Roland should reissue their Build Quality
come to think of it, so should Korg
sequentialsoftshock wrote:a $1200 Jupiter 8 would kick a*s.
perhaps, but at that price i'd bet the same money that it would be a limp imitation of the original that will fall apart in under 30(more like 10) years.
and hallelujah if i'm wrong but, this IS a business called Roland Inc. and not Miracle-Working for Synth Geeks.
All things considered, they have merely held their value in light of inflation and the market, as real JP-8s are absolute tanks. No joke, the metalwork and all the various interfacing is pushing nearer $1000 from the get-go; before adding any synth-voice guts...or even knobs and keys.
OK now see in the picture here, in the top-middle, back-right of the case...there's some sort of a TDK Noise Reduction unit INSIDE the JP-8 - it's a gleaming silver little box of mystery....how are they going to replicate this? By demanding TDK build them again to spec? Remove the noise by using newer spec circuits and you change the original synth, too - a LOT.
It's really really complicated.