Buckwerx Audio Adapter

More information on Buckwerx products can be found on their website.


  1. Matt
    September 11, 2012 at 2:38 am

    Where? How much? The website links to two distributors who don’t appear to have any details or prices.

    1. MHS
      September 11, 2012 at 10:40 am

      Somewhere I read they were available at Pinballlife, but I couldn’t find them in stock there, so I redirected to the company website. My guess is if you have questions to contact them directly. I honestly don’t know the answers to your questions.

  2. Matt
    September 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Thanks I’ll reach out to them – this looks awesome.

  3. winball pizard
    September 11, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    what did you think of the sound through the headphones? I always thought that since the original sounds and music were of lower quality to begin with, hearing them through headphones would sound strange.

  4. MHS
    September 12, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Honestly, I thought it sounded great. It’s the same audio feed, so I can’t say it’s any different than what you would hear in a quiet room, but I don’t think that’s the point. The mod does what it says it does, and it does it well. That’s enough for me.

  5. soren
    September 12, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Export machines (Euro, at least) does not have that bill chute in the coin door, let alone a cut for it. They (WPC and later) only feature a single coin chute. That should still be usable, though less convenient.

    Headphone connector never caught on on operated games due vandalism.

    In competition play, however, it can be a great benefit to players.

    The sound on gameplay footage should still carrie a bit of ambiance, the way I see it. The right balance, game sound/ambient sound, can be achieved using a single microphone. I just takes the right model, placement and directional mount.

  6. Matt
    September 12, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    @soren – “The right balance, game sound/ambient sound, can be achieved using a single microphone.” – While that may be true to a certain degree, it is less flexible than having multiple channels of clean, discrete audio which allow for better post-processing.

  7. O_R_D
    September 13, 2012 at 1:20 am

    The audio balance on the PAPA tournament vids is fine as it is.

  8. September 15, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Hi there! My name is Buck, and I’m the creator of the audio adapter. The current plan is to price the adapters at $69 for Bally Williams WPC/WPC 95, and at $75 for Stern SAM and White Star board sets. The adapters should be available for purchase some time next week.

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