SEGA Genesis: Hooking 32X to Model1 Gen + Model 2 SEGA CD In-depth Tutorial

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  1. DontPanic on March 8, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Great video. Thanks for making it. I just got a Sega CD Model 2 and now I’m off to hook it up!

  2. Lunitaproductions on March 8, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    I use a Scart cable, just that I don’t like how the composite video looks like, I use a scart to component transcoder which it delivers a better picture on my TV, although S-video still recommended bcuz I have model 2 genesis modded, and it’s important to know that the composite video it’s a sync method for RGB, it’s a safe bet 🙂

  3. DirtyBob6969 on March 8, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    So much easier with the model 2… if you use scart cables the video quality is fucking amazing. I have a model 1 connected into a framemeiser and was blown away at the quality of the picture. Beats nintendo hands down. But segas games were shit. If nintendo had put native rgb in their consoles they would look so much better.

  4. SKILLS POW3R on March 8, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    This video helped me a lot because I just got a Sega CD and when I went to play Sonic CD there was sound but no music

  5. z beshears on March 8, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Needs more lemon pledge

  6. Aryan Sahu on March 8, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    What’s the receiver you had at the time

  7. Beard Monster on March 8, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    7 years later and this video is great. So happy to see this explained right now. 🙂

  8. John Boy on March 8, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Even when switched off it’s looks amazing 💕

  9. David Aloia on March 8, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Someone made some magic cable for you alone ? How does that help anyone?

  10. Matthew Shean on March 8, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    This is literally the best tutorial and should be recommended to anyone!

  11. Vic Green on March 8, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    The adapter has (.-)+ and that`s not standard, that`s why you should not put a other adapter in your device

  12. NeloDiavolo on March 8, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    2020 and this is the most useful how-to video on YouTube. Just bought a gen 1 Sega Genesis, like the one I had as a teen, and bought a 32x to go with it. Plan to get a Sega CD as well. Mostly for aesthetics as the Sega SD can play Sega CD games off a cart.

  13. Robert on March 8, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Setting up the SEGA Genesis 32x CD felt like building a Lego lol

  14. IsidioGames on March 8, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    lol what a mess! =) Watching it in 2020 =/ Great video by the way!

  15. Emmett Turner on March 8, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    The other important power spec is polarity. Sega CD uses the less-common center-negative polarity. Fortunately, your replacement does too. For some reason Japan continued using that for a while longer after the rest of the world standardized on center-positive but the Genesis 2 and 32X finally got it right.

    Master System, Genesis 1, Sega CD 1, and Sega CD 2 will all work with the Genesis 1 MK-1602 power supply or compatible. They all use the standard 5.5×2.1mm plug tip, which is the most common by far.

    You will never kill a console by having too few amps but it may not work or be unstable until you give it enough. Most have a lot of overhead for future expansions and accessories (four controllers in a multitap plus a lock-on cartridge with an SVP CPU, for example) so it’s definitely worth trying a 1A center-negative PSU if you have one handy. It’s safe to go over the amperage too since the system will only draw what it needs. The voltage regulator converts excess voltage to heat as it steps 9v down to 5v so a little extra voltage just means a little extra heat through the heat sinks. Even 12v is generally safe, though I’d try to stay below that. NEO PRO-POW3 and TurboGrafx-16 will both work, though TG16 may not work in every possible configuration (low on amps).

  16. Guillaume Tessier on March 8, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    After 26 years , I’ll be able to enjoy the stereo sound on m’y big system 🤣🤣

  17. Naif on March 8, 2021 at 10:46 pm


  18. randomgamer 9780 on March 8, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Side note. There exists a custom power brick that has power plugs for all 3 at the same time. Not sure where to find it.

  19. v1t0 '-' on March 8, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    mega drive 2, with sega cd 1 and 2, with 32x, and boom. you have a ps5.

  20. AlexRN on March 8, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Jesus Christ what a goddamn mess! And back in 94 before the internet the asking for help part or going to eBay to buy special cables were not possible.

    In case someone still asks why Sega fucked up the Genesis themselves.

  21. GREENWOLF 1337 on March 8, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Oh boy…

  22. 43qiurlefkhdrsdibksjn on March 8, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    I use RGB on my NTSC genesis. Lacks the dithering of RF and Composite but looks great.

  23. Pablo Campos on March 8, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Thanks for your vídeo, this clarified all my doubts about this devices…

  24. pudleeybrown on March 8, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    even 6 years after you made this video, still greatly relevant and super useful, super sega cd collector myself, so the sega 32x cds are part of that collection it took me 3 years to finally obtain a 32x in a for parts lot and it was said to be not working, but i think they just didn;t know how to hook-it up and neither did i, can’t thank you enough

  25. Shayma98 on March 8, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Have never played on a Sega console, but I love the fact that Genesis has all these attachments. Probably bulky as hell, but it looks so cool!

  26. Caleb P. on March 8, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    can anyone recomend a sega cd model 2 for sale thats CHEAP at least under 100 dollars

  27. Joel Dawson on March 8, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    This video was insane and so very helpful. Thanks for the tips!

