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Rocket Vinyl Jukebox User Manual

S3 Unity /build 7.0 – V2.0man




Rocket Vinyl Jukebox User Manual 1

S3 Unity /build 7.0 – V2.0man.. 1

Introduction.. 4

About Sound Leisure.. 4

Important Safety Instructions. 4

Additionally.. 5

Fig 1.. 7

Lock locations & rear panels. 7

Taking Delivery / Transit Mode.. 8

Transit Mode.. 8

How to remove the transit retaining foam… 8

Fig 2.. 9

Mechanism in transit mode showing retaining foam… 9

Fig 3.. 10

Retaining transit bolt locations (mechanism). 10

Fig 4.. 11

Wingnut Positions. 11

How to locate and loosen the retaining bolt wingnuts. 11

How to place the Jukebox into transit mode. 12

Label Magic. 14

Inserting title cards. 15

Title Cards. 15

Fig 5.. 16

Title cards inserted into title rack and page flip buttons. 16

Loading Records. 17

Fig 6.. 17

Jukebox vinyl mechanism… 17

How to load records into the Jukebox.. 18

Playing the Jukebox.. 19

Making Selections. 19

Display.. 19

Using the remote control 19

Fig 7.. 19

Remote control 19

Adjusting Volume.. 21

Powering Off the Jukebox : Sleep Mode.. 22

To power off the Jukebox.. 22

Shuffle Mode.. 22

How to enable or disable Shuffle modes. 22

Connecting external audio devices. 23

Connecting an audio source to the Jukebox input. 23

Connecting to the Jukebox audio output. 23

Fig 8.. 24

Rear of Jukebox : Door open.. 24

Adding additional speakers. 25

To connect additional external speakers. 25

Fig 10.. 26

Speaker matching pad. Shown with default Jukebox speakers connected.. 26

Fig 9.. 26

View of Sound Leisure D4 Digital Amplifier. 26





Thank you for purchasing a Classic Jukebox from Sound Leisure, the world’s premier Jukebox manufacturer. This product has been designed and built to give you many years of enjoyment and trouble free use.

This owner’s guide provides all the information you will need to install and operate the Jukebox safely.

About Sound Leisure

Sound Leisure have been manufacturing Jukeboxes in Leeds, UK since 1978. The family owned and run business was originally formed by Alan Black and three generations of the family now work alongside a team of skilled craftsmen and women, all dedicated to manufacturing the finest Jukeboxes in the world.

Important Safety Instructions

  • Read these instructions.
  • Keep these instructions.
  • Heed all warnings.
  • Follow all instructions.
  • Do not use this apparatus near water.
  • Clean only with a dry cloth.
  • Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
  • Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has 2 blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
  • Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
  • Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
  • Use only the cart, stand, bracket or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
  • Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
  • Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as if a power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally or has been dropped.


  • This Jukebox contains high voltage & high temperature parts. Do not attempt to carry out any work that is not specifically instructed in this manual. If the Jukebox fails to operate correctly, switch off the machine and contact Sound Leisure.
  • This Jukebox is heavy. DO NOT attempt to lift the unit.
  • DO NOT attempt to move the Jukebox with the front glass/door open. The Jukebox is top heavy and may tip forward if moved with the front glass/door open.
  • This appliance must be connected to a mains socket with a protective earth connection.
  • The mains plug is the designated ‘disconnection device’ and as such should be readily operable.
  • ‘WARNING’ To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
  • Fuses should be replaced like for like at all times.
  • Terminals marked with the symbol above are considered hazardous live and external wiring connected to these terminals requires installation by an instructed person or the use of ready made contact leads.
  • Jukebox contains transmitter module FCC ID : T9J-RN52
  • Refer to Bluetooth section for more information.
  • This Jukebox is approved for operation :
  • below 2000m elevation
  • between 0°C and 40°C



Fig 1

Lock locations & rear panels

  1. Main cabinet locks. Please note there is a lock on both the left and right of the Jukebox.
  2. Coin reject cup

III. Rear cabinet door lock

  1. Mains power socket and switch
  2. Earth bond
  3. Reset button

VII. Audio out sockets

Taking Delivery / Transit Mode

Once the Jukebox has been positioned in its designated space the following instructions will allow you to prepare it for use. The keys to open the Jukebox will be found in the coin reject cup on the side of the Jukebox. The keys will open the side locks and the rear cabinet lock. See FIG1.

Transit Mode

Upon delivery the Jukebox player mechanism will be locked in “Transit Mode.” The following pages explain how to remove the transit foam, and prepare the Jukebox for use. Please work through this guide in order.

