Alpha Juno 2

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Alpha Juno 2

Post by Kriminal » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:02 pm

a question for you...

i was in a local shop recently and they have an Alpha Juno2 ....£299, he said it was being reduced to £225...looks in very good condition, and has a manual...do you think its worth getting (obviously i would demo it in the shop to see if i liked the sound...)

any known probs...i noticed it has those membrane buttons, they seem to be a prob on older stuff from what ive read here

any advice appreciated

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Re: Alpha Juno 2

Post by Kriminal » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:00 pm

anyone ?

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Re: Alpha Juno 2

Post by themilford » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:22 pm

Seems a little high. I got a AJ1 for $175.

check ebay for current pricing... I think one just sold for $225.

The buttons on the units I've encountered seem to hold up pretty well.

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Re: Alpha Juno 2

Post by braincandy » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:22 pm

That comes in at $338.87 USD. That's too high, in my estimation. I don't price alphas, but when I've seen them listed, they're normally $200-$250 USD. The only thing that might drive the price up over there would be limited availability (if in fact, they're harder to come by than in the U.S.).
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Re: Alpha Juno 2

Post by Kriminal » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:13 pm

regarding the price, there were 2 on ebay recenty (i think one is still there) but one sold for £820...boxed 'as new' ... no PG or anthing....amazing.

i thought £200 seemed ok, but i dont really want to get something that is prone to have problems (aside from the usual of being over 20 years old ;) )

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Re: Alpha Juno 2

Post by braincandy » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:11 pm

I had an alpha Juno-1 and never had any issues with the membrane buttons and to my knowledge, the alpha Juno series isn't known for reliability problems.

There's no accounting for why people pay what they do on eBay. Personally, I think whoever paid that amount is nuts.
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Re: Alpha Juno 2

Post by themilford » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:34 pm

Kriminal wrote:regarding the price, there were 2 on ebay recenty (i think one is still there) but one sold for £820...boxed 'as new' ... no PG or anthing....amazing.

i thought £200 seemed ok, but i dont really want to get something that is prone to have problems (aside from the usual of being over 20 years old ;) )
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In my estimation anything over $225 for a minty one would be too high. £200 is WAY too high. £820.00 is JUST STOOPID.

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Re: Alpha Juno 2

Post by Kriminal » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:14 pm

this is the £820 one:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWAX:IT

there is also a Juno1 there:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWAX:IT

i'll prob demo it on saturday to see what its like (the shop does tend to only deal in stuff that is of good quality, so i guess its down to if i really like the sound)

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Re: Alpha Juno 2

Post by themilford » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:39 pm

Kriminal wrote:this is the £820 one:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWAX:IT

there is also a Juno1 there:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWAX:IT

i'll prob demo it on saturday to see what its like (the shop does tend to only deal in stuff that is of good quality, so i guess its down to if i really like the sound)
I saw that... it's just silly. Almost as silly as these $400 PG-300 controllers to go with them... espescially when it seems you can get a Prophet 600 or a Chroma Polaris for roughly the same price as a AlphaJuno/PG300 combo. Or even a JX-3P/PG200 combo for a little bit less.

I would hold out til you find a better price or somebody in the US that will ship to the UK surface.

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Re: Alpha Juno 2

Post by Kriminal » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:51 pm

the synth has been in the shop at ;east 2 months, and he just dropped the price as soon as i asked about it, maybe in another month he will take £150....

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Re: Alpha Juno 2

Post by themilford » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:02 pm

Walk in there with a wad of cold hard cash... he'll take it.

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Re: Alpha Juno 2

Post by Kriminal » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:42 pm

a wad? i was thinking more a small handfull :lol:

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Re: Alpha Juno 2

Post by vin14 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:09 pm

Kriminal wrote:a question for you...

i was in a local shop recently and they have an Alpha Juno2 ....£299, he said it was being reduced to £225...looks in very good condition, and has a manual...do you think its worth getting (obviously i would demo it in the shop to see if i liked the sound...)

any known probs...i noticed it has those membrane buttons, they seem to be a prob on older stuff from what ive read here

any advice appreciated
I've had an alpha juno 1 since the early 90s, the LCD backlight stopped working a few years ago, other than that no problems what-so-ever. As for the price, it's irrelevant what they go for in the US, I think you'd be very lucky to find one for $175 (£115) in Europe. However for £225 still sounds a little expensive, though there's not many 80s synths you can pick up for that money. Go and try it in the shop, if you don't like the sound it doesn't matter anyway. There are a handful of good presets, but they mostly they're not great, so you'll need to tweak a bit to get an idea of what it's capable of.

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Re: Alpha Juno 2

Post by Kriminal » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:31 pm

yeah, im gonna go and have another look tomorow

thanks for the advice so far

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Re: Alpha Juno 2

Post by micahjonhughes » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:30 am

Not the biggest issue but a lot of times the after touch has stopped working on Juno 2's.

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