I’m moving and in addition to not wanting to move a bunch of keyboards, I could use a little cash so I put my Japanese market RS-09 version 3 ‘Organ and Strings’ synthesizer on eBay. Basic ‘It works and sounds great’ estate sale find descriptions after plugging in headphones and touching a few keys do not apply here.
This unit has been serviced by a tech to fix a faint continuous C# (couple of capacitors) and stubbornly noisy volume pot (new pot). Since servicing it has been used on several recording sketches and performed flawlessly.
Clean, attractive and ready to make music. Buttons and slider caps are the same as Jupiter 8.
Update 5/15/2013: CS80 number 1259 is on eBay right now. Used by Little Feat, not sure anyone buying a CS80 is going to care about this. Asking price is $17,999!
Update 8/16/11: The $17,999 CS-80 from Perfect Circuit has sold for asking price. A new record?
I keep an eye on the search term ‘Yamaha CS*’ since I have a CS-50 and am always looking for parts to squirrel away. Tonight I was surprised to see there is a CS-80 arms race going on. What’s all the fuss? Check out some Vangelis CS-80 demo’s on YouTube and you’ll see.
First up is this guy from Perfect Circuit Audio for $17,999 out of Southern California.
Someone’s got some solid Photoshop skills. That is a mighty fine looking keyboard. $17,999 is the Buy it Now.