Is Omnisphere 2 still worth it? -> Yes, it is.

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KVRAF
10119 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Post Fri May 07, 2021 10:47 am

$440.68

I think I have seen it eligible for 15% off at musiciansfriends or one of those at some point or the other.
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KVRAF

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3797 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Fri May 07, 2021 10:50 am

liquidsound wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 10:46 am
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 10:36 am
liquidsound wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 10:26 am
Sorry, I don’t have an account. I went to their store in Manhattan.
No shipping to you country, that sucks!
Okay, no worries. I will find a way if I can. :)
zvenx wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 10:47 am
$440.68

I think I have seen it eligible for 15% off at musiciansfriends or one of those at some point or the other.
Thanks for checking. Yes, I have seen some posts regarding 15% at Musician's Friend. Hmmm, will see what's the best option for me when I am ready. :)

KVRAF
6330 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Fri May 07, 2021 10:53 am

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 10:36 am
liquidsound wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 10:26 am
I think B&H is the lowest.
But you need go with this link and click on the Tap for Price
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... ere_2.html
Thanks. If possible, could you please do me a favour and tell me the logged in price if you already have an account there? I don't want to create one, because it clearly says it cannot ship to my country.
What country are you located in?

Lowest price I know of was $250.00 new, before additional discounts.
(And my spouse bought Trilian, Keyscape and Stylus in previous auctions and got fantastic deals.)
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KVRist
75 posts since 9 Oct, 2019

Post Fri May 07, 2021 10:55 am

If you buy the physical version (USB) it is cheaper. 379 euros, at least in Spanish stores where I got it some months ago.

https://www.madridhifi.com/p/spectrason ... gLCkPD_BwE

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KVRAF

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3797 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Fri May 07, 2021 11:01 am

Thanks for the store/pricing info. A lot of these stores don't ship to my country, unfortunately.

@BBFG#: $250? Wow, I am surprised. Was it in a KVR auction? Additional discounts meaning? I searched and found one 2018 auction thread where it was sold for $410.
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KVRAF
6696 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Fri May 07, 2021 11:04 am

BBFG# wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 9:59 am
I do believe that anyone that actually paid $499.00 (MSRP) for it outright is an easy mark (i.e "a fool and their money" - full pop.)
I think it all depends on the user. No doubt that $499 is a hefty price tag for it if it would just get used occasionally/rarely/never. But, it's a great value IMO if it gets used regularly.

If I sum up all the synths that I paid $50-200 for over the last few decades, but rarely use, they add up to WAY more than Omni's $499 price tag for a synth that I use in every.single.project. and often multiple instances. Not to mention how gracious Spectrasonics is with their free updates, which would be paid updates by most other synths' standards. If that makes me a fool, then I guess we have very different definitions of that term. :shrug: :D (all that said, I bought Omni v1 the day it was released and paid less than that, and bought the v2 discounted upgrade when it was released, but I would easily pay $499 if I had to do it all again, and would also easily pass on many other less used synths).

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KVRAF

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Post Fri May 07, 2021 11:15 am

cryophonik wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 11:04 am
BBFG# wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 9:59 am
I do believe that anyone that actually paid $499.00 (MSRP) for it outright is an easy mark (i.e "a fool and their money" - full pop.)
I think it all depends on the user. No doubt that $499 is a hefty price tag for it if it would just get used occasionally/rarely/never. But, it's a great value IMO if it gets used regularly.

If I sum up all the synths that I paid $50-200 for over the last few decades, but rarely use, they add up to WAY more than Omni's $499 price tag for a synth that I use in every.single.project. and often multiple instances.
I agree. Some discount if available is always welcome though. :)

KVRAF
6330 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Fri May 07, 2021 11:23 am

cryophonik wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 11:04 am
BBFG# wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 9:59 am
I do believe that anyone that actually paid $499.00 (MSRP) for it outright is an easy mark (i.e "a fool and their money" - full pop.)
I think it all depends on the user. No doubt that $499 is a hefty price tag for it if it would just get used occasionally/rarely/never. But, it's a great value IMO if it gets used regularly.

