Sinclair followed up the highly successful
60 modular hi-fi system with the Project
605. As the name suggests, it was essentially
an incremental development of its predecessor rather
than anything radically new. It was a single pack containing
power supply unit, two Z30
amplifiers, one Stereo
Sixty pre-amp and one Masterlink.
The latter was a new module - apparently unique to
the Project 605 - containing all of the input sockets
and components, with all of the leads cut to the correct
lengths and fitted with sockets. The idea was that the
complicated and messy business of soldering would thus
be eliminated, leaving the customer with nothing more
arduous than clipping together the various components.
As this suggests, it was another step in Sinclair's
journey towards the mass market and away from the less
user-friendly world of the electronics hobbyists.