Roland Juno 106s

“Up for sale, a 1980’s Roland Juno-106s analog synthesizer in exceptional condition and in good working order. Recently imported directly from Japan, the 106s is an uncommon variant which is identical circuit-wise to your garden variety 106, yet with the benefit of a pair of internal speakers. This synth has just been fully serviced and calibrated, wired for 120V operation via the original transformer taps. One of the most enduringly popular Roland synths of the ’80s, the Juno-106s has virtually the same synth engine as its predecessor the Juno 60, yet with extensive MIDI capability and over twice the patch memory storage (128 patches).

The Juno-106s is a six-voice polyphonic and programable analog synth with one digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) per voice. The Juno-106 uses built-in Chorus to fatten up its sound to dramatic effect too. The nature of the Juno’s DCO results in a sound that is stable, always in perfect tune, but still warm and analog. The Juno features an excellent 24dB/oct analog lowpass filter with plenty of resonance and self-oscillating possibilities as well as a non-resonant high pass filter. The programable pitch/mod bender can be assigned to control the DCO pitch, VCF cutoff, and LFO amount all at once or individually.

Cosmetically, this Roland synthesizer shows only a few minor scuffs on the bottom of the enclosure and sparingly little additional wear, with clean and virtually unfaded key caps, all original slider caps intact (save for three close equivalents above the pitch bender), and bright graphics. This synth is straightforward, powerful, and the perfect balance of thick analog warmth and modern digital convenience.”
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Roland Juno 106

“This Juno is a road warrior, appears that set list or patch list was taped on the upper right corner of the top cover. I tried removing the tape gunk but stopped when the finish started flaking off. Otherwise it appears to me that everything works. All the keys are working, I can play 6 notes at a time and I’ve read that means all the voices are working. Pots and sliders are scratchy as you would expect. All the voice buttons are working, patch number window lights up, headphone jack works, About a year ago I used the MIDI in/out, it worked. Stereo outputs worked last time I plugged them in. Bender is working. I’ve never opened it up just tightened the screws on the outside. Original AC cord included.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland Juno 106

” Beloved Roland Juno 106 available, used in excellent cosmetic condition. All sliders have been replaced and work great. On the easy side of the spectrum, the volume knob can sound a little noisy until you work it a little bit (issues with the volume knob are minor) Sadly, one of the voice chips does not sound. For every keypress, five notes will sound and one will not. The Juno 106 rotates through voices for each note so it’s clear that one voice chip needs to be reseated or replaced. I’ve looked into repairs and found that replacing the voice chips costs somewhere between $300 and $600 to fix.

Since I had the sliders replaced a few years ago, I’ve lost the interest to have the synth repaired again. I’ve had many great years and it’s time for me to move on and try something else. I think for the right person, this will be a great purchase. It’s in great cosmetic shape, if you live in a major city such as New York, LA, Boston, or near a reputable repair center, you’re in luck. Sadly, I don’t so shipping factors into the financial equation for getting repairs and I honestly don’t have the fortitude for it.

This Juno has been lovingly cared for. A Juno 106 in great working condition can fetch $1600 – $2000 on the used market. I’m hoping to make $800 at least for this one. Shipping looks to cost about $100 or higher. I will not accept returns on this item. Look at the photos in detail and please be sure you are willing to purchase this with the means to get the voice chip repaired or replaced.

Comes with power chord and manual. Happy bidding.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland Juno 106

“Roland Juno 106 (Recently Serviced).

Recently serviced and in immaculate condition.

Bought at the end of 2019 from Ocsidance Pro Audio in the Netherlands.

Full service was carried out before purchase and the synthesiser has had minimal use since purchase.

I’m selling due to upgrading monitors in studio. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland Juno 106

“Roland Juno-106 in good condition with original voice chips & custom hard case. Excellent sounding synthesiser that has been fully tested and calibrated and is in very good physical and technical condition. All buttons and sliders are working perfectly and there are no scratchy pots, sliders or switches. All original voice chips have had the resin removed and have been placed in sockets as can be seen in the above image. This is the Japanese 100v version and comes with a high quality 100v transformer from Airlink Transformers and retails at £26. Also comes with custom Roland hard case made specifically for the Juno-106.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland Juno 106

“I’ve owned this Roland Juno 106 for over 30 years and have always looked after her. I recently had her fully serviced but the time has unfortunately come to pass her on to someone with the room. serviced – superb condition. Condition is (most definitely) “Used”. I’ve even got the original box, but as you can see it’s not much good.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland Juno 106

