MATRIXSYNTH: (Hitachi) Lo-D HMS-30 Rare Analogue Synth with Manual

Thursday, March 24, 2016

(Hitachi) Lo-D HMS-30 Rare Analogue Synth with Manual

via this auction

See the Hitachi label at the bottom of this post for previous posts include a video demo of the HMS-30.

"One of the rarest synth ever. As Internet says, only 300 was made. This one have a serial number 9000154C.

There is a full (all keys at same time) polyphony, two stage tone modificator, multilayered LFOs, 8-pattern rhythm generator, and programmable sequencer. Also, it have a stereo output, so it is possible to play with pan for some features.

Original user manual (Japanese) included.

Capacitors in power supply was replaced for prophylactic reasons, and output voltage precisely adjusted.

Pots and switches moves without any cracks or noises. The tune is fine.

Machine looks like a fully working, but I can not test all features of programmable sequencer (LEDs response correctly then I pressing buttons on it - thats all I'v figured out) because I can't read Japanese.

Cosmetically it looks great, but have few unperfections. Please see photos.

Please note:

The synthesizer is made for japanese market and work only at ~100-110v. If you living in countries, where voltage 220-240v, you need a step-down transformer."

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