MATRIXSYNTH: EMS Synthi AKS 1972 *Soundgas Serviced*

Friday, July 26, 2019

EMS Synthi AKS 1972 *Soundgas Serviced*

via this auction

"Nice early Synthi AKS dating from 1972 – one owner from new. Supplied totally overhauled and in excellent working order.

The synth is currently undergoing a full overhaul; the buyer has the option to specify any modifications they may require while this is in progress. The price quoted here is for a fully-overhauled EMS Synthi AKS; there will be an additional charge for any modifications or upgrades beyond factory spec.

We expect it will be ready by mid-late August (this is an estimation based on our usual servicing time and is dependant on the buyers choice of modifications and engineer availability).

This 1972 Synthi AKS will ship in excellent working order following a thorough overhaul and servicing by an EMS specialist.

While everything will be been done to ensure this synth is in excellent order functionally, this is a vintage Synthi and some occasional foibles may be expected. We take the view that servicing on these units should be sympathetic – recapping where necessary, but also keeping as many original parts in the audio path to retain character, even if it results in occasional minor flaws. A little noise may be possible from some pots when it’s not been used for a while, but this will clear with use.

These synths should be used regularly for best performance – just like a classic car or bike needs a run out to stay in good shape.

It is a joy to play.

This 1972 AKS came to us from the original owner: it has seen some action and currently has a switchable trimmer modification to Oscillator 3 – we would suggest possibly replacing this with an Osc Sync mod. There is some wear to the original panels and lettering commensurate with a well-loved early Synthi, but overall it presents very well. The case lid has cracked and is currently missing the hinges: we will effect a sturdy repair and replace the hinges so it can be used as intended. Full photos to follow after restoration.

Switchable voltage for use anywhere in the world - it will be set up ready for you to use before we ship."

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