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Offline Bachus

Baby Genos
« on: October 24, 2019, 07:37:41 PM »
If the SX 900 is a baby Genos..
This must be the grandfather from the Genos..

https://youtu.be/jJ91KHEbjrc

Born in 1975..
At a price of 100.000 swiss francs..
which currently is about the same as a Pound
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Offline Jay B.

Re: Baby Genos
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2019, 07:56:11 PM »
Calculated by simple purchasing power that would be $466,000 CHF today
 

Offline Joe H

Re: Baby Genos
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2019, 08:29:05 PM »
Bachus,

You could have built a scaffold and bought one of those XG-1s to put above your Genos... then you would have had 4 key beds and some real cool synth sounds to boot!

 ;D

Joe H
« Last Edit: October 24, 2019, 08:31:33 PM by Joe H »
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Offline Bachus

Re: Baby Genos
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2019, 08:49:31 PM »
Bachus,

You could have built a scaffold and bought one of those XG-1s to put above your Genos... then you would have had 4 key beds and some real cool synth sounds to boot!

 ;D

Joe H

I should have tough about that myself..

But it remains an incredible instrument
It has 2 cs80’s and more inside..
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Offline SciNote

Re: Baby Genos
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2019, 08:37:41 AM »
Yep, that keyboard is definitely bad*$$! And quite a bit of history, being a forerunner to the CS80.  I get fascinated by the technology and features of some of these Classic keyboards, and by what they did with the technology back then.  But for over fifty grand, it definitely should've been something special!

I once had a Yamaha D80 organ, and I had no idea about it at the time, but as far as I can tell, that organ also had CS80 technology in it, but without all of the editing features, such as ADSR envelope generators.  It did have a cool mono-synth third keyboard, like this GX-1, and while that keyboard also did not have directly controllable filters and envelope generators, it did have portamento.

The Yamaha E70 is another Classic organ with this technology, with more features than the D80 but without the third keyboard.  And unlike the $20-grand that a CS80 goes for these days, you might be able to find an E70 for something like $500!  There are also additional models like the D85, 415, and E75 that may be worth checking out.
Bob
Current: Yamaha PSR-E433, Roland GAIA SH-01, Casio CDP-200R, Casio MT-68 (wired to bass pedals)
Past: Yamaha PSR-520, PSR-510, PSR-500, DX-7, D-80 home organ, and a few Casios
 

Offline Jan-Eve

Re: Baby Genos
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2019, 09:44:37 AM »
Hallo! I have a Electone D 65 and I bought it 1985. You can see it in the background of my forumpicture. It still works ok and have frigolite lesslietube that rotate over a pot, to regulate the speed.  There are 4 speakers inside, 2 at each side and 2 in the front and it sounds very nostalgic…
One octave basspedals on the floor. It is very heavy to move, 115 kg... So it is very handy to carry around my PSR-S950, 11 kg... The developement has been very big under 35 years time…
Regards Jan - Eve.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2019, 09:47:19 AM by Jan-Eve »
 
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