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Phreakwars
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Amp for new MAME project, and ? about frontends
07/11/15 05:06 AM


So I just purchased an Xtension Classic Arcade Cocktail Pro cabinet from recroommasters.com for my boy. I plan on picking up a 23" monitor and a refurb PC from newegg for it, but now I'm in the need of speakers and an amp. The speakers aren't much of a problem, by the looks of the images of it, I'll be able to screw in a couple of 5" speakers on either side. The trouble is finding an amp to run from the PC to power the speakers. I know I came across a PCB on one of the websites I researched that showed a cheap amp I could buy for it to power the speakers and I can't, for the life of me, remember which site I saw it on. Any help would be appreciated.

Also, I'm undecided about which frontend to use. I haven't built an arcade cabinet in years.. last one was like 10 years ago when I converted an old players-choice10 cabinet to a mame cabinet. Back then, the speaker issue was resolved by just mounting the speakers on top, and if I remember correctly, I just used the ArcadeOS interface with I believe windows 98.

I'm still in the planning phase with the Xtension Classic Arcade Cocktail Pro, since I just ordered it. I haven't ordered anything else, or committed to any other purchases until I have a more clear plan for the interface.

Should I maybe STILL go with Windows 98?? Don't really see any advantages to using XP or Windows 7 since I'm clearly gonna shell the OS for the frontend. I'm considering blowing the dust off the old windows 98 disc, because, for me anyway, it's easily the most fastest & hackable OS for an arcade machine... thoughts?? Suggestions??







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* Amp for new MAME project, and ? about frontends Phreakwars 07/11/15 05:06 AM
. * Re: Amp for new MAME project, and ? about frontends R. Belmont  02/16/16 05:40 PM
. * Re: Amp for new MAME project, and ? about frontends Traso  07/17/15 09:04 PM
. * Re: Amp for new MAME project, and ? about frontends Phreakwars  07/18/15 02:00 AM
. * Re: Amp for new MAME project, and ? about frontends COXXON  02/15/16 03:21 AM
. * Re: Amp for new MAME project, and ? about frontends B2K24  02/21/16 01:11 AM
. * Re: Amp for new MAME project, and ? about frontends Traso  02/20/16 08:42 PM
. * Re: Amp for new MAME project, and ? about frontends Traso  07/20/15 10:56 PM
. * Re: Amp for new MAME project, and ? about frontends bodger319  07/11/15 07:19 PM
. * Re: Amp for new MAME project, and ? about frontends Phreakwars  07/11/15 09:32 PM

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