Synth Site: Yamaha: CS-01: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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Daniel Kerr a professional user from USA writes:
I am currently the high bidder on Ebay for one of these fine, fine units and I aim to win!! I can't rate it as I haven'y used it, but I expect the fatness of the SH101 with the portability of the MC202. I can't wait..

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Saturday-Dec-01-2007 at 04:11
Ramon a professional user from Spain/England writes:
I just got one. It cost me over £120 with post. It sounds better than a cs10 and they cost more. It is also portable, reliable and has a speaker. Fantastic!! Because it looks like a Casio, people underestimate it. Just don't. This is a powerful little synth.

It does sound better through an amp. It sounds as good as any mono out there. I can only echo the positivity given by other reviewers.

You can't buy them at boot sales. Someone told me you could and I've been looking for years. I had to really look hard, like others have said they did. Everyone tells me they've had one. I'm a bit doubtful. It's impossible to get one in Spain. Loads of DX7s. In England and Japan they are at their most common. I got the original box, but not the battery cover. It is a bit annoying as I like to carry it about with me and mains voltages differ in Europe. Selotape does the trick. I would suggest that you hang out for one with the battery cover.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Jul-28-2006 at 06:36
Honey the synth lady a professional user from London writes:
Where have all the cs-01s gone? It used to be easy to pick one up on ebay, boot sales, thrift shops or in Loot mags. Now they are harder to find and buy than a Prophet5. No, a Matrix 12.

The fact is, that it is serious little bass monster with bags of power. The pwm is great. This is a much better proposition than something like a wasp or gnat. It is well built and reliable. These mini synths that have built in speakers and run on batteries are highly sought after and go for major money. I recently saw an Electro-Harmonix mini synth being offered as a possible 'executive toy'. The guy was possibly right, though it's a shame to think that music machines will be viewed in this way. As an alternative to a Newton's cradle.

I would strongly recommend a cs-01. It is a fantastic little synth. You expect the performance of a toy. You get a fat, complex and useable sounding synth. They are difficult to locate nowadays. I know someone (an ex-lover!) who's got one. He's promised to sell it to me for years. He recently told me that he's keeping it as it is great sounding, as it owes him nothing and that it takes up no space. I think that just about summs up the problem of availability.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Jan-27-2006 at 06:47
furrybum a part-time user from derby uk writes:
My first piece of analogue gear and i have to say that if you want big bass on a small budget then this little beauty is more than capable. It looks like a toy and the built in speaker is crap but stick it through some big speakers and its bass heaven here we come.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jan-22-2006 at 13:14
Yusuke Yamagata a hobbyist user from JAPAN writes:
Very Cute Synthesizer,but Bass and Leads Souds is very Powerful.IGood for Sampling Souce Sounds.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Dec-25-2004 at 01:37
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