MATRIXSYNTH: PAIA 2700 2720 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

Saturday, April 01, 2017

PAIA 2700 2720 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Powers up and all modules work. VCO needs calibration/tuning - the scaling appears to be off. Procedure is relatively simple and is in the manual, which can be found for free via a google search or on the PAIA website. Other modules may need calibration but appear to function as intended. This is not a fancy sounding, immaculate sounding synth - it is VERY raw and lo-fi. But the modules work. Don't expect an SH-101 here! Case and modules are in great shape, but have light scratches and some black pen fill in over lettering (on a couple modules only).

Keyboard is Pratt-Read. Most keys make mechanical noise, and it needs new bushings installed to correct this (available for purchase online). But this is quite common on Pratt-Read keyboards, and all keys trigger fine apart from the noise! As with all Pratt-Read keyboards, there is some pitch variation depending on how clean the bus bars are at a given contact location. This unit could use some cleaning to correct. this..."

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