Synthi AKS Mk2 dating from the mid-late 70s. Will ship fully-serviced and in superb condition.
The synth is booked in for a full overhaul. While this is taking place, the buyer has the option to specify any modifications they may require. The price quoted here is for a fully-overhauled EMS Synthi AKS; there will be an additional charge for modifications or upgrades beyond factory spec. We expect it will be ready by mid-April, though given the current climate this is subject to change.
EMS Synthi AKS Mk2 for sale in excellent working order following a thorough overhaul.
Delivery time will depend on the service schedule and on the buyer’s choice of modifications but is expected to be complete by mid-late April
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. Demos below are of other AKS we have sold in the past.
In excellent overall condition, the face is very clean with only minor wear. There are a couple of missing blue knob caps. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition.
For sales in UK/EU, this item is on the margin scheme for second hand goods. VAT-free sales are not possible for this item.
Switchable voltage for use anywhere in the world - it will be set up ready for you to use before we ship.
Synthis in action at Soundgas (not the unit for sale).
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What’s your favourite synth? . I’d keep a 1972 Synthi AKS if I could - there’s some wild voodoo going on under the hood of these crazy synths. They never fail to astound, confound, surprise and delight: inspiration in a handy wee briefcase. . Here I’m testing @alkapranos rebuilt and varispeed modified Binson Echorec T5E which is nearing readiness.
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Red Light / Green Eye. . Two of our passions at Soundgas are EMS Synths and Binson Echorecs which make a joyful noise when you bring them together for a little cosmic chatter. . This Binson was sold on preorder several months ago and has now shipped out: a fine example. . The 1972 Synthi AKS is now serviced and ready for a new home (will it be yours?). . Each Synthi has its own character and sonic signature and I’ve really fallen for this one: parting will be such sweet sorrow...
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Freshly-overhauled 1972 EMS Synthi AKS undergoing testing at Soundgas last Friday. . Beats courtesy of the (now sold) Roland CR-78 going through the Synthi - main output via the Vestax delay. Enjoyed this extended ‘test’ session late last week. . This AKS comes with three Prestopatch cartridges (the Synthi equivalent of a preset system): here I’m using the evergreen Battle Prestopatch.
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