business, as reflected by our treasured CD library, so we are able to help you source and create the perfect digital playlists – so if you’re a bit stuck for choice, we are only too happy to help!
Since 2019 The Games Room Company has been the owner of Rock-Ola jukeboxes in California, which is one of the most recognised brands in the world, and we’re now the largest retailer of them too. Our CEO, Alexander Walder-Smith, has followed in his father's footsteps and the family have been selling jukeboxes since 1962 so we know a thing or two about our products! Our showroom will gladly assist you with any questions you may have before or after you purchase any Games Room Company equipment.
- Dimensions: (H) 152cm x (W) 84cm x (D) 68cm
- Made in the USA
- CD Capacity: 100
- Finish: Walnut
- Compatible with iPod and iPhone
- 5-Speaker, Dual 3-Way System for “Live” Performance Reproduction
- CD Player and Self-Adjusting Laser
- QSC 450 watt RMS amplifier
- Electrical: 90-250 Volts [50/60 Hz]
- Power Output: 1600 Watts RMS Power