“Roland Juno-106 in good condition with original voice chips & custom hard case. Excellent sounding synthesiser that has been fully tested and calibrated and is in very good physical and technical condition. All buttons and sliders are working perfectly and there are no scratchy pots, sliders or switches. All original voice chips have had the resin removed and have been placed in sockets as can be seen in the above image. This is the Japanese 100v version and comes with a high quality 100v transformer from Airlink Transformers and retails at £26. Also comes with custom Roland hard case made specifically for the Juno-106.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Roland Juno 106

“Recent servicing includes a new High Pass Filter slider, new Pitch Bend wheel, and a new voice chip. All switches, connectors, pots and jacks have been thoroughly cleaned, and all functions and features of this Juno operate as intended. Cosmetic wear is limited to some light scattered scuffs and marks on the edges of the enclosure. The graphics are pristine, and the key caps are virtually unfaded, with all original slider caps intact.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland Juno 106

“This has been fully gone through by Switched On in Austin Texas. This Roland Juno 106 plays and functions as if it was brand new. Everything was cleaned and tightened up. Capacitors changed, chorus section checked out, all contacts cleaned, Even the faulty sound chips have been upgraded to the Analogue Renaissance Chips! So no worry about sound chips dying, which with Juno 106’s…..it’s not if but when! This thing is Perfect!” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland Juno 106

“Up for sale is a really great iconic synth in great condition. For those looking, Im sure that we all know the classic maintenance problems that vintage Junos can have: the old voice chips eventually all go bad and the bucket brigade responsible for the classic Juno Chorus is known to fail, along with scratchy pots and sliders. Not to worry on this unit, I recently cleaned all the sliders and pots with deoxit and they sound great, especially the volume pot which seems to always sound scratchy with time. The voice chips have all been swapped with the much desired Analog Renaissance chips, ensuring the sound stays the same but makes the Juno future proof for a long time to come.

The previous owner said there was an issue with the Chorus, where the VCA at max value would cause the Chorus to sound distorted. But upon closer inspection I researched and found the culprit to not be the irreplaceable bucket brigade chips but two transistors in the Chorus circuit. After replacing them the Juno Chorus worked better than ever. The only slight issue I could find on the Juno is the VCF frequency slider doesn’t seem to kick in until about the 4 notch, but then works perfect after that. Comes with really nice SKB hard case with wheels for easy transport.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland Juno 106

“ROLAND Juno 106 – PROFESSIONALLY SERVICED

Polyphonic Vintage Analogue Synthesiser

Excellent Condition!

Sounds superb and is working very well following a full service by our specialist!

• Original unmodified Roland chips which have been fully checked and tested

• It has been stress-tested and all voices are rock solid and stable and perfectly calibrated

• Filter and Envelopes have been adjusted to the correct settings and it has the beautiful sounding Self-oscillating Resonance

• No scratchy pots or wobbly sliders it really is in perfect condition and you are free to run the Test Mode to check for anything

• UK 220V” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland Juno 106

“Used but in good working condition. There are some cosmetic faults which have have no affect on performance such as: minor scuffs / scratches, a few screws are missing from the side boards, 1 knob is missing on vca level, tape on some keys. Please check all the photos.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland Juno 106

“Mint Roland Juno-106 Synthesizer W/ Owner’s Manual. This Juno-106 is essentially in mint condition. I am the second owner and it has stayed in a smoke-free environment. It was fully serviced by the previous owner and barely used by me. It also comes with the very rare original owner’s manual. Good luck finding another unit in this quality of shape. Power cable is included as well.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland Juno 106

“You will receive the pictured items. Please check the item’s condition. I bought it new in the late 1980s and it worked well with DX as the stereo output expanded. After that, it had been stored in the warehouse. It hadn’t been used for a long time, so I took it to a repair studio specializing in vintage synthesizers to have some parts replaced and some cleaning is done. It’s big and heavy, but it’s still an attractive piece of equipment. The hard case is only for shipping because it is partially broken. It will be cleaned with disinfectant before packing.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland Juno 106 Project Machine

“This will need to be serviced. It powers on and all of the functions for designing a sound work (adsr, lfos, pwm, portamento, chorus, ect). The things that haven’t been tested are the programming and saving of custom patches and banks, patch shift output, pedal hold output, and tape output and other possible functions I’m not aware of. I successfully connected it to my PC/DAW with a midi to usb cable (I’m not sure if all other midi functions work). And also connected it to my audio interface using a TRS cable.

The problem it has is some of the keys will not play the sound and or the sound will be messed up. Sometimes some patches on a certain key will give back lots of static. I’m guessing this is all a voice chip issue. It may be something else and there may be other issues that I’m not aware of. If you have any specific questions please ask and I’ll answer to my best of knowledge. If you need to test test something specific let me know as well. I’ll try my best.

