[sdiy] Korg release full-size MS-20 kit

Eric Wood eric.wood74 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 27 07:08:51 CET 2014


I wondered about the price; I saw a quote of like $1400? Why; if the mini is around $600 would this be so much more for something you assemble yourself?

> On Jan 23, 2014, at 8:10 PM, Jean-Pierre Desrochers <jpdesroc at oricom.ca> wrote:
> 
> Check the pots used at around 0:19sec of the clip..
> -Was Korg using those type of pots (that have a short life span)
> in the original 80's design ?
> -Weren't they Alpha type at that time ?
> -SMD parts... good luck for any 'fast repairs'
> -What is the price for it ?
> Hmmmmm...
> 
> 
> Le 2014-01-23 17:50, Robin Whittle a écrit :
>> Contrary to what I wrote recently about large manufacturers not wanting
>> to produce complex analogue gear - which was already falsified by the
>> mini-MS-20 - here is something I just read about on the Analogue Heaven
>> mailing list:
>> http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2014/01/23/korg-ms-20-kit-lets-you-build-a-full-size-analog-monophonic-synth-classic/
>>  http://www.korg.com/au/products/dj/ms_20kit
>> It is a full-size MS-20 recreation, with SMD components, PCBs already
>> assembled, switchable between the early and late production filters and
>> with MIDI In via DIN socket and USB.  It uses an external power adaptor
>> rather than having mains in.
>> It is relatively expensive and the Synthtopia page indicates it is a
>> limited run, but there's no mention of this at the Korg page.
>>  - Robin
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