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The  Yamaha DX1 is a flagship synthesizer from 1984, top of the line of the DX series. Since their production in 1984 there were only 140 of them made in the world. Weighing at about a 100 lbs with 73 full length wooden keys and a wooden case it offers 32 note polyphony and supersonic performances thanks to the carefully selected components. Uniquely for a vintage synthesizer it features polyphonic aftertouch. Yamaha built these to impress, not to a price point (they originally retailed at about $10,000 in 1984-around $35,000 in today’s money).  Completely overhauled by a professional technician it is functioning at 100% capacity. The only cosmetic blemish is it is missing one voice cap(#8 shown in picture) but that voice button still works when pressed.  All key bed contacts have been completely cleaned and keys aligned. Power supply recap and adjusted. Memory battery replaced with new one. Cleaned and lubricated front panel sliders. Light front panel cleaned up.  Super giant sound! This thing sounds amazing. These keyboards are so rare that there hasn’t been one of these for sale on reverb or eBay in over 10 years, and there may never be another! Used to this day by Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, Kitaro, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Herbie Hancock.  For obvious reasons I am not willing to ship it. If you are interested you should consider coming to Boston to look at it. If you willing to pay to have movers carefully pack it and transport I might agree if you insure it as well. Video coming soon!!!! Comes with original owners manual.

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Listed4 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
  • DX1 Programmable Algorithm Synthesizer
  • Black with Wooden Sides
  • 1984
Made In
  • United States
Number of Keys
  • 73 Keys
Keyboard Action
  • Synth Action
  • MIDI Through
  • MIDI Input
  • MIDI Output
Key Size
  • Full Size
  • 32 Voices
Analog / Digital
  • Digital

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