How much would a arp omni 1 fetch in uk

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How much would a arp omni 1 fetch in uk

Postby princefan3 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:23 pm

Hi all...I'm looking to sell my Arp Omni 1 which I have had overhauled with brand new power supply and all tants changed...
Just wondering what it could go for in the UK.
I see the Arp Omni 2s are now fetching somewhere between £1200 to £1500 now for top spec.

Any clues out there....Cheers.
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Re: How much would a arp omni 1 fetch in uk

Postby dstrength » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:39 pm

I restore tons of Omni's and Omni 2's. I usually get $800-$1000 for a fully restored Omni. The Omni 2's indeed sell for more: $1100-$1300.

Why? It makes no sense what so ever. The Omni 1 sounds better in my opinion. And the bass goes through the synth filter...which it doesn't on the Omni 2.
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Re: How much would a arp omni 1 fetch in uk

Postby madtheory » Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:22 pm

That's probably because the Mk.2 bass synth section has its own (preset) filter, and there is selectable envelope triggering to better mitigate the limitation of a single envelope. Maybe the chorus circuit was lower bandwidth on the Mk.1, giving a warmer sound?

I love the sound of most string synths but IMO they're better sampled (round robin style) because most of them don't have an envelope for each voice.
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