Few companies can boast the rich heritage of NSM Music. Well into its seventh decade, NSM Music continues to exceed the expectations of its three founding members Nack, Schulze and Menke, who created the Company in Germany to produce American-style jukeboxes in the 1950s.
The Company has gained an enviable reputation for combining aesthetics with technology and were responsible for many breakthroughs in the jukebox music industry ranging from state of the art CD changing devices to the most attractive interactive digital jukeboxes on the market.
The 1970s was the golden age of NSM jukeboxes, when style and art met head-on with the the heady sounds of the decade. The period 1970-82 saw the best of the vinyl era with boxes which fitted in with contemporary furniture such as the stylish ’Consul’ and ‘Prestige’ ranges.
The transition to CD technology was not a problem for NSM,who came up with impressive patented CD technology,which powered iconic machines such as Digital Thunder,Silver Sky and the Galaxy range.
The City II, which was in production between 1984 and 1987, was one of their most popular models and had a capacity of 80 45rpm records, providing 160 selections. NSM gained an enviable reputation for combining aesthetics with technology and in this model they come together beautifully. The low profile cabinet with its expansive glass ‘window’ allows everyone to see into the innermost workings, hypnotising children and adults alike.
This example has been immaculately restored by the experts at our own workshop and is of course in perfect working order, having been stripped down, cleaned and thoroughly refurbished. As part of this process the moving parts have been through a cleansing sonic bath and the machinery has undergone an electro-mechanical overhaul. The lighting has been enhanced to brighten up the interior so one could arguably say that she looks better now than the day she left the factory!
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 vinyl library, so we are able to help you source and create the perfect playlist. We also make all of the title cards in original typewriter font – so if you’re a bit stuck for choice, we are only too happy to help!
Music and Title Cards Pricing
The charge for vintage records is €15 + VAT per record, this covers most records however some are highly collectable for which we have to pay a premium and are charge at a higher price. The title card service is €120 + VAT for a handmade set regardless of the selection quantity.
It is quite an involved process supply records as we buy them in from dealers or collectors, they will only guarantee the "A" side, so often many records do not pass with us because we always supply records with playable "B" sides as well as the "A".
The centres are then cut (big hole centres) which also leads to some breakage as some of the records split due to their age. Finally they are hand washed and then played both "A" and "B" side on a gramophone for sound quality, only then are they fit to go on the Jukebox. The final check is again playing "A" and "B" side as you would hear it on your Jukebox.
It's all about delivering good quality sound for our clients and if you are investing in a vinyl jukebox the standard of the records have to demonstrate the high standard of our restorations.
Please contact us if you are interested in this service.
- Dimensions: (H): 102cm (W): 91.5 cm (D): 60 cm
- Imperial: (H) 40" x (W) 36" x (D) 23.5"
- Fully restored by our own technicians
- Capacity: 80 45 rpm singles (160 selections)
- Full view mechanism
- Enhanced cabinet lighting
- Full electro-mechanical overhaul
- Moving parts have been cleansed in a sonic bath
- Can accommodate large hole or small hole records
- Made in Germany
- Record and title card service available