“Up for auction is one Ensoniq Fizmo synth, the original user manual, and the higher mA Nintendo power supply. I purchased this Synth on closeout from Musicians friend close to 15 years ago, played around with it for a month, and it went into the closet after that. This fizmo is in near mint condition, and detailed photos are included below. I only turned this on recently (first time in a decade) to confirm it was still working, and ultimately to decide if I would sell it or not.” Link
“ensoniq esq m for sale, just the top one in the picture (not both- see separate auction for the bottom synth). everything works great” Link
Had this unit from new it was bought from Turnkey .. if my memory serves me well… the disk drive no longer works and has been in storage for years…. still switches on fine … powers up great.” Link
“ENSONIQ ESQ-1 ~ VINTAGE 80′S DIGITAL SYNTHESIZER ~
I bought this in the early 90′s from my buddy, the keyboard player in my band at the time, and except for the battery needing replacement now (I’m including a brand new one) it’s in great condition. It’s only recently started flashing the “low battery” warning but up until that everything was fully operational and, being digital with analog filters, sounds as awesome as it did in the 80′s!
You can replace the backup battery yourself if you’re handy with a soldering iron and have some knowledge of circuit board removal and anti-static repair precautions, otherwise I’d suggest the services of a qualified technician as it is a somewhat involved procedure and you could seriously do some damage if your not up for it.
You can use the ESQ-1 as is(without replacing the battery), but you can’t backup sequences or access the internal sounds . . . only the ones on the removable cartridges(3 included).
The data slider is a little jumpy but usable.
I’m a drummer/guitarist -not a keyboard player- and only used this keyboard for programming occasional midi parts. Under my ownership it’s had minimal use and has never left my climate-controlled home.
It has some scuffs and scratches acquired mostly during it’s heyday but typical for it’s age.
Nothing is broken, but the middle C and E keys have hairline cracks(see pics) that were there when I bought it. . . they don’t effect the performance and both keys are fully functional as are all the keys.
*Original owners manual
*3 ROM sound cartridges (80 sounds each)
*Soft carry case
*Brand new lithium battery
*Free momentary footswitch(RadioShack)” Link
“You are looking at an Ensoniq Model # ME-2 4X Memory Expander For the EPS Keyboard. It will expand your EPS keyboard from 1024 blocks of Internal Memory to 4096 blocks of Internal Memory. It is in excellent working and cosmetic condition.” Link
“The rare and unique Ensoniq Fizmo with original manual, power supply, and official Ensoniq sustain pedal. It’s in very nice condition with only a few minor scuff marks. The Fizmo is the ultimate realization of Ensoniq’s wavetable synthesis and is capable of one-of-a-kind sounds. It will be packed well and shipped insured with Fedex.” Link
In very clean condition.
Everything works keys are leveled, display is nice and bright, audio outputs are good, all wheels and buttons function as they should. I have tested it prior to this listing.
Unit is stock with 2 MB ram and its very cheap to max the ram out not to mention easy to install.
This is one of the best samplers every made in the 1990s. Not only is it a sampler but it has synthesizer features and a fantastic effects section found in the Ensoniq DP series effects units.
Comes with Operating system 3.53 and a power cable. OS has sounds on it.” Link
Good working condition.
Non orignal power supply with changed pin, see pic.
Cosmetically 8.5 of 10 as there is small scratches.
Volume knob is a bit loose but functions fine.” Link
8 Port Output Expander with Cable (very hard to find!) Allows extended patch routing out.
2 original Ensoniq manuals – Musicians Manual and EPS Advanced Applications Guide.
Ensoniq FSW-1 pedal
22 OEM disks includeing – EPS operating System 2.49, EPS bonus Beats seq disk, Essential Sounds disk #6 Epic Strings, #5 bass series, #9 Ecstasy, #8 Elec guitar, #3 Tenor sax, Joey Defrancesco solo jazz B3, Nile Rogers Drums, Developer series #4 drums, #2 guitar, #7 Dream guitar, Developer series /SLT-8A 5 disks drum kits, Developer series SLT 8B 4 disks short kits, elec kit, etc… etc..
404 other custom sample disks!!! With 2 OPSYS back up disks and the rest a massive library of custom samples and sequences way too many to list.
Anvil case – PLEASE NOTE. I will be shipping in the case with packing materials, but the foam inside has been removed. If you want to use the Anvil case you can but will most likely want to install new foam. I will most likely ship the disks in another box if it all does not fit.
