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8 Voice polyphonic, 2 Oscillators per voice, SSM filters , sequencer, editing of wavetables via WaveTerm, play samples from WaveTerm B, Multi-timbral and 12 bit samples (compressed 16Bit).
The 2.3 was a huge step up from the 2.2, it offered the same great sound but with extras, 12bit sample playback when used with a waveterm, Midi as standard and multi-timbral. The 2.3 soon became popular though again its high price tag made it somewhat of an 'elite-est' synth to own and use. To add to its complexity you could switch the 2.3 into '2.2' mode without any great effort so you could get a front end and panel display that users were familiar with.
The Wave 2.3 has
the same principle behind its operation as the wave 2.2, but with one big
difference it has 12Bit SRAM and not 8Bit.
Here are some pictures,
of its insides, firstly two Voice boards, one from an early 2.3 and one
from a later one.
Spot the difference?
The difference is only slight. Its the four variable resistors on the upper edge of the PCB (right hand side in picture), these are to adjust the DC offset on the filter chips, They're not normally needed and hence on the later models were dropped.
Now we have 3
proz boards, all from 2.3's!!!
Spot the difference
ok the differences, the older board has
a TONNE of mod wires and extra chips.
At the bottom of each board (as viewed
from the photo) the chips you see are the SRAM, you can clearly see
There are also a few differences in the mother board and a few minor changes in the CPU board.