Brand NEW Amiga 1200 Keyboard not refurbished.
Please note the keys and the black plastic unit can be easily used with Amiga 2000/3000/4000 keyboards!
These are from Commodore Canada when they were doing their bankruptcy liquidation. We still have a few keyboards left. Keep your Amiga 1200 but replace your old yellowed sticky keyboard with a brand new keyboard assembly before they are all gone or get a backup.
Flicker Fixer / Scandoubler Toastscan for Amiga
An external Flickerfixer for Amiga computers. Requires no software, just connect it to your RGB port of your Amiga and plug the monitor to it. The flickerfixer doubles the line (horizontal) frequency of all 15 kHz modes, enabling the use of PAL modes with VGA/Multiscan monitors or TFT displays (scandoubler functionality). Furthermore, since Toastscan is not only a scandoubler but a flickerfixer, the flickers of interlaced modes such as PAL Interlaced or NTSC Interlaced are removed (also often referred to as "De-Interlacing".
Screen modes with higher horizontal frequencies such as DblPAL or Multiscan Productivity are passed to the monitor unchanged.
Models: 500, 600, 1000, 2000, 3000, 3000T, 4000 and 4000T.
Buddha IDE Controller
Lyra is available in two versions. The external version for the so-called "bigbox"-Amigas is simply plugged between the PC-keyboard and the computer. For A2000 and A3000 models, a simple PS2-adapter is necessary, with an A4000, a direct connection is possible.
For installation of the A1200 version, the computer must be opened. A special socket is placed over top of the keyboard-chip of the Amiga, and a cable makes connection to the backplane where the keyboard can be connected. The backplane can be mounted on the back of a towercase.
Minidisc, DAT, DCC and CDR-HiFi recorders are equipped with the "SCMS", the "Serial Copy Management System". This system ensures that you cannot make another digital copy from a recording that has been done with a digital cable. If you want to make another copy of that recording, you have to take the reroute over the analog inputs and outputs of the devices. This will result in worse sound quality, and you'll have to set the title-start IDs manually - the devices cannot run unattended. Gemini deletes the copybit from the digital audio signal, allowing you to make one more copy of your recording without loss of sound quality. Unlike other devices, the Gemini does not affect the title-start IDs, so you can make an exact copy of a CD, including the proper title-start IDs. The copyright information itself is left unchanged.
Gemini marks digital audio signals as recordings of the first generation, so any recording device will assume you're playing back an "original", thus no error message will be displayed. Gemini can handle all common sampling rates: 32, 44.1 and 48 khz.
How to use
Gemini is an external device, it is hooked between the playback and the recording device. Opening the devices in not necessary, so the warranty is not affected. The handy case (approx. 100x25x150mm) has three connectors: Power supply, digital input and digital output. LED indicators show if the input is active, and if a copybit is being removed, or if the signal is just passed through. The optical connectors are TOSLINK compliant, this standard is used by almost all digital HiFi-devices. Gemini has been successfully tested with devices by Sony, Pioneer, Aiwa, Philips, NAD, Technics and many others. Even connecting devices by different vendors is no problem!
Extensions for Gemini
If you have more than one digital HiFi device, you may know the problem: If you want to change to a different source, you have to change the cabling. Switchboxes are either hard to find, or they are much too expensive. The "Gemini PRO" has three input- and two output connectors, being switchbox and copybit-killer in one at an incredible price. The two optical outputs always have the same signal, so you can make two copies of one source at a time. The three inputs are searched for a valid signal in ascending order. Once a signal is found, it is locked until it disappears (for example, the source has been switched off). Then, the next input is searched for a valid signal. Owners of a DAT or DCC recorder will be interested in the index-translator: The title-start IDs of those devices are not understood by CD or Minidisc-recorders, so a major advantage of copying digitally must be abandoned. The index-translator converts the language of DAT and DCC recorders to the language understood by CD and MD recorders, so you can leave the devices unattended while copying. The index- translator is only shipped on special order.
VarIO is an interface-board with a serial and a parallel interface. The performance data of the serial port is identical with the Silversurfer: 16 byte fifo memory, 460800 Baud maximum transfer rate, low CPU load and high compatibility with existing software. The parallel interface has been speeded up dramatically compared to its predecessor Hypercom: It has also got 16 bytes of fifo memory that lower the CPU load by far. The ECP mode (extended capabilities port) improves communication speed with modern printers.
The special thing about the board is it's great possibilities to be connected to the computer: At first sight, it looks like a Zorro board that is equipped with our standard expansion ports: A clockport for connection of a Silversurfer, and a 26-pin expansion port. In case the VarIO is not plugged into a Zorro slot, it becomes an expansion module for one of our Zorro-boards, or an A1200 clockport-module (special version) that is connected with a cable. This results in eight different ways of using the VarIO:
Zorro-board as base model: 1 x ser, 1 x par
Zorro-board with Silversurfer: 2 x ser, 1 x par
VarIO on X-Surf Ethernet: 1 x ser, 1 x par
VarIO on ISDN-Surfer: 1 x ser, 1 x par
VarIO on Buddha (Flash): 1 x ser, 1 x par
VarIO on Catweasel Z-II: 1 x ser, 1 x par
VarIO on A1200 clockport: 1 x ser, 1 x par (also Z4 clockports!)
VarIO on VarIO: 2 x ser, 2 x par
Cartridge case transparent
The "Delfina module" carries the digital signal processor, memory and the analog inputs and outputs. This module has two interfaces to the computer: One clock-port for the A1200, and a 26-pin expansion port that is available on all our Zorro-cards. With these interfaces, the module is ready to be used with nearly every classic Amiga!
There are a lot of sound-connectors: Three stereo-inputs with regular sensitivity, and one stereo-input with increased sensitivity for a microphone. The output is not using mini-stereo connectors as most other soundcards do, but RCA connectors, because these allow a better sound quality.
You can write any version of kickstart into that memory and have it available after the next reboot.
Flash memory is non-volatile, that means, it doesn't loose it's contents when power is switched off.