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Average rating: 4.6 out of 5
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spookyman a part-time user from Switzerland writes:
Bought it for allmost nothing, in an old music store, sold as non-working (defective) instrument.

I took it home, plugged in, and...no sound. The reputation of the Oberheim, to be not so reliable instrument seems to be real. No idea what it could be. So, i had a big and heavy instrument, incl. a flight case for it at home.

A friend of mine made a small revision, changed the trimpots, the battery, made a calibration of all the 6 voice boards. And now it sounds ! The auto-tune function is working only at 33%, i mean...once of three, you can continue to play, the two other, you have to switch the OB-X off, and restart all the thing. So, it's not definitive, but when it's working, it's working good. And sounds more than good.

A little bit like a Roland Juno 60. You have not so much programmation possibilities like on a Roland Jupiter 8 or an XPander, but the sound is simply huge and organic. You don't need external effects to pimp the sound, you have a thick and massive sound only with the OB-X.

Perfect for basses (but not every kind of basses...), brass, pads, strings, leads, etc...But no FX machine, definitly not.

I give 5 for the sound and the look.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Nov-18-2008 at 06:50
Malcolm Jeffry a professional user from UK writes:
Whoa i have an obx 6 voice that has had its 12db filter board replaced with 24db resonant filters evidently most obx where 12db, truly huge sounding analog god when will plugins ever sound like this did, through the beast into unison and have a slow filter open and hold that low key and pop yer speaker cones out or turn the volume down, sadley resides under my bed and needs fixing always needed fixing shame, also caused severel bad backs due to its atomic mass equal to a small part of a black hole, god are these heavy.Tom Oberhiem said the obx was the best sounding of the series, must admit though i would like the ob8, midi,page 2. Malk

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Sep-26-2006 at 05:50
Dean a professional user from United States writes:
I have an Oberheim OBX 8 voice. It is the best sounding analog synth in my collection. It was found new in the box 5 years ago in a closet and I bought it for 200 dollars. It is constantly surprising me with how expressive it can be. The bottom is so huge and there are always subtle movements in each held note, giving it breath and motion.

Just curious I don't think I could sell it. But wondering the worth is on this essentially brand new unit.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Apr-13-2006 at 10:54
Douglas Old Bro Broesamle a part-time user from USA writes:
second OBX the first one a OBX8 this one has been expozed to an open window from a dusty road after a operation on my burnt thermal crushed hand that I had them put in a otave postion that Oberhiem was waiting for me it was and about a 1'4 inch of road repair dust it was one more shock don't expect a blond bimbo to shut the window during an operation I run it thur a Marshall and the dead wake up MY band's name and 22year project is THE ANCESTORS

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jun-12-2004 at 08:00
Puck Leek from Holland writes:
Sorry for my bad English!!!!!!

The Oberheim was bought in 1979!!!! not 86'

Thanks.... Puck Leek

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Monday-May-17-2004 at 19:20
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