When removing the transit parts, to reduce the risk of accidental damage to the Jukebox mechanism, it is recommended to do so with the Jukebox powered off. Retain all transit parts for future use.

How to remove the transit retaining foam

  • Locate the transit foam under the playing arm shown in FIG2.
  • Gently hold the playing arm and slide the foam out horizontally.
  • Carefully remove the foam from around the disc basket.
    • Note : Foam will only be located in this area if transported pre loaded with discs

Fig 2

Mechanism in transit mode showing retaining foam

  1. Cowling retaining foam. Gently remove.
  2. Playing arm retaining foam. Gently lift arm and remove.



Fig 3

Retaining transit bolt locations (mechanism)

Vinyl Mechanism as seen from the rear of the cabinet.

  1. Location of 4 x retaining bolts and wingnuts.

Fig 4

Wingnut Positions

Above : Retaining bolt and wing nut shown in position upon delivery.

Above : Remove wingnut, gromet and washer. Retain these for future use.

The Jukebox player mechanism will be locked into position by 4 wing nuts that are located under the play deck. These must be loosened before initial operation. The loosening of the wingnuts allows the mechanism to float freely and dampen any vibrations which may effect the vinyl playback.

How to locate and loosen the retaining bolt wingnuts

  • Unlock and remove the rear cabinet door (shown in FIG1)
  • Locate the retaining bolts and wingnuts. Two are located at the front of the mechanism and two at the rear as shown in FIG3.
  • Carefully loosen and remove the wingnuts, washers and grommets as shown in FIG4. Retain these for future use.
  • Once the wingnuts have been removed, close the front door of the Jukebox.
  • Power on the Jukebox. The location of the mains power switch is shown in FIG1.
  • The Jukebox will show “TRANSIT.”
  • At the rear of the Jukebox press the RESET button once. The location of this button is shown in FIG1.
  • The Jukebox mechanism will rotate to its playing position. The display will no longer show “TRANSIT.”
  • The Jukebox is now ready for operation.

How to place the Jukebox into transit mode.

  • If the Jukebox is to be moved any distance, where the mechanism is in danger of moving, it is recommended that the Jukebox be placed into Transit Mode. You will require the retaining foam that was delivered with your Jukebox. The location of the following items listed is shown in Fig3.
  • With no discs playing, press and hold the RESET button on the rear of the Jukebox for 5 seconds. The location of this button is shown in FIG1.
  • The mechanism will park in the transit position and the display will show “TRANSIT.”
  • Power OFF the Jukebox using the switch on the rear of the Jukebox. The location of the mains power switch is shown in FIG1.
  • Open the rear door of the Jukebox and locate the 4 wingnuts secured to the retaining bolts of the Mechanism.
  • Tighten the wingnuts against the washers so that they securely hold the mechanism down to the shelf.
  • Close and lock the rear door of the Jukebox.
  • Open the front glass/door of the Jukebox.
  • Replace the retaining foam under the playing arm by carefully holding the playing arm and sliding the foam in from the side.
  • Close and lock the front glass/door of the Jukebox.
  • The Jukebox can now be safely moved.

Label Magic

Sound Leisure has developed the Label Magic title card printing software to facilitate the easy design and printing of title cards for your Sound Leisure Jukebox.

Included in the welcome pack supplied with your Jukebox is a FREE 12 month subscription to Sound Leisure’s Label Magic title card printing software.

To get started creating your cards, download your free copy of Label Magic from:


Once you have installed Label magic, use the code printed on the postcard included in your welcome pack to activate your free 12 month subscription.

Once you have printed your title cards follow the steps for how to insert these in the Jukebox.

Inserting title cards

Title Cards

Perforated blank title cards and Sound Leisure’s Label Magic printing software are included in your Jukebox welcome pack. For further details on installing your software and your FREE 12 month subscription code please see the postcard included in the welcome pack or visit :


This will assist you in designing and printing title cards. Additional cards are available to purchase through our website.


  • The Jukebox holds 70 vinyl records and can play both sides (A&B). Each title selection has a number for side A and side B. Side A numbers run from 100 – 169. Side B numbers run from 200 – 269.
  • Once title cards have been printed and removed from the perforated card they can be inserted under the retaining tabs next to the number of the record they relate to.
    • (TIP – sliding in from left to right is easier)


Fig 5

Title cards inserted into title rack and page flip buttons

Above : Title cards inserted into the title rack

Above : Left and right page flip buttons as located on the right hand side of the jukebox button bank.

Loading Records




The Jukebox holds 70 vinyl records and can play both sides (A&B). Each record has a number to play side A and another number for side B. Side A numbers run from 100 – 169. Side B numbers run from 200 – 269.

