@rumpelfilter Among other things, all of the three original instruments they’re re-issuing here were really good at laying down some really nice string or pad chord progressions.
When you play a chord progression, the number of voices matter. For example, with 4 voices, you can’t lay down a progression of 3-note chords where the release of the previous chord continues to sound when you trigger the next chord; you’ll get one note where the release continues to sound and two notes that get cut off.
I’m not saying a 4-voice poly is somehow inherently wrong, or that a 4-voice synth can’t be a useful instrument, but if you present something as an authentic emulation of the original it seems to make sense to also get the number of voices right.
And yeah, I can get two of them and poly-chain. As I said, I don’t even mind paying double to get the correct number of voices, but I do mind having an additional box that’ll just take up space while the extra hardware for sound generation could have been inside a single unit.