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RAU-30

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Fast facts on the RAU-30
Manufacturer: NEC
Made for: PC Engine SuperGrafx
Release Date RRP Code
PC Engine
JP
¥6,900 RAU-30



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The RAU-30 is an adaptor that allows consoles such as the PC Engine SuperGrafx to connect to a CD-ROM² system.

Unlike the original PC Engine and many of its hardware revisions, the SuperGrafx is too bulky to fit into an Interface Unit, and thus communicate with the CD-ROM². The RAU-30 solves this problem by acting as a glorified connector cable, albeit one whose connector is PC Engine-sized. It is considered an inelegant solution to the problem - the Super CD-ROM² is designed in such a way that neither a RAU-30 nor a Interface Unit is needed to play CD games on a SuperGrafx.

Physical scans

PC Engine, JP
RAU30 PCE JP Box Front.jpg
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References


PC Engine
PC Engine (1987) | CoreGrafx (1989) | CoreGrafx II (1991)
X1 Twin (1987) | PC-KD863G (1988) | Shuttle (1989) | GT (1990) | LT (1991)
Add-Ons
AV Booster (1988) | Interface Unit (1988) | Ten no Koe 2 (1989) | Backup Booster (1989) | Backup Booster II (1989) | Ten no Koe Bank (1991) | Memory Base 128 (1993)


CD-ROM² systems
CD-ROM² (1988) | Super CD-ROM² (1991) | Arcade CD-ROM² (1994)
Hardware
CD-ROM² (Interface Unit | RAU-30) (1988) | TurboGrafx-CD (1989) | PC Engine Duo (1991) | Super CD-ROM² (Super CD-ROM² Adaptor) (1991) | TurboDuo (1992) | PC Engine Duo-R (1993) | LaserActive (1993)
System Cards
System Card | Super System Card | Arcade Card Pro | Arcade Card Duo