Monday, September 15, 2008

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128

Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128 128kDomark Heroes SpectrumThe ZX Spectrum 128 (a.k.a. Spectrum 128k), named so for its impressive 128k of RAM, was the last Spectrum that was produced under the watchful eye of Sir Clive. Extra RAM aside, the machine came with a Spectrum+ type keyboard, an updated ROM, an almost proper three channel sound-chip, the option to use a monitor and a very impressive -almost legendary- heat-sink. Find out more about the Spectrum 128 here and here.

For a chance at a fully working Spectrum 128 with all necessary leads & cables, a few games, one Kempston interface and, well, other stuff, do try this ZX Spectrum 128 eBay auction. Seller claims to be shipping worldwide and 128k Spectrums usually sell for 35-50£, 60-90$ or 43-60 euros.


  1. I live in the states and grabbed one of these from eBay UK and hoped to find a power supply that would drive this unit properly on this side of the pond. I've not found one. :-\ Also want(ed) to build a digital RGB cable to tie it to the digital inputs on my Commodore 1084S screen.

    Retro Gamer magazine has really introduced me to the ZX Spectrum. I've got quite a feel for the machine through their articles even though I've never used one. I play with a ZX Spectrum emulator on my GP2X handheld from time to time.

  2. Ah, but I do have to congratulate you for your great taste in vintage computers and gaming mags dear Sir! Now, as I'm not much of a techie, I can only suggest you seek for advice over at the forums. Oh and suggest you stick to the TV.

    BTW, you do know that the 128k, +2 and +3 models actually come with an RGB out connector. Still, I'm pretty sure they are PAL...

    Oh, and how's the emulation on the GP2X? Fluid enough to enjoy Manic Miner?

  3. So what language are you guys speaking..? You lost me.

    I would take that poster tho'- looks like a classic!

  4. We're speaking Speccy now, aren't we? Now, to understand everything dear Deitrix, just visit google and search for "hey hey 16k". Should clear things up :)


    LMAO!! Good Stuff!!

  6. Fantastic, innit! Ah, it's great you liked it. I just love this little clip.

  7. i just got a 128k, but no power supply for it :(
    No idea where to obtain one.

  8. I think any PSU will do, provided you get the voltage right. Just chech World of Spectrum.