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I think it was probably successful because it was a passable Hammond/Rhodes emulator, robust and hugely more portable than the real things. And it had a quite pleasantly playable keyboard action.
I can comment from the 'scene' I was in at the time and the DX7 EP sound was the bizness... even from people who did not even own a Rhodes or care for its sound
Many bought the DX (including myself) because they wanted a Rhodes sound but didn't have / couldn't afford / didn't have space for 'the real thing'...
Here was an affordable, portable, eminently playable keyboard instrument that provided the perfect 'tiney' Dyno-My-Rhodes modified Rhodes sound and many bought it just for that one sound, especially after the huge international success of 'Saving All Your Love For Me'!
Bob Moog had the international success of 'Switched On Bach as THE ultimate demo for his new products back in the 60s; Yamaha had the international success of 'Saving All Your Love For Me' for the new DX back in the 80s!
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