Victor HC-5
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Description

The first Victor computers were essentially rebranded Yamaha MSX machines without SFG music module. A superimposing adapter module (HC-A602S) was sold as an option.

The HC-5 is available in two models:

  • first version is the same as the CX5 or YIS-303 but with only 16kB RAM
  • second version is the same as the CX5F or YIS-503 but with only 16kB RAM

This machine was aimed at the Japanese market. The power supply is internal.

Brand Victor (Manufacturer: Yamaha)
Type HC-5
Year 1983-12 (rev.1), 1984 (rev.2)
RAM 16kB (in slot 0)
VRAM 16kB
Media MSX cartridges, side slot modules
Video Texas Instruments TMS9928A
Audio PSG (YM2149)
Chipset Yamaha YM5214
Extras 60 pins connector

Pictures

Victor HC-5 version 1
Victor HC-5 version 2
Victor HC-5 version 2 left side
Victor HC-5 version 1 left side
Victor HC-5 version 1 back
Victor HC-5 version 1 right side
Victor HC-5 with box and HC-A501F modulator
Victor HC-5 underside
Victor HC-5 label

Specifications

The HC-5 supports all Yamaha modules. The optional superimposing adapter module has a RGB21 connector, mixed video output and audio volume regulator.

Slot Map

Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3
Bank C000h~FFFFh RAM Cartridge
Slot
Expansion
Bus
Module
Slot
Bank 8000h~BFFFh
Bank 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM
Bank 0000h~3FFFh

Connections

  • DIN 41524 Monitor output
  • Tape recorder connector
  • Centronics compatible Parallel port for a printer
  • 2 general connectors (joysticks, mouse, paddle controllers, ...)
  • 1 cartridge slot
  • 1 side slot (left side, 60 pin connector)
  • 1 expansion bus slot (back side, 2nd cartridge slot via Yamaha CA-01 adapter)
  • RGB21 connector with superimpose capacity via Victor HC-A602S module (optional)
  • Mixed Video via Victor HC-A602S module (optional)

Note: For RF output, the HC-A501F modulator is required.