Has anyone here added a Pam8403 to your portables? I just ordered a few of these and am thinking of throwing one in my Nomad to help the anemic sound (yes, I've replaced caps and am using a newer speaker...though smaller).
It's an audio amplifier, yeah. High quality, maybe maybe not...but it is impressive to what its output is based on voltages.
I stumbled onto these, looking for a small amp layout. They're super inexpensive at $1-2 each...
I spray PAM on my gameboys to keep the d-pad from getting squeeky.
It is an amp. Amp is short for amplifier. It amplifies sound. That means it makes sound louder. Every child over the age of 3 who knows how to play air guitar knows what an amp is.
Obviously it wasn't obvious. Honestly I don't remember the part number and am not going to open something up or dig up a receipt to get one. It's a standard part made by dozens of vendors. I assume OP used that particular part number because that's what came on the board he bought that has all the supporting components and solder pads.
do they work good as a amp for headphones? The sound on my GBC was horrible so I did the line-out mod to it. Nut now the sound in the head phones lacks a bit of oomph to it, even if it sounds a lot better than before, and I'd like to put an amp in there.
Eventually replacing the speaker + new amp for that too would be good.
You seem stressed, buddy. No need to come off like that. Seems there was some miscommunication is all.
Looks like a nice idea. Are you going to tap into the headphones or the main sound board?
Not even stressed.
I find the headphones are a good place because you know what you're getting and you always have nice solder points. Another benefit is you get to use the native volume control, which you might not if you tap in earlier.
I was going g to tap headphone jack, yep. Sounds (:D) like that plan works.
I was wondering if that would work, since the jack may not receive signals unless a plug is inserted. Also, wondering if the speaker will cutoff when headphones are connected.