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Anyone add an amp for FF backbox speakers?


By Fytr

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    My MET Pro has the Flipper Fidelity upgraded backbox speakers and 10" sub package. They sound pretty good but I have to run the sytem volume very close to max to get the loudness I sometimes require.

    This results is a distorted sound. Was wondering if anyone has successfully used an additional amplifer with the backbox speakers to boost the volume with FF speakers?

    I assume the amp would need to be able to take line-level inputs from the onboard 18W amps that the SAM soundboard supports.
    Beyond that I'm at a loss as to how large an amplifier would be required to improve the volume noticeably?

    Would something like this unit be worthwhile? amazon.com link »

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    #2 2 years ago

    Bump.

    #3 2 years ago

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/addition-of-boss-amplifiers-to-stern-machines

    I removed the FF speakers from my Met and went with this setup. Definitely worth it.

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    #4 2 years ago

    I have an amp and upgraded speakers (not FF) in my Tron and Iron Man, works great... I use powerbass amps and speakers (FF used to use PB speakers for the backbox, they work great and are cheap)

    #5 2 years ago
    Quoted from flecom:

    I have an amp and upgraded speakers (not FF) in my Tron and Iron Man, works great... I use powerbass amps and speakers (FF used to use PB speakers for the backbox, they work great and are cheap)

    Cool. Can you post a link to the amp you used or a model # or something?

    How would you describe the improvement of using the amp vs not?

    The main issue I am having is to really get it rocking I end up in the mid 50s on the volume which is near max and distortion raises its ugly head.

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