Rockola "Ultra" model 437 Repair Journal and Photos
By Chad Hauris, Retro Electronics and Audio Lab, Midland, TX. 4/6/07, updated 5/11/07
This Rockola Ultra is from 1967 and came from a pretty rough bar! The current owners bought it from a bar where a brawl took place and the glass was broken! The woofer panel also was in pretty bad shape as both of the attaching hinges were broken. We got it as a referral from Jordan Amusements as they specialize in the more modern Rockola CD jukeboxes.
Here is the Ultra being bicked up from Jordan Amusements in Midland.
Here is the Ultra in as-received condition.
Everything was removed from the cabinet for reconditioning.
Rockola Ultra amplifier before repairs. We tested ESR on the capacitors and we were getting some bad readings so we replaced all of the capacitors in the unit.
New capacitors in the amp.
Rockola Ultra phono preamp with old capacitors. This unit was very difficult to disassemble/reassemble!
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