Check out 8-Bit Key’s review of the Casio PT-80 keyboard from the mid-80’s for your daily dose of vintage electronics. The review covers the important features and limitations of the toy keyboard, like that only one note could play at a time. There’s even a quick tear-down to show the construction of the PT-80’s analog synthesizer. Despite being so simple the PT-80 was a great introduction to keyboards & synthesizers for many kids in the 80’s. Watch the full video for more details.
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