FALCON INFORMATION & MODIFICATIONS: The Falcon is a 14MB standard cased Atari-branded Falcon that has had the audio modifications done to it that made it work better with Cubase Audio. These included: -DMA fix -input is line level -bass-boost removed from output. I bought this Falcon brand new from Guitar Center in Hollywood, CA - right around the time Atari gave up on them. It uses an "Actionsoft" memory board, with a 16MB PNY SIMM fitted. I replaced all the key contacts with "TT-Touch" contacts, that give the keys a more tactile feel. I installed an external switch to disable / enable the built-in speaker. It has the Nemesis accelerator installed, which increases the speed of the Falcon. The speed is software selectable: - Nemesis OFF = standard 16MHz (no acceleration) - Nemesis Low = 40MHz clock / 20MHz bus - Nemesis High = 48MHz clock / 24MHz bus The Nemesis (with the addition of the included "Videlity" software) also allows for extended VGA and true color resolutions. Part of the installation included an additional "buffer board" installed as part of the Nemesis upgrade, that, if I remember correctly, resolves some issues with SCSI transfers and over all stability.
It was having some booting issues and after a PS replacement didn't fix it, he tries reversing the Nemesis mod, accidentally pulling pins on the DMA chip in the process.
He decided that was enough tinkering for him so I have purchased it. I now have it in my possession, as I have always loved a challenge, and am going to attempt to repair it.
My question, is the DMA in the Falcon the same part # as in the ST, Mega, TT and so on, or is it different?? Does someone have the part number handy?? I know Best probably had it but I may already have one, just don't know the part # for the Falcon. Anyone????
Edited by Guitarman, Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:00 PM.