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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA

by intric8 posted Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:35 pm

What makes it Elite, versus the original?


Fairly minor differences.
  • The Elite version has ZIF sockets with gold plated contacts for the SID chips, and the board is completely jumperless.(One of my online friends said some audiophiles think this is unnecessary and not a good thing. Who swaps their SIDs all the time?)
  • An additional difference is that the unit has a boxed (shrouded) header for the UserPort expansion, which reduces the risk of shorting the 12V line to a data line and blowing up the U64 board. --> Main reason I'd want it.
  • The color of the board will be black. (Yawn)
  • New:The "U64-E" will have a joystick swap switch, so port 1 and 2 can be swapped easily. (Kinda cool I guess.)

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