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PC 8801 FA

The Nec PC-8801FA replaced the PC-88FH.

This machine had really powerful sound functions. 6 FM channels could be separated into left and right. User could thus enjoy stereo sound through headphones or external speakers.

ADPCM could change sound's frequency dynamically. 256 KB of RAM were provided as sound memory buffer. It was larger than main memory.

N88 BASIC offered extended function for controlling these sound features, but not enough. Some of them couldn't be used with BASIC.

The PC-8801FA met a great success in japanese market.

Thanks to Nomura Hisayuki for this information

We need more info about this computer ! If you designed, used, or have more info about this system, please send us pictures or anything you might find useful.
NAME  PC 8801 FA
TYPE  Home Computer
YEAR  Unknown
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke 103 keys separate numeric keypad, function and arrow keys
CPU  Z80 compatible (mPD70008AC)
SPEED  4 or 8 MHz
RAM  64 KB
ROM  128K (BASIC / MONITOR) + 512 KB (Chineese characters)
TEXT MODES  80 x 25 / 80 x 20 / 40 x 25 / 40 x 20
GRAPHIC MODES  640 x 200 / 640 x 400
COLORS  8 from a 512 colours palette
SOUND  YM2608 (6 ch FM + 3 ch PSG + 6 PCM (rhythm) +1 ch 4 bit ADPCM
SIZE / WEIGHT  38.5 (W) x 34.3 (D) x 11 (H) cm.
I/O PORTS  Parallel printer, Mouse, RGB monitor, Serial
BUILT IN MEDIA  2 x 5.25'' disk-drives
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in Power Supply Unit
PERIPHERALS  1 expansion slot
PRICE  168,000 YEN

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