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Old 27th July 2020 | Show parent
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The OB-6 can easily be replaced with an OP-X Pro II. You then can still buy a used JD-XA and System-8, which is exactly what I did.

The only bad thing about the XA is that abysmal 12dB filter. Being a kid of the seventies, I love the design (after the application of the overlays).

Originally Posted by EBDA1176 ➡️
The OB-6 is the cream of the crop there, without even a shadow of a doubt for anyone who's used one and the other synths mentioned (I've used or owned a few of the others and even a Prophet 6 and even that didn't compare with the utter beauty of the OB-6).

The JD-XA was... interesting for a while but next to the OB-6 is was clearly not up to snuff so I let it go without remorse. Roland could have made more of that synth's analog engine but it still wouldn't sound like OB-6.

The Prologue sounded terrible for an analog.