eivind wrote:I'm very curious about the reissued model-d and it's oscillators. I can't find any info on exactly what of the osc-versions they have tried to remake.
The new Mini uses the second series VCO. That is the second of three versions. As can be seen in this picture - it's the second board on the left in the second row from the bottom:
The very first VCOs were fully discrete and I think were found in only first hundred or so models. The second is the most common and arguably the best sounding. It has discrete component core and waveshapers but the control voltage summing is done with op-amps. The third one is op-amp based and features then temperature controlled NPN pair, the uA726. The octave buffer board was added sometime in the life of the second board but is more commonly found with the later VCO board.
All three sound fantastic and I'm not convinced that the differences are quite as great as made out. Indeed, one of the best Minimoogs I have heard was a later one. Unfortunately, I never did get the chance to pull it apart and see why.