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 Make Ems
 Model Very early Synthi AKS (31st made!)
 Description 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.
 Age n/a
 Weight n/a
 Condition Very good
 Location Uk (Item is at Vemia Uk)
 Vat Not from a VAT-registered business. But VAT / duty may be due if importing from outside your trade bloc.
 Quantity 1 item is available from the owner
 Options User manual : Yes
  Service manual : No
  First owner : Yes
  Original boxes : No
 Plug type United Kingdom standard plug
 Voltage type Internal 110 to 220-240V switchable
 Status Item has been sold or not sold in a previous auction
 Sale type The item is on the auction rooms
 Ending on 09/04/2023
 Category Synthesizer (Modular) 
 Serial number 4331
 Sphere reference # 24093
 Statistics Created on : 25/02/2022 
Changed on : 05/04/2023 
  Published on : 05/04/2023
  Displayed : 4355 time(s) by members and guests  
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 Start price 14134 GBP
 Converted price (1) 14134 GBP
 Shipment International or local shipment to pay
 Packing costs 12 GBP
 Payment Full pre payment needed
 Auction bid step 50 GBP
 Auction highest bid 16784.5 GBP
 Converted highest bid 16784.5 GBP
 Leader or winner sfdb
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