ARP 2500  (1974) Superb Condition - IMPOSSIBLY rare -

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Selling my beloved ARP 2500 - Model 2515 Studio Cabinet. Serial number - 74-005

I am the second owner of this fantastic piece of history and purchased this instrument from a dutch composer/violinist who in turn ordered it directly from the Arp factory around 1976. Before my ownership, it was used in a reasonably well known studio in Hilversum for a multitude of experimental recordings throughout the 70s and 80s.
It is in pristine condition and original state with only a few cosmetic blemishes. It has been used and stored in a smoke free, temperature controlled environment and is a joy just to look at, let alone play. A well laid out collection of modules that offer many many years of deep exploration, I spent almost 6months just with the 1036(Sample/Hold/Random voltage) module :).
All modules are working and sounding fantastic. The filters are especially lush, definitely nothing else sounds like a 2500 and the unique matrix switch system is ripe territory for happy/accidental patching discoveries.
The fabulous ARP 2500 was used by famous musicians like Aphex Twin, Pete Townshend, Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis, Jimmy Edgar, Luke Vibert, Vince Clarke, Faust, Eliane Radigue. And used in films like Logan's Run and communicating with the aliens in Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Here is your chance to own an instrument capable of taking you on an intergalactic journey through time and space...

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Details:
Model 2515 Studio Cabinet with 15 module positions.
Serial number - 74-005
Year manufactured - 1974
Voltage - 230 V
Dimensions - 118 x 57 x 28 cm (W x H x D)
Weight - 40 kg (including the 12 modules described below)
1x EU power cable

1002 Power Supply 1974/30262 Power supply included with the cabinet.
 
1004T Voltage Controlled Oscillator 1976/50246
Single precision voltage controlled oscillator offering five simultaneous waveform outputs: sine, triangle, square, sawtooth, and pulse. Provides frequency modulation, pulse width modulation and built-in waveform mixer. Also provides inverted waveform outputs.
 
1005 Modamp 1976/40551
A complex function module containing a precision balanced modulator, a voltage controlled amplifier, and switching circuitry.
 
1006 Filtamp 1977/30231
A combination of a voltage controlled low pass filter, a voltage controlled amplifier, and a mixer.
 
1016 Dual Noise / Random Voltage Generator 1976/40480
Contains two independent noise sources and filters to derive pink noise and continuous slow random voltages.

1023 Dual Voltage Controlled Oscillator 1977/40266
Two precision voltage controlled oscillators offering five simultaneous waveform outputs: sine, triangle, square, sawtooth, and pulse. Provides frequency modulation, pulse width modulation, and built-in waveform mixer.

1027 Ten Position Sequencer 1974/30250
Flexible sequential voltage generator. Capable of creating complex switching patterns with 30 preset voltages.
 
1033 Dual Delayed Exponential Envelope Generator 1977/50122
A flexible envelope generator that includes a variable trigger delay.
 
1036 Dual Sample & Hold / Random Voltage Generator 1977/50232
Contains two low-drift sample and hold circuits, two noise sources, and two voltage controlled pulse generators.
 
1045 Voltage Controlled Voice 1974/30247
Combination of two Envelope Generators / Voltage Controlled Oscillator / Voltage Controller Filter / Voltage Controlled Amplifier. Used as preset voice.
 
1047 Multimode Filter / Resonator 1974/30258
Combination high-pass, low-pass, band-pass and band-reject filter. Ultra-high Q. Voltage controlled center frequency and resonance.
 
1050 Mix/Sequencer 1974/30053
A combination of a sequencer, mixer, and analog gate. Serves dozens of functions as a utility mixer, sequencer and preset function selector. This module is linked to the1027 sequencer module.

Comes with many original manuals, patch cords, documents, patch sheets, slider-caps, posters and clippings as pictured.

Feel free to contact me for further details and exact shipping costs to your destination.

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Condition:
Very Good (Used)
Brand
ARP
Model
2500
Finish
Anondized Silver
Categories
Analog Synths, Modular Synths
Year
1974
Made In
United States

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Joined Jun 2018
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