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Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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Steve a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I bought my Jupiter 6 for about $650 and expected to get a Jupiter 8 sound with midi. Boy was I wrong. The Jupiter 6 is no where near as punchy, but I fell in love with it for what it did do really well. The filters are awesome, the reverse envelope is fantastic and the x mod does some pretty crazy stuff. This thing is really easy to program and I got some great sounds with it.

I only had a few problems with it in the five years that I owned it. Th power button broke and I rebuilt it with small metal screws making it indestructable and my second "r" slider went out after about a year. Other than that, this thing is built like a tank.

I sold my Jupiter 6 about eight years ago. I really miss it and wish that I had it back. I let it go for way too cheap. If I had the money, I would get another without a thought.

I currently have a Roland SuperJX and an SH-32 and love each of these in its own way.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Mar-20-2004 at 16:53
Paul a professional user from UK writes:
I wanted one of these synths way back in 1984,but couldn't afford the £3,000 price tag.So at the time i bought a Juno 6.However i picked one of these up recently for £600 and have to say that its strength lies in the fact that it is real analogue.I have a number of virtual analogue synths, and tested the Jupiter 6 against a Novation Supernova with a basic sawtooth waveform.Straight away i noticed the Jupiter 6 had a much more in-your-face, detailed sound.But i find its strenghth lies in its unison mode especially on basslines.To top this, in my opinion, it is one of the best looking synths ever made.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Feb-22-2004 at 20:06
John C. a part-time user from USA writes:
In a nutshell, the Jupiter 6 is a very versatile synth that is possibly overshadowed by the Jupiter 8 but really shouldn't be, because of one thing: The multimode filter. With the bandpass, high pass and lowpass filters available, this synth is a cut above all those synths that simply have a lowpass filter. The JP8 has the 12v/oct and 24v/oct settings, which are nice, but when it is all said and done, I get a bit bored with just a lowpass filter. And, apparently, with the Europa upgrade, the JP-6 will even be more sought after. Keep yours if you have one, get one if you don't, upgrade it and make some new sounds/music!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Feb-16-2004 at 18:17
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One of the top half-dozen analogue synths of all time. It is a superb unit. Every bit as good as the 8 (in the real world..not in pose world...or never heard either of em, yet let's say it anyway world). It is an analogue with a real midi set up. No refit etc. Great features and a real big filter. BUY ONE. YOU KNOW U WANT TO!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Feb-07-2004 at 12:08
DREAMTRONIX a professional user from USA writes:
The Jupiter 6 is by far the most magnificent analog synth I have ever heard. The filters are amazing and the sounds are like no other synth in the world. I have read a lot of negative comments and whining regarding this keyboard, like, "It's not as warm as the Jupiter 8" or "The filter thins out the bass" etc... I'm beggining to think these guys have either never personally heard one or actually own one and just don't know how to use it correctly. This synth is not for the sonically or technically challenged. This synth can be as warm or as abrasive as you can imagine. If you REALLY believe this keyboard is not up to bass, you should have your ears checked and if after that you still have a problem, add about 10db @ 31Hz to the bottom end and relax yourself. The Jupiter 6 rules all analogs with it's advanced features and versatility. If you can find a Jupiter 6, buy it immediately! It will keep you occupied and amazed for hours on end. I love the Jupiter 6 so much, I own two of them.

Peace

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jan-22-2004 at 15:34
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