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ROMBO Redux Deluxe - New ROMboard
« on: 15:28, 08 July 18 »
Just to let you guys know that my final version of my ROMBO Redux Deluxe is now finished. This is similar to my last board, but now has a through connector and a Pause button.

I've posted a quick video below of it.


https://youtu.be/k0q76PNmoiU

And Muckypaws quick review of the previous model :


https://youtu.be/_Ag1v4mF4q8

If you're interested in one PM me.

Rob
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Re: ROMBO Redux Deluxe - New ROMboard
« Reply #1 on: 15:29, 08 July 18 »
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Re: ROMBO Redux Deluxe - New ROMboard
« Reply #2 on: 05:25, 09 July 18 »
LOVE the PCB edge for the edge connector!!
Thanks for honoring retro-compatibilty and the CPC 464 edge connector legacy.
Ordered one / paid via PayPal  :D
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Re: ROMBO Redux Deluxe - New ROMboard
« Reply #3 on: 18:11, 09 July 18 »
And here are two connected together for maximum ROMness...


Regards


Rob
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Re: ROMBO Redux Deluxe - New ROMboard
« Reply #4 on: 20:47, 09 July 18 »
PM sent Rob.

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Re: ROMBO Redux Deluxe - New ROMboard
« Reply #5 on: 18:06, 10 July 18 »
Nice CTM 644 also... wish I still had mine. Had to leave mine in Germany when I relocated to the US.  :(

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Re: ROMBO Redux Deluxe - New ROMboard
« Reply #6 on: 18:12, 10 July 18 »
That's one I fixed. It was dead and needed a new offline regulator,  fusible safety resistor and zener diode and fuse.

It's been soak testing on our shelf :)

Rob

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Re: ROMBO Redux Deluxe - New ROMboard
« Reply #7 on: 18:17, 10 July 18 »
I like the graininess they give to the picture. I heard they are actually TV tubes, not real monitor tubes, cause they had to be inexpensive. I also used to have my CPC on my Commodore 1084, and it never looked / felt right, since the 1084 was so good and smooth and sharp.

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Re: ROMBO Redux Deluxe - New ROMboard
« Reply #8 on: 18:22, 10 July 18 »
Yup that sounds right. Amstrad definitely enjoyed some penny pinching on the CPC hence the 3" drives. Ironically though they seem really reliable. I actually really like the ctm monitors although I run my CPC off of a rgb to HDMI board that I've fitted internally to my 6128.

If you're interested in cpc hardware stuff you should def sub to my YouTube channel as there's a good video about my custom modded 6128 on there, linked below.


https://youtu.be/syAvezrMmfM

Rob

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Re: ROMBO Redux Deluxe - New ROMboard
« Reply #9 on: 08:56, 17 July 18 »
Mine arrived today and I couldn't be happier with it!A great product - highly recommended  :D Works like a charm, also chained with DDI3 and LambdaBoard and LambdaSpeak and some other extensions.
Thanks a lot for making such a reliable "out of the box" straightforward piece of retro-hardware, Rob!!
It's awesome value for money. The easily accesible pause and reset button AND nice LEDs are a great useful little extra, too.
And having DIP switches makes turning ROMs on and off so easy. 
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Re: ROMBO Redux Deluxe - New ROMboard
« Reply #10 on: 11:20, 17 July 18 »
Thank you Michael for those kind words :-) It's been a real labour of love this thing and it's so nice to have everyone appreciate it. I haven't had a single bad comment about it!


Much props however should go the the actual designers of the original Rombo; they did a fantastic job back in the 80's and this board wouldn't exist without them.


Jason [Muckypaws] has done a new review of this board and he loves it. He actually sounds like a shill for me but I'd never even spoken to him before I sold him these boards!


Jason's review :



https://youtu.be/rOzH6r6DYI0


regards


Rob


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Re: ROMBO Redux Deluxe - New ROMboard
« Reply #11 on: 13:59, 25 May 19 »
PM sent  :)

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Re: ROMBO Redux Deluxe - New ROMboard
« Reply #12 on: 20:23, 25 May 19 »
BTW: If possible put ROM at lower positions than the DOS (1-6) to omit problems with certain software relying on the DOS starting about A700 or so.  :)
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Re: ROMBO Redux Deluxe - New ROMboard
« Reply #13 on: 05:44, 07 June 19 »
My board arrived yesterday, and I couldn't be happier. It's an absolutely beautiful piece of hardware. Still waiting on some roms to arrive, which I'm looking forward to trying  :D

But I also want to give a big shout out to @The Equalizor, for the outstanding service he has provided me with this, and my soon to arrive roms. Anyone can just sell stuff, but it takes commitment and passion to provide the level of service I've received.

He's been more than happy to help guide me in right direction with the roms, and provided me with invaluable information. Very much appreciated.

Cheers,
Rob