The MegaDrive / Genesis is a great 16bit console! Unfortunately Sega released a few revisions which have really bad audio (the later revision of the model 1 and the early revisions of model 2).
It hisses and sounds muffled... some games sound totally wrong.
That's not how it should be!
That's what the CCAM (Crystal Clear Audio Mod) fixes. A small mod which makes a huge difference.
I've modded my own MegaDrive II and it finally sounds as good as my original MegaDrive I :)
All you need to do is place your order, wait for our confirmation and send your MegaDrive / Genesis to us for the modification.
What does the mod do?
It surpasses the original audio circuit and replaces it with it's own.
Does that have any negative side effects?
Not really - unless you want to use the Mono-Output, as that gets disabled (but honestly - who would want that?)
How do I know that my console is affected?
Well, just listen to the audio. If it sounds bad, it's affected. Okay, if you don't have a good console to compare it to, it might not be so easy. But play any Sonic game... collecting the rings sounds really, really bad. Unclean, in some way.
You can, of course, also check that by examining your console.
Affected is model 1 revision VA7 and model 2 revision VA0, VA1 and VA1.8.
More information how to find out your revision (without even opening the console) can be found on this thread in the Sega16-forum.