Claravox Centennial Theremin - Post Your Thoughts Here

Posted: 10/28/2020 8:22:22 PM
Glider

Joined: 10/27/2020

From Diggy Dog 10/24/2020: Well, I found a 20% discount code for Prymaxe.  It is BOO20.  It didnt work when I tried to order but a friendly customer service  rep helped my via chat and I got the theremin and the stand for $1,399.00.

Unfortunately, I just received a message from Prymaxe customer service that they will not offer this deal to additional buyer(s). Oh, well....

Posted: 10/28/2020 8:29:58 PM
dewster

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 2/17/2012

Moog Inc. requires you to open the EW up (no "NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSDE!" sticker) and positively hands you an IF transformer alignment tool - if that's not knee deep in wonky geek territory then I don't know what is!  Thereminist asking highly technical questions about a new product is just par for the course.  If you potted it in plastic they'd ask what you're trying to hide - and what kind of plastic you used.

Posted: 10/28/2020 8:31:22 PM
JPascal

From: Berlin Germany

Joined: 4/27/2016

The only published inside information seems to be that Moog joke.
https://cdn.uc.assets.prezly.com/90dc25ec-e56a-4292-bc52-b2e682d86b2a/-/resize/1200x/-/format/auto/

Posted: 10/28/2020 8:35:44 PM
dewster

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 2/17/2012

I can just barely read the text, but don't see the EWPro mentioned, nor the Theremini?

Posted: 10/28/2020 8:48:58 PM
JPascal

From: Berlin Germany

Joined: 4/27/2016

https://cdn.uc.assets.prezly.com/90dc25ec-e56a-4292-bc52-b2e682d86b2a/-/resize/3000x/-/format/auto/

Now better to read. Big Briar and Etherwave are mentioned. 

Posted: 10/28/2020 8:52:05 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Thanks for posting that JPascal!

Nice to see the Series 91 A, B, and C represented in that poster! What's that on the roof though? I'm wishfully thinking this is a hint at a new full cabinet model!

Posted: 10/29/2020 1:08:23 PM
pitts8rh

From: Minnesota USA

Joined: 11/27/2015

Here is a little more information from an Etheremin interview with Gregoire Blanc. Pretty positive in comparing it with the EPro, although he doesn't like the "Quantize" feature:

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=https://etheremin.com/&prev=search&pto=aue

Posted: 10/29/2020 3:24:04 PM
ILYA

From: Theremin Motherland

Joined: 11/13/2005

Wrong Termen patent number.
Not 780 , but 890.

Posted: 10/29/2020 3:45:19 PM
edavid

From: Montana, USA

Joined: 9/2/2019

Here is a little more information from an Etheremin interview with Gregoire Blanc. Pretty positive in comparing it with the EPro, although he doesn't like the "Quantize" feature:https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=https://etheremin.com/&prev=search&pto=aue

Thank you!

Here's a more direct link to the interview:

https://etheremin.com/gregoire-blanc-et-le-claravox/

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fetheremin.com%2Fgregoire-blanc-et-le-claravox%2F

Posted: 10/29/2020 6:00:40 PM
dewster

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 2/17/2012

If quantize works in analog mode, then they're either not using the heterodyned result to directly produce audio (cue the "that's not a real Theremin" crowd, and they do have an argument to make), or they're generating / controlling the local oscillator (probably digitally) based on what the variable oscillator is doing (or perhaps the heterodyned result).  If it's the former then the axis => sound source datapath is probably more like the Theremini (nothing really wrong with that IMO if done right) but then the marketing guys would be out of sync.

It never occurred to me to vary the local oscillator in order to improve linearity (and other fancy stuff) but I'm not obsessed about heterodyned audio either.

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