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Boxguy

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07-20-2014 08:28 AM

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Does anyone have a good source for buying digital music box movements that have a nice sounding unit? I am not interested in the little things in greeting cards, but want something that I can build into a nice box.

-- Big Al in IN


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Gumnut

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#1 posted 07-20-2014 11:09 AM

Hi Al,
Someone that I know who makes outsanding antique reproduction work recommends this web site.
http://www.bettermusicboxes.com/Products/Movements/default.asp
not sure about digital though!

Kind regards,
Peter

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#2 posted 07-20-2014 11:29 AM

Klockit carries some.

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 07-20-2014 01:26 PM

I found this place the other day. I don’t know if they have electronic movements.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#4 posted 07-20-2014 04:43 PM

Al,

Let us know your choices?

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#5 posted 07-20-2014 05:39 PM

Most “Art and craps” stores (like: Michaels or Hobby Lobby) carry these little music boxes.

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Boxguy

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#6 posted 07-20-2014 07:03 PM

Remember guys I am looking for a digital unit that has a speaker and batteries.

Peter, thanks. I have used this company when I made a music box for my daughter. I am looking for an electonic unit here, not a mechanical one.

Fred, thanks. I went to the site. I have used Klock Kit for insert movements for years. They are a great company to deal with, but I didn’t find digital music boxes, just mechanical ones.

Charles, thanks for the site. I looked through and did a search. Looks like a nice company, but I didn’t see any digitat players.

Doc, I’ll let you know what I pick.

Joe, thanks for the advice. Last time I checked Micheal’s Lobby…and it has been a few months…I could get the small units that go in greeting cards and simple wind-up mechanical units, but not any quality digital units.

-- Big Al in IN

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Steve Kreins

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#7 posted 07-22-2014 12:09 AM

Only $350 bucks for this one, nice sound!

This one however would be my pick at only
$1,250

Better Music Boxes

Sorry I just realized these aren’t digital. Opps, sorry, but they are kind of interesting.

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Boxguy

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#8 posted 07-22-2014 01:54 AM

Steve, thanks. Wow, those were fun to listen to. But for $1,250 I think I would just hire an orchestra and record it. Thanks for sending the songs. I think they also sell seconds and I bought one with a small flaw for a music box I made. Big bucks saved.

-- Big Al in IN

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Steve Kreins

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#9 posted 08-07-2014 04:42 PM

Did you ever find the movements you were looking for?

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Boxguy

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#10 posted 08-08-2014 09:38 AM

Steve, I did find one. It is complex, but programable and has a light activated switch. It is here

and here
.

http://www.bigdawgspromo.com/light-sensor.html

http://m.ebay.com/itm?itemId=260936754424

Thanks for asking and hope you are having a good day.

-- Big Al in IN

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