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Request for advice on a doepfer system ive been offered

Post by ignatzthemouse » Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:55 pm

I've just been offered a doepfer system in a 6u suitcase. It consists of:

2 x A-110 standard VCO's
1 x A-111-1 High End VCO
2 x LFO (A-145 & A-146)
2 x MIXER (A-138 Exp & A-138 Lin)
2 x ADSR (A-140)
A-115 Audio Divider (Sub Octaves)
A-136 Distortion/Waveshaper
A-148 Dual S&H
A-150 Dual VCS
A-130 Linear VCA (control voltages)
A-131 Exponential VCA (audio)
A-180 Multiples
A-190 Midi-CV interface
A-176 Control Voltage Source
A-120 lp filter
A-102 diode filter

The price was £1350. Any thoughts on how good/bad/middling a deal this is?

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Post by dougcl » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:01 pm

Simple answer: add up the new prices for all of the modules and the case. The closer you are to paying 50%, the better chance you'll have of making it back by selling.

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Post by Johnisfaster » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:04 pm

decent price it seems to me. but I'd recommend adding up new prices on the modules.

but then again you could just take your money and start your own modular, that way it'll be custom to your needs.

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Post by A Dingleberry Monstrosity » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:06 pm

individual modules go for about 75% - 80% on the used market btw, or atleast here in the states.

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Post by ignatzthemouse » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:23 pm

The lot from a uk dealer would be £1840 so the offer is roughly 75%.
If 75-80% is usual for single modules I suppose I'd have to consider this an ok but not great deal for a system that isn't miles from but also isn't quite what I would have chosen.
Thanks for the input.

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Post by Johnisfaster » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:31 pm

did you include the case in that price?

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Post by bar|none » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:49 pm

Similar to but not the same as the recommended system from Analogue Haven here

http://www.analoguehaven.com/doepfer/a100bs2p/

So you can compare that price.

I was originally considering going with the stock system, but after research I realized I was gonna change quite a few components, so I reconsidered. It did however cost me a lot more money to do so.

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Post by ignatzthemouse » Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:24 pm

Yes I was including the case in that. Its about 75% of the doepfer owners club price from the main uk dealer.

I had been planning a mixture of modules from Asys, Asol, Doepfer and MFB in a 9U case for a bit of room to expand.
A smaller system is fine though. If the exchange rate on the pound improves later in the year i might start a new rack in the Frac format.

I believe what I've just done is known as "rationalisation". :razz:

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Post by droolmaster0 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:05 pm

bar|none wrote:Similar to but not the same as the recommended system from Analogue Haven here

http://www.analoguehaven.com/doepfer/a100bs2p/

So you can compare that price.

I was originally considering going with the stock system, but after research I realized I was gonna change quite a few components, so I reconsidered. It did however cost me a lot more money to do so.
You can always start with that, sell individual modules that you don't want and replace them. That would be advantageous of course, if you did want the majority of the modules in that system.

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Post by ignatzthemouse » Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:26 pm

Do many modules get sold here from the uk? It'd be fun to build a system up bit by bit but postage could eat into a 75% saving quite fast buying one or two at a time.

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Post by wetterberg » Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:58 pm

the worst part about this "deal" is that the savings are made, but you get no way of deciding what you get in your system; that's really the best thing about building your own modular; it's YOUR OWN modular.

ymmv, of course. If those modules *are* exactly what you want, then totally go for it.

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Post by ignatzthemouse » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:21 am

Yes I wasn't planning to just buy it outright and use it as is. Its about half what I would have chosen or other interesting stuff I'd welcome the chance to try out. Unless he takes up my offer to buy some of the modules housed in the case I'll pass.

I just need to look more at the 2nd hand market in the uk to see if there are enough modules being offered with cheap enough postage to make it a better idea than buying new.

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