HITACHI HMO-5 ... An acutely rare beast!

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At almost any single period during the years 1970-1985 there were over 45 brands of new electronic organs on the UK market: Between them they managed to produce, 183 models under £1000, 137 models between £1000 & £2000 and 201 models over £2000+

HITACHI HMO-5 ... An acutely rare beast!

Postby Mike Bracchi » 18 Dec 2012 20:55

HITACHI HMO-5 is an exceedingly rare compact electronic organ manufactured by HITACHI in Japan during the 70's

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HITACHI HMO-5 was also sold as EMIX PIACERA EV-06

It is extremely difficult to acquire one of these instruments nowadays ... definitely a mini-organ and synth collectors gem!

A cool futuristic design in silver and black with full sized keys, small and light weight with 3 sounds, organ, piano and mandolin.

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A 32 note keyboard with metronome, vibrato and volume control aided the warm rich 'analog sound'

It has connections for line out and microphone input .... certainly looked the part for live performances :wink:

Battery operated.

Source: Original article and illustrations from http://m.matrixsynth.com
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