Please note: The output expander was attached on the top right with velcro. When I pulled it off some of the decal came with it (see photo 4). The unit has not been damaged other than cosmetically to the sticker. In general the case condition is good with a few cosmetic marks.” Link
“Item has been part of a rack mount and has a few marks under the chassis where the A frame rack has caused a few scratches over the years. The rest of the mirage is in same condition as was bought originally. Although working, requires a new floppy drive ( as you would expect ).” eBay Link
“This is a gently used Ensoniq SD-1 32 voice keyboard synthesizer. It has traveled very little and has always been with the original owner in a non-smoking home. Everything works on it. All the keys work flawlessly. It includes both a switch foot pedal and a CV pedal. Also included is one sound bank cartridge that plugs into the keyboard. This SD-1 also has an installed memory expansion, expanding the memory from 25,000 to 75,000 events (notes and other sequenced events)
This item includes an OS disk (Version 4.10) and a small stack of 3.5″ floppy disks containing programs (sounds).
The stand in the photo can be included if you want it. Though this will increase shipping costs.” Link
“Ich biete hier meinen alten Analog-Hybrid Synthesizer Ensoniq ESQ1 an.Er hat digitale Wellenformen,aber echte Analogfilter!
Bitte die Daten im Web abfragen,guter Testbericht auch auf Amazona.de vorhanden.
Der Synthesizer funktioniert einwandfrei,wie Schaltknöpfe,Tasten haben keine Notenhänger,alles ok.Die Tastatur ist anschlagdynamisch, hat aber keinen Aftertouch,wie oft behauptet wird!
Optisch sind schon Gebrauchsspuren vorhanden,besonders auch Roststellen,die ich aber noch versuche noch zu entfernen.Das Gehäuse stammt aus der ersten Baureihe,besitzt ein Metallgehäuse,damit erklärt sich bei dem Alter die Anfälligkeit für eben Rostflecken.
Im Dezember 2010 habe ich meinen ESQ1 nach Düsseldorf in eine Fachwerkstatt gebracht,da wurde eine Taste repariert,die Li-Batterie wurde auch getauscht und Austausch eines Multiplexers vorgenommen.Kopie der Rechnung von 85 Euro ist vorhanden!In dem Speicher des ESQ1 befinden sich nun auch wieder erstklassige Sounds!
Mittlerweile besitze ich den ESQ-M(Rack) und kann das Keyboard daher entbehren.Natürlich ist auch ein Netzkabel dabei.” Link
” If your looking at this you already know what its capable of. There nothing like it and becoming a rare piece. It has the regulator fix that has been a problem on this synth and work great. Comes with power adaptor and manual. Good luck and happy bidding.” Link
“Ensoniq SQ80 Crosswave Synth for sale, I have had this since 1997 and it’s only been used at home. This is a rare and desirable 80′s synth with analogue filters and digital samples for the source waves. Pretty easy to program, and with some great sounds already installed. There is also a built in sequencer with disk drive for storage, and the easiest to use screen. Also included is an ESQ80 Voice 80 Vol 1 Cartridge which expands the stored patch count from 40 to 120. And (not in pictures) there is also the original manual.” Link
“The ‘A’ key above middle ‘C’ sometimes sounds and sometimes doesn’t, so this will need some attention – probably best not to bid unless you know how to fix it or how much it would cost to have it repaired.The paint finish on the underside is quite scratched, but other than that it’s in pretty good condition.” Link
“Up for auction is this cool 1980s Ensoniq VFX-SD synthesizer. This synth is a follow up to the VFX and it includes a full 24 track sequencer and floppy drive. It is equipped with the ESP chip to provide 24-bit effects. This is a 32 voice polyphony synth with great sonic qualities and tons of editing capabilities.” Link
“Only 2000 of these amazing keyboards were made. I have had this keyboard for about 6 years. It is in very good condition. Stayed in my non smoking home. Includes power supply. I really hate selling this keyboard. ” Link
“This keyboard is in excellent condition and comes with everything pictured which includes the Musicians and Service manuals on CD in PDF format and the power cord. Every button and slider seems to work just as it should but since I am to an Ensoniq technician I wouldn’t know how to do more extensive testing so I am selling the keyboard “as is”. ” Link
this item is in Fair / good used condition the keyboard is in good shape but there is damage to 4 keys all will need to be fixed + the first key from the right i believe is broken as it stays down also it is missing the screw for the left side of the board top piece all damage (pictured)
the item powers on all function work ok (not the damaged keys) will this board needs repairs so it is being sold for parts and as pictured as is” Link
“This is a vintage keyboard and it works well and plays fine. Internal memory sounds are on board and no other cartridge is included. The screen reads internal battery is low upon powering on. They are available on eBay for about $15. Sound cartridges are also available to fully load this keyboard. It does not have a disk drive but that does not affect functionality nor is it necessary to utilize a sound cartridge. Own a piece of ensoniq history today. ” Link
“Works and sounds 100% great! There are some cosmetic scraps and scuffs, but they do not affect its performance. ” Link
THIS UNIT IS IN (GOOD) CONDITION, (100% WORKING CONDITION), PLEASE CHECK ITEM CONDITION SCALE, AUCTION CONTENTS & PICTURES BELOW.
