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Korg Maxi-Korg 800DV + CV/Gate mod

An uncommon, flexible, analogue duophonic/monophonic synth with a number of interesting features. Has some signs of use but is working very well after a comprehensive service.

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An uncommon, flexible, analogue duophonic/monophonic synth with a number of interesting features. Has some signs of use but is working very well after a comprehensive service.

Serviced but currently waiting for one fault to be ironed out. Shipping estimate is 20 working days from purchase. Standard three month warranty and ongoing service support.

Description

Korg MaxiKorg 800Dv for sale. This one has some signs of use but has had a thorough going over (report below) and it’s ready to go to work.

The CV/Gate mod was already done when it came to us. Working well (now we’ve fixed it…). Jacks are for separate CV/gate control of upper and lower voice. Top and bottom switches select between keyboard control and external, middle switch selects repeat function for upper or lower voice.

This synth can be thought of as two minKorgs in one box, but that doesn’t really do it justice as, with the extra features and functionality, the sum is definitely greater than the parts. It can be used in duophonic mode, or with the two analogue oscillators stacked into one monster monophonic sound.

Other tricks up its sleeve include the ability to delay one voice before it triggers, and an inline effect in and out on the rear for each voice that allows you to add things like a delay or phaser and really add another dimension to an already powerful instrument.

These are wonderful instruments. The demo below scratches the surface of what they can do, but if you know and love the 700S then you have an idea of the basic sound.

Service report:

Blow out all dust with compressed air.
Full strip down.
Full re-cap of power supplies and all cards with high spec long life capacitors.
Reverse wrongly installed capacitor in HPF circuit (very early version!)
Replaced bad transistor in LPF circuit.
Wiring was backwards on the volume controls, put it back to factory.
Cleaned and lubed all sliders and switches.
Cleaned and lubed rear sockets.
Cleaned keybed contacts.
Cleaned instrument case and keys.
Cleaned dirty control panel and controls.
Checked and calibrated where necessary.
Checked all functions for correct operation.
Burn test.

Condition

Good with signs of use. There is wear on the face, mostly near a few sliders. Some slider tops are replacements. The end cheeks have some damage around the edges and corners, the left cheek is missing some of the veneer along the back side. Please see photos or get in touch if you require more information on condition.

Tax

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.

Voltage Information

117/120v model. A step-down transformer is required in the UK/EU. We do not recommend using cheap generic Chinese mains transformers and can supply a high quality UK-made unit if required.

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