A digital synthesizer with some nice analog modelling for it's day. Still sounds pretty digital in a lot of the modulations in the demo I've heard. Very seamless sounding. Similar to CS1x and 2x from comparing to my CS2x. Layered knobs for lots of parameter edits from the 8 knobs.
I haven't heard of anything unreliable on these units. Knobs always can take a hit and damage a board if hard enough of course so watch for cracks if something does come up.
While Yamaha normally does not keep parts around more than 5 years or so, some older ones can be gotten from NTS Pro Audio. Otherwise try your local Yamaha dealer or Service person.
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