”PHOTOS SHOWN IN THIS AUCTION ARE OF THE ACTUAL ITEM FOR SALE AS YOU WILL RECEIVE IT”
I GUARANTEE THIS ITEM TO BE IN PERFECT WORKING ORDER AND “AS DESCRIBED” OR YOUR MONEY BACK (MINUS SHIPPING). ” Link
“In excellent condition. Only light scratches appropriate to the age of instrument. Has been professionally upgraded from original mis-spec’ed voltage regulator. Power supply replaced with Jameco Brand.” Link
” Vintage synth module, circa-1987. Good working condition, just had it hooked up and it sounds good. Some scratches, especially on the top from racking, but good shape overall. Rack-mount version of the ESQ1. Very nice module. Will include power cord and PDF file of manual.” Link
“Up for sale is my Mirage DSK 1 Sampler Keyboard. It makes an excellent velocity sensitive midi controller, and it also works well for lofi and grunge sampling. You will also get two sound disks…” Link
“This is a vintage Ensoniq VFX vintage 61 semi weighted key synthesizer . Works well all keys sliders knobs functioning properly . Had an battery socket installed internally so that the storage battery can be changed easily . New battery installed as well. Great synth . Easy to program and manipulate . Keyboard has great feel . Very solid and well made . The colors are slightly faded from age but It is still a cool looking synth! Grads kinds great too!” Link
-This long overlooked classic is beginning to garner some much deserved attention.
-This synth devastates at generating lush, infinitely evolving soundscapes but is also a solid, all around useful wavetable synth (Transwave technology) with top notch controls and keyboard. As a professional musician and synth fanatic, I have never put my hands on a synth that makes it so easy to organically transform sound. ” Link
” You are bidding on a eps 16 plus im the only owner comes with manual ac cord os starter disk it also comes with a expander to connect a harddrive . But sometimes it takes a long time to calibrate.dont know why! Maybe need new starter disk? it also says disk not formatted! Someone who knows these samplers can probably fix the problem. Other than that its cosmetic is good no cracks no bad blemishes just lil wear n tear.” Link
“This item is used but in good working condition. The synthesizer has some scuffs, scratches and nics from normal use. Includes manual, factory program cassette, extra battery, warranty card and power cord.” Link
“This keyboard powers on, but when it does, the screen reads “ND”. This means that it needs the start -up disk that it came with to run. This auction is for the keyboard only. The disk is not included, but can be easily found for sale online. The screws on the top of the keyboard are also missing. Overall, it would not take much to have this keyboard up and running. It is being sold as is.” Link
“Ensoniq Mirage Vintage FM Synth with Disks, Manuals etc Good condition and full working order.” Link
About a year ago, I replaced the memory battery and the two sliding potentiometers, so the volume control and parameter adjustment is perfectly smooth. This synthesizer has digital sound production but analog filters for a great sound. It has 8 voice polyphony, and almost all aspects of the sound can be adjusted. Great fun.
Also comes with:
-memory expansion cartridge
-one 1/4″ 5 foot audio cable” Link
” This item is the keyboard only… does NOT include that box with the cards…” Link
“Up for auction is an Ensoniq VFX SD synth. This is an early workstation type synth from 1989 with lots of character. This particular VFX SD is in good shape. It’s had the hardwire keyboard modification done so there is no risk of the “keyboard calibration error” issue that these synths are prone to. At some point in its life it had the “VFX SD” logo repainted, so note that the V doesn’t have the usual inverted blue triangle. Wasn’t me.” Link
” Up for sale is an Ensoniq SQ-R Plus synthesizer rack. I just put in a fresh battery for the memory back up. It should be good for up to 5 years or more. Really versatile synth. Rack version of the SQ-1. ” Link