Yamaha EOS B200

 EOS Entertainment Operating System (1988)

A  Japanese consumer edition with built-in speakers of FM digital synthesizer YS-200 with a different overall design


OVERVIEW 61 keys, covering 5 octaves which supports velocity sensitivity  /  Split mode and Multi mode can be assigned.
On the left kind of balls - wheels for pitch bend and modulation control are provided on the left side of the keys. 
Simple LCD display and a built slot card for sound storage and internal speakers.

- Yamaha TQ5 more or less the module version
- Yamaha YS200 same minus speakers

Terminal connectors:
- Midi Interface (19abc)
- main signal out stereo (22)
- pedal input for volume (20)
- pedal input for sustain (21)
- breath controller input like BC1 or BC2 (front)
- headphones (front)


OSCILLATORS  HD63C03YP  +SUB manages 8 voices polyphony-  DAC ym3017
Main IC chip YM2414 features 4 OP + 8 combinations - unlike DX7 synthesis based on a 6 operators system with just pure sine wave and 32 combinations algorithms. Internal ROM contains a stored digital half sinewave on a lookup table that can be read in different way and speed, creating 7 harmonics sine waves variations with partials overtones and fundamentals fixed settings.

ALGORITHM  YS100 features several OP signal paths combinations with frequency ratio or fixed frequency: the output is fed back to its input with 7 feedback levels, as general rule, high values feedback results in richer harmonic contents.
 - carrier defines the amplitude and the spectral frequency
- modulator sets the sound timbre and the relative harmonic contents.

LFO 2 X delayed and re-triggerable modulators (shapes: saw tooth, square, triangle and sample & hold, frequency range from 0.007 Hz to 50 Hz).
- LFO1 to amplitude
- LFO2 to pitch

Effect and memory

EFFECTS  digital dsp: reverb, delay, and distortion. 

SEQUENCER 8 tracks with quantisizer option, an approximate capability of 16000 notes, a maximum of 8 songs at a time.
Songs are stored in RAM and can also be saved to or loaded from an optional MCD card

MEMORY up to 100 patches, more can be saved to cards like MCD32 or MCD64

Yamaha  EOS B200 Specifications

Manufacturer Yamaha
Model: Eos B200
Dates 1988
Keyboard: 61 keys with velocity
Tone Generator FM Synthesis
Polyphony: 16 notes 
Multitimbral: 8 parts 
Preset Patches: 100 + User Patches: 100 
Screen: 40 x 2 character LCD 
Internal speakers

HD63C03YP +- DAC ym3017
Main IC chip FM YM2414 

original Price ¥148,000
Dimensions 1,018.6 (W) x 363.5 (D) x 124.2 (H) mm 
Weight 14.5kg

Yamaha EOS B200 original promotional video from 1989 in Japan

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