I have to report that after a couple of weeks with this machine, it has really grown on me. Pat Lawlor/John Youssi team never dissappoints!
I have a question about sound. I noticed there is a minor but noticeable hum/buzz coming from the sound board. I have seen folks adjusting R106 and R110 on other Whitestars (like Monopoly), but haven't seen any reports on RCT. I also found Stern Bulletin Nr. 133 (which talks specifically about a design change related to quiet installations versus noisy arcades.) SB133 was written for Monopolofy and suggests changing two resistor values. I noticed that R106/R110 are 10K and 33K are ALREADY on the RCT schematic as those values and the bulletin suggests simply REPLACING the existing resistors to 10K and 33K respectively. Lowering those values regardless of pinball title has the effect of lowering the gain of the backbox & cabinet woofer respectively. My board already has the 10K/33K combination, so I am considering furthar lowering by adding another resistor in parrallel. (When connected in parrallel, 10K+10K yields a net value of 5K for R106, 33K+33K yields a net value of 16.5K for R110)
Question: Anyone dealt with this mod in RCT? Comments welcome.