Sanyo PHC-30N
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The PHC-30N is an improved version of the Sanyo PHC-30. This model was available in both black and burgundy (R).

It looks like the merger between the MPC-5 and a data recorder. However, it has more RAM than either the MPC-5 or the PHC-30. Also a printer port is available and the data recorder now has a reset counter.

The PHC-30N was initially aimed at the Japanese market, but was later adapted for

It was sold with a demo tape.

Brand Sanyo
Model PHC-30N
Year 1984
Region Japan
Launch price ¥69,800
RAM 64kB (in slot 3)
Media MSX cartridges, cassette tapes
Video Texas Instruments TMS9918A
Audio PSG (AY-3-8910)
Chipset probably Yamaha S3527
Keyboard layout QWERTY/JP50on
Extras reset button, built-in data recorder, build-in speaker with volume button, demo tape
Emulation ROM dumped and emulated


Sanyo PHC-30N box, computer and cassette
Sanyo PHC-30N burgundy
Sanyo PHC-30N back
Sanyo PHC-30N left side
Sanyo PHC-30N right side
Sanyo PHC-30N box (back)
Sanyo PHC-30N black
Sanyo PHC-30N demo tape


The PHC-30N is a MSX1 with a Z80A from Sharp (LH0080A) and probably an MSX-Engine S3527 from Yamaha. A volume control of the internal speaker is located on the back.

Compared to the PHC-30, the expansion bus has been removed to add more RAM.

Slot Map

Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3
Page C000h~FFFFh Cartridge
Slot 1
Slot 2
64kB RAM
Page 8000h~BFFFh
Page 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM
Page 0000h~3FFFh


Note: No Data Recorder connector!

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