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Korg Poly-Ensemble S PE-2000 - 70's Poly/Paraphonic Vintage String Synth

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Listed:2 years ago
Sold By
The Whispering Antlers
St. Louis, MO, United States
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For sale is a vintage Korg Poly-Ensemble S string synthesizer, produced between 1976-1979. This is a divide down/Paraphonic synth, meaning that every key can be played at the same time, however they all share the same FX/filtering. The Poly-S has a number of voices, from Organ, Brass, Strings, Choirs, with a built-in Phaser FX unit. It's an incredibly unique, and lush sounding synthesizer. This particular unit seems to be in working condition, it does have some scratch in the volume pot/knob, and the large buttons that select the voices have a bit of scratch to them. A few of the buttons for the voices get temperamental on occasion, but have never stopped working completely. It probably needs a good cleaning. Also, the power light has never worked since I've owned it, meaning I purchased it as such around 12 years ago. Also, the 'male' end on the power chord is missing some covering, see the photos for what I mean. This hasn't affected the unit in any way that I can tell. One of the keys on the keybed has a visible crack in it, but was fixed a number of years ago with some super glue, again, see the photos for a better understanding of the condition. Lastly, the case/road case has a lot of wear on it, makes sense given the age of the instrument. Make sure you take all of this into account before buying. Sold AS-IS. Thank you!

"One of Korg's first polyphonic instruments the Polyphonic Ensemble or Poly Ensemble K5 featured 48 keys and was meant to compliment the PE-1000 Poly Ensemble k4. It has 4 preset sounds that also have 2 variations each. The unit also featured 3 oscillators per voice and had a unique chorus feature/circuit. It emphasized string, choir, and, organ sounds. Built from 1976 to 1979/80 it is often mistaken as being a better or expanded version of the Korg PE-1000. But this is not like this! It is technically a grandfather of the 3 oscillator Korg Lambda. The PE-1000 got more keys and some nice added controls like a variable vibrato. But the PE-1000 sounds very different due to the lack of the multiple oscillator design. Its main feature compared to nowadays keyboards is its full polyphonic structure. That is, each and every key will make a sound at the same time (if needed). No voice stealing on long release time notes. It is build like so many keyboards of this time in a suitcase like box with a detachable lid. Nice for live gigs. The "flowchart" is from right to left." - via Various Internet Sources

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