The Yamaha DX-5 is based on the legendary synthesisers from Yamaha, the DX-1 and DX-7. Sounding very close to the DX-1, the Yamaha DX-5 has dual 6 operator FM synth engines, which is equivalent to having two DX-7 in one unit. The DX-5 has 64 performance memories which can be loaded or saved onto a cartridge.
The DX-5 is a digital synthesizer but it sounds very unique with a feel in between analog and digital. All the DX series use Frequency Modulation (FM) synthesizer. The keyboard also can be layered or split.
A very unique high quality vintage synthesizer!