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Reply 39040 of 40035, by Retroit

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cyclone3d wrote on 2021-05-12, 07:57:
Well.. Have some fun stuff coming from Japan (sound modules). Kawai Sound Player SP-10 (Dare you to find any information about […]
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Well.. Have some fun stuff coming from Japan (sound modules).
Kawai Sound Player SP-10 (Dare you to find any information about this one.) Sticker on the back seems to have a date code of September 1991.
2x Yamaha MDP10(x)
Roland GR-30 and GK-2A pickup
Roland DTXPRESS
Roland DTXPRESS II

Anybody ever use the Buyee.jp package consolidation?

I used package consolidation. My opinion is that it good only in case of saving on shipping, but can be bad solution in case of paying taxes. Some devices are better to ship separetly in case of tax discount or equal to zero. If you pay extra for safe packaging it add some save, but also add extra wight. My last come in good condition

Reply 39041 of 40035, by Xicor

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Found a nice Commodore 1085S monitor complete in box for a "reasonable" price, and one cannot have to many of them...

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Also a relatively well preserved Commodore C64, @50€, but with unknown fault advertised. Turned out to be a faulty 4164 dram ic.

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Reply 39042 of 40035, by assasincz

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Not exactly retro in itself but I got this PCI riser to test an idea for a little project...

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Reply 39043 of 40035, by Xicor

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Snatched also @ebay a beautiful Yamaha CX5MII/128, its an uncommon MSX from the line of Yamaha music computers.

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It was fairly complete lacking only the box.

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Plus an yamaha keyboard for the CX5 and floppy drive for the msx standard.

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@ last from the same seller a composite monochrome monitor

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At first I was hesitant on keeping the monitor, but its looks have grown on me.... its a keeper now.

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Reply 39044 of 40035, by Xicor

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assasincz wrote on 2021-05-13, 16:38:

Not exactly retro in itself but I got this PCI riser to test an idea for a little project...

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Vertical mount GPU on a glass windowed case ???

Reply 39045 of 40035, by assasincz

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Xicor wrote on 2021-05-13, 16:45:
assasincz wrote on 2021-05-13, 16:38:

Not exactly retro in itself but I got this PCI riser to test an idea for a little project...

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Vertical mount GPU on a glass windowed case ???

You, sir, can read me like a book...

Reply 39046 of 40035, by cyclone3d

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assasincz wrote on 2021-05-13, 16:55:
Xicor wrote on 2021-05-13, 16:45:
assasincz wrote on 2021-05-13, 16:38:

Not exactly retro in itself but I got this PCI riser to test an idea for a little project...

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Vertical mount GPU on a glass windowed case ???

You, sir, can read me like a book...

Just make sure to give that card some cooling.

Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header
Epstein didn't kill himself

Reply 39047 of 40035, by bestemor

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About nvidia FX series and passive coolers of that era....

Randomly ordered this passively cooled FX 5700 AGP for 15 euros (Gainward "Ultra/980 SilentFX Professional").

Did not notice anything special about it from the sellers pictures, but... when package arrived, it was so surprisingly heavy that I assumed he must have sent me a different item or something. But when opening the package, it suddenly dawned on me what a beast I actually had bought....
(I am familiar with Zalman passive coolers, but this thing was out of this world heavy for such a small card)

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different angle, from web review:
https://img.hexus.net/v2/graphics_cards/other … in/heatpipe.jpg

So, this is a real FX 5700 and not an LE, but sadly not actually an 'Ultra'.
(only 425mhz gpu/550mhz memory).

Reply 39049 of 40035, by bestemor

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Did only test basic functionality so far, i.e. POST and restart a few times, as well as going into bios.... (no hdd/OS currently attached to the test station)

But I DID actually try to gauge heat build-up by touching it, and the whole thing, even the heat pipes were cold(!) during this time....
I suppose once you start up some 3D-applications it will be a totally different matter, but.. maybe will do that later.

Reply 39050 of 40035, by bjwil1991

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Bought an odd sound card.

