Kawai, SX-240 @ 12 September 2017, “No Comments”

“Rare and great sounding 80’s Synth / keyboard from Kawai. I am not a musician and cannot play or properly assess an instrument of this sophistication to a satisfactory level of inspection. Therfore, this keyboard was taken the Yadco Music in Pgh PA., there it was gone over and given the OK. and was properly checked out..It really did sound nice. With that stated, I am selling this As Is, because of my lack of knowledge concerning this unit. The keyboard is in nice shape considering it is over 30yrs old. There are some small cosmetic blemishes that can be seen in the provided photos. The specs for this keyboard can be found online and compared with other keyboards from the time seems to be quite impressive and received some excellent reviews. Please remember you are the expert here. Thank you very much for looking.” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 15 August 2017, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

“Like new Kawai SX-240 in excellent working condition.

8-Voice Programmable Polyphonic Keyboard Digital Synthesizer” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 14 March 2017, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

sx240 “Kawai Poly synth in great shape. NiCad battery replaced, all tactile switches replaced. All keys function. Great sounding synth! Hardshell case.” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 07 March 2017, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

sx240 “Kawai SX-240 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer
Video below is of the actual synthesizer you will receive
Test and working but If you are looking for a beautiful SX240 this is not for you. It has several cosmetic conditions.” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 24 January 2017, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

sx240” Awesome analog polyphonic synth. Works great! Sounds Great! Handsome as hell too. There are some blemishes (see detail pics) but nothing major. Everything works as it should BUT when pressing the alphabetical bank buttons and the numeric patch buttons, sometimes it takes a certain type of finger-press(circular ). All of them do work. It wasn’t a big issue so i never got around to installing new button contacts but i do have a full set of them that were ordered directly from Kawai. I’m including them (A-F and 1-8 see pics). also, as you can see in the pictures, there is a fader cap missing.” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 25 October 2016, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

sx240 “Everything is working as it should and sounding beautiful! Lovely to split / layer the board with a sequenced bass line or sequenced pads or leads and then play along with that live.

Easy lay-out. A dream to create very lush Elka Synthex like soundscapes and patches. Nice also to Clock this with a drum machine. I use an Oberheim DX and a Korg KR-55. I have also clocked and synced it with an EMU Emax 1 ( arpeggiator ) which was insanely cool!” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 11 October 2016, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

sx-240 “Back when things were built to last!” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 08 December 2015, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

xs240 “Sounds great. All keys and buttons work. Presets can be saved as desired. This keyboard is in very good shape given its age. See scratches, missing button and missing slider knob in attached photos. Keyboard was purchased a few years ago and has been used sparingly.” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 27 October 2015, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240 Project Machine

sx240

I purchased this as a restoration project a few years ago, but I haven’t gotten the time to get started on it.

This synthesizer does work, but needs a little TLC. The internals look nice and clean, the battery has been removed to prevent corroding, and the only major blemish on the outside is the missing “VERIFY” button.

I have to power the synth on and off a couple times before it will produce any sound, and when I do, there is a constant background drone.

A battery will need to be installed, and presets will need to be loaded (MP3 of the cassette is available on synthmania.com). I have not tried this yet, but the forums report good luck with loading directly from a computer to the TAPE IN jack. ” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 07 July 2015, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

sx240” You won’t come across one in this great of shape every day – only 1000 were made. This one had the original NiCad battery removed, which had not leaked at all, and has been replaced with a Lithium battery. There are very few minor scratches here and there – see the photos. Otherwise cosmetically in great shape and operationally has always been flawless for me. This thing sounds amazing. It has the coveted SSM 2044 VCF, same as the Korg Polysix, among others. It’s got a lot of features that set it apart from being just another Polysix or Juno 6/60 type synth. There’s the possibility to stack voices, split the keyboard, an onboard sequencer (can even use the sequencer in split mode), ring modulator (“brass”), super warm and lush on-board chorus, glissando, MIDI I/O. This is a powerful synth capable of some killer analog warmth. I’m very sad to even consider letting this go.” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 02 June 2015, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

sx240 “Hi , For your consideration is the rare synthesizer fully analog by kawai. Its the sx-240 model. Very few have been made, this model works fine without hitch. The synthesizer is very lush and full and the filter is great , curtis cem i believe. It was modified to have the keybed replaced with wood by a carpenter. It is snug and fit and easy to remove if necessary.” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 05 May 2015, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

sx-240 “Up for sale is a Kawai SX-240 analog synthesizer keyboard. This instrument sounds incredible and certainly rivals the sound of the Juno-106, but with two more voices! Great modulation options with every parameter you need, this synth is super fun and powerful. Sad to see it go.

