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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by thispoison » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:04 am

Cheers and thanks - you were right. Admin error I guess, as it arrived a few hours ago !!!!

Set it up temporarily for now and through the internal speakers it sounds phenomenal. Beautifully put together and so tactile to use. Nearly 4 hours in and I still haven't used a patch cord.

Tough lift from the delivery van to the door though - social distancing meant it was down to me and the wife. The outer box was very awkward but we made it.

You are absolutely right - these are really very special.
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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by KSS » Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:45 am

thispoison wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:04 am
Nearly 4 hours in and I still haven't used a patch cord.
Smart move. The longer you wait, the better you'll see the genius of its layout, normalling and gain structure.

Congrats on your new purchase.
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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by northerntao » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:53 pm

So my Sweetwater order status changed from “waiting for items” to “order received”. I hope that’s a good sign..

No, I’m not obsessed with checking the order status at all. :D

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by Analog Prophet » Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:57 pm

northerntao wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:53 pm
So my Sweetwater order status changed from “waiting for items” to “order received”. I hope that’s a good sign..

No, I’m not obsessed with checking the order status at all. :D
I check the status (Thomann, Germany) about every day, sometimes more.... and it’s the same to me, I’m not obsessed with checking (hold on for a second, just checking the status... back again) the order status at all. :D
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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by Oxix52 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:14 pm

northerntao wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:53 pm
So my Sweetwater order status changed from “waiting for items” to “order received”. I hope that’s a good sign..

No, I’m not obsessed with checking the order status at all. :D
I just checked mine and has gone from “waiting for Items” to “ready to ship”.

I’m not obsessed with checking either. ;)
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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by northerntao » Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:42 pm

Oxix52 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:14 pm
northerntao wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:53 pm
So my Sweetwater order status changed from “waiting for items” to “order received”. I hope that’s a good sign..

No, I’m not obsessed with checking the order status at all. :D
I just checked mine and has gone from “waiting for Items” to “ready to ship”.

I’m not obsessed with checking either. ;)

W00t, congrats! Hope you get it soon!

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by ionraygun » Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:00 pm



My 2600 showed up yesterday from Detroit Modular.
It's an absolute dream machine and well worth the wait!

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by freakynorth » Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:18 pm

Maaaan.
Yeah, I forgot this was a thing. All sold out on Sweetwater. I want to get one eventually!

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by we_squirm » Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:16 pm

so someone mentioned stuff about superbooth and the 2600. now that it's come, i didn't hear any news.... so what was that all about?!

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by doombient.music » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:14 am

ionraygun wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:00 pm


My 2600 showed up yesterday from Detroit Modular.
It's an absolute dream machine and well worth the wait!
Nice carpet flooring. I'm sure Denny Torrance would love it.

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by JeshuaW » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:29 am

Nice, I'm wondering when mine will come through. I'm supposedly 4th in line from my dealer. =\

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by Xmit » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:00 am

I've just had slightly more positive news from my dealer ( UK ) so I'm hopeful that sometime over the next month I may see mine....fingers crossed.

Which has got me looking at this stuff -

https://antonus-synths.com/en/antonus-step-brother/

Be cool to have a complete system yeah ? But I can't decide if I'd prefer a proper analogue sequencer or get the SidecARP & stuff it with a modern
sequencer ( the Vetor Sequencer is tempting ) some other Euro buddies for the 2600, like another oscillator, EG & VCA ( like in the Stepbrother ) & some more modulation sources & some FX...

https://antonus-synths.com/en/antonus-sidecarp-2/


May go onto modulargrid & work how ludicrously expensive a nice SidecARP set-up would be ... :hihi:
That will undoubtedly add up to a lot more cash though. I actually think the Stepbrother is really decent VFM...

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by thispoison » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:36 pm

The quality of the tolex in those photos really reminds me how great a job that Korg have done (not to say I wouldn't love the stepbrother - seriously considering it).
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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by misa » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:15 am

In Germany the estimated delivery date has been changed to June 20th (Musikstore.de)
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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by oranginafiend » Fri May 01, 2020 9:07 am

and there's another price-gouger on reverb looking for $10k.

https://reverb.com/item/33442465-korg-t ... 2020-black

yeah yeah covid-19, financial situation's have changed, only worth what someone is willing to pay

i just hate how much greed there is in selling music gear. anyone else remember just a decade ago when everything was reasonably priced? i bought a wurlitzer 200 in 2010 for like $400. you could find good tascam 8 or 16 tracks for a few hundred bucks. now people want $500 for their damn portastudio. in fact i also bought a tascam 388 for about $350 a decade ago and now they're being sold at $2k+. absolutely nuts.

back on topic, since these are being delivered in the states, at point do i start hounding my retailer to send me a unit?

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by ionraygun » Fri May 01, 2020 9:30 am

thispoison wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:36 pm
The quality of the tolex in those photos really reminds me how great a job that Korg have done (not to say I wouldn't love the stepbrother - seriously considering it).
The tolex is really outstanding. I was expecting good things with the 2600, but Korg has outdone themselves.
Everything about this synth feels solid and plays great.

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by ionraygun » Fri May 01, 2020 9:31 am

doombient.music wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:14 am

Nice carpet flooring. I'm sure Denny Torrance would love it.
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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by chiasticon » Fri May 01, 2020 10:50 am

oranginafiend wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 9:07 am
and there's another price-gouger on reverb looking for $10k.

https://reverb.com/item/33442465-korg-t ... 2020-black
funny part is it was originally up for $7.5k. then he jacked it up to $10k :hmm:

there's been a few of them on Reverb recently (for around $8k) but then none of them close, they just go down. guessing offline deals made.

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by KSS » Fri May 01, 2020 6:15 pm

ionraygun wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 9:30 am
thispoison wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:36 pm
The quality of the tolex in those photos really reminds me how great a job that Korg have done
The tolex is really outstanding. I was expecting good things with the 2600, but Korg has outdone themselves.
What does this mean? Quality of Tolex? Outstanding Tolex?

I can think of several ways to apply these statements and will prefer to hear what you both meant by them.

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by thispoison » Fri May 01, 2020 6:31 pm

For me, it means that over and above this being a beautiful and powerful synthesiser with an interface and sound to die for, the quality of the cabinet is astounding.

The step brother on the other hand, despite the beauty of the electronics and the panel (which are beautiful) has tolex which is...... rougher?

What's your concern?
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Post by thispoison » Fri May 01, 2020 6:42 pm

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The Korg corners are beautiful and these are not.
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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by ionraygun » Sat May 02, 2020 4:17 am

KSS wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:15 pm
What does this mean? Quality of Tolex? Outstanding Tolex?

I can think of several ways to apply these statements and will prefer to hear what you both meant by them.
The synth looks fantastic, the tolex is well applied to the cabinet. Seamless over all of the corners and bevels... I have been buying synthesizers for most my life and none are as aesthetically appealing as a minty fresh ARP 2600 straight out of the box. So yeah, outstanding tolex.

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Post by huffnPuff » Sat May 02, 2020 4:54 am

Korg owns Vox, they know a thing or two about covering wood cabinets in tolex. :lol:

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by huffnPuff » Sat May 02, 2020 4:56 am

How do these compare with the TTSH?

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Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Post by KSS » Sat May 02, 2020 3:32 pm

@thispoison, ionraygun
Thank you both. Your additional comments make clear exactly what you meant.

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