Yamaha CX5F

Music computer

Yamaha CX5F music computer MSX

1984
Initially sold for ¥64,800

The Yamaha CX5F music computer is the CX5M aimed at the Japanese market. The key differences are the presence of an internal power supply and the Japanese keyboard layout, which arguably has a better "return" shape as one key has been shifted up in the Western version.

Yamaha CX5F advertisement, next to a Yamaha RX11
Yamaha CX5F advertisement, next to a Yamaha RX11

Technical
specifications

Computer

MSX BASIC v1.0
3.58 MHz Zilog Z80 CPU
32 kb (up to 64 kb) RAM, 16 kb VRAM, 32 kb ROM

Tone generator

General Instruments AY-3-8910
SFG-01: FM tone generator (4 operators, 8 algorithms)

Simultaneous note output

Polyphonic: 8 notes
Monophonic: 1 note

Connection terminals and interfaces

Cartridge slot
Expander port (SFG-01)
Printer connector
Joystick port 1, Joystick port 2
Tape interface
Video RF output, video composite output
Output L, Output R
Music keyboard connector
MIDI IN, MIDI OUT

Dimensions and weight

423w x 60h x 200d (mm)

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