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Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:11 am
by NCChao1268
Hey guys, I was wondering if in today it is still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good price ($1200 or less) and has anyone had any luck? Where would you look for one for a good price?

Thanks,

Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:46 am
by Alex E
I almost bought one online from Musicgoround for $1200 last year but my credit card thought it was fraud and it kept declining the transaction. It sold the next day to someone else. :lol: It's not worth it... I would try a Juno 106 or a Juno 6.

Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:31 pm
by madtheory
Agreed, 106 or 6 can do "the thing". JX3P, 8P and JX10 extremely close as well except for PWM (you'd need Kiwi/ Verhoven as appropriate).

And the TAL plugin is exactly spot on, just sayin'...

Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:05 pm
by meatballfulton
Yes, it it possible if you have patience.

The more important question is whether a Juno is worth $1200 in the first place. There's a lot of other polysynths you could buy for that price, but of course none will sound exactly like a Juno.

Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:30 pm
by Jabberwalky
You have tons of great polysynths, and still haven't quenched that thirst? I'd take a polysix over the juno60 any day. Less than $1200, you're looking at a local sale, or hawk eye ebay for a long time.

Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:48 pm
by clubbedtodeath
You can even get an extremely fine, brand new DCO-based poly synth for only $99 more than your 1200.

Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:41 am
by joeboy
I've seen them going for 400-500 USD in Japan.
Having yet another analog poly always seemed redundant to me, but if I knew the markup was that insane in other countries, I'd get a little hustle going.

Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:11 am
by madtheory
Hang on, I just noticed OP already has a Juno-106 d'oh. To make it sound like a Juno-60, use a little eq to match the slight difference with the HPF positions:
http://sequence15.blogspot.com/2008/10/ ... -from.html

Brilliant in depth comparison of the TAL plugin versus a real Juno-60, plus an interview with the developer where he explains the nuts and bolts:
https://www.amazona.de/vergleichstest-r ... ulation/3/

The chorus and filter emulation was improved after these recordings were made. So it's even closer than 99.8% now.

Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:49 am
by Music Bird
Seeing you have a Juno-106 and Polysix, those should cover the 1 oscillator with chorus effect sounds. Seeing your music tastes, I’d recommend a JX-3P or Akai AX-60 or AX-73 since those were used plenty by some of the artists you like and they can be found around that price.
Let’s see some good cheap polys
Alpha-Juno 2 (May be close to your 106 already)
Poly-800 (Very different from Polysix, needs battery check every so often)
AX-80 (nice Italo sounding 80’s poly)
Minilogue (new and I’d recommend it except for the clicking)
Siel DK-70 (Italo sounding as well, sounds like a good synthpop synth too, also has battery problems every so often if it isn’t replaced every time it needs to)
Sequential Six Trak (a little high priced, sounds very 80’s)

Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:50 am
by NCChao1268
Thanks for the input guys; though I do have a few polysynths, I will always be on the lookout for a Juno 60 for a great price if one ever comes. Maybe I should get into more monosynths and VCO based synths. 400-500 in Japan? I'm not sure I believe that at first. Where do you find them for those prices? Big cities? smaller towns? pawn or music shops?

Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:43 pm
by bochelli
The last one i bought had a slight fault for £85 local, but now much higher to buy.

Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:11 pm
by V301H
It seems Juno 6/60's are at about $1200 minimum asking price right now wherever you look. There is this Akai AX60 on CL for $700 and a couple on Reverb for a bit more. It is pretty much functionally equivalent to the Juno 6/60/106 but has VCO's, Split, Mono-Mode and Pitch/Mod Wheels.

Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:39 pm
by fh991586
You can't get a vintage poly with an built in arpegiator for a decent price these days. You might be lucky, like a friend of mine last year who got a Juno 60 with a stand for $60 CAD (buy the stand, and get a keyboard for free!), but you had to see the ad, answer it and go get it quickly before the seller was flooded by messages! Not likely if you have a regular day job...

Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:46 pm
by AnalogKid
As a former Juno 60 owner, my recommendation is that you take $700 of the $1200 and treat yourself to a new DeepMind 12. Not only is the DeepMind a better synth and a better sounding synth (IMHO) with far more features, it also comes with new synth reliability and a warranty.

Then take the other $500 and go on a vacation trip to Chicago in September and stop at Knobcon while you are there:

https://knobcon.com/

Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:31 pm
by madtheory
I second that suggestion!

Vintage polys are looking increasingly over-priced when you look at the amount of fab new analog polys available now.

Arpeggiators are fun, but not for the price of a Juno. The Behringer also has an arpeggiator.