This SX-240 is very clean inside and out. It’s in excellent condition physically, with only a couple small blemishes on the front panel. The wood side panels have some small bruises (like all of these synths), however the pictures make them look large, which they are not. Functionally it is all working and sounding great! The memory battery was just replaced with a new rechargeable battery (as seen ion the photos), although the old one had not leaked yet like many other SX240s. All factory data has been reloaded to the synth via the TAPE interface.” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 07 April 2015, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

kawai sx240“Try and google this synth for sale and you wont find any. I just bought this and it was a compulsive buy This is 80’s lushness. Think Juno/Poly 6 but with its own Vibe. A great collectors piece. The Kawai SX series have been known to have two common problem areas and you will have NEITHER problem with this keyboard. 1) End Caps. A common complaint of owners were the pressboard end caps that banged up and crumbled easily. The end caps have been upgraded to custom solid mahogany hardwood ends in the same exact size, shape and color as the originals. Hopefully they come through as beautiful in the photos as they are in real life. The original factory end caps WILL be included in this auction so if you ever want you go to 100% original, all it takes is a screw driver and a few minutes to swap them. I would describe one original cap to be in very good condition and the other one in fair condition with some peeled laminate on one edge which could be repaired. The new solid wood end caps are perfect with no damage, dings or scratches. 2) Internal battery. Another problem with the SX-240 for many owners was the original internal NiCad backup battery was soldered to a main circuit board and many, many leaked over time damaging or completely destroying the synthesizer. This also WILL NEVER be a problem for you as I personally removed the original NiCad battery from this baby and replaced it with a Lithium battery. The original battery was intact and had never leaked, thank God, not even a drop. The new battery is now safely mounted near the rear of the unit, completely away from the circuit boards. ” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 17 March 2015, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

sx-240“This very rare and very awesome Kawai SX-240 Analog Synthesizer is in FULL working condition with no operational issues. It looks super as well… see pics for details on cosmetics. The old internal battery was recently replaced with a new lithium battery and I reloaded all the original patches. THIS IS A RARE chance to get an obscure, yet classic synth. There may be a few very small nicks, scuffs, and some light scratches on the underside but cosmetically it is in excellent condition for a 30 year old keyboard. I did the best I could with photos to represent that. Also, it has been updated with solid hardwood mahogany end caps and they look just beautiful. The original end caps will be included so with a few minutes with a screw driver you have the choice of going back to 100% original.” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 17 February 2015, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

sx240 “This very rare and very cool KAWAI SX240 Analog Synth is in FULL working condition with no operational issues. It looks fantastic as well… see pics of all details on cosmetics. We replaced the old internal battery with a new battery and reloaded all the original patches. There was NO internal damage caused by old batter, This baby is perfect inside. ALL the buttons, dials, jacks, keys, displays work as they should. THIS IS A RARE chance to get an obscure classic synth. It also comes with the Original Manuals and the original factory cassette with factoy patches. How cool is that?” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 03 February 2015, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

sx-240“Synth professionally serviced, it is in fully working order, cr2032 battery with socket installed, so no problems with leaking
battery in future. Cosmetically it is in exellent shape, just few dings on the sides. There is original Kawai soft bag also, i
can include it if you want. AC voltage for synth is 100/110 volt.” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 16 September 2014, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

sx-240“Kawai SX-240 Synthesizer
verkaufe einen SX-240 Synthesizer von der Firma Kawai (laut amazona eine Vintage-Perle für Kenner)

Der Synthesizer ist in einem sehr gut erhaltenen Zustand und sieht auch prima aus.

Er wurde immer gut behandelt und hat nie eine Bühne gesehen ( ich habe meine selbst erstellten Sounds, gegen die Werksounds getauscht, so das das Gerät wieder original ist) …..

die Speicherbatterie ist nie ausgelaufen oder so.!!!!

Die Tasten/Knöpfe funktionieren alle und lassen sich gut betätigen.

Alle Schalter, Knöpfe und Lämpchen funktionieren und sind vorhanden.

Die Tastatur ist nicht vergilbt und funktioniert komplett (eine Taste hat einen ganz kleinen schwarzen Strich ist aber nicht gebrochen oder so)

insgesamt gibt es für das Alter des Geräts nur geringe Gebrausspuren !” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 12 August 2014, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

“Rare Kawai SX-240 Vintage Analog 8 Voice Programmable Polyphonic Sythesizer

This item was not originally mine and I do not know the full ins and outs of a synthesizer or keyboard like a professional (I have absolutely zero musical abilities!).

This unit powers on as it should, all keys functional, all buttons have been individually tested and all appear to work fine.

