What amp specification is arpicade?

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buverman
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What amp specification is arpicade?

Post by buverman » Tue Sep 27, 2022 3:34 pm

Sorry if I missed it elsewhere, my current cab has cheap speaker which crackles at higher volume, I was thinking I would buy a Sony car speaker and replace it. Could you please let me know the impedence etc so I can get a suitable speaker without damaging the arpicade or the speaker. 2 years after getting arpicade I am hooked onto it. Such a great product, thanks deezer.

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Re: What amp specification is arpicade?

Post by buverman » Tue Sep 27, 2022 3:53 pm

I just checked AN7511, I think I need an extra amp in the chain actually.

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Re: What amp specification is arpicade?

Post by dee2eR » Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:55 am

I've run a car speaker off an an7511 before, 4ohms isn't an issue. That said it's not super powerful compared to some car speakers, lower voltage rated speakers are probably best suited. You'l also probably want a sheilded speaker (depending on cab design, the speaker may be far enough away from the monitor to not really mess it up) if you have a CRT to stop the magnet messing your colours up.

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Re: What amp specification is arpicade?

Post by buverman » Thu Sep 29, 2022 8:42 am

Good point about the shielding, explains why my CRT keeps needing degaussing. I will try to get a car speaker and try to hack up some shielding using aluminum foil :P

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