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Can I hook this directly up to a RetroTINK 5x without blowing the TINK?
 

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I should know more about this but anything that has 75 olm resistors driving the video feed means it's the lower voltage that's better use for home equipment, not arcade monitors. Right?
 

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I've got a huge pile of boards. There was a little bit of factory fun and there is a tiny amount of manual work on my end to make them ready. The Hirose JAMMA edges need to be soldered on, as do the audio transformers.

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I made a tiny component clearance mistake so I had to trim two pins off every transformer in this wild session.

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then it's a matter of testing, wrapping, and boxing.

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This is a minor update, as the board is virtually the same as before, but here is what's different:
* The PCB is slightly larger than before to accommodate a better layout and easier handling.
* The male JAMMA edge itself has had its shape slightly improved, with longer fingers and better edge spacing.
* Both JAMMA edges have consistent patterned via placement, allowing for use as test or solder points.
* The audio transformer has been upgraded to one that should be slightly better on paper.
* The two knobs on the left are properly aligned.
* The video and sync buffer circuit has not been changed.
* This batch is red.

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Regarding video levels for the "RetroTink 5x":
I don't know anything about what the retrotink expects, but what you can do is just start with the video at the lowest level and turn it up until the amplitude is appropriate. I do not know if that device will get upset or take damage (??) if the video level is too high, but I would be surprised if so.

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Regarding 75 ohm resistors:
I am not sure what the question above really means, but the device does not feature 75 ohm termination. There are 75 ohm resistors in series in the output, expecting that many capture devices or monitors will have termination, but that does not affect the game PCB or original signaling.
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As for being on a list, I'd like to not do any more of that. It is frustrating for people who are on it to think of when it will be available, and it is also frustrating for me to parse and maintain. What I'd like to do is have these in a storefront, and give early access to people who had been on the list for a while. Then, completely do away with this ordered list procedure.
 

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I've got a huge pile of boards. There was a little bit of factory fun and there is a tiny amount of manual work on my end to make them ready. The Hirose JAMMA edges need to be soldered on, as do the audio transformers.

image1.jpg


I made a tiny component clearance mistake so I had to trim two pins off every transformer in this wild session.

image2.jpg


then it's a matter of testing, wrapping, and boxing.

spf.jpg


This is a minor update, as the board is virtually the same as before, but here is what's different:
* The PCB is slightly larger than before to accommodate a better layout and easier handling.
* The male JAMMA edge itself has had its shape slightly improved, with longer fingers and better edge spacing.
* Both JAMMA edges have consistent patterned via placement, allowing for use as test or solder points.
* The audio transformer has been upgraded to one that should be slightly better on paper.
* The two knobs on the left are properly aligned.
* The video and sync buffer circuit has not been changed.
* This batch is red.

-----

Regarding video levels for the "RetroTink 5x":
I don't know anything about what the retrotink expects, but what you can do is just start with the video at the lowest level and turn it up until the amplitude is appropriate. I do not know if that device will get upset or take damage (??) if the video level is too high, but I would be surprised if so.

-----

Regarding 75 ohm resistors:
I am not sure what the question above really means, but the device does not feature 75 ohm termination. There are 75 ohm resistors in series in the output, expecting that many capture devices or monitors will have termination, but that does not affect the game PCB or original signaling.
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As for being on a list, I'd like to not do any more of that. It is frustrating for people who are on it to think of when it will be available, and it is also frustrating for me to parse and maintain. What I'd like to do is have these in a storefront, and give early access to people who had been on the list for a while. Then, completely do away with this ordered list procedure.
Ill take 2! 1 for streaming and 1 to potentially blow up my retrotink 5x for science. Should i PM u now for payment?
 

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If any more changes happen, esp with PCB size changes, would it be possible to include thru holes some day? I've made mild attempts in creating a enclosure for the Splitfire and it's been challenging to come up with something without mounting points on the PCB.
 

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If any more changes happen, esp with PCB size changes, would it be possible to include thru holes some day? I've made mild attempts in creating a enclosure for the Splitfire and it's been challenging to come up with something without mounting points on the PCB.
Actually, the very very very first version did have holes IIRC. I will consider it if there is room on a future revision (which I will make to correct my tiny clearance error).
 

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I'm down for a storefront and a code to access early, seems good to me. Want 2 of them! Glad to see this coming out!
 

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The store front is a good idea, I was down for two units for a while now going as far back to the Shmups IC thread then had my name on here when this thread was updated frequently.
 

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I’m down for a storefront. Asked to join the list a little while back. Hoping to get (1)
 

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Thank you for all your hard work :) I'm grateful that you're keeping consideration for the prior posters, since I've been in for a while but I don't frequent the forums. Hopefully there's enough stock that it's not all sold out when I get a notification 😅
 

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waiting for "go" on two if there's enough supply, one if it looks like demand will outpace supply!
 
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