Analog Synthesizer SX-150 Mark II – A ‘Fully Functional’ Toy Synth For $100

ThinkGeek is now offering the Analog Synthesizer SX-150 Mark II – a ‘fully functional’ toy synth – for $100.

The Analog Synthesizer SX-150 Mark II features a stylus controller and built-in speaker, like a Stylophone, but also lets you tweak 10 parameters.

Details and demo video below.

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Features:

  • Fully-functional analog synthesizer
  • Four octave range
  • Vibrato, tremolo, and “wah” effect with VCF and LFO buttons.
  • 10 Parameters to control: cutoff, resonance, attack, decay, pitch ENV, LFO wave, LFO rate, LFO depth, VCF modulation, and LFO modulation
  • Tunable
  • Line in and line out (standard 3.5mm headphone jack size)
  • Batteries: 4 AA (not included)
  • Dimensions: approx. 6.5″ x 4.75″ x 1.5″

The Analog Synthesizer SX-150 Mark II is available for $99.99 at ThinkGeek.


7 thoughts on “Analog Synthesizer SX-150 Mark II – A ‘Fully Functional’ Toy Synth For $100

  1. Gakken…i have seen their products before sprinkled around in ebay when i search for synths under $100 lol, this thing is kinda cool! i would like to see them make more fun products.

    i enjoy the speaker on it.

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  2. As the previous commenter mentioned, these are made in Japan by Gakken. They’re usually sold as kits, requiring assembly, and have extensive instructions (in Japanese, naturally).

    The original SX-150 is still available in kit form, actually, at half the price of the “Mark II”. There’s a large community of hardware hackers and lots of mods available.

    It may be a “toy” synth, but you can actually go quite a ways with it.

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  3. It’s ok. I got a bunch of the original SX-150 kits for a workshop with kids. They are snap-together kits (no soldering). They are pretty fun to play around with for kids.

    My only complaint was that the build quality was a little poor. Cold solder joints on most units. Out of 14 kits, one did not work.

    It would be interesting to know what the improvements are for the Mark II

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