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by Mastropiero
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!
Replies: 75
Views: 69896

Re: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!

Hi, I finally god the +5V from the PSU. There are many pads you can get the +5V from (just follow the FDD +5V ping and you'll find a lot of right places to solder your +5V wire). However, I'm facing the contrast issue other people have reported. At minimum contrast level (=0) the LCD is too bright a...
by Mastropiero
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!
Replies: 75
Views: 69896

Re: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!

Hi,

well, it's my turn now!

I've soldered the pins and the 1Kohm resistor.

Where I get the +5V power from? Some say "from the floppy +5v" but I don't understand what they mean. Do I need to tap somewhere in the floppy drive itself, or it's something on the PSU?
by Mastropiero
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!
Replies: 75
Views: 69896

Re: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!

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by Mastropiero
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!
Replies: 75
Views: 69896

Re: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!

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by Mastropiero
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!
Replies: 75
Views: 69896

Re: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!

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by Mastropiero
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!
Replies: 75
Views: 69896

Re: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!

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by Mastropiero
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!
Replies: 75
Views: 69896

Re: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!

Hi, First of all, sorry for the resurrection of this thread... I know it's a bit old now. The thing is that I have a Kawai K5000S and now have got a K5000R as well. I would like to upgrade the display, although the original LCD and EL are still working fine on both units. I'm trying to read and proc...
by Mastropiero
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha TX802 vs. Casio VZ-10 M
Replies: 9
Views: 14261

Re: Yamaha TX802 vs. Casio VZ-10 M

I have a FS1R and had a TX7 some years ago. However, if I had to choose I'd go with the Casio VZ-10m. It's a highly underrated synth, but it's capable of (almost) everything. It even can sound like a FS1R and do some awesome formant stuff. Lush pads, agressive basses and leads... beautiful synth cho...