Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2A

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2A was an Amstrad produced Sinclair machine housed in a black case, replacing the earlier grey colour model Plus 2.

Some early Spectrum +2A that used the Z70830 Spectrum +3 Motherboards have a sound problem, where a resistor was missed off the board, which had the unfortunate effect of channeling the 128K sound through the 48K circuit, creating a high level of distortion.

Internet folklore often has it, that all +2A machines have the fault, but almost all use an entirely different board (270833) which has the fault corrected. It is actually very rare to find a +2A machine with a sound fault, leading people to try and seek out the much rarer +2B needlessly, thought by many mistakenly to be the only model with the sound fix.


Manufacturer: Amstrad
Date: 1987

Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2A Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
A Course in BASIC Programming - ZX80 Operating Manual Science of Cambridge 1980
Disk Interface Manual (Technology Research) Technology Research 1984
Sinclair - ZX Spectrum Servicing Manual Sinclair Jan 1984
Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2 Manual Sinclair 1986
Spectral Manual (East German ZX Spectrum Clone) Hübner Elektronik 1988

Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2A Articles:

Item Manufacturer Date
Memories - The Tatung Einstein (1) Unknown
Memories - My History of Computing - From a School Teacher Feb 2009

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH32520. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

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