“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 ITEM THAT YOU ARE BIDDING ON IS USED AND IN WORKING CONDITION. THIS ITEM DOES SHOW SIGNS OF WEAR FROM USE. THE WINNING BIDDER WILL RECEIVE THE KEYBOARD, POWER CORD AND CASE THAT ARE PICTURED.” Link
It’s in great condition and still sounds amazing. I’ve used it to record many samples off of, or play accompaniments to songs.
Comes with power cable. And single cartridge.” Link
“Condition: Pre-Owned. Everything but the cartridge loading has been tested to be in working condition. We don’t have a cartridge to test it with, we asume it works as well. Yellowing on keyboard.” Link
“You are bidding on a vintage Ensoniq SQ80 Synthesiser with full original manual circa 1987
The synthesiser is in working order (can be tried in my studio) but it must be stressed, is missing the floppy drive storage for sequencer or extra sound storage.
I must also stress that the case work is very tatty as the synth is really old and has been gigged in the past before resting in my studio.I feel that the starting price reflects the condition. The synth engine and 20,000 sequencer appear to all work as they should.
The synth is an eight voice, polyphonic,poly timbral synth using cross wave synthesis, and features 75 different waves, 3 oscillators, four separate assignable envelopes and a huge range of modulation routes. There are many websites that extol the virtue of this powerful synth.
A great synth to program sounds from fat synth bass and leads to digital and morphing cross wave sounds. The sequencer is possibly the easiest 8 track sequencer that I have ever used as an experienced player and programmer. I have had to battle with myself to let this synth go but with Hammond organ, piano and six other synths in a small studio, it’s clear out time!” Link
“Ensoniq SQ80 Keyboard Synthesizer with foot pedal and Voice Crystal Cartridge for Repair. When turned on the digital readout states ” Calibration failed – Tune Again – Release all Keys.” I try to re-calibrate and get the same error message. Unit is in good condition with some slight signs of wear. Sold for Restoration and Repair…Non-Working, “as is.”" Link
“Item works well and comes with sound cartridge # 1 but is near 30 years old and plays every eight note a bit more quietly than the others. Runs perfect in mono mode and mostly perfect in poly mode. Great old machine that is fun to play and has lots of great sounds.” Link
Includes flight case,book and sound samples disc.” Link
“THIS IS A LATE 80′S ENSONIQ SQ-80 THAT I GOT AT AN ESTATE SALE.I HAVE NO CLUE HOW TO GET SOUND OUT OF THIS THING.I HAVE NO MIDI OUT CONNECTORS.I PLUG A GUITAR AMP IN THE HEADPHONE JACK BUT HEARD NOTHING.THE DISPLAY WORKS FINE.IT HAS A CARTRIDGE IN IT AND A HOMEMADE FLOPPY DISK.SOME BLACKS KEYS HAVE FADED WHITE SPOTS OR DIRT OR SOMETHING.THE Q IN ENSONIQ IS WORN OFF.KEYS ARE LEVEL AND HAS POWER CORD.SOLD AS IS BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW HOW TO TEST IT.” Link
Ensoniq SQ80 Cross Wave Synthesizer with true analogue 4-pole filter (24dB/Octave) , 8-voice polyphony and 8-part multitimbral and a keyboard with Polyphonic Aftertouch!!!! as well…. each multitimbral part is dynamically polyphonic, meaning it can steal voices as and when they were needed and/or available.
This is a great 80′s analog/digital hybrid that sounds amazing….
This is in really good condition considering it was made in 1988.
It was owned from new by my girlfriends uncle who gave it to me a few years ago, You will see in the pics it has some minor scuffs and scrapes from the years since 1988 but nothing too bad at all. the worst thing is a few of what look like tiny pin prick burns on a few keys and on the screen from what i can only decribe as hot rocks, the uncle used to run a studio and i assume this is from a client with a smoking habit ,as the uncle said the studio was pretty much smoke free the rest of the time.i have taken close up pics so you can see how minor these are.
