PinWooferTM – Stern Spike-1, SAM and Whitestar Upgraded Speaker Pack
Adding our upgraded speakers to your existing PinWoofer system is a great way to improve your audio experience.
We do not promote speaker upgrades without a PinWoofer Amplifier. This upgrade is for your existing PinWoofer System. Please supply your amplifier serial number when ordering.
Note that upgrading speakers alone unlocks only about 25% of the potential of your title. To unlock the full potential, we recommend a full PinWoofer kit:
The PinWoofer Dual Voice Coil Cabinet Speaker is the premiere driver for your pinball machine.
Get more bass intensity from your PinWoofer Amplifier with this dual voice-coil, high sensitivity, 2Ω driver.
The cabinet speaker mounting ring is required so that the woofer does not contact the cabinet floor at high volume intensity. If you have the MDF version of the cabinet speaker mounting ring (shipped prior to January 2022), our new injection molded ring is more rigid and provides a tighter coupling to the enclosure.
If you have already installed a Metallica or The Walking Dead Offset Ring, stay with what you have now by removing the cabinet speaker mounting ring.
If you have the 12in ACDC cabinet speaker, do not select this speaker upgrade. Instead, stick with your current cabinet speaker and upgrade only the backbox speakers at the below link:
In almost all cases, aftermarket or “upgraded” multi-axial speakers are designed for automotive or marine applications. They employ rigid tweeter materials such as PEI or Mylar. These materials are extremely efficient on purpose so that they are audible over the ambient noise of a car or boat. A consequence of this efficiency is that they overpower the sound field in other applications (i.e., in a game room environment) and present harsh or “grinding” overtones that severely degrade the quality of reproduction and the sound field.
This is also true of other aftermarket pinball speaker “upgrades” which are no better than a typical automotive speaker.
Much of what separates the PinWoofer backbox speaker from others is the oversized Silk Dome Tweeter which balances reproduction of the sound field over a larger frequency domain compared to rigid tweeters. Our Silk Tweeter element has a much smoother tonal characteristic compared to other cost saving materials such as PEI or Mylar. You can really hear the difference!
Installation is simple, requiring only a few basic hand tools.
Includes i) two 43in strips of playfield glass tape, ii) one Dual Voice Coil Cabinet Speaker wired for 2Ω, iii) Cabinet Mounting Ring (with hardware), iv) one pair of 4in PW-4 backbox speakers, v) one pair of 4in backbox speaker mounting rings and required mounting hardware.
Compatible mounting with Stern Spike-1, SAM and Whitestar 4in Coaxial Backbox Speaker Pair. Please verify your mounting requirements prior to ordering.
Backbox Mounting Instructions:
Backbox Mounting Video - Metal Speaker Panel: