Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by Divinital_ » Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:16 pm

I deleted my account because forums are 99.9% an absolute waste of time for me. But...

I managed to preorder a Korg ARP 2600 today from Musician's Friend. They had two people cancel, one more might be available. Best place to preorder IMO due to the $300+ in reward points you get.

I'm so stoked I just had to recreate an account here to participate in the 2600 forums.

Looks absolutely amazing in that room. I might have to toss my bed out to make space and live in a minimalist room with my 2600 on the floor...

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by MarkSinister » Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:27 pm

Thank you Sparks and KSS info. This is super useful. Still hoping for delivery this week.

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by sparks » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:26 am

anselmi wrote:
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those Buchlas are getting very little love up there. :waah:
Sadly not at this time no, but they will soon bleep and bloop again. :cloud:

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by sinowhy » Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:58 pm

the korg ship dates got pushed back a month or two because of coronavirus supply chain issues in Japan/China.

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by thispoison » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:40 pm

I'm hoping its still this month, but to be honest, knowing my position in the queue was more important as I really don't mind a wait as long as I get one!
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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by sinowhy » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:33 pm

thispoison wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:40 pm
I'm hoping its still this month, but to be honest, knowing my position in the queue was more important as I really don't mind a wait as long as I get one!
Yeah, my retailer says mid-late April at earliest, musicians friend seemed to say similar... but with COVID19 slowdown, i'm guessing July or later at least for those who aren't at the very top of the queue. I wouldn't mind any wait if i was 100% confident about it.

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by MarkSinister » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:03 pm

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ARP 2600 FS arrived today. Ordered from Music Matter in the UK.
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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by blw » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:11 pm

Lovely. :love: Glad they are still trickling out. Can't wait until mine arrives. Will be so excited when they start showing up in the US.

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Post by thispoison » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:35 pm

Yeah, absolutely beautiful.

Have to say, the flightcase just frames it so well!!!
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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by Divinital_ » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:40 pm

Amazing. Musician’s Friend still on the April 22nd-25th estimate, however I have a feeling it’ll be later.

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Inside the Korg ARP 2600

Post by snoop » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:09 pm

Nice find from space station over at Gslutz

https://www.amazona.de/inside-korg-arp- ... saufnahme/
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Re: Inside the Korg ARP 2600

Post by blw » Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:44 pm

snoop wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:09 pm
Nice find from space station over at Gslutz
:lol:

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is a little bit like

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Obviously could have been a mini, aside for maintaining the original interface and appealing to our nostalgia.

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Re: Inside the Korg ARP 2600

Post by KSS » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:13 pm

blw wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:44 pm
Obviously could have been a mini, aside for maintaining the original interface and appealing to our nostalgia.
The original is similarly mostly empty.

There is more than nostalgia to be considered here. While some may feel the size difference is 'wasted space', I will contend that user interface usability is at least as important. In this case, that is an original vs now statement. But it holds even if this were an entirely new design. Like the old Macbeth M5 for example. Even though that is not really related to anything 2600, its large size was a *very* conscious choice Ken made having to do with the feeling of working with it. Not its contents.

Just because something *can* be made smaller does not mean it should be!

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by petejm » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:27 pm

Though the odyssey was pretty cool!

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Re: Inside the Korg ARP 2600

Post by beyourdog » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:35 pm

KSS wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:13 pm
blw wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:44 pm
Obviously could have been a mini, aside for maintaining the original interface and appealing to our nostalgia.
The original is similarly mostly empty.

There is more than nostalgia to be considered here. While some may feel the size difference is 'wasted space', I will contend that user interface usability is at least as important. In this case, that is an original vs now statement. But it holds even if this were an entirely new design. Like the old Macbeth M5 for example. Even though that is not really related to anything 2600, its large size was a *very* conscious choice Ken made having to do with the feeling of working with it. Not its contents.

Just because something *can* be made smaller does not mean it should be!
True, an instrument is about its ergonomics...try playingg a short scal guitar, not for everyone....

