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#26 Muzz73 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:42 PM

Mmm... waiting for the XL version, myself. [drool] :thumbsup:



#27 awesp OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:11 PM

Me too.

#28 wood_jl OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:01 PM


I would like to order probably 3 of these. What does the pass-through look like? Is it another cart slot + eci on the edge(so something like MIO could plug in), or is it a cutout (in the top) next to the existing cartridge slot?

Thanks!

#29 Tillek OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:16 PM

I'm interested... with a pass through and sound (and the enclosure if possible)...  Just need the details.



#30 suspicious_milk OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:34 PM

I so want one. It's gonna be a few weeks before I have the cash though 😒

or a pay pal...

Enclosure with Covox for 130xe

Should I PM now or wait till I have funds? I don't wanna miss this

#31 flanauf OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:29 PM

I bought one of the prototypes... Waiting for the xl version too

#32 ctirad OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:49 PM

The ECI pass-through looks like this:

ram320E_eci_passthrough.jpg

It is not very elegant, but it is the best I can do with a prefabricated enclosure.
It is possible that for some hardware you will need to cut the left side of the enclosure even more.
Also, please before ordering make sure you really need the ECI.

I plan to make a bus extender as a separate device with a horizontal connectors. It will be much better solution for devices like Black box.

BTW, I have to appologize to some of you because I completely forgot that I don't have a back sticker for the Covox version. So I cannot ship any cards with Covox until the modified stickers will be printed. Sorry for that :(

I was also very supriesed by the extremely high demand for the Covox version. I hope that you all know what the Covox really is and that it has nothing to do with a stereo Pokey. ;)
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#33 Audronic OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:54 PM

@ ctirad

 

Will the purchasers be notified, and how.

 

Thanks

Ray W



#34 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:04 PM

oh no that won't work for me... black box needs to lay flat.....as does the diagnostic card and a few others that I use... how hard would it be to allow eci cart out the back with cart only still at the top...icd multi i/o eci adaptor won't  work for me up like that either makes cable too long or worse stress and break adapter card or cartridge ports....


Edited by _The Doctor__, Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:08 PM.


#35 merzsalta OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:13 PM

i want one for the 800xl? the prototype phase are finished?

i want to pay with paypal

can you give me the link via pm?



#36 Larry ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:05 PM

I'll PM you, but cancel the ECI on mine.  I have no idea how I'd use a vertical ECI.

 

-Larry



#37 Ripdubski OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:32 PM

Put me down for:
The complete RAM320XE/576 card in enclosure 1200 CZK
Covox audio +200 CZK

Sending PM for payment instructions.

#38 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:23 PM

quote **I plan to make a bus extender as a separate device with a horizontal connectors. It will be much better solution for devices like Black box.** unquote

 

sort of like the supra and icd cart adaptor boards
invision this with several cart/eci facing up (like on your memory module)... one laying flat on the far edge flat for black box use and on the left hand edge towards the back a pbi connection for mio use and like the black box itself a terminal/pinblock cable connector for xl use...

one board only for all the XL XE computers MIO BlackBox or other flat eci pbi devices with the other cart eci in a row across the top placed to put your memory expansions and other add ons as well as cartridges. sort of like the supra and icd cart adaptor boards.

 

The Swiss Army Knife of PBI/ECI !!!
 



#39 DyLucke OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:02 PM

Hello Ctirad, this is INDEED the kind of expansion i've been waiting for.
I would like to order ONE unit for my 65XE, including Covox and enclosure.

PM on the way.



#40 Mathy OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:10 PM

Hello Larry

 

I'll PM you, but cancel the ECI on mine.  I have no idea how I'd use a vertical ECI.

 

Are you sure you want to save a little over 2 US Dollar just because you can't think of a reason for having it?  If you later on find a reason for using it, you'll kick yourself.

 

Sincerely

 

Mathy



#41 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:02 PM

I'm with mathy on that one, who knows what future device might fit there just fine...best to get it fully loaded



#42 wood_jl OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:12 PM

Thanks, so much for the information, and the additional picture.

I have decided: (1) screw the pass-through; this is the ONE device that I need for my ECI, just as my 800XL has a RAM320XL plugged into it which takes up the slot. I'm NOT going to be looking to plug anything else after that. The non-pass-through version looks better. (2) Covox really isn't from my Atari. I don't care. If it ain't POKEY then it ain't Atari-8-bit, to me. Don't need it.

As such, I'll take 3 "regulars" - no covox, no pass-through. Just 576 glorious K.

1200 CZK #1
1200 CZK #2
1200 CZK #3
-----------
3600 CZK
+
150 CZK shipping
------------
3750 CZK

czk to dollar.jpg

I consider this a bargain. I am a big fan of your work (ctirad), and I will likely buy more from you in the future! Keep up the good work, man!

Sending PM.

#43 Larry ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:06 AM

Hello Larry

 

 

Are you sure you want to save a little over 2 US Dollar just because you can't think of a reason for having it?  If you later on find a reason for using it, you'll kick yourself.

 

Sincerely

 

Mathy

 

It's not the money.  I suspect that if push came to shove, I would solder on the small ECI connector.  Anyway, if I decide that I want to use a PBI device with this expansion, I'll attach a regular 90-degree connector in place of the attached cartridge connector (+ small ECI connector).  I think I'd rather not hack out the top of the case for the additional connector. 

 

Edit:  But probably good to have the connector on hand, so I changed my order to have him include the part *unsoldered*.

 

-Larry


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#44 Wally1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:12 AM

how, exactly, do we use this thing?

 

thanks



#45 MrFish ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:20 AM

how, exactly, do we use this thing?

 

You plug it in, you get RAM.



#46 Wally1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:06 PM

oh



#47 DyLucke OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:53 PM

Any news?



#48 peteym5 ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:58 AM

Looks interesting. Where exactly is the COVOX mapped into memory?



#49 Goochman OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:05 AM

Looks interesting. Where exactly is the COVOX mapped into memory?

 

From the manual:

Covox audio (optional)
RAM320XE/576 can be optionally equipped with a stereo four channel DAC, mapped to base
address $280. You can use it with a Covox enabled programs like Neotracker, Protracker, Inertia
Player, some music demos, etc. These programs have to be set to the $280 address in order to hear
the sound.


#50 madgitty OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:40 PM

How can I order one for my 130xe
Thanks




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