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New Amplified Subwoofer Kits by PinWoofer


By PinWoofer

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    #301 51 days ago
    Quoted from paynemic:

    Sounds like you need an auxiliary power supply anyway. I’ve done a couple and it’s super easy. Get all your mods going and some sweet sweet sounds!

    Let me know what to do or if you make the auxiliary power supply I'll purchase one--- or a few!!

    I have lighted buildings, (2 strips of LED's) Dino lit mod, lit flipper button mod, active lit machine boulder mod, lit apron mod, lit back plastic mod, and Color DMD. Previous owner installed every mod available for this machine.

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    #302 35 days ago
    Quoted from unlockpinball:

    Let me know what to do or if you make the auxiliary power supply I'll purchase one--- or a few!!
    I have lighted buildings, (2 strips of LED's) Dino lit mod, lit flipper button mod, active lit machine boulder mod, lit apron mod, lit back plastic mod, and Color DMD. Previous owner installed every mod available for this machine.

    Greetings! Let me first say that I have no intention of being in the 12V power business since our core is pinball audio. But, we are providing guidance and some solutions as an enabler to our kits (not generally distributed). The goal is to help guys get to where they need to be and an "anyone can learn this" approach.

    @unlockpinball inspired me to finally complete an aftermarket power supply guide using the MeanWell RD-125A (5V / 12V @7.7A) and 8-way Molex splitter. I can make this guide available to the PinWoofer crew - just ask and provide me your gmail address for access. I don't sell the items highlighted in the guideline, but the setup is reasonably straightforward. Credit to @mk6pin for originally highlighting his approach.

    Also, we now supply DCtoDC power cables with our amps. These are plug and play, sourcing from the main supply / board. (They are not showcased on PinWoofer.com but can be special order as part of a kit.) These are available for Spike-1/2 and SAM platforms, and give you a clean, 12V DC @4A supply. I've got a number of these in the field and the reliability has been 100%. They are labor intensive; to do this correctly involves more than just assembly of the cable which I won't go into here. The result is a reliable, clean source of power that is plug and play and can be split out to run the PinWoofer system in addition to some other mods.

    Some eye candy below. Have a stellar day!

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    #303 31 days ago

    Installation tomorrow on my JP. WOOHOO.

    I wonder if JP will be able to handle LUCI sitting next to it.

    Thanks again for a bad ass super kit

    #304 31 days ago
    Quoted from EightBallTexas:

    Installation tomorrow on my JP. WOOHOO.
    I wonder if JP will be able to handle LUCI sitting next to it.
    Thanks again for a bad ass super kit

    Can't wait for you to double down, and rock Texas right and proper eightballtexas !

    #305 24 days ago

    I wanted to give a huge shout out to the new guys as well as existing customers, who have taken the plunge and installed their PinWoofer systems! This journey has been a challenging but fulfilling one - our sincerest thanks!

    #306 23 days ago

    Just a quick thanks for my Pinwoofer over here now residing in my JJP POTC. The game now sounds as epic as it plays and very happy with the product. Thanks again.

    #307 23 days ago
    Quoted from dendoc:

    Just a quick thanks for my Pinwoofer over here now residing in my JJP POTC. The game now sounds as epic as it plays and very happy with the product. Thanks again.

    Good times! HUGE shout out to Australia!

    - PinWoofer

    #308 23 days ago

    Well, holy damn. I’ve only used PinWoofer in music pins, but last night I helped a buddy install a PinWoofer sub/amp and an amp/stock backbox speakers in his JP LE; and damn, the sounds are cleaner, crisper and more pronounced than before. Turns JP into a true motion picture machine. The sounds, the effects, the speech ... all over the top amazing! Now I’m thinking of buying a JP for myself just to add this pinwoofer insanity! Really takes a Pin to the next level!

    #309 22 days ago
    Quoted from Dallas_Pin:

    Well, holy damn. I’ve only used PinWoofer in music pins, but last night I helped a buddy install a PinWoofer sub/amp and an amp/stock backbox speakers in his JP LE; and damn, the sounds are cleaner, crisper and more pronounced than before. Turns JP into a true motion picture machine. The sounds, the effects, the speech ... all over the top amazing! Now I’m thinking of buying a JP for myself just to add this pinwoofer insanity! Really takes a Pin to the next level!

    What's your buddy's name?? LOL.

    He is talking about me folks....the sound is not great, it's fxxxkin Awesome!! I wish I had room for a 3rd PIN .

