Well I haven't been on here in a while and as you can tell from my avatar I have a MaxiKorg. From what I understand the MaxiKorg K-3 was branded for the US market and the 800DV was for the Europian market. Also from what I understand the 800DV does not have external CV control for the filters like the MaxiKorg does. I read this from Blue Synths but I may be reading it wrong. And you're right about it being a beast.
Anybody know the story of the 770? As far as I know it's half an 800DV wouldn't that make it a 700S in a different case? Anybody know the differences between the 770 and the 700S?
They sound great. Totally unique. I've never heard anything like it (except a 700S). I'd say the 800DV is worth the extra price over the 700S. I've never owned a 700S but I'd think it would get kind of frustrating having only half a synth.
It just screams early New Wave from the 70's. In fact you can see the MaxiKorg in action HERE
with The Cure playing A Forest in 1980. It's at the very beginning. I like it played at this speed much better.