  28. RetroVision on March 8, 2021 at 11:00 pm


  29. GREENWOLF 1337 on March 8, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Screw the CD and 32x, use an emulator

  30. Gray Tenebris on March 8, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    "And picture this – if it was a Model 1 Genesis, it would’ve been even more of a spectacular mess."

    ~The Angry Video Game Nerd, while discussing the Sega 32x

  31. Sega Re-trop-vieux on March 8, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Megadrive looks better in RGB. It is so weird that you guys in USA still use Composite for your old consoles.

    I know that it never cames out in your country ( scart cables) , but nowadays 2020 it is a shame to still playing like that.

    Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t say you are dumb, just open your eyes!

  32. R3D3L on March 8, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    "9 volts dc…..DC!" like that’s an inferior power type compared to the other consoles. Guess what? All your consoles are DC. From Atari to the PS4/Xbox One/PC. They all have a transformer whether it’s part of the actual plug like your Sega or they’re in the console/PC tower themselves. They all convert AC from your house to DC. Also I believe the headphone jack on the Sega was still a single channel output and not true 2 channel Stereo so you’re still getting mono audio out of both speakers.

  33. Sadinibrahim on March 8, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    The biggest console in the 90s? xD

  34. Eric Miller on March 8, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    The genesis has some of the worst composite video from any console, but it is still better than rf

  35. CTG85 on March 8, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    I learned in this video the audio sounds better using the sega cd ports. Sound alot better.

  36. fretboarder on March 8, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    what a fuck on

  37. mistamontiel00 on March 8, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    ..I’m seriously considering going back to my Genny but the whole ten yards.. without re-watching this (I’d even DL’d it how dope a job ye did), can the 32x alone distribute the audio+visual for the rest?

  38. sharkman265 on March 8, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    I have genesis Mk1 and Sega cd mk2 like in video , I understood the mechanics of how the audio works but my god it’s literally on life support lol !! Thnx for the tutorial I was using the genesis RF connector and just switched to the composite and was trouble shooting no cd sound and remembered something about the red and white composite cables !!! Thnx a bunch

  39. Emmett Turner on March 8, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    You didn’t use the grounding plates for the 32X. Isn’t the Genesis supposed to mount to the Sega CD with some kind of plate? The Sega CD model 2 definitely does.

    FYI: That’s the kind stuff someone might be looking for in an “in depth” video on the subject. 😉

  40. SapphireFlame on March 8, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Most CRT TVs, when using their own built-in composite inputs, will automatically double the white plug’s sound to both speakers if the red plug is left empty.
    Most HDTVs, however, will not.

  41. argedismun2 on March 8, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    I gave up on the video on the 32x set up part,

  42. TD64 Youtube Channel on March 8, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    I had a sega cd model 2 and it works great!

  43. Rony on March 8, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    0:50 Misconception. AC and DC Adapters do the same exact thing. They convert AC to DC. AC is what comes out of our walls. If you take for example a PAL SNES PSU and use it on a Megadrive model 1 or Genesis model 1 its is totally fine except for the amount of voltage it draws and the amps it draws (i don’t exactly know about that as I have never tried it all I know is the connector is the same). Hypothetically IF the SNES did have an adapter that some how converted AC to AC then the Megadrive or Genesis would probably fry nearly instantly. Most electronics have adapters and PSUs to convert AC to DC. Very few electronics use direct AC from the wall. So as long as the ratings of voltage and amps are all matched or close (more importantly the voltage should be the same) then it should be fine.

    Edit: Forgot to mention that the polarity could be be different on certain power adapters as some have the positive and negatives inverted. One time I needed to test to see if a model 2 Genesis adapter would work on a SNES so what I did was shove wires (keep in mind I used a broken motherboard that had a bad PPU so the SNES’s light turned on I knew it was fine) into the plug of the Genesis adapter and shoved them into the power connector of the SNES and I put the centre pin into the centre pin and when I did this the SNES would not turn on so I inverted it and it worked. (Also if I had kept it on with the negative and positive switched then it would fry after a few moments. I flicked the switch and quickly turned it off so I knew it would be alright)

  44. PersianImm0rtal on March 8, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Need to upgrade to RGB Scart cables!

  45. Mitjitsu on March 8, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    17:20 – Christ almighty, what a mess.

  46. Albert Agelviz on March 8, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    This dude sounds exactly like corey taylor

  47. MasterKlaw on March 8, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    This is a perfect visual metaphor. Sega was trying to extend the lifespan of the Genesis. The poor thing looks like it’s on life support.

  48. Toopienator on March 8, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    I’m sort of glad that I have a Genesis model 2

  49. Lunitaproductions on March 8, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Is insane that i watched this before getting a SEGA CD and thanks to this i hooked up properly

  50. J singh on March 8, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    Good video but honestly for every purpose new cable , now you got whole spaghetti behind console. If possible as a viewer of your channel can you make any video to reduce that clutter. Big thanks

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