    Goona see what Stern makes next year....thinking a new Top Gun, Aliens both having anniversaries...hmmm...

    Enough typing, going to beat my HS of 531 Million.

    Later.

    #310 22 days ago

    I ordered the PinWoofer backbox sound kit and installed it yesterday in my POTC. I have an external sub and wanted the mid range speaker and the tweeter in the backbox to improve and get to the sound level of the sub. My expectations were high and have been more than fulfilled. The sound from the backbox now is brilliant, chrystal clear and very transparent. It is so dynamic that you have to level the volume of the kit down a bit, when you increase the general volume of the pin.

    Special thanks to Dan from PinWoofer, who contributed a perfect service for all questions I had. Respond times were incredibly fast.

    So highly recommended.

    #311 20 days ago

    Took me a long time (install was easy but I did a full restau of the machine) but finally installed the woofer kit in my sys11 swords of fury.
    Dan was very helping with a weird issue I had.

    Have now an even better sound on my SoF, very happy! Will come back for more

    #312 19 days ago
    Quoted from Nihonmasa:

    Took me a long time (install was easy but I did a full restau of the machine) but finally installed the woofer kit in my sys11 swords of fury.
    Dan was very helping with a weird issue I had.
    Have now an even better sound on my SoF, very happy! Will come back for more

    Good times working with Switzerland and nihonmasa !

    #313 18 days ago

    I just completed an install of the PinWoofer SuperKit in my Tron.

    It was my first install and did take a little longer than 30 minutes.

    Fast forward to conclusion: I am VERY glad I purchased both the woofer and backbox speakers included in the super kit. The sound is no longer "boomy" and "jumbled", rather now it sounds very crisp - layered even. Callouts are MUCH clearer, I would even argue "defined". The woofer in the cabinet offers plenty of bass, but is not overwhelming or distorted.

    To top it off, Dan's commitment to his product and customer service is simply unbeatable. This guy wants you to love his product and has made sure that not only is the "stuff in the box" great, but so is the service behind it!

    I can see now how all those Polk subwoofers under cabinets could become obsolete!

    #314 17 days ago
    Quoted from xeneize:

    I just completed an install of the PinWoofer SuperKit in my Tron.
    It was my first install and did take a little longer than 30 minutes.
    Fast forward to conclusion: I am VERY glad I purchased both the woofer and backbox speakers included in the super kit. The sound is no longer "boomy" and "jumbled", rather now it sounds very crisp - layered even. Callouts are MUCH clearer, I would even argue "defined". The woofer in the cabinet offers plenty of bass, but is not overwhelming or distorted.
    To top it off, Dan's commitment to his product and customer service is simply unbeatable. This guy wants you to love his product and has made sure that not only is the "stuff in the box" great, but so is the service behind it!
    I can see now how all those Polk subwoofers under cabinets could become obsolete!

    Couldn’t agree more. I have two sitting unused now...

    #315 16 days ago

    Recently installed a Superkit in my MET Pro and wanted to give a quick review.

    My MET had FF speakers in it when I got it and I added an external sub several years ago and I just have never been happy with the sound. Given this was my first Pinwoofer kit, I went with the full kit with speakers and will use the FF speakers in another game.

    Install took me a little while as I went really slow and the stock wiring had already been changed due to the FF kit and therefore everything looked a little different than the “before” photos provided in the instructions. I had a few questions/minor issues along the way and Dan was fantastic at answering all my dumb questions and had me up and running quick. His response time and customer service is fantastic!

    After finishing the install and dialing it in a little, all I can say is WOW! The backbox speakers are clear, crisp and sound great, but what really blew me away was the bass from the cabinet. It sounds fantastic, hits hard and adds a tactile feel to the game that my external sub could not come close to matching. It really changes the experience of playing and takes it to a whole new level.

    Overall this was one of the best upgrades/mods I have ever done and I couldn't be happier with the product or Dan's customer service.

    AC/DC is next!

    #316 16 days ago
    Quoted from Gorgar123:

    Recently installed a Superkit in my MET Pro and wanted to give a quick review.
    My MET had FF speakers in it when I got it and I added an external sub several years ago and I just have never been happy with the sound. Given this was my first Pinwoofer kit, I went with the full kit with speakers and will use the FF speakers in another game.
    Install took me a little while as I went really slow and the stock wiring had already been changed due to the FF kit and therefore everything looked a little different than the “before” photos provided in the instructions. I had a few questions/minor issues along the way and Dan was fantastic at answering all my dumb questions and had me up and running quick. His response time and customer service is fantastic!
    After finishing the install and dialing it in a little, all I can say is WOW! The backbox speakers are clear, crisp and sound great, but what really blew me away was the bass from the cabinet. It sounds fantastic, hits hard and adds a tactile feel to the game that my external sub could not come close to matching. It really changes the experience of playing and takes it to a whole new level.
    Overall this was one of the best upgrades/mods I have ever done and I couldn't be happier with the product or Dan's customer service.
    AC/DC is next!

