Aksdnt, I love my Lead A1.
Though, I got it purely for the fact that I needed a decent non-analog synth, it’s a very decent sound compared to every Moog I’ve owned.
At the time I was after those quirky 80’s sounds like “The Julie Ruin” had on their album Run Fast; and it delivers. (TJR used a MicroKorg XL)
The keybed is not that spectacular, but does the job fine.
The modulating effects are thin but adequate, not as good as the equivalent stomp boxes by MXR. The Delay is decent enough, and the Reverb is quite good.
No menu diving, awesome. But the pot layout is a bit odd, not a strictly left-to-right layout. Kind of like they tried to economise the space on the circuit board.
Sorry, but I dont know about the 2x, but here’s Nords comparison chart