Roland SH09

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Roland SH09

Post by Happyman » Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:12 pm

What would be the current price for one of these in good condition? Are they particularly rare? The SH101 certainly seems sought after and goes for £300+ a lot of the time from what I've seen and the 09 is much better to look at!

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Post by OriginalJambo » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:32 pm

I'd say around £300 probably. I'd expect that it's worth a little more than a SH-101 because it's rarer and older.

Seems a bit overpriced to me though - for an extra £50-100 you could have a CAT, Mono/Poly, CS-10/15 or SH-2 which are all multi oscillator synths.

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Post by drummy » Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:13 am

Dang, in the US, SH-101s typically go for $600 on eBay, but the SH-09s go for $400-$500.

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Re: Roland SH09

Post by swisstony123 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:21 pm

Happyman wrote:What would be the current price for one of these in good condition? Are they particularly rare? The SH101 certainly seems sought after and goes for £300+ a lot of the time from what I've seen and the 09 is much better to look at!
I paid £175 for my 09 and to be honest the 101 isnt much better .....SH-09's are seemingly more rare and at times can fetch prices easily as high as £400!! Mine was very cheap and I was really lucky as the guy lived locally...The SH-101 is a very sort after great synth but I think it's popularity has alot to do with fashion its a bit like the popularity of the tb-303 its a great machine but its value in my opinion is way to hi and I think alot of that has to to do with how fashionable it is much like the SH-101. So anyway dont feel like you've been had if you pay £300 (try to go for £250) for an SH-09 they are worth it but then again there are still oppertunitys to pick up a bargin if your willing to wait (i bought mine a year or so ago) and looks wise the SH-09 for me is extremely pleasing on the eye. :wink:

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Post by Solderman » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:40 pm

As far as sonic character comparison goes, not including variations in controls, the SH-09 has a discrete oscillator and the "Big" version of the 101's filter. By that I mean the 09 uses several VCA chips(BA662) arranged in a certain configuration to achieve a lowpass filter, whereas the 101 uses the same thing essentially all in one chip(IR3109). The 101's oscillator is a CEM3340 chip, which is why you get the simultaneously mixable multi-waveforms. The raw unfiltered CEM osc sounds more linear and stable.

People describe the 09 as sounding more organic and "liquidy", and having somewhat more pleasing bass sounds. It also has a filter input, envelope follower for that, and the envelope can be inverted.
The 101 can only boast the additions of an arpeggiator and sequencer. I would say the 101 can get more aggressive when needed, but tends to always be harsher in the upper range.
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