    We did my AC/DC LUCI and the police are called out at vol 50. It's like a rock concert with his super kit. I might go up to 60% if I have a party.

    Hells Bells my dogs go upstairs. HAHA

    #317 15 days ago

    Ring the bell - we have another 12" ACDC Premium Super Kit going out today!

    Huge shout out to brucea1956 for doing the first install on this beast!

    - PinWoofer

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    #318 15 days ago

    Nice; I will probably buy a main cab kit for my Dialed In and JJP POTC later this month as a Christmas present for myself... but I need to actually buy presents for others first

    #319 15 days ago

    I've installed the backbox and sub woofer amps and speakers in my AC/DC and Stern Star Trek. I can't say enough good things about how well they sound and vast improvement over the stock setup. The closest stock set up would be TNA. If you've ever had the chance to play that pin, you know how immersive that sound system is.

    I recently got my Star Trek back from a short term swap with a friend and damaged the backbox amp. The power cord to the amp got tangled in the cabinet and stress fractured the female plug on the amp when I folded the head down. Totally and completely 100% my fault. Better cable management on my part would've prevented this from ever happening. Mistake made and lesson learned.

    I reached out to Dan to see if he had a spare female connector he could sell me or point me in the direction of where I could find one.

    His response and level of customer support went way above and beyond anything I would ever expect or dream of receiving. I asked for an inch and he insisted on providing me a mile.

    I'm back up and running again and a lifetime fan of pinwoofer, their products and company.

    Long story short; buy with confidence, the product is amazing and the customer support is off the charts.

    #320 14 days ago
    Quoted from MadPole:

    I've installed the backbox and sub woofer amps and speakers in my AC/DC and Stern Star Trek. I can't say enough good things about how well they sound and vast improvement over the stock setup. The closest stock set up would be TNA. If you've ever had the chance to play that pin, you know how immersive that sound system is.
    I recently got my Star Trek back from a short term swap with a friend and damaged the backbox amp. The power cord to the amp got tangled in the cabinet and stress fractured the female plug on the amp when I folded the head down. Totally and completely 100% my fault. Better cable management on my part would've prevented this from ever happening. Mistake made and lesson learned.
    I reached out to Dan to see if he had a spare female connector he could sell me or point me in the direction of where I could find one.
    His response and level of customer support went way above and beyond anything I would ever expect or dream of receiving. I asked for an inch and he insisted on providing me a mile.
    I'm back up and running again and a lifetime fan of pinwoofer, their products and company.
    Long story short; buy with confidence, the product is amazing and the customer support is off the charts.

    Couldn’t agree more. Love this product and company.

    #321 8 days ago
    Quoted from PinWoofer:

    Ring the bell - we have another 12" ACDC Premium Super Kit going out today!
    Huge shout out to brucea1956 for doing the first install on this beast!
    - PinWoofer[quoted image]

    Just finished installing the 12" woofer kit on my AC/DC (with custom backbox speakers I've been using for years). Really impressed with the "out of the box" performance! Previously, had fiddled with the music/speech attenuation settings (-20, -10 IIRC) to improve audio performance. At the moment, I reset them to factory (which I believe is 0). If anyone has advice on tuning the system for AC/DC, lmk.

    Used the magnets to mount on my ColorDMD (which is real clean). If this turns out to be too unstable, I can always fasten to the backbox later. For now, I'm hoping the magnet and zip ties will suffice (see photo).

    I'm not a big fan of shaker motors (because most of the shaker programming sucks), but being able to "feel the music" with this kit is pretty damn cool. Stern's music samples are far from inspiring, but the sounds (lightning, bell, train, spinner, etc.) are phenomenal with this setup.

    Dan's support was first-class. This is *the* audio kit/mod the pinball community has needed. Upgraded speakers without appropriate amplification isn't very satisfying. Adding a powered external sub-woofer (which I've also done) isn't bad, but still not as impactful as Dan's kit/system.

    Thanks again, Dan!

