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Maplin 5600S Analog Synthesizer

Maplin 5600S Analog Synthesizer

Brand: Maplin

Regular price £3,615.00 GBP
Regular price £3,615.00 GBP Sale price £3,615.00 GBP
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Incredibly rare 70s/80s kit-built synth. Huge sound, four oscillators and pin matrix patching.

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Product Description

Maplin 5600S Stereo Synthesizer for sale.

These were produced as kits from 1979, but they were based on an earlier ETI Synthesizers design (which Maplin bought from the creators). Essentially you have a unique, powerful analogue synth with pin matrix patching and a digitally controlled keyboard.

These are extremely hard to find in any condition. As kit-built synths the construction quality can vary wildly, however we've inspected this inside and out and it's a very well made example. The case is untreated mdf and could be painted to improve the looks of the unit, but the panel is superb and the build inside is clean.

This is a commission sale item. We've tested it and certainly all major functions are working well. We've not found any issues, however not every single function combination has been tested. Accordingly we don't offer an extended warranty on this, however we of course guarantee it will arrive as described. It sounds immense.

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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.


- Semi modular design
- 30x30 pinmatrix section.
- 4 oscillator module with 6 waveforms + sync
- 1 noise generator module adjustable from Pink to White noise
- 1 LFO & S&H module
- 5 Mixer module
- 1 Envelope generator module
- 2 Transient generator module
- 2 Switchable LP-HP Filter module
- 2 Switchable Amp+Ringmodulator module
- 1 Phase module
- 1 Reverb/Phase module
- 2 External input module
- 1 Foot pedal module
- 1 Foot switch module
- 1 Echo module
- 1 Stereo Output module
- 1 Joystick controller module
- Full size 48 key monophonic keyboard (digitally controlled)


In excellent cosmetic condition with only minor wear to the face. Please see photos or get in touch if you require more information on condition.

Voltage Information

220/240v unit. A step-up transformer will be required for use on 110/120v supplies. Please ask if you need advice on what to use. We do not recommend using cheap, generic Chinese mains transformers.


Zero rated for VAT.