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Question from Matt: I’m new to these and I want to learn more about specifically cocktail arcade cabinets. Do you know anywhere or website that has info on these? Possibly the dos and donts for them. Things like the placement of items in the cabinet. Sorry for the vague question. I have watched your videos. Thanks in advance!
Response from Jonathan: Matt,
Unfortunately we do not know of any website in particular that focuses on just cocktail cabinets. With that said, there’s not a whole lot of difference between cocktail cabinets and upright cabinets except for the physical wood cabinet itself. Most cocktail cabinets contain the exact same parts as their upright counterparts with possibly the addition of another set of controls for the second player depending on the game.
If you’re building one from scratch or from a kit, the placement of the items in the cabinet shouldn’t matter too much either. If you use a CRT monitor, it’s a good idea to use shielded speakers as speakers that are not shielded can sometime cause interference with the screen. Other than that, you should be free to place the items any where you want in the cabinet as long as it doesn’t keep you from closing or gaining access to the inside of the cabinet.
Of course, we would be happy to answer any specific questions you might have about cocktail cabinets. Feel free to send them to us and we’ll try to answer them in a timely fashion. Hope that helps. Thank you for your question and good luck with your future repairs.
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