Tagged: Wurlitzer 5220
28 June 2020 at 17 h 01 min #47526
I finished up the 5220 this weekend. I wanted it to be mobile so I mounted it on a cheap stand and put the hardware in the drawer.
This is a V1.5 adapter and I have it connected to the onboard speakers (I did replace them with new ones). So far it is working through the onboard volume control buttons with no modifications.
A nice thing about the 5220s is a built in service switch you can throw to provide freeplay.
I have programmed my favorite music on the SD card and set it for continuous play.
12 August 2020 at 18 h 27 min #47525
I finished up the 5220 this weekend. I wanted this one to be mobile so I mounted it on a cheap stand and put the hardware in the drawer.
This is the V1.5 and I have it wired to the on board speakers (I did replace the original ones with new speakers). The original sound control buttons seem to be working fine with the V1.5 card, at least so far.
A nice thing about the 5220 is that it has a service switch inside to provide free play. I have the SD card programmed for continuous play with my favorite songs from the 70 to current music.
5 November 2021 at 2 h 04 min #48715pwb100Participant
Where is this built in service switch to select free play?
7 November 2021 at 12 h 01 min #48716ScudieParticipant
I do not own a 5220 my self , I do have a 5210 and a 5250, both of which have a service switch which if I remember correctly is located on the right hand side of the mechanism.
If you remove the chrome cover, and look at the top of the selection button section on the right I think you will spot it.
As to whether this will give you free play I am not so sure, it certainly doesn’t on the 5210 or the 5250.
But it would appear to have worked for Randy’s 5220 so worth a try.
7 November 2021 at 15 h 58 min #48717pwb100Participant
Many thanks for your reply Scudie. I will open it up and take a look.
Your support is appreciated.
8 November 2021 at 1 h 15 min #48718ScudieParticipant
Let us know how you get on.
2 February 2022 at 7 h 19 min #48766
I don’t get on here often enough since the fire tragedy but I finally saw this post. I was wrong – this was one of the first units I converted to WB2MP3, there was no factory free play switch. The previous owner had wired the unit to free play, I thought the service switch was the mechanism that enabled it.
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