The original owner gifted this synth to me. He was my neighbor and use to play in a jam band. He told me he has serviced it before in the past.

Comes with power cable and the 1/4 trs adapter for headphones.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland Juno 106

“I bought this 106 about four years ago when I was travelling in the USA. It wasn’t working well at the time but I brought it back to the UK with me and serviced it.

It’s now working perfectly.

It was originally a 120v model. On inspection the transformer has a 240v input as well as 110v. So I re-soldered the power connecter to the the 240v input and its been happily working on UK mains since.

The other problem it had was a couple of the voices were cutting out. This is a common problem which I researched and was able to fix easily enough.

I removed the six voice chips and soaked them in acetate to remove the think rubber coating which was on them. I then added header boards to the main PCB and replaced the chips, since then everything has worked perfectly. The addition of the header boards means that the chips can be easily changed in the future without the need for a soldering iron.

Cosmetically all of the sliders and buttons are working, and the memory functions as it should.

All of the keys are working and the paint work is in good condition.

If you look at it in the light there is a misty sheen on the top surface, it’s as if someone cleaned it with a heavy duty cleaner which left a residue. I’ve tried wiping it down with IPA but that didn’t help and then decided to leave it as its hard to notice and didn’t bother me.

The power cable has a USA plug on it so will need an adaptor

Included with the sale is a Gator semi hard gig bag which will protect the synth in transit. It’s quite heavy so I think postage will be £25. I’m based in Cardiff and if potential buyers would like to try the synth or pick it up after the auctions finished that’s fine with me.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland Juno 106 with KIWI-106 Mod

“Juno 106 – “The One” – Kiwi Mod, Analogue Renaissance, Overlay, Recap.

This is “The One”: an early Juno 106 (metal portamento switch) in immaculate condition. Please see the pictures as they form part of the item description.

As you should hopefully know, the most common fault on a Juno 106 is failed voice chips. Which is why on this Juno, all voice chips and wave chips have been replaced with Analogue Renaissance chips. These chips are built to a very high tolerances, making them more reliable than the original chips, while sounding identical. Any Juno out there which has not had its chips replaced with analogue Renaissance chips is likely to have a voice chip failure. Be wary of any listings for Junos which have had “repaired” chips. Sellers often dip the chips in acetone which will temporarily fix the chips, but they *will* fail again. That is why you should always look for a Juno which has Analogue Renaissance chips, awkward it for an additional £500 to £600 to have some fitted.

The power supply unit on this Jumo has also been recapped, ensuring the voltages are correct and stable, prolonging the life of this Juno.

Also fitted is the Kiwi 106 CPU board, aka KiwiMod. This adds many features, such as an arpeggiator which was missing from the Juno 106 previously found on the Juno 60, it also adds a sequencer, additional envelopes and LFO. It also adds a superb UNISON mode with detune, making this Juno an amazing bass synth, as well as all the usual Juno sounds we all know and love. Also included is the optional swap backboard allowing the original CPU board to be refitted if you so wish. You should check out the Kiwi Technics website for full details.

Finally the unit has been fitted with the Kiwi overlay, helping the player navigate their way around the extra features which the kiwi mod brings.

Basically, this is the Juno you want, this is THE ONE!” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland Juno 106

“Up for auction is a recently serviced, very clean Roland Juno 106 Vintage Analog Synthesizer 61 Key Keyboard Synth with Hard Case.
This has been recently serviced. All voice chips have had their ethanol bath and one has been replaced. New mod wheel. The board sounds just like new.
The power supply has been modded to accept a regular 3-prong plug, so any plug that works with a computer will fit this unit. (3-prong plug included).

The body is extremely clean except for a few minor blemishes. See the pictures. Faders are noiseless and clean.

Included is a super nice, padded hard case.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland Juno 106

“Roland Juno 106 in great shape. Looks amazing. No big scratches etc. It is fully functional and has been recently serviced (July 2019), and sounds fantastic. Comes with case, a wattage transformer for American power outlet

Cosmetically, this Roland synthesizer is almost mint, with clean and virtually unfaded key caps, all original slider caps intact, and bright graphics. This synth is straightforward, powerful, and the perfect balance of thick analog warmth and modern digital convenience.

Notice:
Comes with a transformer so you can use the American power outlet
Some knobs are a bit scratchy when turning. Spray would probably help. The nature of things with old synthesizers.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Roland Juno 106

“Up for sale is a lovely roland juno 106 synth

This synth is in great physical and operating condition. It has been fully serviced, restored and calibrated by myself (professional synth tech).

Plays lovely and chorus is nice and quiet.

The following work has been completed.” Click here to search for synths on eBay