Game Boy CleanAmp v1.1 Audio Amplifier & Speaker

Game Boy Advance SP | GBA SP Collection by Hand Held Legend

$13.49 USD Sale price

Regular price $13.49 USD
Description

Take your Game Boy restoration to the next level with the custom built, ultra-efficient and clean audio class D amplifier designed in-house by RetroSix. One of the first and only audio amplifiers for the Game Boy Advance SP.

The CleanAmp replaces the original audio amplifier and speaker of the Game Boy DMG Original, Color, Pocket Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP with a modern smooth and crazy loud (1 Watt) Class-D amplifier and 23mm speaker.

Experience the sounds of the old school games like you will of never heard them before, in clear, responsive detail.

The original audio amplifier on the Game Boy consoles is old technology; it is very inefficient, it uses more power and outputs very quiet sound to the speakers.

During their journey of restoration perfection at RetroSix, they reverse engineered and analyzed lots of the Game Boy's components. The original audio amplifier and speaker had various faults.

  • The speaker is very quiet and inefficient for a power to sound output ratio
  • The audio amplifier is very dirty, and brings in lots of audio ground noise
  • The amplification gain is very low so the sound output is too low to be enjoyable

The CleanAmp board by RetroSix addresses all of those issue, providing a clean, stable, and efficient output with a clear, responsive and very loud speaker.

 

Features:

  • Hear your game boy across the room
  • v1.1 includes larger solder pads for easier installation
  • The PureSilence upgrade is built into v1.1 for the Game Boy Advance, giving complete silence when the volume wheel is turned all the way down, both in headphones and to the speaker.
  • Compatible with original headphone jack, sound stops when plugging in headphones.

 

Included
  • 1x 23mm 1 watt speaker
  • 1 x CleanAmp v1.1
  • 1 x speaker ring sticker

Note: Basic soldering skills and tools required. 


Installation

Some may experience a hum when changing brightness on the Game Boy Color TFT LCD backlight mod. Solve this problem by replacing a capacitor on the GBC motherboard.

Description

Take your Game Boy restoration to the next level with the custom built, ultra-efficient and clean audio class D amplifier designed in-house by RetroSix. One of the first and only audio amplifiers for the Game Boy Advance SP.

The CleanAmp replaces the original audio amplifier and speaker of the Game Boy DMG Original, Color, Pocket Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP with a modern smooth and crazy loud (1 Watt) Class-D amplifier and 23mm speaker.

Experience the sounds of the old school games like you will of never heard them before, in clear, responsive detail.

The original audio amplifier on the Game Boy consoles is old technology; it is very inefficient, it uses more power and outputs very quiet sound to the speakers.

During their journey of restoration perfection at RetroSix, they reverse engineered and analyzed lots of the Game Boy's components. The original audio amplifier and speaker had various faults.

  • The speaker is very quiet and inefficient for a power to sound output ratio
  • The audio amplifier is very dirty, and brings in lots of audio ground noise
  • The amplification gain is very low so the sound output is too low to be enjoyable

The CleanAmp board by RetroSix addresses all of those issue, providing a clean, stable, and efficient output with a clear, responsive and very loud speaker.

 

Features:

  • Hear your game boy across the room
  • v1.1 includes larger solder pads for easier installation
  • The PureSilence upgrade is built into v1.1 for the Game Boy Advance, giving complete silence when the volume wheel is turned all the way down, both in headphones and to the speaker.
  • Compatible with original headphone jack, sound stops when plugging in headphones.

 

Included
  • 1x 23mm 1 watt speaker
  • 1 x CleanAmp v1.1
  • 1 x speaker ring sticker

Note: Basic soldering skills and tools required. 


Installation

Some may experience a hum when changing brightness on the Game Boy Color TFT LCD backlight mod. Solve this problem by replacing a capacitor on the GBC motherboard.

Customer Reviews

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M
M.C.
Tricky install, but works great!

This little amp does a great job. I will say though, it is REALLY tiny. The soldering pads are very small, so you will want to make sure you have something to hold things steady and some small wire to go with it. And I would recommend at least the larger capacitors (680uF) from the dehum/dehiss kit: after I installed the amp without them, there was a fair amount of background noise. Once I put those capacitors in, the game sound is very clear. Video shows the stock speaker at max volume compared to the amp at max volume (without the louder solder bridges).

C
C.
Without a doubt get this modification

If you’re going to play your game boy advance you’re going to want to get this modification. You will need some soldering skills but it was a breeze to install. I was not prepared for how loud the speaker will get. You will not remember how you played the GBA without it. Check out my YouTube video for a full review and installation guide
https://youtu.be/2mvrf7Ehihc

J
J.O.

Works great and was fairly easy to install.

M
M.
A must for the GBA

These boards are easy to install and very effective. I have mine set on the softer setting and even there, its many times louder than stock. I definitely recommend it.
I also recommend the dehum kit while the GBA is open. Its cheap and good to have on hand incase you need it. Only 1 of my 3 board installations needed it but its always good to have it just in case.

J
J.W.
love it

Installed this on my GBA AGB-001 using 24awg wire and it fits perfect! Using the picture on the listing page as a guide really helped! Waaay louder than before!

J
J.S.
Must Have Mod

Replaced speaker in both my dmg and gbc. Very loud, and didn't set it on the loudest option. Both installs weren't terribly hard, and there is visual install help for both. In the gbc I did the 680uf cap replacement at the same time, and the sound is crisp. Dmg is crisp as well. And both have IPS screens. I seen some reviews that say this only boosts 1 channel, but it sure sounds like it is amplifying both to me.