A rare opportunity for fans of large synthesizers: there’s a Moog System 55 and a GRP A8 for sale in Switzerland. We caught up with some pictures and information from the seller.
The Moog 55 is in average/good condition. Of course it is 40 years old and now requires a basic service (cleaning, calibration, …). One key of the Moog controller keyboard is not working properly (it looks like a mechanical problem).
Two auxiliary modules of the lower panel have been replaced by modules from Sound Arts (trigger, S-trigger module as well as multiples, trunk lines). And the small blank panel of the original 55 has been replaced by another Sound Arts module. So there’s an extra envelope now – the one with illuminated switches.
The GRP A8 is one of only 22 in existence worldwide. It features red/blue LEDs and is in immaculate condition.
Find out more about the 6-VCO studio synthesizer in our GRP A8 review.
Update August 17th and 27nd 2012: both instruments are sold now.