Sunday, February 22, 2015

Fun with the Sega Genesis - Ultimate Portable Game player

Found a crazy deal on fleabay for one of these and had to have it. I had heard stories of how badly they are made, and how miserable the audio is.
All very true, but I think it can be improved a little.

The video is great, the size a too small, the sound from the speaker is crap but the sound from the headphone could be worse.
I immediately took it apart after opening the box. I was THRILLED to see only one epoxy-chip and several SOP's! :D

I want to believe that the audio issue is because of the amp/filter they have used. Through headphones, it sounds ok, but also a little clipped and shallow. This could also be because of the power supply, which is very weak. The battery is 3.7v and droops when the PSG is loud.

Its like a portable MP3 player considering all the titles that have sound tests. :p
You know, except horrible sounding.