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Can you add a new, better speaker to the Game Boy Color?

I've always wanted a better speaker to increase my sound and make it louder and more clear than it was before. I have searched the Internet for someone that has done this before, but I haven't found any good solutions to my problem.

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In theory, yes you can add a can add as many as you want! Speakers are passive components, simply two wires that act as inductors. If you hook the two speaker wires to where the old speaker is hooked in (likely soldered), it should work...wouldn't recommend hooking in multiple speakers to the same point (or at least more then is already attached)

THE CAVEAT. Bigger speakers don't necessarily mean more power or better sound. You actually need more power to...well...have more powerful speakers. A bigger speaker could give that affect but not super effectively...if your circuitry can't push enough power, the bigger speaker won't sound louder. Also you may stress the Game Boy's circuitry trying to drive a larger magnet.

Clearer sound has more to do with speaker and circuitry impedance matching. Scroll down in this link to "Why Impedance Matching Matters".

My suggestion? If you want better speakers, make some sort of portable external speaker with amplifier. It'll prevent you from stressing the internal circuitry, and you can make a cool custom system. You can get all super fancy even and make a neat outer housing :)

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Thanks so much for such a quick response I really appreciate it and will get on this as soon as possible.

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Yes you can add speaker and a mod pcb to make sound even louder and better quality. Take a look at

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