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Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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Dom a professional user from UK writes:
This is a great synth by any standards. A curious question...better than a prophet 5? In practice, not really. Yes, it has twice the polyphony and a sequencer. It is also very big and heavy and a lot more unreliable. It is expensive to midi, the sequencer is unreliable and pointless and, let's face it, 10 notes of poly isn't earth shattering. The p5 can be just as useful if you use even the cheapest muli-track. You could never gig with a 10, though some do use the p5. Prophet 10s are for colectors. It is a massive, imposing synth. However, the p5 sinks it in many important ways. That's why the used prices are not that far apart between the two synths. Is it a great synth? Of course it is!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Mar-26-2006 at 13:19
pat mcneil a professional user from montreal, canada writes:
Ah yes, the 10.

There were in fact 2 versions of this beast - one a single manual, and the more common dual manual. I believe the single was recalled.

The problem with 10 (particularly the single) was overheating. It was not really a reliable box.

Of the double manual versions, there were a few revisions, IIRC. (Someone correct me if I'm wrong) one had microcassettes for the sequencer, the other used normal cassettes, I think. It's been a very long time since I've clapped eyes on a P10 in the flesh so to speak.

As for how you feel about it, well, if you like the p5, you'll like this.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Mar-14-2006 at 14:13
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