What you see in the pictures is what you get. There are a couple very minor scuffs and/or scratches in a few spots, but overall in awesome shape despite being from the 80’s.” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 29 July 2014, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

“Ein älteres Keyboard – Synthesizer Kawai SX 240. 8 Voice Programmable Polyphonic Sythesizer.

Das Instrument ist gebraucht – ich habe es ausprobiert und es ist noch in Ordnung – keine Bedienungsanleitung dabei und ich kenne mich nicht so gut aus, aber es sollte alles funktionieren. Der Vorbesitzer hat es nochmal getestet und mir versichert, dass es in Ordnung ist.

Ich spare mir auf die technischen Daten einzugehen, weil ich mich da zu wenig auskenne – ich denke im Internet kann man massig Info finden.

Es ist ein Alucase dabei.” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 13 May 2014, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

“Wow!!! You are looking at a KAWAI 8 Voice Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer in great condition, the unit was purchased at a sale therefore what I know about the unit is it powers up and instruments play on the keyboard, I took the unit to Sam Ash Music and that was all that was tested all the other functions I am not sure if they work. As far the cosmetic condition it looks great, some scratches on one side of the synthesizer but the front is very clean, the chord is all there without imperfections that would affect the performance, it’s just incredible.” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 11 March 2014, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

” Full functionally” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 11 March 2014, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

“Up for your consideration is my (soon yours) babied, Kawai SX240 Synthesizer. I am the second owner. Internal battery was replaced/upgraded years ago. It will never have the leakage problem. These are getting harder to find in great “replaced battery” working condition. Cosmetically its also very nice, except for a small crack on front left side of wood panel (see pic) Unit works 100%. I hate to see it go, its truely my favorite all time synth, but Uncle Sam wants my money, so I need to let it go. Power cord is attached to unit. Besides small crack in wood, it will be hard to find one in better condition. Free Shipping!” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 28 January 2014, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

“Bilder gefixt, sie können wieder angesehen werden
zum Thema Akku, da einige verwirrt sind: Das Akkuproblem ist “Serienmässig” bei alten Synths. Der Akku ist in *diesem SX240* jedoch in **Top Zustand** und *NICHT* ausgelaufen!
Präventiv kann ich jedoch kostenlos den Akku gegen einen neuen NIMH statt NiCD austauschen wenn erwünscht, dann ist der Synthi halt nicht mehr genau original aber er ist sicher gegen auslaufenden Akku” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 24 December 2013, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

“This Kawai SX-240 is in perfect working order. All keys, buttons, knobs, wheels, and pitch work. I’ve used it quite a bit over the past few years. When I bought it, I searched high and low for the very best example I could get my hands on and this one was it. I paid $999 here on e-bay about 4 years ago and it was worth every cent. As the buyer, you will not be disappointed with the condition of this synth. On a side note, I have a bunch of classic Analog synthesizers and this one is without question, the most reliable vintage synth I’ve EVER owned. It is always turn it on and play. I’ve only changed the internal battery a few years ago. It will hit your doorstep with the factory patch banks loaded and ready like the day it was purchased. ” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 17 December 2013, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

” Alter analog Synthi (Anfang/Mitte 80er) in gutem Zustand, hat ein paar Kratzer an der Unterseite, ist aber ansonsten optisch in gutem Zustand. Seriennummer ist K-7152. Das Ding lag 25 Jahre unbenutzt bei mir im Haus rum, ich habe es angetestet mit Kopfhörern und auch über einen Verstärker, alle Tasten und Sounds funktionieren einwandfrei und klingen sehr fett. Die zwei Schieberegler links oben (Volume/Lower) kratzen etwas, das ist aber mit Kontaktspray sicher in den Griff zu bekommen. Interessenten können gerne vorbeikommen und das Ding anspielen! Ich bin gewillt Eure Fragen zubeantworten, bin aber Gitarrist und habe wenig Ahnung von Keyboards… viel Spaß beim Bieten!” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 17 December 2013, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

“Up for grabs is the amazing KAWAI SX-240 Analog Synthesizer.
This piece of history is in perfect working order and blows most of its competition out of the water. (Roland Juno’s, Korg Polysix, etc). I think its similar to the Roland Jupiter 6 in terms of sound.” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 03 December 2013, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

” zum Thema Akku, da einige verwirrt sind: Das Akkuproblem ist serienmässig nicht nur hier. Der Akku ist jedoch in Top Zustand und nicht ausgelaufen. Präventiv kann ich jedoch kostenlos den Akku gegen einen neuen NIMH statt NiCD austauschen wenn erwünscht, dann ist der synthi halt nicht mehr genau original aber er ist sicher gegen auslaufenden Akku

english Version: please use googl translate thank you

gut erhaltener Kawai (Teisco) SX 240 (dicke Version vom SX210)