The Jukebox selects a chosen record by rotating the mechanism to the chosen number and then offering that record to the stylus. It is therefore important to make sure the records are inserted in the correct basket number and facing the correct way.

The following pages will instruct you how to load discs into your Jukebox mechanism

Fig 6

Jukebox vinyl mechanism

Vinyl Mechanism as seen from the front

  1. Belt drive / grasp and rotate to the left
  2. Load records from this side

III. Record basket – slots numbered

  1. Mousehole containing reject / rotate mechanism button
  2. Display

How to load records into the Jukebox

  • When the Jukebox is not playing. Rotate the record mechanism by grasping the belt drive and rotating to the left (anticlockwise)
  • Warning : Doing this will rotate the basket. Please ensure there are no items in the way – such as loose clothing, fingers, jewellery that could become caught as the basket rotates.
  • Release the belt when the required record slot is approximately in the middle of the right hand area of the mechanism. Each slot is numbered and the triangular sticker points towards the specified slot.
  • Slide the record into the slot
  • Side A should be facing towards the left of the slot and side B facing the right. Do not play warped records as this could damage the mechanism.
  • Continue to follow these steps until the basket is full.
  • Warning : If you are using the Jukebox without a full basket of records please space out the records evenly around the basket as an unbalanced basket may cause mechanical fault.
  • Each records slot corresponds to a title card selection number (see page 12) It is important to ensure records are in the correct numbered slot and facing the right direction.
  • When loading records it is advisable to load sections at a time in order to evenly space and weight the basket.
    • Note : the mechanism can play both “dinked” (with a large centre hole) and normal “non dinked” records.

Playing the Jukebox

Making Selections

  • When the records and labels are installed, selections can be made using the keyboard at the front of the Jukebox or via the remote control.
  • To “flip” the title rack pages press the red buttons located on the far right hand side of the button bank. (FIG5) or by using ‘F3’ or ‘F4’ on the remote control.(FIG7)
  • To play a record via the Jukebox buttons, select the 3 digit number as specified on the title card. For instance 124 (side A) or 224 (side B) or play both sides of the record (side A & B) by pressing 324.
  • If you make a mistake while entering a selection press ‘C’ on either the remote or Jukebox button bank to re-start the selection process.
  • Ejecting a track or disc
  • To eject an entire disc press ‘REJECT DISC’ on the remote.
  • To reject a single side press ‘REJECT TRACK’ on the remote.


  • The display will show the current playing record. After 10 seconds the display will switch off. Pressing the ‘C’ button will show which disc/track is currently playing.

Using the remote control

  • When using the remote control, aim the remote at the Jukebox display as this is where the remote sensor is located.

Fig 7

Remote control

Selections and additional functionality of the Jukebox can be controlled via the remote control supplied with your Jukebox.

  1. Sleep mode (places the Jukebox into low power standby)
  2. Switches amplifier to Bluetooth input

III. Switches amplifier to Aux input

  1. Lighting Control (See lighting section)
  2. Bluetooth pairing
  3. Sequential play ON

VII. Skip Forwards (Plays next track if applicable)

VIII. Turn Shuffle Mode OFF

  1. Title rack page flip
  2. Vol 2 (stereo pair) external speakers if installed
  3. Reject disc

XII. Numeric selection keys. Used to make track selection

XIII. Keyboard cancel

XIV. Reject track

  1. Vol 1 (stereo pair) Jukebox speakers

XVI. Mute vol

XVII. Title rack page flip

XVIII. Skip Backwards (Replays current track)

XIX. Turn Shuffle Mode ON

  1. Clear playlist

XXI. Switches amplifier to Jukebox input

Adjusting Volume

As a precaution against overloading the speakers when switching the Jukebox on, the volume is preset to a low level.

  • To raise the volume to the preferred level, select a track, wait until the disc is playing, then adjust the volume using the ‘VOL 1’ volume keys on the remote control.
  • The display will briefly show the volume level as ‘L -’. The number will vary dependant on the volume level with 0 for off and 50 for full volume.
  • The ‘VOL 2’ volume keys (on the remote) are used to adjust the volume of the spare amplifier channels, please refer to page 22 “Adding additional speakers”.
  • Pressing the ‘MUTE’ key on the remote, will instantly mute the amplifier and the display will show ‘L —‘, to return the volume to the previous level press any of the volume keys.

Powering Off the Jukebox : Sleep Mode

It is recommended that the Jukebox is powered off using the standby procedure and then to “full off” at the mains switch if required. This ensures that discs are ejected and the mechanism is in a safe position. Failure to power the Jukebox down in this way could damage the jukebox mechanism.

