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Elka Synthex Mk3

A truly stunning example with only the most minor signs of age. Just serviced in-house for us by James Walker. This is the last version they made - it has on-board MIDI.

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

One of the great polysynths of its era with a distinctive, rich sound. Just serviced in-house for us by James Walker.

This is the last version they made – the Mark 3 with on-board MIDI.

Description

The Elka Synthex is an incredible 8-voice polyphonic analogue synthesizer. They have an instantly recognisable depth and richness to the sound and a beuatifully laid out control panel with acres of space for each section (boutique this is not!).

This Elka Synthex is a commission sale item but we have just had it serviced here for the client so it is in perfect working order. Work done included recapping of power supply and voice boards, re-flashing EPROMs, replacement of some faulty sliders, plus a full general service of all controls and keyboard.

Mark 3 version with MIDI in/out/thru.

Commission sale on behalf of a client. If you have gear that you want us to look at selling on your behalf then please look at our Commission & Consignment page for more information and get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Warranty: note that as a commission sale item we do not warranty this item beyond the 14 days you have to assess it. We will however provide access to our service department or remote tech assistance where possible.

 

Condition

A truly stunning example with only the most minor signs of age in the form of a few small marks and dings to the woodwork. See the photos for more information.

Tax

Zero rated for VAT.

Voltage Information

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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Video of the actual unit for sale

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