EM&M Spectrum Synth

Stewart Pye stew at uq.net.au
Wed Mar 15 12:44:37 CET 2000

Hi Roy....

I have a Spectrum. I didn't build it but I fixed a few problems with it and
have the full constructional manual. I think that's on the web somewhere
too. Let me know if you need anything. 



At 11:17 AM 15/03/2000 GMT, Roy E. Taylor wrote:
>Dear Synth DIY,
>I've been lurking the list for a while, and having recently, and 
>successfully (OK, the punch switch dosn't seem to work yet - I'll hopefully 
>sort that out tonight)  built a Paia Fatman I have been encouraged to 
>progress onto something more difficult...
>Years ago (OK when I was at school) I tried to build a Maplin Electronics & 
>Music Maker 'Spectrum Synth'. I got all the bits, built it and got some of 
>it working (my electronics skills at the age of 14 were pretty poor). 
>Eventually I gave up, the case got hacked to bits, and the keyboard got 
>Anyway I found the old pcbs, parts still there (including all the CEM chips, 
>never used). So I'm going to try and build it into a semi modular in a 
>Question is before I start, does anyone on the list have any experience with 
>this? I have the original construction notes, minus pages 1-6 and those 
>after page 26. Does anyone know what was on these pages? I have bits of 
>these pages from the original E&MM articles, but not all of them.
>I've also got the full 4800 and 5600 synth manual somewhere, but that's for 
>the future :-)
>Thanks folks,
>Roy Taylor
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