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Flipper Fidelity Speakers?

By jimgravina

1 year ago


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#1 1 year ago

Hey Guys,

I wanted to know if these speakers are a noticeable enhancement over the stock speakers in Data East pins from the 90's. Nothing is wrong with the speakers I have now, and would only get them if they are a noticeable enhancement to the sound. I know they are not going to make the "quality" of the music and sound effects better...

Or are these something you purchase if your stock speakers are not working and you need a repalcment?

Thanks!

#2 1 year ago

Have these in my AFM , came with them , they are ok!
Cannot notice a great difference between them and my stock speakers and a subwoofer attached .
Not impressed with all the extra wiring in the back box as well

#3 1 year ago

I put them in my LOTR. Drastic improvement. Can now here callouts clearly.

#4 1 year ago
Quoted from drummermike:

I put them in my LOTR. Drastic improvement. Can now here callouts clearly.

I’ve had a set from fidelity still in box from 2 years ago and was going to put into SM as it’s hard to hear some callouts

My LOTR sounds great with stock speakers so now does it really make that much of an improvement? Don’t know if I should put them in LOTR or SM

#5 1 year ago

Try them in both and then decide.

I could not understand some of the callouts. The sound is now more clear to me. The new speakers probably have more dynamic range the stock ones.

I thought it was a huge improvement. If I had the money, I would replace all the speakers in my older pins.

#6 1 year ago

if you are asking strictly about DE pins, I'd say they are not worth the expense. I was disappointed in the moderate amount of difference they made in my TFTC. I'd save some cash and order something from Parts Express, then add a cheap powered sub (or maybe start with that first).

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from Billy16:

if you are asking strictly about DE pins, I'd say they are not worth the expense. I was disappointed in the moderate amount of difference they made in my TFTC. I'd save some cash and order something from Parts Express, then add a cheap powered sub (or maybe start with that first).

Yeah, strictly my DE Back To the Future pin. Only pin I have, as part of a BTTF collection. Stock speakers work just fine (though a slight hum/buzz but I believe that’s a while other issue).

Just didn’t know if new speakers would make much of a difference.

#8 1 year ago

I'd look for a reasonably priced (used will work) powered sub. Grab the signal from your cab speaker via lamp cord or speaker wire. It will improve the sound enough to make it worthwhile.

#9 1 year ago

If your looking for more low end i’ve found the pinball pro stuff to provide a bit more punch and give them the slight overall edge.

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from Billy16:

I'd look for a reasonably priced (used will work) powered sub. Grab the signal from your cab speaker via lamp cord or speaker wire. It will improve the sound enough to make it worthwhile.

Sub won’t be pushing too much low end?

#11 1 year ago
Quoted from jimgravina:

Sub won’t be pushing too much low end?

Not with the crappy DE signal chain it won't. Doesn't matter how much you spend on speakers or a sub, it is only gonna help so much.

#12 1 year ago
Quoted from Billy16:

Not with the crappy DE signal chain it won't. Doesn't matter how much you spend on speakers or a sub, it is only gonna help so much.

Yeah I guess that was my main question. Since the physical audio quality isn’t that great to start with, especially since there was not a ton of memory to store high quality audio files back then.

#13 1 year ago

Anything is an improvement over stock speakers in a pin that old. Even generac ones. I have flipper fidelity in two of mine and pinsounds branded speakers in my T2. Drastic difference. Attached is a picture of the stock sub compared to the new one. If the pinsound board is available for your machine I highly recommend it.

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#14 1 year ago
Quoted from Timfenske11:

Anything is an improvement over stock speakers in a pin that old. Even generac ones. I have flipper fidelity in two of mine and pinsounds branded speakers in my T2. Drastic difference. Attached is a picture of the stock sub compared to the new one. If the pinsound board is available for your machine I highly recommend it.
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Oh. I assumed it would be the same size as the stock cabinet speaker to be able to fit no?

#15 1 year ago
Quoted from jimgravina:

Oh. I assumed it would be the same size as the stock cabinet speaker to be able to fit no?

The right and left ones are the same size with a bigger magnet and noticeably heavier. That picture was a comparison of the sub. When you buy a kit it comes with all the necessary adapters and wiring. All the parts can be sourced individually but to me it a big time saver buying it this way. I noticed someone posted about the source and that is also a great point to consider. If you want better sound you need to replace everything and used a remastered sound package.

#16 1 year ago
Quoted from Billy16:

if you are asking strictly about DE pins, I'd say they are not worth the expense. I was disappointed in the moderate amount of difference they made in my TFTC. I'd save some cash and order something from Parts Express, then add a cheap powered sub (or maybe start with that first).

The DE speakers are fairly good; I have Flipper Fidelity set in my Time Machine and there isn't a whole lot of difference between the other DE pins in the line up. I can tell you the stockers are better than a lot of the China junk being sold.

#17 1 year ago
Quoted from jimgravina:

slight hum/buzz but I believe that’s a while other issue

That is the power supply. Change that out, hum goes away

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