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Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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Satoru a hobbyist user from USA writes:
So how much does this synth cost nowaday in the used market? Do you think this synth is better than say DX-7II? Oh do you think this will be a good addition to say SY-99/77 or it's just a waste of money since these SY synths already have the FM? I do remember that DX-5 has the same DAC as the old DX-7 so it sounds quite grainy but I think or assume its graininess makes it quite an interesting dance or techno music synth..

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:19
Peter Suhner a hobbyist user from Switzerland writes:
I you ever come across one and you like these old-fashioned FM-sounds

(especially percussive stuff any kind of effects): Don't think twice, take it! There's nothing to say about the sounds (everyone knows them already), the synth

is built very stable, it's got XLR outputs and the keyboard is very fine (fast to

play and good to control).

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:19
Bruce Percy a part time user from Scotland writes:
The DX5 is essentially two DX7's in one very large but sleek box. The addition

of performance memories for each sound is an aid for some performers, such that

it is possible to have different pitch bend scales, portamento etc set up for

each patch. The machine has been designed with the idea that you can select patches for

synth A or synth B, or a performance patch (all laid out with their own

select buttons). Each performance patch will automatically recall the sounds

for Synth A and Synth B, and all performance parameters for each. The DX5 was around 3000 pounds when it came out, but it's second hand value of

around 3-400 pounds means that it's still possibly a bit more expensive than

buying a DX7 + TX7 module, but the user interface makes it worth it. For a

start, the lcd is backlit, and shows numerous parameters at once. I kind of miss the DX5, but it would have been too much to have it along side

the TX816 that I own. If you're looking for a good performance synth, then

this is it.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:19
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