The Sega Megadrive/Genesis Triple Bypass board is a audio and video mod for your Megadrive/Genesis console. Originally developed by retro console wizard DB Electronics, this new, open source and community developed version of the mod brings more improvements to an already excellent design.
The board combines two popular modifications. Firstly, it is an RGB bypass mod with a THS7374 video amplifier which improves and updates the consoles RGB amplifier for the cleanest, crispest RGB possible. Secondly, the board also includes the popular “Mega Amp” mod to clean up the consoles often muddy audio. This can significantly improve the audio quality on many Megadrive 2 consoles which suffer from poor audio output. Now you can have perfect audio and video quality from your Megadrive 2 or 3 console!
Version 2 of the Triple Bypass board is a one size fits all design and will work with any genuine Sega Megadrive/Genesis console, including Genesis 3.
Version 2 of the board has been tested and tweaked extensively using the MD Fourier Software to ensure the best, most authentic sound quality.
You can also order the mod with a Mini DIN connector if your project requires it, however it is usually not necessary as the RGB output can be routed to the consoles existing video connector.
Please note this is a complex modification and requires soldering skills. Please study the installation instructions carefully before ordering.
For more information and fitting instructions, visit our friends over at RetroRGB here.
Open source hardware sold with permission. Interested in creating your own board? Check out the Github page here.
Megadrive, Genesis and Sega are trademarks of Sega Co. Ltd. Triple Bypass is NOT an official Sega product.