If I sum up all the synths that I paid $50-200 for over the last few decades, but rarely use, they add up to WAY more than Omni's $499 price tag for a synth that I use in every.single.project. and often multiple instances. Not to mention how gracious Spectrasonics is with their free updates, which would be paid updates by most other synths' standards. If that makes me a fool, then I guess we have very different definitions of that term. :shrug: :D (all that said, I bought Omni v1 the day it was released and paid less than that, and bought the v2 discounted upgrade when it was released, but I would easily pay $499 if I had to do it all again, and would also easily pass on many other less used synths).
So you really paid $499?

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KVRAF
6696 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Fri May 07, 2021 11:48 am

BBFG# wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 11:23 am
So you really paid $499?
I don't recall what I paid for v1 or for the v2 upgrade tbh, but they probably totaled at least $499, which I would consider a bargain given how much use I've gotten from it.

KVRAF
6330 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Fri May 07, 2021 11:59 am

cryophonik wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 11:48 am
BBFG# wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 11:23 am
So you really paid $499?
I don't recall what I paid for v1 or for the v2 upgrade tbh, but they probably totaled at least $499, which I would consider a bargain given how much use I've gotten from it.
Okay. But did you pay full price for v1 and the upgrade as well?

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KVRAF
6696 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Fri May 07, 2021 12:05 pm

BBFG# wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 11:59 am
cryophonik wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 11:48 am
BBFG# wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 11:23 am
So you really paid $499?
I don't recall what I paid for v1 or for the v2 upgrade tbh, but they probably totaled at least $499, which I would consider a bargain given how much use I've gotten from it.
Okay. But did you pay full price for v1 and the upgrade as well?
I don't recall. I bought both of them the day they were available, and I think I had a loyalty discount for v1, since I already owned several Spectrasonics products that I did pay full price for, and also weren't cheap. Why do you care? :shrug:

KVRAF
6330 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Fri May 07, 2021 12:55 pm

cryophonik wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:05 pm
BBFG# wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 11:59 am
cryophonik wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 11:48 am
BBFG# wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 11:23 am
So you really paid $499?
I don't recall what I paid for v1 or for the v2 upgrade tbh, but they probably totaled at least $499, which I would consider a bargain given how much use I've gotten from it.
Okay. But did you pay full price for v1 and the upgrade as well?
I don't recall. I bought both of them the day they were available, and I think I had a loyalty discount for v1, since I already owned several Spectrasonics products that I did pay full price for, and also weren't cheap. Why do you care? :shrug:
I don't. I just find it amusing.
I worked a few music stores across the state in the 80s & 90s and we loved your kind of patronage.

KVRAF
2638 posts since 15 Feb, 2020

Post Fri May 07, 2021 6:20 pm

BBFG# wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 10:53 am


Lowest price I know of was $250.00 new, before additional discounts.
For what? Where?

If Omni then plz link, I'll buy it again. I sold it for much more.
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KVRAF
6330 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Fri May 07, 2021 6:34 pm

revvy wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 6:20 pm
BBFG# wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 10:53 am


Lowest price I know of was $250.00 new, before additional discounts.
For what? Where?

If Omni then plz link, I'll buy it again. I sold it for much more.
Earlier scenario.
Omni Version 1 during a stock dump after they announced Version 2 and a grace upgrade for v1 bought in the same time frame. I also know others that paid 375-400 as well. All at B&M stores though. Seems no one wanted online tracking it lower than $429.

KVRAF
2638 posts since 15 Feb, 2020

Post Fri May 07, 2021 6:39 pm

BBFG# wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 6:34 pm
revvy wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 6:20 pm
BBFG# wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 10:53 am


Lowest price I know of was $250.00 new, before additional discounts.
For what? Where?

If Omni then plz link, I'll buy it again. I sold it for much more.
Earlier scenario.
Omni Version 1 during a stock dump after they announced Version 2 and a grace upgrade for v1 bought in the same time frame. I also know others that paid 375-400 as well. All at B&M stores though. Seems no one wanted online tracking it lower than $429.
I see.

Thirty years ago I got a free flight to the US when buying a cheap vacuum cleaner, so did my mates. Free trips and clean houses all round.

Last time I went to the US, I had to pay for a flight, unfortunately.
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