New member, hoping for "verification"


Hi All,

New user “heliotrope” here.  (Michael Hester). This forum post may well be a duplicate of what I have already posted to the main Technics forum, but can’t really tell.  Never encountered a forum and website structured quite this way.  I chose the username “heliotrope” because that is also my username on the John Bowen forum.  I am a proud owner of the John Bowen Solaris synthesizer (#12).

Anyway, I’ve acquired a SX-WSA1 keyboard synth in good condition and eager to learn more about it.  Hoping to become “verified” soon in order to be able to download and print an owner’s manual.

I am attaching a picture of the synth in my rig.  Located below my Roland V-Synth in a stand I constructed out of Ultimate Support tubing.

Best Regards,


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  • #8099

    Hi Michael,

    That’s an interesting setup you have there! Before getting much into that let’s sort out verification for you on the WSA site at

    I agree, the setup is unusual and rather confusing at the moment! I started the Legacy sites in 2014 but the system I used to create them is no longer updated other than security patches. Those will also cease soon so I’m forced to move on and all content is being migrated to this new system.

    In the interim, the two networks of sites are “linked”, so that Members join this new network but retain access to the Legacy network. I’m building a brand new WSA website as part of the new network but no pages are live yet. Lots more underway when we go live, the WSA1 Members are being very patient (which sort of goes with the territory of owning one!).

    Please go to the home page of this website. When logged in you’ll see the button to Maintain Your Legacy Connection. Click that and follow the instructions. As soon as I see your registration on the Legacy Network I’ll verify you. Then you’ll be able to access everything on the WSA1 site. I’ll keep an eye open to make sure you’re synchronised.

    Sorry that’s a bit of a procedure but if you can handle all that kit in your photo I’m sure you’re going to cope just fine! Let me know if you have any issues and I hope to hear some of your playing soon!

    PS I see that you have managed to find your way onto the new unlaunched site. That has probably confused matters even further. It will be hidden in the near future but I’ll ensure that it is back visible to you when we launch.

    Many thanks,


    If architecture is frozen music then music must be liquid architecture. Quincy Jones

  • #10622

    Hello to everybody. Almost everything heliotrope said applies to me too: new member, owner of a WSA1, do not understand how this site works. Probably hoping for verification?

    But as anyone who owns the WSA1, i know it will take years to master it sufficiently, so i’m set for now with my current manuals and stuff.

    But i also happen to own much simpler yet more rare Technics sound module (SM-PS50 in the picture), which ordinarily should take few hours to know inside out. But without a manual many things about it are still mystery to me. And this site seems to be the right place to ask around about it. But it is certainly very confusing how anything works here.

    I hope i haven’t broken any rules yet, but i would like to ask how do i access It rejects my credentials from here, says that my e-mail is not recognized, simultaneously claims that my username is taken, and after poking around while trying to register there, i still end up on this site, where i am registered already.

    Am i missing something obvious?

    Thank you!

    sx-WSA1 & SM-PS50 owner, Latvia

  • #10623

    Hi silvestrs,

    Go to the home page on this site and click on Maintain Legacy connection. You can only see that button when you’re logged in. Follow the instructions there and I will then receive a notification that you’re enrolled on the network. I’ll then verify you on the WSA1 site.

    If you have further issues you can contact me directly using the “Contact Me” link at the bottom of every page.

    Sorry to be brief here I’ll have a bit more time later.

    Best wishes,

    If architecture is frozen music then music must be liquid architecture. Quincy Jones

  • #10624

    PS your picture is an Orla not a technics 🙂

    If architecture is frozen music then music must be liquid architecture. Quincy Jones

  • #10625

    Orla is below the Technics.. 🙂 This was my first post, did not know the picture will appear so small. Thank you for pointing me to the legacy connection, i would swear that i saw that part of the homepage for the first time!

    sx-WSA1 & SM-PS50 owner, Latvia

  • #10629

    Sorted 🙂 I have verified you now and you’ll be able to access extra downloads on the WSA1 site and legacy members area.

    I’ll be back in touch soon. So busy here with the day job and academic studies I’m running ragged 🙂

    If architecture is frozen music then music must be liquid architecture. Quincy Jones

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