The synth works perfectly,battery, disk drive ,keys ,screen ,midi , outputs ,sustain pedal input… i don’t know how to test the tape in and outs,, pedal/CV or sequencer ft.sw but im sure they are fine too if you ever needed them.” Link
Der SQ-80 glänzt nicht nur durch durchsetzungsstarke, bühnentaugliche Sounds, sondern liefert auch für das heimische Studio alles, was das Herz des Musikingenieurs verlangt.
Denn die 8 polyphonen Stimmen können zeitgleich eingesetzt werden und so Layer-Sounds erzeugt werden, die es wirklich in sich haben. Anschlagsdynamik inkl. Aftertouch-Funktion der 61 Tasten sowie sämtliche MIDI-Modi sind natürlich auch am Start.
Für die geniale Idee im Probenraum stellt der SQ-80 einen Sequenzer zur Verfügung, der kinderleicht zu bedienen ist und in Sequenzes alles festhält, was dem geneigten Musiker in den Sinn kommt. Anschließend können hieraus auch ganze Songs zusammen gestellt werden.
Als Speichermedium steht ein Diskettenlaufwerk zur Verfügung, über das auch andere/neue Sounds hoch geladen bzw. eigene Soundkreationen gesichert werden können. Hierzu werden Disketten, die diverse Soundbänke beinhalten und einer kleinen Musik Bibliothek ohne Drums, gleich mitgeliefert.
Mit dabei ist die Programm Carteridge mit zusätzlichen Tönen und Sounds.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“I picked this unit up at an Estate sale. The only thing I have done to test it is to plug an amp in the Right Mono output on the back and make sure it powers up, display works, makes sound and all the keys and switches are working. I also inserted a floppy drive in the left side and made sure it went in ok and ejected but I don’t have the time or knowledge about this unit to do any further testing with it. When I first turn it on a message comes up on the screen about “low battery voltage” and then goes away but this doesn’t seem to effect operation. It has a cartridge that slides in on the right side that has no label on it. It weighs about 30Lbs. That’s the extent that this unit will be tested and I am selling it as-is. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Vintage Ensoniq SQ-80 61 Key Cross Wave Synthesizer. Decent cosmetic condition, shows it’s share of wear and tear, scuffs and scratches, some of the labels/writing are wearing off. No major damage that I noticed, but far from perfect. Turns on, all buttons seem to be working, have hooked it up to an amp and it puts out sound. Unable to fully test. Guaranteed functional. Includes Synth, Power Cord, CV Pedal, and Foot Switch, NO Cartridges. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Up for auction is a nice Vintage Ensoniq SQ-80 Synthesizer. Come with one cartridge as seem powers up and appears to all work.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“SQ80 Cross Wave Synthesizer
for repair no sound
as is” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Up for auction is a SQ- 80 synthesizer it comes with the original box.
This unit is in excellent condition it has been tested and all keys, buttons and knobs work great this unit also is in excellent cosmetic condition with very little signs of wear. The only issue is that I was not able to test the disk drive because I could not fully insert the floppy disk to test it, the disk seem to stop short of being fully inserted so I do not know if it is fully functional. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
I have hardly used it in the time I have had it and I bought off a nice guy in Sheffield who only used it for midi triggering.
I have explored some of the sounds and it can go deep, the disk drive still works for loading patches and saving patches etc (not sure about the cartridge though as I have never used it). There are no dead keys or issues with triggering of sounds.
I will include the user manual and some patch disks (can only put my hand on one at the moment)” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Ensoniq SQ80 analogue/digital hybrid synthesizer in near perfect condition, all keys/buttons/display work perfectly, 8 track sequencer, fully working disk drive, comes with original owners manual and disk containing lots of sound banks including ESQ-1 sound banks, classic vintage sounds, collection welcome or will post” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.