Most people cries about the short keys on Korg Odyssey... well it s good to have a handfull too

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Re: Inside the Korg ARP 2600

Post by Broadwave » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:45 am

snoop wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:09 pm
Nice find from space station over at Gslutz

https://www.amazona.de/inside-korg-arp- ... saufnahme/
Ooooh... LM301's - I'm so glad Korg didn't cop out and use "better" op-amps. Even though it's all SMD, you can follow the circuit quite easily.

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Re: Inside the Korg ARP 2600

Post by blw » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:49 am

KSS wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:13 pm
The original is similarly mostly empty.
Similar perhaps, but my memory of the original's interior was a more chaotic space: another layer of pcb's with hand-drawn traces, sealed modules, and a pretty big bundle of wiring along the edge. I think this is quite bare in comparison. I noted and get the interface advantage, and once you commit to that panel size, the ballast of the big case is needed, but it is amusing to me that something so bulky that I will have a giant flight case hefted on me to carry it in could have fit in a Cwejman S1 enclosure, minus the reverb and speakers.

These largely empty enclosures may help account for the fullness of the sound reported from this version's internal speakers.

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Re: Inside the Korg ARP 2600

Post by bitflip » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:19 am

blw wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:49 am
These largely empty enclosures may help account for the fullness of the sound reported from this version's internal speakers.
Needed for SMT, to get that full TH sound :hihi:

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Re: Inside the Korg ARP 2600

Post by thispoison » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:23 am

bitflip wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:19 am
blw wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:49 am
These largely empty enclosures may help account for the fullness of the sound reported from this version's internal speakers.
Needed for SMT, to get that full TH sound :hihi:
Don't be mean! ;)

I know £3200 is a lot of money, but I think it's still a lot of synth for that money. I'm even comfortable with all the flight cases and covers I'll have to store looking at MarkSinister's photo.

So glad Korg have done this.
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Re: Inside the Korg ARP 2600

Post by estin » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:50 am

blw wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:44 pm
snoop wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:09 pm
Nice find from space station over at Gslutz
:lol:

Image

is a little bit like

Image

Obviously could have been a mini, aside for maintaining the original interface and appealing to our nostalgia.
LOL nothing like nearly $4k for a big ol box of nada!

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by thispoison » Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:32 pm

Has yours arrived yet? I guess the sound is important too?
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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by Dave Peck » Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:49 pm

I'm not sure what some of the posters were expecting - of COURSE the construction is mainly one plane of PCBA's mounted parallel to the front panel. That's the way a whole lot of synths have been designed for decades. And this is not a bad thing. The inside of the original 2600 wasn't much different, it just had a few extra sub-PCBs plugged into the main boards.

One thing I am a bit surprised to see is the long wire runs with little or no strain relief, allowing the weight of the wires to pull on the connectors. Not the best practice.

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Re: Inside the Korg ARP 2600

Post by KSS » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:05 pm

blw wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:49 am
but it is amusing to me that something so bulky that I will have a giant flight case hefted on me to carry it in could have fit in a Cwejman S1 enclosure, minus the reverb and speakers.
Nah, the speakers and reverb both fit in a 5U version.. ;)
These largely empty enclosures may help account for the fullness of the sound reported from this version's internal speakers.
Korg did claim to abandon the original power amps and speakers. Also claiming improved sound over the original 2600s. But you are correct that the larger resonant box does have a notable effect. Many TTSH would be much improved with better speaker installation. Sealing the speaker face to the panel. Completely dumb not to do that.

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by dashwood » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:07 pm

Dave Peck wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:49 pm
One thing I am a bit surprised to see is the long wire runs with little or no strain relief, allowing the weight of the wires to pull on the connectors. Not the best practice.
I've no idea what would be considered best practice here but those wires don't look heavy enough to put any significant strain on the connectors.

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Re: Inside the Korg ARP 2600

Post by KSS » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:08 pm

estin wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:50 am
LOL nothing like nearly $4k for a big ol box of nada!
Haterz gonna hate.

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