To power off the Jukebox

  • Press the “POWER” button at the top remote control (FIG 7) If a disc is playing it will be returned to its position in the mechanism stack. The mechanism will then return to its home position at the left hand side. “Sleep” will show on the Jukebox display.

NOTE : Sleep mode is useful if you are going to be using your Jukebox within a day or so. This will conserve power but still “wake’ the Jukebox quickly should you wish to use it.

If you are not going to use the Jukebox for a few days then it is recommended to use sleep mode followed by a full power off using the power switch on the back of the Jukebox.

Shuffle Mode

The Jukebox features a random shuffle mode. This feature allows continuous play until the function is disabled. If a manual selection is made when shuffle mode is enabled then the currently playing track will play out before the chosen selection is played. Once the manual selection has been played shuffle mode will continue.

Shuffle mode has two settings : shuffle disc and shuffle side.

Shuffle disc

This mode will play the entirety of a disc (A&B sides) before randomly selecting another disc and playing. This is to listen to both A&B sides. This setting will continue to play random disc albums until the mode is disabled.

Shuffle side

Shuffle side mode will play a random A side from a random disc until the mode is disabled.

How to enable or disable Shuffle modes

  • The shuffle modes are enabled by pressing the “shuffle on” button on the remote control.
  • Pressing the ‘SHUFFLE ON’ button ONCE enables the Shuffle disc mode. (A&B sides)
  • When enabled the Jukebox display will show : DISC and a small dot will appear in the lower section of the display.
  • Pressing the ‘SHUFFLE ON’ button TWICE enables the shuffle side mode. (A sides only) When enabled the Jukebox display
  • will show : SIDE and a small dot will show in the bottom half of the display.
  • To disable shuffle mode press the ‘SHUFFLE OFF’ button on the remote control. The small dot will no longer show to indicate that shuffle mode is not enabled.

Sequential Play

This feature plays the disks in ascending order e.g: 100 – 101 – 102. The mechanism will start from its current position and then play sequentially until the feature is turned off.

  • To activate sequential mode press “F2” on the remote control (FIG5).
  • “ORDER” will show on the display and a decimal point will denote that a shuffle mode is enabled.
  • Sequential mode can be turned off by pressing “F2” again or “SHUFFLE OFF”
  • Normal shuffle modes will over ride sequential mode and sequential mode cannot be activated when other shuffle modes are in operation.

Connecting external audio devices

Connecting an audio source to the Jukebox input

  • Audio sources, such as DAB radios or streaming devices can be connected to Aux 2 input on the D4 amplifier. The Jukebox automatically switches inputs.
  • The player mechanism is the default device and will always take priority over any other audio sources.
  • If the player mechanism is idle (no disc playing), the Bluetooth will take priority.
  • If the player and Bluetooth aren’t playing then the Aux 2 input will take priority.
  • Please note: It is recommended that the audio output level of the connected device is kept at between 3⁄4 and full and the volume is adjusted using the volume control of the Jukebox.

Connecting to the Jukebox audio output

  • An audio output is provided to allow the Jukebox to play through another amplifier, such as Surround Sound or Multi-room audio system.
  • Connect a stereo phono lead to the Audio Out connections located on the rear lower right of the Jukebox. (FIG8)
  • The audio level is approximately 2Vp-p but will vary depending upon the audio being played.

Fig 8

Rear of Jukebox : Door open

  1. Bluetooth Module
  2. Speaker matching pad

III. D4 Digital Amplifier

  1. Mains input and switch
  2. Earth bond
  3. Audio Out connection and RESET button

Adding additional speakers

The D4 Digital Amplifier has 4 independent outputs, configured as 2 stereo pairs. Channels 1 and 2 are used to drive the Jukebox’s internal speakers.Channels 3 and 4 (left and right) can be used to connect additional external speakers.

To connect additional external speakers

Please Note : The additional speakers should not present a load lower than 4 Ohms to each amplifier channel, please contact Sound Leisure if you are unsure which speakers are suitable or would like a different speaker set-up to the one described below.

  • Locate the speaker matching pad in the rear of the Jukebox cabinet. (FIG8)
  • Connect the left speaker cables to CH3 as denoted in FIG10.
  • Connect the right speaker cables to CH4 as denoted in FIG10.

The volume for these speakers is controlled using the VOL 2 keys on the remote control.

Fig 10

Speaker matching pad. Shown with default Jukebox speakers connected

  1. Connect to LEFT speaker
  2. Connect to RIGHT speaker

Fig 9

View of Sound Leisure D4 Digital Amplifier




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