What is fair market value on an ARP 2600 as of TODAY?

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Post by Bitexion » Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:15 pm

That might be, but Ken keeps insisting over and over that the M5 is NOT an ARP2600 clone, and that it sounds nothing like that. He was inspired by the design because he thought it worked so well on the ARP. But of course everyone that sees one will immediately think "That look like a 2600!"

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Post by Automatic Gainsay » Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:17 pm

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :IT&ih=014

This one went for $2950. This is interesting, as it is the more rare earlier version with the 4027 oscillator and the earlier ARP logo.
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Post by Soundwave » Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:13 pm

Automatic Gainsay wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :IT&ih=014

This one went for $2950. This is interesting, as it is the more rare earlier version with the 4027 oscillator and the earlier ARP logo.
I know there was a run of this colour of 2600's which had the boards coverd in plastic making repairs very tricky but I'm unsure of the serial numbers's effected.

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Post by Automatic Gainsay » Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:18 am

Soundwave wrote:
Automatic Gainsay wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :IT&ih=014

This one went for $2950. This is interesting, as it is the more rare earlier version with the 4027 oscillator and the earlier ARP logo.
I know there was a run of this colour of 2600's which had the boards coverd in plastic making repairs very tricky but I'm unsure of the serial numbers's effected.
Are you talking about the potted submodules?
The grey-face 2600s, the most common model, does have some potted sections. They make repair tricky if you're trying to carve your way down to the components, but that was never the repair process that was intended.

They are no longer tricky to repair, as I believe Phil Cirocco's company makes them, and you just replace them.

The Orange and Black 2600s are more easily repaired, but lack the filter and VCOs of the more common 2600s.
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Post by Micke » Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:43 pm

The filter module in the Arp 2600 did remain encapsulated up until around mid/late by which time they had been replaced with the newer 4072 design.

Re the 2600 pictured in the auction linked to above:
As far as I can tell it appears to be a model 2600P V2.0, ie. the second version of the so-called Tonus Arp (ca. early '72).

The front panel on this version is slightly higher by one inch compared to that of its predecessor, the model 2600P V1.0** = the original Arp 2600 that appeared right after the Blue Marvin and Gray Meanie).

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Post by REwire » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:05 pm

Funny thing about that above auction: the winning bidder at $2950 was Don of AnalogueUS. That means it'll be serviced, cleaned and made ready to resell probably at over $4000.
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Arp 2600

Post by Analog U.S. » Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:54 am

And so much more.... :)

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