The Synthi A’s have started shipping. These are photos were kindly sent to me by someone who has been on the waiting list since 1998. He received it a few days ago..
You’ll notice it still retains the Bulgin AC socket and there is no prestopatch socket. I think keeping the Bulgin socket is good idea on a Synthi A(S) as an IEC socket would look out of place to my eyes.. Pity the prestopatch connector wasn’t kept though..
Anyway the buyer also had Robin add a bunch of mods before shipping it :-
Osc sync on Osc 2
Hi/lo frequency range on all 3 oscillators
Osc 3 stabilisation (this is done as standard for Osc 1 & 2)
VC shape on Osc 2 & 3
Switchable filter mode 18/24 dB
Switchable filter unslew
VC filter response
If you’re interested in getting a new Synthi A, make sure you note this buyer’s wait time.