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    #322 8 days ago
    Quoted from snaroff:

    Just finished installing the 12" woofer kit on my AC/DC (with custom backbox speakers I've been using for years). Really impressed with the "out of the box" performance! Previously, had fiddled with the music/speech attenuation settings (-20, -10 IIRC) to improve audio performance. At the moment, I reset them to factory (which I believe is 0). If anyone has advice on tuning the system for AC/DC, lmk.
    Used the magnets to mount on my ColorDMD (which is real clean). If this turns out to be too unstable, I can always fasten to the backbox later. For now, I'm hoping the magnet and zip ties will suffice (see photo).
    I'm not a big fan of shaker motors (because most of the shaker programming sucks), but being able to "feel the music" with this kit is pretty damn cool. Stern's music samples are far from inspiring, but the sounds (lightning, bell, train, spinner, etc.) are phenomenal with this setup.
    Dan's support was first-class. This is *the* audio kit/mod the pinball community has needed. Upgraded speakers without appropriate amplification isn't very satisfying. Adding a powered external sub-woofer (which I've also done) isn't bad, but still not as impactful as Dan's kit/system.
    Thanks again, Dan![quoted image][quoted image]

    Good times! Thanks for the accolades, snaroff !

    #323 8 days ago

    Just a shout out for Dan and a great product and wonderful support. I installed the back box and sub woofer amps and speakers in a Dr. Who. It was amazing. I did this for a friend, now I'm doing Star Trek Le. He already said he wants Tron next then Slugfest. So I guess I'm going to be busy!
    Thanx Dan for a cool product.

    #324 8 days ago
    Quoted from brucea1956:

    Just a shout out for Dan and a great product and wonderful support. I installed the back box and sub woofer amps and speakers in a Dr. Who. It was amazing. I did this for a friend, now I'm doing Star Trek Le. He already said he wants Tron next then Slugfest. So I guess I'm going to be busy!
    Thanx Dan for a cool product.

    Thanks for the shout-out brucea1956 ! You da' man!

    #325 8 days ago
    Quoted from PinWoofer:

    Thanks for the shout-out brucea1956 ! You da' man!

    Dan " The Man" Woof

    I am still loving my system and the special cable . lol

    #326 8 days ago

    On the back box speakers, what kind of filter is that behind the amp?

    #327 4 days ago

    Just finished my installation of the PinWoofer set up for my Tommy. The sound is very much improved and does the game justice. The installation was ultimately pretty straight forward. The best thing of all was the outstanding service from Dan Dean. Great product and great service.
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    #328 4 days ago
    Quoted from zahner:

    Just finished my installation of the PinWoofer set up for my Tommy. The sound is very much improved and does the game justice. The installation was ultimately pretty straight forward. The best thing of all was the outstanding service from Dan Dean. Great product and great service.
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    Great looking install! Note the MeanWell RD125-A 12V power supply that zahner added!

    #329 4 days ago

    Really tempted to get one of these for my Star Wars. I assume install on a Spike 2 is pretty easy? Where does the power come from?

    #330 4 days ago
    Quoted from zahner:

    Just finished my installation of the PinWoofer set up for my Tommy.

    Great game, great sound system!! Love my Tommy!

    #331 4 days ago
    Quoted from Jerickso77:

    Really tempted to get one of these for my Star Wars. I assume install on a Spike 2 is pretty easy? Where does the power come from?

    Greetings. Spike-2 is on the easy side and will take an hour or two to install with full instructions provided. Tech support included to the extent you need it. Power is supplied via CN6 on the power distribution node and a dual amplifier power harness is provided. If you have already tapped out CN6 we carry a very cool "Super Cable" that will provide a clean 12V rail @4A, directly from the main power supply.

    Here is the recommended kit for Stern Star Wars:

    https://pinwoofer.com/shop?olsPage=products%2Fpinwoofer-powered-super-kit

    Select "Stern - Spike-2" under "PLATFORM AND DUAL AMP POWER HARNESS".

    Thank you

    #332 3 days ago
    Quoted from Jerickso77:

    Really tempted to get one of these for my Star Wars. I assume install on a Spike 2 is pretty easy? Where does the power come from?

    Get it. You won’t regret it

    #333 1 day ago
    Quoted from paynemic:

    Get it. You won’t regret it

    Agreeed, you should hear LUCI and JP moan, growl and sing.

    #334 1 day ago

    First time Customer with JP.

    Way to many subs clipped to speakers, so we tried both....
    While I know Im losing it, my son swears the difference is instantly superior!

    Late to the party, but now Ill have to do the rest.

    Just a great Product!

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