There is limited space behind the right speaker in SPIKE and SPIKE 2 System games because of
the power transformer box. Due to this limited space, some aftermarket speakers that have
attached spacer rings will not fit with the Speaker Light Kit frames. The only way to
remedy this situation on these speakers is to carefully remove or cut down the
spacer ring that is attached to the front of the speaker.
If a Speaker Light Kit is being used in a game, the spacer ring is not needed, as the Speaker
Light Kit light frame will then be used as the spacer that the speaker needs for its extended
If SPIKE aftermarket speakers are bought directly from the Flipper Fidelity website, they have
an option to buy them without the spacer rings by selecting "I have Speaker Lights" when
Keep in mind this space limitation and need to remove the spacer ring only effects Stern SPIKE
and SPIKE 2 System games. Earlier Stern SAM (and Whitstar) System games have room to
accommodate both the light kit frames and the aftermarket speakers with the attached spacer
For tips on removing the spacer rings please see the "Aftermarket speakers in SPIKE System
games" .pdf in the MANUALS SECTION.
Also note: Doing the spacer ring removal is done at your own risk. Neither I, nor the
speaker manufacturer are responsible for any damage that may be caused by attempting to do