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|Very early Synthi AKS (31st made!)
|How many single-owner Synthi AKS exist in the world?
I have a Synthi AKS bought from EMS Synthesisers from new in the 70s. It was used extensively at that time but later fell into disuse and was stored in my music room for over 40 years! A television program restored my interest and I have had it completely serviced by Robin Wood at EMS who actually remembered working on it all those years ago. He said that its “early pedigree” should be of some advantage should I wish to sell - which I now do, needing to downsize.
Robin told me that my instrument is quite unusual with a serial No 4331, meaning that it is the 31st Synthi AKS they manufactured, and very likely part of the first batch they made in May 1972. He also said that it also has a very unusual ‘A’ board (there are three – A,B and C) which uses a different audio amplifier IC from the one adopted very soon after. This means the colouration of the output signal should resemble that of the Mk1 units which preceded it - something Robin thought would make it especially attractive. It is also highly unusual in that I have three original ‘prestopatches' (two the same, so you'd have to swap one to get the complete set) - plus a large collection of paperwork, including the original user manual, the ultra-rare 'Playing The Synthi' book from 1973, other original paperwork, and of course the detailed invoice from Robin Wood. Now at VEMIA for professional packing (12GBP) and then shipping / hand delivery.
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|User manual : Yes
|Service manual : No
|First owner : Yes
|Original boxes : No
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|Internal 110 to 220-240V switchable
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|Created on : 25/02/2022
|Changed on : 05/04/2023
|Published on : 05/04/2023
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