MATRIXSYNTH: 1987 Kawai K5 Digital Multi-Dimensional Synthesizer

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

1987 Kawai K5 Digital Multi-Dimensional Synthesizer

Update: removed the auction link. More popped up with the same pics. Thanks to gridsleep in the comments for catching this one.

Keeping this post up for the pics and for anyone searching for them to verify auctions. These haven't been posted before.


  1. What the flip? Ten grand? I just got a K5M for $290. What is a P3 socket? For time travel? How does anyone take this stuff seriously?

  2. There is exactly the same keyboard, photos and all, in another eBay auction 324964546255 for $1,299. I think this should not be given the time of day. Very suspicious.

  3. Four. There are four offerings for the same keyboard from three different sellers. Face palm to the max.

  4. I'm noticing more of this happeneing - multiple sellers using the same pics, all from Japan. It's relatively recent. eBay unfortunately continues to degrade in the used synth market.


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