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Reply 39052 of 40035, by bjwil1991

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Looks like it. I searched for the FCC ID and came across this thread Adlib Gold clone - 2THEMAX SoundMedia Multimedia Board?. I'm not sure how much it's worth, but $80 + S&H and MI sales tax isn't bad at all.

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Reply 39053 of 40035, by Pierre32

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Xicor wrote on 2021-05-13, 16:43:
Snatched also @ebay a beautiful Yamaha CX5MII/128, its an uncommon MSX from the line of Yamaha music computers. […]
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Snatched also @ebay a beautiful Yamaha CX5MII/128, its an uncommon MSX from the line of Yamaha music computers.

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It was fairly complete lacking only the box.

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Plus an yamaha keyboard for the CX5 and floppy drive for the msx standard.

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Jealous! Hoping for a CX5 barn find one day.

bjwil1991 wrote on 2021-05-14, 00:12:
Bought an odd sound card. […]
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Bought an odd sound card.

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I was checking out that listing. The Voyetra branding had me researching whether it was one of their rare MPU-401 compatible cards (it's not - they're smaller and older). Adlib clone didn't even occur to me. Nice pickup.

Reply 39054 of 40035, by BetaC

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Earlier today I managed to find these less than pretty Roland MA-8 speakers, and I was more than happy to have something that better suits my SC-55.

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I need to but a screwdriver that can actually get down to the screws on the right speaker so that I can fix the volume pot being scratchy as all hell, but for now, I am happy that I have working Roland speakers.

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Reply 39056 of 40035, by bjwil1991

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Or like The Rolling Stones, Paint it black.

Just Joshing.

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Reply 39057 of 40035, by BetaC

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Pierre32 wrote on 2021-05-14, 08:55:

You just need a black keyboard to complete that beautiful Darth Vader retro setup.

I am actually on the lookout for a keyboard that feels good, uses PS/2, and is black.

bjwil1991 wrote on 2021-05-14, 10:17:

Or like The Rolling Stones, Paint it black.

Just Joshing.

I do want to see the Dell blotted out from the sky.

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Reply 39058 of 40035, by bestemor

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BetaC wrote on 2021-05-14, 17:07:

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I am actually on the lookout for a keyboard that feels good, uses PS/2, and is black.

Probably too expensive, but I got myself this little beauty as a PS2 investment for the future.
One of the last mech keyboards that still has PS2 and is otherwise satisfying to use (MX brown for me):
https://www.amazon.com/Filco-Majestouch-2-Key … B004VKUSG6?th=1
https://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard/uk-filco- … on-keyboard.asp
Granted, I am still using the Majestouch-1 model, but I assume model 2 hasnt changed any aspect of it to the worse.
https://deskthority.net/wiki/Filco_Majestouch

Only problem is that the printing on the original caps (in particular the mostly used letters, do get quite worn off/unreadable after a few (5ish) years of heavy use.
So I went and ordered the double shot key caps set :
https://www.keyboardco.com/product/double-sho … y-uk-keyset.asp

Or... you could just buy a 'Ninja' from the get go... 😅
https://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard/uk-filco- … on-keyboard.asp

- Now, I am not saying these are the best mech keyboards available in general, and are probably overpriced for what you get.
BUT.... if you need PS2-compatability, this is one of the very very few.

You also have the Unicomp (PS2) models, which are cheaper, but none(?) are entirely black:
https://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/UB40416
https://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/NEW_M
(last one has PS2 option for $3 extra)

Reply 39059 of 40035, by liqmat

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Picked up a new old stock Cardinal VGA765 ISA graphics card (c. 1992). Some of you might remember me finding the elusive Cardinal SNAPplus a few years back and archiving that new old stock card over at -0°. Artex ended up with the SNAPplus when I was done. Well, the VGA765 is basically that card without the video capture/overlay features and is just as hard to find CIB much less NOS. The main reason for this purchase is to finally finish my massive Mathemetica, Inc. Tempra software archival project which is getting close to done. I am trying to grab as many variants of the software as I can before calling it a success.

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