Synth Site: Siel: Opera 6 synth: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.8 out of 5
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julian a hobbyist user from england writes:
hi there,

i dont suppose anyone could tell me what voltage the opera 6 battery is, can they? Im talking the three cells (soildered together and wrapped) located under the keyboard. Mine is completely dead, and needs replacing.

thx, julian

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Thursday-May-08-2003 at 00:18
Tom a hobbyist user from Sweden writes:
This is one of the coolest synth i ever owned. It´s from 1984, but you squeeze out the finest trance sound on earth. It is very great for swooshy pads and analog strings. You can make the opera sound like a C64. The sadest rhing is that it has no inbuilt effects

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Monday-Mar-10-2003 at 16:22
Jojo a part-time user from Sweden writes:
Hi! Some early Opera-6 has VCO’s. It came in three different versions.

First version: Had VCO’s and Oberheim-style pin-stripe control panel. It only had one modulation wheel.

Second Version: This version is really confusing. Early models had VCO’s and had VCO label on the control panel. Then they switched to DCO. Some models had VCO label but DCO inside and the other way around. The second version has two mod wheels and the design is a cross between version one and three, pin-stripes and light blue boxes around the knobs.

Third version: This version had DCO and slightly different control panel design.

Kind regards

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Dec-12-2001 at 07:56
The Siel Opera 6 (as well as the DK 600, Expander, DK 700 and possibly others) is subject to leaky backup batteries, similar to the Korg Polysix, so I reccomend that anyone with any of these models check the CPU boards (under the keyboard) for corrosion. If it's not taken care of, the front panel buttons will stop working.

oh, and about the Opera 6, if you have heard it's got VCOs, it doesn't, it's got DCOs just like the DK 600. The DK 600 is just a slightly revised model. and despite its pretty bad reputation and generally unreliable nature (uses cheap potentiometers and connectors, power supplies can overheat) it's a pretty good synth, just watch the batteries!.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Sunday-Sep-09-2001 at 19:30
Martin a hobbyist user from Sweden writes:
Opera 6 is a analog synth with good filters and lots of knobs(that´s good). Cool design

and baby-blue areas around the knobs. Sounds as good as an analog synth can sound.

Sound even better combined with a multieffect box.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:14
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