Re: "Stereo 6 Pack"

From: Glenn Holmer (
Date: 2005-02-08 05:55:15

On 01/22/2005 10:13 PM, David Wood wrote:
> Right.  But consider the type of sid installed in your c64 vs the sid on the
> cartridge of course.  It would be a Bad Thing(TM) to clip the power lead for
> a 9v 8580 onto a 12v 6581. :-P

Is that a 64 vs. 64C issue?

> If the sid is socketed, you could check to see where the lead goes to on the
> cartridge pretty easily too I bet.

The cart looks to be cemented together; I'll try a lot harder to find
the docs before trying to disassemble it.

In the mean time, I found a "SID Symphony" cartridge on eBay, which
was interesting... what started this whole odyssey was that I have
one of the "Dr. Evil" ones made by  Kent Sullivan before CMD started
distributing them, and it doesn't work any more.  Kent's had a 9V
battery inside that you had to change every so often by opening the
cartridge; apparently the CMD ones (like I got on eBay) don't.  I
almost destroyed it trying to open it before I realized that :(
but anyway, I heard Dr. J's amazing stereo SIDs again tonight for
the first time in years.  Absolutely unbelievable.

I'm still looking for documentation on the carts that Mark Dickenson
made, if anyone happens to run across it (I did find all the docs for
the "Dr. Evil" version of the SID Symphony).  And thanks for all the

P.S. The second SID maps in at $DE00 on all three carts.

   Glenn Holmer (Linux registered user #16682)
   We shall swim out to that brooding reef in the sea and dive down
   through black abysses to Cyclopean and many-columned Y'ha-nthlei,
   and in that lair of the Deep Ones we shall dwell amidst wonder
   and glory for ever.
                -H. P. Lovecraft, "The Shadow Over Innsmouth", 1931

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