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25"or 26" Arcade monitor 15KHZ with or without cab.


joshwaan
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Hi guys

 

I'm new to the arcade scene, I really want to play some of the old titles in there proper resolutions and will need a proper arcade monitor for this.

 

Anyone got one they want to sell.

 

I'm also after a cab to fit one of these moniors, if anyone has an upright one I'll consider it.

 

But so far I have my MAME computer E7300,2GB DDR2,7600GT,160GB ready to go.

 

I''ll need to buy a Arcade VGA card correct for all the correct resolutions right?

 

Thanks

 

Josh

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Hi joshwaan, glad to see you on the forums. They're a friendly bunch here, and hopefully someone here can help you out.

 

Joshwaan and I were chatting on another forum, and he's very keen to get MK2 running on MAME and be as close to arcade perfect as possible.

 

As David_AVD mentioned, update your location so people can offer you options close to you to save on postage (arcade gear is HEAVY).

 

In the meantime, here's a few retailers who might be able to assist also:

 

GameDude Arcades in Brisbane, QLD sell refurbed arcade monitors:

http://www.gamedude.com.au/arcade/prod_list.php?maingroup=SPARE%20PARTS&secondgroup=MONITOR%20AND%20CHASSIS

 

Jomac in Perth, WA sell/service all sorts of arcade monitor gear:

http://www.jomac.net.au/

 

Highway Entertainment in Newcastle, NSW sell arcade gear and monitors:

http://www.highway.net.au/

 

Zax in Melbourne VIC sell arcade gear:

http://www.zax.com.au/

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Welcome Josh :D. Like you, I'm new to this and am doing roughly the same thing. From what I've found, you will need the Arcade VGA if you use an arcade monitor, and either a JPAC or IPAC (or some other encoder like Keywizz) to link your controls (joysticks, buttons, etc) to the PC. Depends on whether the cab you end up with is JAMMA wired or not. If so, JPAC makes it very easy.

 

There's often cabs for sale on here, so if you let everyone know where you are, something close by is bound to pop up eventually.

 

Good luck!

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Thanks for the replys guys.

 

If I bought say 29" from gamedude what connections do I need to connect to the PC say the ArcadeVGA?

 

What good speakers to give say MK2 or NBA JAM that real bassy arcade sound I was used of when I was 14 years old hehe.

 

Thanks

 

Josh

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Thanks for the replys guys.

 

If I bought say 29" from gamedude what connections do I need to connect to the PC say the ArcadeVGA?

 

What good speakers to give say MK2 or NBA JAM that real bassy arcade sound I was used of when I was 14 years old hehe.

 

Thanks

 

Josh

 

There are a few ways, the quality of the result depends on how you do it, the most basic way is to wire the H/V sync together and run RGB direct and set MAME correctly or you could use a 29" VGA monitor (I have some but they are not cheap) or you could use this interface PCB http://www.gamedude.com.au/arcade/prod_show.php?art_no=arcPCBvga_multi_rbs8100

 

There are also some other kits out there but I dont have them...

 

As for bass like sound setups, if your using a PC just get a nice 2.1 speaker set plug it into your PC and mount it in a practical configuration, bass is not directional and its not stereo (well you cant tell if you tried really) so boomy sounds are possible no problem with just a 2.1 speaker setup. We sell heaps of choices.....http://www.gamedude.com.au/prod_list.php?maingroup=AUDIO&secondgroup=SPEAKERS%202.1

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There are a few ways, the quality of the result depends on how you do it, the most basic way is to wire the H/V sync together and run RGB direct and set MAME correctly or you could use a 29" VGA monitor (I have some but they are not cheap) or you could use this interface PCB http://www.gamedude.com.au/arcade/prod_show.php?art_no=arcPCBvga_multi_rbs8100

 

There are also some other kits out there but I dont have them...

 

As for bass like sound setups, if your using a PC just get a nice 2.1 speaker set plug it into your PC and mount it in a practical configuration, bass is not directional and its not stereo (well you cant tell if you tried really) so boomy sounds are possible no problem with just a 2.1 speaker setup. We sell heaps of choices.....http://www.gamedude.com.au/prod_list.php?maingroup=AUDIO&secondgroup=SPEAKERS%202.1

 

Thanks for replying

 

I'm quite interested in the Super Star Upright 29inch Cabinet 2 Player 6 button per player JAMMA you have.

 

How much would freight be to my area?

 

Also can I do like a 20% deposit and pay if off in like a months time or something?

 

Is the sound very good on this model, bassy?

 

Thanks

 

JOsh

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Thanks for replying

 

I'm quite interested in the Super Star Upright 29inch Cabinet 2 Player 6 button per player JAMMA you have.

 

How much would freight be to my area?

 

Also can I do like a 20% deposit and pay if off in like a months time or something?

 

Is the sound very good on this model, bassy?

 

Thanks

 

JOsh

 

Freight will be $400 to $600 will have to check and expect the higher end of that...

You can pay a deposit and the pay the rest later I am OK with that.

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Hi

 

What I've done is decase a 68CM TV, Joey from Jomac helped me with decasing very very helpful guy discharging the TV and all that. Awaiting on Chassis which will turn my TV into a 15/25KHZ arcade monitor.

 

My question is will I do damage to my TV/monitor if I use Soft 15KHZ?

 

What I mean is the post screen is 31KZ. Should I just install 15HKZ and turn PC wait for it to boot to windows then turn on the Monitor prehaps?

 

Or easyway is to buy a ArcadeVGA.

 

Cheers

 

Josh

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The simplest ( and safest way) if your not confident with soft 15khz is to just use an ArcadeVGA. (Thats what I have used and never had a problem) They are great for plug and play plus all your resolutions will be set.
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hi

 

Just for testing for now with Soft15KHZ. Power on PC, wait until operating system loads on my 17inch PC monitor then unplug, plug the VGA lead from my Arcade monitor into the PC.

 

Do you reckon this be fine for a little while until I can get hold of a ArcadeVGA?

 

Thanks

 

Josh

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if you use soft15k with a j-pac the j-pac will not allow them damaging khz/res to hurt you screen (go to ultimac and read about the j-pac). the arcadeVGA is a good card it's just its a ati9200se which isnt that powerful. with soft15k you can run almost any major brand name card out there.
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If Joey is putting a vga cord on the chassis for you I would say its a 31k chassis which you might wanna ask becuase if so you wont need a j-pac. You will need a I-pac though for your controls. you will still need to use soft 15k for older games like donkey kong...ect if you decide to use your original card
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