The board combines two indispensable devices:
1. Three-channel audio interface with chip AY-3-8910/12 or analog, it is 100% compatible with ZX Spectrum 128K
2. Joystick interface, emulating four standards a joystick!
• Small sizes, compact design to directly fit into the ZX Spectrum edge connector
• Sound chip AY and joystick interface - ALL IN ONE
• Emulation of four joystick connection modes
• Possibility to block the AY chip
• Switching ACB / ABC stereo sound channels
• The full-through bus to the connector is identical to the ZX Spectrum edge connector
• RESET button on board
Allows to connect a Quickshot-compliant joystick (4x direct + 1x fire) through the 9-pin D-SUB connector. The 5V supply voltage for the autofire function is also available on the connector. The joystick switches must be connected to the ground (active log. levels 0), pull-up resistors are not necessary in the joystick, they are connected to the board.
The device emulates the joystick connection to your computer in four standard modes:
1. Interface 1 (Sinclair 1 LEFT) - keystroke emulation 1 to 5
2. Interface 2 (Sinclair 2 RIGHT) - keystroke emulation 6 to 0
3. Cursor (Protek) - keystroke emulation 5,6,7,8,0
4. QAOPM - keystroke emulation QAOPM
All of these methods are common in games or other programs. The interface can be used together with the keyboard.
It is possible to mount the AY-3-8912 chip in the 28-pin DIP case and the AY-3-8910 in a 40-pin DIP case. In addition, it is now possible to purchase and install even more modern versions of JFC95101, KC89C72 and WF19054, all in a 40-pin DIP case. These circuits are characterized by lower energy consumption and more pronounced sound than the old AY chips.
The circuit is full compatible with the ZX Spectrum 128KB, the sound chip operates on the same 49149 and 65533 port addresses. As opposed to Spectrum 128KB, line A5 is also introduced into the address decoder so the interface does not collide with the current D40/D80 floppy disk drive.
Orpheus AY-sound & joystick interface: