Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hillwood RD SONIC EP801 Vintage Preset Synth with Rhythm Section SN 450531

via this auction

I believe this is the first one to be featured on the site.

Presets: Piano, Honky Tonk, Cembalo, Brass, and String.

"Up for sale is super rare RD SONIC Electronic Piano 801 / EP801 vintage analog electronic piano made in Japan by Hillwood.

The unit appears to be working reasonably well, I noticed 1C# and 4C# keys not responding with 2C# key having slightly bad contacts, but otherwise all the presets sounds and rhythm patterns play fine as I gave it a test. I have not tested the MIC input as I don't have a microphone to test with"

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