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Full-featured WSA1R for sale

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Hello from Gödöllő, Hungary

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autopoiesis

autopoiesis
Total Posts: 5
Joined: January 7, 2020

Re: Full-featured WSA1R for sale

Argh! Seller didn't keep the board, or take any photos sad

At the time I'd thought he might try to repair/investigate it (he's a retired Elec Eng, ex-CERN), so I didn't insist. Kicking myself now (he is too, FWIW).

Out of luck I'm afraid.

Meh,

Posted on May 26, 2020 at 9:25 AM

autopoiesis

autopoiesis
Total Posts: 5
Joined: January 7, 2020

Re: Full-featured WSA1R for sale

In order to reverse engineer it, it would take working chips


Yes, I fear so. Nonetheless I've contacted the seller of my unit to see if he's willing to part with it; if not I'll ask for hi-res photos at least (to identify components). …

Posted on May 24, 2020 at 12:50 PM

javelin276

javelin276
Total Posts: 40
Joined: January 2, 2018

Re: Full-featured WSA1R for sale

Fascinating. In order to reverse engineer it, it would take working chips. The data stored on the eproms is really where the added features are located.

Is there a list somewhere of what data was on the card, a list of patches, what the new Drivers w…

Posted on May 22, 2020 at 10:48 PM

autopoiesis

autopoiesis
Total Posts: 5
Joined: January 7, 2020

Re: Full-featured WSA1R for sale (more info on expansion board)

As the attached advert stated:

“Technics provides two powerful expansion boards: the SY-ES1 Output Expansion Board which adds 2x2 line level outputs and a coaxial S/PDIF; and the SY-EW Series Wave Expansion Boards which add additional drivers and sound…

Posted on May 22, 2020 at 9:45 PM

javelin276

javelin276
Total Posts: 40
Joined: January 2, 2018

Re: Full-featured WSA1R for sale

Does anyone actually know what was on the Technics SY-EW1 Dance/Techno Expansion board? Any listings of new tones or patches it provided?

Posted on May 22, 2020 at 2:58 PM

autopoiesis

autopoiesis
Total Posts: 5
Joined: January 7, 2020

Re: Full-featured WSA1R for sale

There's another one in Germany for €899 (itm 324067938752) albeit without expansions.

Even pre-COVID, €1195 is on the high side. Market's heading downwards for all non-essential luxury goods (vintage Porches etc). Madly unrealistic now except for spe…

Posted on May 19, 2020 at 8:59 PM

laky3d

laky3d
Total Posts: 2
Joined: March 26, 2019

Full-featured WSA1R for sale

Gents,

If anyone interested in a WSA1R, packed with SY-ES1 digital Output and with SY-EW board, check this (not cheap though):
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Technics-SX-WSA1R-Rack-Synthesizer/174216196028
User sells only to Germany, you may need to setup …

Posted on May 19, 2020 at 7:32 PM

autopoiesis

autopoiesis
Total Posts: 5
Joined: January 7, 2020

Re: WSA-1 Keybed

It's probably the same as many other Technics products of the same era.

One place to look is the "[url=https://www.gearslutz.com/board/electronic-music-instruments-and-electronic-music-production/1149168-ultimate-keybed-thread-models-manufacturers-list…

Posted on May 11, 2020 at 5:45 PM

dbm123456

dbm123456
Total Posts: 2
Joined: May 4, 2019

WSA-1 Keybed

Does the WSA-1 share the same keybed as any other Technics models? If so, which one's? I want to replace the keybed on mine with one that is in better condition.

Posted on May 11, 2020 at 4:28 PM

javelin276

javelin276
Total Posts: 40
Joined: January 2, 2018

Re: Similarities to the Yamaha VP1

Well, Thanks to the very magnanimous Manny Fernandez, I got to see a VP1 running for real through a video conference! It was really cool! He has the VP1 he's working on fixed and the Editor up and running through the serial port link. And I was wrong. …

Posted on April 25, 2020 at 6:01 AM