“Original Ensoniq VFX. Worked great for the past 5 years. Turned it on last week and got the famous keyboard calibration error. The following day the screen went dim. Overall it’s in decent condition considering its 31 years old. ” Link
” This Keyboard is in pristine condition – 100% functional – and cosmetically wonderful for its age.
Would make a nice addition to someone’s collection. ” Link
As the title states, this is a vintage keyboard and is used.
It’s in working condition once it starts up but does give an error on start up regarding the battery needing replaced. The batteries cost about $15 to purchase and can be replaced by you or a repair shop.
The keyboard comes with power cord, a pedal, the original user’s manual and the cartridges listed in the pictures (7 cartridges total).” Link
“Here is an Ensoniq VFX SD Vintage Synthesizer Synth Keyboard AS-IS For parts/repair. It worked for awhile and then an error message came on the screen “press any key-re-initialize.” I pressed all the buttons nothing happened and now nothing shows on the screen. You turn it on the floppy light comes on, nothing else. Please look at all twelve pictures to get an idea.
It is complete and in pretty decent shape. All the keys are fine, no yellowing, and work up and down fine. Some scratches and a few stains. There is one floppy included, along with the power cord. ” Link
“We purchased this ESQ1 at a garage sale and know very little about it. It does start up and the keys make sound but some of them are louder that others. It is also missing the top C key and some other keys have chips and are yellowed. It is missing a lot of screws so the keybed is not properly secured inside the keyboard. It’s also missing the slider caps and there could be other problems that we are not aware of.” Link
“AS-IS PARTS MACHINE
-NOT TESTED NOT TURNED ON
-DOES NOT INCLUDE CHARGING SOURCE
-HAS NOT BEEN TESTED
-SCREEN IS NOT BROKEN
-THE SCREEN IS JUST PEALING OFF LAYER OF SCREEN
-SOLD AS-IS NO RETURNS
-MAY BE USED FIXED OR PARTED OUT” Link
“This is another one of Ensoniq’s classic synthesizer workstations that includes a powerful wavetable synthesizer and a fully-equipped 24-track sequencer. The VFX is one of only a few keyboards to feature true polyphonic aftertouch, and this feature can be used to control the internal effects as well as the synthesizer engine. I absolutely love this keyboard, I wish I didn’t have to sell it.”
Ich dünne meine Sammlung weiter aus, da ich nicht dazu komme, mich angemessen mit den Geräten zu Beschäftigen
Das Gerät funktioniert technisch ohne Probleme.
Optisch kleinere Kratzer.” Link
“This is an old ensoniq esq1 synth.it turns on and seems to operate as it should.pitch and mod wheels and all buttons and keys work.does have a low battery warning when you turn it on at first but works as it should.may need new internal battery.Comes with a rigged hard case.”
“Here’s a vintage Ensoniq VFX SD synth,thats in great working condition.Couple of scratches nothing to bad,No accessories onlt power cord.This is for local pickup only,Thanks from looking.”
“This is an old ensoniq esq1 synth.it turns on and seems to operate as it should.pitch and mod wheels and all buttons and keys work.does have a low battery warning when you turn it on at first but works as it should.may need new internal battery.Comes with a rigged hard case.” Link
“Esq1 in great condition with cartridges.son moved on to the
“Excellent condition Ensoniq Asr 10 keyboard. Fully maxed out with 16mb of ram, digital IO and scsi.
What sets this one apart is that it comes with a SCSI Micro SD card reader. No more unreliable Zip drives or Floppy disks. This ASR-10 boots from the SD drive or the floppy drive. I will through in a 2GB micro sd card that already has the OS on it.” Link
220 volt, so needs converter (from eBay). Or plug it into dryer outlet. No problem.
All keys fully functional.
Excellent condition (2 cigarette burns on left side…not my work…does not smell at all of smoke)
Battery low warning…see pic
Original Ensoniq aluminum flight case. Pretty costly for a case like that.
Steinberg ESQRAM-1. See comment below.
Complete with original manuals.
The RAM lights up when inserted, but I cannot get the sounds out of it. It has a missing tab on one of the connections, but this was never an issue in the past.
All the banks of internal sounds work fine. I bought this in 1986 (with the burns), but haven’t used it for about 15 years now, just sat in its case.” Link
“I am selling a esq 1 digital wave synthesizer in working condition some minor wear on finish .on the face there is a white mark.maybe from a sticker .see photos thanks for.lookong.” Link
Condition: Powers on. LED Display reads well. initially the LED comes on with ENSONIQ as seen in last picture, then goes blank. there are NO sounds. some of the function buttons are pushed in, and all the buttons do not respond. no broken or damage keys. one plastic side piece is missing. needs service or sold for parts. sold AS-IS, no returns” Link
“Up for sale is my Ensoniq ESQ-1. I got it earlier this year but, unfortunately, it takes up too much space in my small bedroom studio.
I now have in my possession the ESQ-M which is the rack mount version of the ESQ-1. So I must now find a new home for this one. The synth is
in great cosmetic condition. It does have a few scuffs and scratches here and there as can be seen in the pictures. But it’s still in pretty good looking
shape. It’s in 100% functional condition. It does not have the factory presets in it. It has some other random preset bank loaded. It also comes with
the Voice Crystal 1 cartridge.
