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  1. Dec 26, 2013, 9:58 PM - Aker amp mod for fett #1

    Did this mod and wanted to share in case anyone wanted to do something similar.

    So since ive had my Fett, ive been trooping with an Aker amp in one of my belt pouches, but it always bothered mer that the sound was coming out from my lower region. So being that the amp itself is too thick to put behind Fett's chest plate, what i decided to do was a simple mod to the aker amp.

    I removed the speaker and extended the wire soldered to the speaker itself and added a 1/8" male jack to it.

    I then added the female end of a 1/8" jack into the case that houses the board.

    I then hot glued the speaker into the chest plate and ran the wire through the vest, similar to the chest display. This way the speaker is in the chest and gives more of a feel the sound is coming from the helmet, and not m y crotch lol.

    Here is the back of the chestplate with the speaker with extended wire and 1/8" jack


    Here is the amp with the new jack installed for the speaker. (its the middle one)
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    Dec 26, 2013, 10:35 PM - Re: Aker amp mod for fett #2

    Cool idea. Do you have an external mic so you can hear people or just the mic in your lid so they can here you? It would be awesome to have a voice activated 2-way comm system that would let you hear people and let them hear you without having to yell or be right next to them.
  3. Dec 26, 2013, 10:42 PM - Re: Aker amp mod for fett #3

    Just the standard mic so they can hear me. Someone did that on a fett helmet actually with small mics and an earpiece type thing. I dont remember who, but it was a bit twitchy if i remember correctly, but i still think thats a good idea and with someone with some electrical skill..[ahem]..its still something that may be able to be done.
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    Dec 26, 2013, 10:56 PM - Re: Aker amp mod for fett #4

    Can you take a video so we can hear how it sounds from behind the chest plate? Great idea.
  5. Dec 26, 2013, 11:09 PM - Re: Aker amp mod for fett #5

    i will eventually, i havent trooped it yet. However my Stormtrooper and my Bikerscout both have the amp behind the chest plate, so im hoping for a similar effect. Worse case, i can put it back to normal
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    Dec 26, 2013, 11:38 PM - Re: Aker amp mod for fett #6

    Booboo Fett did that to his suit a while back, http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/b...tml#post544784
  7. Dec 26, 2013, 11:58 PM - Re: Aker amp mod for fett #7

    Cool..then im more confident it will work out

    His is a little more in depth than what i did, but works just the same. I like the main amp in my pocket so i can adjust the volume and turn it on and off while in costume during breaks and such. I just didnt like the sound coming out from down there lol.
    Last edited by Darth Voorhees; Dec 27, 2013 at 11:29 AM.
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    Dec 27, 2013, 2:15 AM - Re: Aker amp mod for fett #8

    Dude. That's an awesome idea. I'm still piecing things together and have read how people carry the speaker in their side pouch. I can only imagine how weird that would sound. Good on ya for solving this.

    Question: if this works, would you be interesting in putting it together for me? I haven't purchased my aker yet so I would pay you for the amp plus the mod. And which do you recommend? The 1505 or the 1506?
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    Dec 27, 2013, 4:08 AM - Re: Aker amp mod for fett #9

    Great idea and tidy implementation.

    ...although, what wrong with the sound coming from your crotch??

    Fett loves the ladies (see: RotJ SE).
  10. Dec 27, 2013, 11:16 AM - Re: Aker amp mod for fett #10

    Quote DeathProof said: View Post
    Dude. That's an awesome idea. I'm still piecing things together and have read how people carry the speaker in their side pouch. I can only imagine how weird that would sound. Good on ya for solving this.

    Question: if this works, would you be interesting in putting it together for me? I haven't purchased my aker yet so I would pay you for the amp plus the mod. And which do you recommend? The 1505 or the 1506?
    Sure..PM me and we can work somethin out. I use the 1506. I found an e-bay seller that sells them for 34.99 with free shipping direct from China. I have bought 2 from them with no problems.



    Quote rubio95 said: View Post
    Great idea and tidy implementation.

    ...although, what wrong with the sound coming from your crotch??

    Fett loves the ladies (see: RotJ SE).

    Hahaha..nice!
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    Dec 27, 2013, 9:53 PM - Re: Aker amp mod for fett #11

    swEET!!
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    Dec 28, 2013, 1:26 AM - Re: Aker amp mod for fett #12

    Quote Jc27 said: View Post
    Cool idea. Do you have an external mic so you can hear people
    I make and sell a kit that does this.. Check Active Armor for information on the EAS (environmental audio system). The tricky bit with Mando helmets is where to hide the mics to pick up external sound. Even though the mics are only 5mm in diameter, there aren't a lot of places, especially on a Boba lid, to discretely place them. The one exception is to file out the triangles above the visor and place them there.
  13. Dec 28, 2013, 11:56 AM - Re: Aker amp mod for fett #13

    OOO thats awesome! How would it work in a TK lid? Can you actually put them in the ear com pieces?... with holes cut in the black "rank bars" on them of course!

    On a Mando lid, could you put one in the front triangles and one in one of the keyslots? Hearing people calling me from behind is usually the biggest issue for me with the Mando helmets..i can usually hear OK if i see the person or they are right next to me.

    EDIT: Dude, just checked out the site...that sounds like a great system ya got there...no pun intended lol. I may pic up a couple of those from you in the future for my Bikerscout and TK. I didnt see an option for no speakers though, as i'd like to use earbuds..do you offer it that way or do you recommend getting the speakers and trying it out that way first?
    Last edited by Darth Voorhees; Dec 28, 2013 at 12:02 PM.
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    Jan 1, 2014, 9:03 PM - Re: Aker amp mod for fett #14

    I don't "officially" offer a kit without speakers, but if someone doesn't want or need them I can certainly drop a couple of bucks off. Personally, I prefer the speakers in my lid, but others swear by using earbuds, especially in TK helmets.

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