facon wrote:You'll find that a large portion of high end studio gear uses external PSUs. I wouldn't hesitate to own any of it simply because of an external psu.
i never said that high end studio gear is no good because it uses external PSUs. Im just pointing out that the original Mini didnt have an external PSU. And therefore the new one is not the same and not likely to last as long.
And i didnt say you should not buy it purely because it has an external PSU. The synth is incredible in its build quality and sound and its simply a beautiful beast reborn. I brought one without hesitation and i feel lucky to have it. Your responses are suggesting i said a whole lot of negative things i simply did not.
Its just not going to last as long if you use it the same way as the original. The PSUs are gonna fry. Unless you turn the thing off at the wall instead of at the front panel "power" switch like you used to be able to do on the original. No mention of this important difference to make the synth last just as long in the manual. And i think many users are going to fall victim to this, and the PSUs are gonna be burning out left right and centre around the world from normal wear and tear of running 168 hours a week. No power supply can run for 30 years non stop. Thats all im pointing out. A lot of ppl arent even aware the new re-issue has the "line-lump" PSU until they open the box and discover its different to the original. The magazine review i read didnt mention it. Hell i didnt know until i unpacked it. And then my heart just sank. But hey in this disposable world things arent designed to last the way they used to anymore, i guess i should just get over it. Worry about it later...after all a few years is like, forever away right, lets just live for now and make some music today...deal with the future when it comes. Lets all be Gen Y without a care in the world.
Just remember, your minimoog will sound thin and lack its magical modjo unless you use the ORIGINAL ISSUED MOOG POWER SUPPLY from 2016. Hell i had a guy at a Hifi Show try and convince me with a straight face that he could hear the difference between a $10 kettle power lead and a $1000 POWER KETTLE LEAD !!(yes it exists)...and thats just the power LEAD. So this should be a no-brainer...lets see, the later year/batch PSUs used different caps, the 2016 version had its caps made in Taiwan, they sourced the caps for the 2018 one from Korea. Theres obviously a difference....It has to be the 2016 one. You can hear the difference already...you know its true...youre getting sleepy...come to my Ebay store..theyre at a special price of only $499....come....