You asked for the best and we’re delivering it! Designed by FirebrandX with his notorious attention to detail, the M1 Mini Mega is a Stereo bypass amp upgrade for your model 1 Sega Megadrive/Genesis console (all revisions except VA7).
Get sound quality like you never knew was possible from your original, genuine Megadrive hardware. Hear all your classic games with crystal clear noise free audio output. No expense has been spared to bring you this audiophile grade upgrade for your classic console.
Once installed, the M1 Mini Mega bypasses the stock headphone output with a line-level output that you can wire to RCA jacks or the original headphone jack on the front panel of the console. The mod board itself is designed to be mounted in any convenient location, using a Scotch Mounting pad (included in the kit). This gives the user versatile control over installation of the mod. These mounting pads are strong and will not detach, but not so strong that you cannot remove them without damage to the system.
The concept of this mod is to improve the upper range clarity for line level audio output, which is muffled by strong low pass filtering when using the stock headphone output jack for recording or connecting to your stereo receiver/amplifier.
FirebrandX has prepared an example audio file so you can hear the difference yourself. Click here to download it.
Please be aware that the “VA7” revision model 1 Genesis console (the last revision before Sega switched to the Model 2) is not compatible with this board.
1. Main M1 Mini Mega mod board
2. Two “RCA” style female jacks with plastic washers and securing nuts
3. One Scotch Mounting Pad
4. One foot of shielded rainbow 28 AWG 10-line conductor wire
Please note that installing this modification requires soldering skills. Do NOT order this kit until you have read ALL of the fitting instructions and feel confident with carrying out the installation. Some community based support may be available in our forums but we CANNOT offer technical support with DIY fittings nor can we give refunds on components that have been damaged or destroyed due to incorrect use or failed installation attempts.
For fitting instructions, please see this page.
Note that customers in the USA can purchase this part directly from the designer, FirebrandX, here.