Sanyo DP 10 Synthesizer Card Player

sanyo dp 10Specifications and Information

Tone: determined by play card.
Rhythms: march, disco, waltz, slow rock, jazz rock, 16 beat, swing, bossanova, rumba, samba.
Tempo Control: Variable range from 40 to 310.
Input: Mic, Aux.
Effects: Reverb.
Voltage: 9 VDC, 6 “AA” batteries.
Power consumption: 3.4 W (using adapter), 1.8 W (using batteries).
Dimensions: (W x H x D): 340 x 38.2 x 234 mm (13-3/8″ x 1-1/2″ 9-1/4″).
Weight: 1.2 kg (2 lbs. 10 ozs.) (without batteries).
Accessories: 6 play cards, 1 pin lead, 1 cleaning card.


Review:
The Sanyo DP 10 is a card player synthesizer from the early 80s. Yamaha released a series of keyboards around the same time and Sanyo appears to have taken that technology into their unit. Like the Yamaha keyboards they accept cards that have a magnetic strip the reader recognises which plays a pre-programmed song. The cards features songs such as Dancing Queen, Londonderry Air, etc and a head cleaning card. The DP 10 can also mix signals into the unit via the 2 mic inputs and an auxiliary input to play along with another instrument or sing through a mic. You can also adjust the tone or change the tempo of he song. There is also a rhythm section for 10 different styles of music, such as march and disco, jazz and bossa nova. For its age and retro appeal, a nice little toy to sing along to, but not useful for much else.