EM&M Spectrum Synth

Magnus Danielson cfmd at swipnet.se
Wed Mar 15 22:36:58 CET 2000

From: "Roy E. Taylor" <roy_e_taylor at hotmail.com>
Subject: EM&M Spectrum Synth
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 11:17:53 GMT

> Dear Synth DIY,

Hi Roy!

> 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 
> lost....
> 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 
> rack...
> 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.

OK. You should check out Anders Sponton's webpage:

I have the Spectrum that Anders built.

I did a test formatation of the pictures into a document, but it became very
large, so I don't want to plaugue the webserver with it.


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