The Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2B was an Amstrad produced ZX Spectrum housed in a black Spectrum +2 case, the main difference between the +2A and B is a change of manufacturing base from Tai Wan to China.
Internet folklore often has it, that all +2A machines have a sound fault,
due to them supposedly using +3 motherboards, 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 this much rarer +2B
needlessly, thought by many mistakenly to be the only model with the
Another difference between the +2A and B is a new Issue of motherboard (Issue 4), and the removal of the external tape socket.
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