MATRIXSYNTH: Serviced ARP Omni 2 Synthesizer with Synthchaser MIDI, LED Sliders & Anvil Case

Friday, August 20, 2021

Serviced ARP Omni 2 Synthesizer with Synthchaser MIDI, LED Sliders & Anvil Case

video upload by Synth Chaser

via this auction

"Here's a nice, restored ARP Omni 2... with MIDI!! This synthesizer has just been fully serviced by Synthchaser, the United States' leading ARP specialist - recapped, new key bushings, new LED sliders, clean, fully functional, calibrated, in tune and sounding great. And best of all, this has been fitted with the Synthchaser MIDI Adapter! This keyboard is the sound of Joy Division and is all over The Cars' "Moving In Stereo", and many other late 70's/early 80's albums. It produces the lush Solina/String Ensemble sounds plus has a polyphonic synthesizer section with a voltage controlled filter, LFO, and ADSR, and a dedicated bass synthesizer section.

Here's a video showing that this keyboard is working great! [above]

Good condition, some marks on paint, and a little damage to the bottom of one of the wood side panels (this is a rarer early Omni 2 with black pushbuttons, wood side panels, a power indicator LED, and an enameled ARP logo badge). Top has been repainted by someone in the past (not me). Road case foam is intact, but smells really (and I mean really!) musty. Synth will be wrapped in plastic so it doesn't pick up the bad smell. See photos for condition--more photos on our website.

Synthchaser MIDI Adapter - Supports MIDI IN and THRU (only an "IN" jack has been fitted on this synthesizer). Configurable MIDI channel and starting key on your MIDI controller.
Synthchaser Precision LED slider upgrade. All 15 of the old original sliders have been replaced with new, smooth, high precision LED illuminated sliders (purple color--think Prince!). The difference in the way these sliders feel and perform compared to the originals is a huge improvement.
Illuminated slider caps - Slider caps with a translucent plastic stripe that allows the LED illumination to shine through, while giving you something substantial to grip onto. I recently started using these caps, and they look and feel awesome!
Power supply rebuilt - All tantalum and electrolytic capacitors in the power supply have been replaced, and high quality, high temperature 105 deg C capacitors have been used for the power supply filter capacitors.
All tantalum capacitors replaced - The tantalum capacitors in ARP synths are ticking time bombs. All of the over 100 tantalum capacitors in this synth, including the power supply and filter submodule, have been replaced with electrolytics to help provide stable operation for years to come.
Synthchaser 4075 Filter Enhancement Kit Installed - The ARP Omni uses the same 4075 filter submodule found in the Odyssey, Quadra, Avatar, and Pro DGX. This has been recapped, and enhanced to provide superior frequency response.
Keyboard rebuild - New key bushings installed, buss bar & key contacts cleaned and adjusted, keybed leveled, keys ultrasonically cleaned
Oscilloscope calibration - Fully calibrated to factory spec using oscilloscope and frequency counter."

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