(Topic ID: 144442)

Gottlieb System 1 Speaker Replacement


By iwantansi

4 years ago



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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by Soop
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#1 4 years ago

Working on reassembly of Genie and it had the wrong speaker in it(wrong size, ohms) and it the foam surround and paper were disintegrating. I am hoping to replace this with one that will bolt in to the stock location with the exact same hole pattern.

Didnt see the specs for the speaker in my manuals, looking at my other system 1 games showed an 8 OHM, 5 watt speaker, about 6" across.

Emailed PBR, they dont carry it. They were kind enough to provide the specs

Foster #138, 39, 8 OHM, 5W

Researching a bit further, Foster looks to be an OEM speaker supplier - so there is no way youre going to get them to make more of this speaker without ordering 10,000 units.

Marco, Pinball Life, Amazon - im just not finding what I need... How close to the specs need to match? Does anyone have an idea where i could get a speaker like this?

Thanks!

#2 4 years ago

I think I have an original if you want it. Probably sounds as good as it looks, but there you go.

#3 4 years ago
Quoted from canea:

I think I have an original if you want it. Probably sounds as good as it looks, but there you go.

See this is the thing - I can likely get originals in somewhat good condition... but i've got about half of the System 1 lineup with the other half to eventually come in to the collection also..

Was hoping to find a "new" source of them.

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#4 3 years ago

Subbing so i can keep track of this I'd be curious if you do find a replacement and from where.

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#5 3 years ago

Found these that are a great potential replacement...

ebay.com link

But I cant get the seller to modify his listing to ship to the USA..

#6 3 years ago

Here ya go:

http://www.radiodaze.com/10w-8ohm-speaker-item-spkr-810pc6/

It's a 6 inch, 8 ohm, 10 watt, full range speaker. It should work perfectly fine for you, plus it's only $9.

Here's more:

https://www.tubesandmore.com/products/P-A-MOD6-15

#7 3 years ago
Quoted from iwantansi:

See this is the thing - I can likely get originals in somewhat good condition... but i've got about half of the System 1 lineup with the other half to eventually come in to the collection also..
Was hoping to find a "new" source of them.

Let us know what you end up getting and how it sounds by the way you are my hero with that system 1 lineup

#8 3 years ago
Quoted from plowpusher:

Let us know what you end up getting and how it sounds by the way you are my hero with that system 1 lineup

It's impressive isn't it! I'm jealous...

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#11 3 years ago
Quoted from chrisnack:

Subbing so i can keep track of this I'd be curious if you do find a replacement and from where.

do you notice any sound improvements using the pascal boards and running those wire off the board to the speaker. I just put a pascal in the hulk and really like the features but still using the old sound board .Would like to try pascal sound board .

#12 3 years ago

One of the best places I know of is Parts Express. Another one of my hobbies is speaker building and they have always done me right.

http://www.parts-express.com/cat/speaker-components/4?N=19807+4294967118&Ne=10166&Nrpp=99999&Nrs=collection%28%29%2Frecord%5Bendeca%3Amatches%28.%2C%22P_PortalID%22%2C%221%22%29+and+endeca%3Amatches%28.%2C%22P_Searchable%22%2C%221%22%29%5D&PortalID=1&childCat=t&showMoreIds=10014

They list their speakers with all specs including mounting dimensions

#13 3 years ago

But Parts Express does not generally stock "full range" speakers, only seperate woofers, tweeters, and mid range speakers.

#14 3 years ago

Yep, they have those too Ken. Might take some digging around to find the right size and price though.

http://www.parts-express.com/visaton-r10s-4-full-range-speaker-8-ohm--292-596#lblProductDetails

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