Included in the auction is the following:
Voice Crystal 1 Cartridge
Synth is 100% functional. All sliders and buttons work as they should. No problems with battery.” Link
“GOOD COSMETIC CONDITION FOR ITS AGE.
NOT AN EXPERT BUT WILL REPORT WHAT I SEE:
TESTED WITH HEADPHONES
ALL KEYS MAKE SOUND
NOTHING ELSE TESTED.
KEY DAMAGE UNDER NEATH ONE KEY
WILL BE PACKAGED WITH CARE.” Link
It has wavetables for oscillators, and CEM analog filters.
Good condition. Everything works.
The disk drive works.
The cartridge slot works.
The DATA SLIDER does not, however….BUT the increment/decrement buttons make up for that, and the synth is just as easy to edit with the buttons.” Link
” Vintage Ensoniq ESQ 1 Synthesizer Keyboard AS IS for PARTS or REPAIR. Original Owner said it does not work. otherwise untested and sold as is. Comes in its original cardboard box.” Link
“Ensoniq ESQ1 Digital Wave Synthesizer – used. Very good condition (see pictures). Does not come with packaging or instruction manual.” Link
“Works great. Keybed is in excellent condition which usually an issue with these and casing has obvious wear as shown in the photos but looks much better in front of you, photos make it looks worse than it really is, awesome legendary Vintage synth at a good price.” Link
“Ensoniq ESQ-1 Plastic – Wavetable Synth w/ Analog Curtis Chip Filters
100% Functioning – SUPER CLEAN Running OS 3.15
3.15 Hidden Waves EPROM and Memory Cartridge not included but available in another auction.
New Battery, Recently Serviced and Ready to Rock!” Link
Last one in our vault! Keyboard virtually un-played for 28 years!
Includes cartridge contents on floppy disks!
CARTRIDGE NOT INCLUDED! Shown for illustrative purposes only.
Fully functional. New battery to last for years to come! Disk drive works like a charm.
Also including ultra-high quality pdf version of manual on CD!” Link
“Up for sale is a 80′s Ensoniq ESQ 1 Digital Wave 61 Key Synthesizer Keyboard With Ensoniq Sequencer Expandable Cartridge SQX 10. This comes as shown with some scratches, scuffs still in great condition and all functions have been tested and are in good working order. Shipping $ 50.00″ Link
“This is another one of Ensoniq’s classic synthesizer workstations that includes a powerful wavetable synthesizer and a fully-equipped 24-track sequencer. The VFX is one of only a few keyboards to feature true polyphonic aftertouch, and this feature can be used to control the internal effects as well as the synthesizer engine. I absolutely love this keyboard for composing as well as for live performance and I’ve used one on stage for many years. I am only selling this one because I have two others that work equally well. The original disk drive was replaced just last month with a brand new drive.” Link
“Travel back in time with this vintage synthesizer. Made by Ensoniq in Malvern, Pennsylvania in 1991, it’s an Ensoniq VFX-SD. It’s in pretty good cosmetic condition, but is a repair project. Though some of the light come on when it’s powered on, no sound comes out. I lifted the hood and it does not seem to have been parted out. The guy I bought it from did not know what was the matter with it. Link
Digital Wave Synthesizer
as is, not tested, NO returns!
it may have something wrong with it, I do not know
turns on and appears to work, but I have only plugged it in
and am not aware of how these operate -
when you first turn it on the display
says something about a battery being low
it appears to respond to pressing of buttons in display
have not checked volume
seems to have 120 settings for different instruments and sounds
again, this is as is
I have no reason to believe it does not work
but it has not been fully tested
as you see in photo it also says “replace edit prg”
it has marks and residue on the top from
its electrical cord being taped to the top” Link
**SOLD AS IS**
Item was tested and worked. It turns on, LCD works, but about 8 of the keys did not work.
In fair cosmetic condition. Broken LCD glass but still works. Some blemishes and scratches. One cracked key. (see photos)
No power adapted included. ” Link
“You are bidding on a vintage Ensoniq SD-1 keyboard synthesizer, you are seeing as found from a estate sale, plug it up shows low battery, hook it up to amp and all keys work no sticking, sounds very good, not a player but went threw some of the sounds and everything seems to work ok, will need cleaned up each key has masking tape marking the key.” Link
“Up For Auction Today Is A ENSONIQ SQ1-PLUS, SQ1/32 VOICE KEYBOARD SYNTHESIZER.NO POWER CABLE UNKNOWN IF WORKING . I Got This Item From A Storage Auction So It Is Not My Original Item. UNKNOWN IF THIS ITEM IS WORKING I Do Not Have The Power Cord To Test It. ” Link
Typical blemishes and old oxidized screws. Top panel tabs seem to be intact.
Sounds awesome! Cold digital waves warmed by analog filters.” Link
“I’m selling my ensoniq esq-1. It’s in excellent working condition. The only issue is it needs a new lithium battery installed which I will throw in with the ensoniq purchase. The battery does NOT effect any function of the synth other then its ability to save new patches the user makes. ” Link