Pioneer PX-7
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Description

The Pioneer PX-7 is a MSX1 computer, aimed at the Japanese market. It was meant for attaching to a Laserdisc player, and as such has Superimpose capabilities. The PSG sound is stereo, contrary to almost all MSX machines.

The PX-7 was available in silver with Lilac keyboard keys, and in black as the PX-7(BK). Confusingly a black version was also released in the UK as the Pioneer PX-7(BK). And Pioneer also released the PX-V7 in Japan which seems to be identical to the PX-7.

The original Japanese silver and lilac keyboard has product code AWX-280-0, and the black keyboard has product code AWX-370-A.

Brand Pioneer
Type PX-7
Year 1984
RAM 32kB in slot 0
VRAM 16kB
Media MSX cartridges, Cassette interface
Video TMS9928ANL
Audio PSG (AY-3-8910)
Chipset none (separate IC's)
Extras Superimposer, P-BASIC 1.0, stereo PSG sound

Pictures

Black

Pioneer PX-7 (black)
Pioneer PX-7 - back

Silver/Lilac

Pioneer PX-7 (Silver/Lilac)

Specifications

The international PX-7(BK) is a MSX1 with a Z80A from Sharp (LH-0080A). The computer has 2 cartridge slots, One at the top and one at the rear. It doesn't contain MSX-Engine.

  • Unit size: 420 x 323.5 x 70 mm (W x D x H)
  • Keyboard size: 420 x 171 x 47.5 mm (W x D x H)
  • Total weight: 8.1kg (with complet packaging)

Slot Map

Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3
Bank C000h~FFFFh 32kB RAM Cartridge
Slot 1
Cartridge
Slot 2
Bank 8000h~BFFFh
Bank 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM P-BASIC
Bank 0000h~3FFFh
  • The P-BASIC ROM is a 8kB ROM - 4000h-5FFFh, and in same slot 07FFEh~07FFFh are addresses to access to expansion I/O registers.

Connections

  • RGB digital output (DIN 45326 type 8A)
  • Composite input/output (RCA) with hue adjust dial
  • Analog stereo sound input/output (RCA)
  • Analog mono sound output (headphone jack)
  • RF Mod output (5 pin DIN, RF converter PX-RF7 is required for use with a TV)
  • Data Recorder connector (both DIN and mini-jack)
  • Centronics compatible Parallel port for a printer
  • 2 general connectors (Joysticks, Mouse, Paddle controllers, etc)
  • 2 cartridge slots
  • Keyboard connector (13 pin DIN)
  • System control input/output 1 (mini stereo jack x2)
  • System control output 2 (mini mono jack)
  • System control output 3 (DIN 45326 type 8B)
  • Power plug for main power supply
  • AC power socket (for the monitor)

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