My Pinbot's MPU board died and was not worth repairing due to multiple issues. I replaced it with a Rottendog System 11a MPU reproduction board. I'm grateful they make these, but the sound on Pinbot is now pretty messed up and I'm not the only one with issues. Specifically, the Speech and Sound (digitized audio) of the robot and certain explosions is not SUPER loud. In fact, if I try to adjust the music track to a normal volume, then the speech is so loud it is on the verge of blowing out the speakers - no exaggeration. Even if I turn the volume knob all the way down, the speech is still too loud.
I've heard no solutions from others, so my first step was to adjust R15, the 100k ohm trimmer pot on the Speech and Sound board. I turned it all the way down and there was a big improvement, but the speech is still way too loud. The trimmer pot only turns 1/4 turn - there's no more adjustment available.
So my plan is to replace this 100k ohm trimmer with a 200k one, from Mouser electronics.
So my question - does anyone see a problem with this approach? Has anyone had this issue? Are there alternative solutions?
Both Rottendog and the retailer The Pinball Wizard didn't have any advice to offer.