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#1215155 - 04/21/05 05:42 PM Korg Prophecy
Wooden Offline
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Hi, is it worth yet? Theres is one in a store near my house. They used it like 1 month in their studio but it is new, they cany sell it so they are giving it for $150, is it worth the money?

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#1215156 - 04/21/05 06:15 PM Re: Korg Prophecy
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$150 sounds like a good price to me. I remember when that came out. I played it at Guitar Center and had so much fun. Fast - was the word that came to mind. It's definately built to be played.

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#1215157 - 04/21/05 06:15 PM Re: Korg Prophecy
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#1215158 - 04/21/05 07:21 PM Re: Korg Prophecy
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$150 is a fantastic price for a Korg Prophecy...a steal really.

But be sure to check two things:

1. are the output jacks OK? Prophecy has these direct-mounted to a circuit board, so they often suffer a break in the solder after time due to the fact an inserted cable will put stress on the connection.

2. what is the revision # of the ROM? you want to get a Prophecy with #20.


cheers,
aeon
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#1215159 - 04/21/05 07:37 PM Re: Korg Prophecy
Wooden Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by aeon:
$150 is a fantastic price for a Korg Prophecy...a steal really.

But be sure to check two things:

2. what is the revision # of the ROM? you want to get a Prophecy with #20.

cheers,
aeon
I was reading something of that. How can I check it? I really dont need it, and reaaally hate monophonic synths, but it is "brand new" and you know the price, and you know... GAS!!! \:D but maybe I could buy it to sell it a for a little more money.

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#1215160 - 04/21/05 08:17 PM Re: Korg Prophecy
mildbill Offline
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get it and sell it to me!

i bought one that didn't have the #20 rom and had no problems with it.

if it works, it's worth more than $150 for sure.

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#1215161 - 04/22/05 07:07 AM Re: Korg Prophecy
Markyboard Offline
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Don't listen to these guys for a second. $150 is way too much.

Ummm...which store has it?

\:D

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#1215162 - 04/22/05 09:21 AM Re: Korg Prophecy
Wooden Offline
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\:D so how can I check that thing of the rom?

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#1215163 - 04/22/05 10:48 AM Re: Korg Prophecy
Markyboard Offline
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Pulled this off of this Prophecy link


3. ROM

3.1 What is ROM?
ROM stands for Read Only Memory, and usually comes on a computer chip. In this case, the ROM contains the operating system of the synth. It controls the computer and chips inside the Prophecy.

3.2 How do I know what ROM version I have?
Press and hold ENTER and EXIT during startup.

3.3 What is the difference between ROM versions?
(From earlier FAQ:) ROM #13 was in the first batch of keyboards, #16 is the most common one and the latest out (and regarded bugfree I think) is #20. See also question 3.4.

3.4 What is the current/latest ROM version?
Latest is ROM #20, or Prophecy 1.20.

(The following submitted by Nick Rothwell Tue, 26 May 98):
"According to a contact at Korg UK, ROM #18 is functionally identical to ROM #20; the latter contains some more debugging features for repair and servicing. My Prophecy (ROM #18) works fine in the situations reported to need #20..."

3.5 Where/How do I get an upgrade?
At your nearest music shop, it should be free.
The ROM is delivered on a chip, and either you or the dealer can install it. If you haven't done stuff like that let the dealer do it. Again, according to Korg the upgrade should be free of charge. However, some list members has paid for theirs.
Please note, most music dealers won't have the chip laying around, and has to order it. Phone and ask before bringing in your Prophecy, as it might be gone for some weeks.

3.6 Will there be more upgrades?
Probably not. Rom #20 is regarded bugfree by Korg. There will not be any new features, so no need for another upgrade.

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#1215164 - 04/22/05 11:34 AM Re: Korg Prophecy
Wooden Offline
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Thanks Marky

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