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Good quality flex board. Absolutely makes the console louder but the volume is off at what should be 50% (on the volume wheel) and suddenly begins working when increasing past 50%. Yes it does improve sound loudness and quality but at the price of introducing this quite frustrating issue. If I would have known this prior to purchasing I would've just saved the 13 dollars.
Sound is crisp and clear, 2min to install. This is far higher quality that the R6 amp, my go to from now on.
I've used both Robot's and R6's amps and I really like the way this particular amp fits and sounds in comparison.
I think it's actually a bit easier to fit on your GBA board and think it cleans up the sound a bit better as well, WITHOUT the need for a dehum/dehiss kit.
Highly recommend Robot_retro's flex amp for boosting the sound of your GBA and improving installation efficiency!
This little amp gives a lovely clean sound. I adjusted the peak volume level using the onboard small pot to limit both the minimum and maximum sound levels. This gives a much better range if you like to play discreetly at night!!!
Also, another feature is that the volume will cut out a very low levels, this avoids the hissing I've observed from other amps with the volume wheel turned all the way down.
Highly recommended and I'm planning to fit this in all my GBAs. This is the best flex amp on the market
First things first, for some reason HHL doesn't mention that this should use a 2W speaker to prevent distortion. It's mentioned on the original seller's site, but not on HHL (presumably because they don't sell one.)
Beyond that, I had a few issues like the bottom half of the volume wheel giving no volume and the top half being very loud with little variation in levels. The adjustable peak level is a fantastic idea, but not a single ifixit bit I had would fit cleanly and it was a pain to mess with. I also find it funny the instructions tell you to cut flat the solder on the speaker pad instead of just wicking it up.
It is pretty easy to solder, but honestly just gave up after the above issues and soldered the new speaker back to the original pads. My unit could've been a fluke, but I'm kinda burnt out working on this so I'll take what I can get.
Thank you for your review! With this information, we went ahead and will now be supplying, for separate purchase, 2 Watt speakers to resolve some of these issues. They are linked now on the product page. We will be sending you one to try out with the amp and we would appreciate an updated review with your honest thoughts, good or bad. Please look out in your email for your order confirmation on the speaker. :)
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