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Which Shaker kit? Pinsound or Pinshakers?

By toasterman04

85 days ago

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    #1 85 days ago

    When Pinshakers made the announcement that we can finally enjoy the amazing rumble of a shaker in so many of our games; I bit. Like so many pinheads I have no common sense when it comes to purchasing and when a new mod comes out I WANT IT NOW!!
    Now that I see Pinsound has also released a similar product it is making me wonder the benefits of both, and which product to go with. I am no electronics expert just a passionate pinhead that spends buttloads of money on mods to make great games even greater.

    #3 85 days ago

    yes but from what i read, on the pinsound website it says you DO NOT need a pinsound board, it is a separate product. so from what I see :

    - $189
    - 12 vibration patterns ie rumble, impact, explosion
    - extra ports for other mods at no additional costs
    - not sure of shipping costs
    - currently not as many game titles - yet more released weekly
    - easier installation??

    - $199
    - additional cost for more 12V ports (doesn't interest me)
    - is there vibration patterns for Pinshakers
    - shipping seemed fair
    - Game titles quite extensive
    - hook up and installation looks a little more involved

    those are just some points i have been pondering...

    #6 85 days ago

    ahhhhh... see... thats why i posted. I cant read a website properly..

    #7 85 days ago

    i guess i was going by this and to me it says it is all you need to install it...

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    #12 85 days ago


    I always think i want the customization, but then never really utilize the options like intended. I think pinshaker gives you a little more options than flashers and slings, i think anything off the driver board like a VUK or something would be neat... in the shadow is what i am thinking.

    I dont have a pinsound board, and althou i like the idea of having variations to the vibration patterns, i too will probably stick with pinshakers for my first too anyway... i see this being as addictive as colordmds.... i have those in all my machines... looks like shakers are next!

    #15 85 days ago
    Quoted from Blackjacker:

    if you wanted to use the ramp flashers and the pop bumpers as triggers, it seems like you're SOL.

    ohhh this i didn't know....

    yet still with the price of needing a pinsound board on top of the shaker, i think pinshaker is the better choice for me.

    #17 85 days ago

    i thought with pinsound you NEED the board to make it work. they are making theirs work off sound not driven components.

    #22 85 days ago
    Quoted from woody76:

    so it would not be sound activated then without a pinsound board or are they saying they are creating a way to do the sound activation without the current pinsound board? it would just trigger off of flashers and such just like pinshaker?

    I would think it would be driver based at that point. If you wanted it to react to sound you would need a sound board.

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