Bitte beachten: der Synthi ist ein ganz seltenes Sammlerstück aus den 80igern, er ist nicht dafür gedacht zum “runterrocken” oder ähnlichem. Ferner hat dieses Gerät noch eine frühe Midi IMplementation, d.h. er kann MIDI, aber er hört auf allen Kanälen, man benötigt also einen Midi Filter oder einen 2. Midiausgang exclusiv für den SX240. (Ich habe damals zur aktiven Zeit 2 Karten eingebaut gehabt, unter Windows 3.0 ging das, mittlerweile sollte m.W. die Midikartenzahl gar nicht mehr begrenzt sein ??) Ferner habe ich das Gerät nur ca. anfang 90iger bis Mitte 90iger bentutzt und dann fachmännisch eingelagert mit Trockenmittel und Folierung, regelmässig den zustand geprüft und Akku geladen.

Beschreibung: Wer sich für einen SX240 interessiert kennt seine Fähigkeiten, ich glaube es bringt nichts sie hier aufzuführen. Für Leute die unsicher sind in yutube sind einige teilweise richtig gute Demos (von jexus. z.b.). Der sx240 ist ein 8 fach polyphoner ANALOGER synthi und hat einen doch recht universellen Klang von 80ies Sound über bassound bis schöne pads fast alles ist möglich wenn man seine Kreativität benutzt. Der Synthie war damals schon ein exot, mittlerweile ist er glaube fast nicht mehr zu bekommen. Wichtig, Der SX240 hat einen eingebauten Akku, durch meine Pflege trockene Lagerung ist dieser bis jetzt noch einwandfrei, nicht ausgelaufen. Hier sollte der neue Besitzer jedoch bald einen neuen einsetzen da er mittlerweile schon sehr alt ist – Falls der Akku platzt bzw. ausläuft, dann ist das Mainboard m.e. rettungslos verloren – auf wunsch kann ich den Akku entfernen auf besonderen Wunsch einen neuen NiCd einbauen – das würde aber ein Wenig dauern da ich erst noch einen guten Nicd Akku besorgen müsste – und ich möchte in ebay erst einmal ein Original Gerät unverbastelt unrepariert unmodifiziert anbieten. Eine Besonderheit sind die SSM Chips fast alle Synthies damals verwendeten CEM Curtis, Kawai als einer der wenigen SSM, die meiner Meinung nach etwas anderst als der “Industriestd.” klingen, auf alle Fälle sind sie deutlich seltener. Für Sammler / Soundtüftler bietet sich hier eine seltene Gelegenheit einen gut erhaltenen Kawai SX240 zu ersteigern. – Wie beschreiben das Gerät ist nichts zum “runterrocken”.” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 03 December 2013, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

“For sale is a Vintage Kawai SX-240 8 Voice Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer. This item is in great condition with all functions working properly except for two E flat (black) keys. Will just need minor repair and/or adjustment but both keys still create tone. Also missing “lower” knob next to volume control but still functions perfectly. Board sounds great! Excellent Vintage board with minimal wear! The keyboard has weight to it so I’m positive the S&H is more than $80 but I will pick up the difference without an issue.” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 26 November 2013, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

” For sale is a Vintage Kawai SX-240 8 Voice Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer. This item is in great condition with all functions working properly except for two E flat (black) keys. Will just need minor repair and/or adjustment but both keys still create tone. Also missing “lower” knob next to volume control but still functions perfectly. Board sounds great! Excellent Vintage board with minimal wear! ” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 19 November 2013, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

“Bitte beachten: der Synthi ist ein ganz seltenes Sammlerstück aus den 80igern, er ist nicht dafür gedacht zum “runterrocken” oder ähnlichem. Ferner hat dieses Gerät noch eine frühe Midi IMplementation, d.h. er kann MIDI, aber er hört auf allen Kanälen, man benötigt also einen Midi Filter oder einen 2. Midiausgang exclusiv für den SX240. (Ich habe damals zur aktiven Zeit 2 Karten eingebaut gehabt, unter Windows 3.0 ging das, mittlerweile sollte m.W. die Midikartenzahl gar nicht mehr begrenzt sein ??) Ferner habe ich das Gerät nur ca. anfang 90iger bis Mitte 90iger bentutzt und dann fachmännisch eingelagert mit Trockenmittel und Folierung, regelmässig den zustand geprüft und Akku geladen.

Beschreibung: Wer sich für einen SX240 interessiert kennt seine Fähigkeiten, ich glaube es bringt nichts sie hier aufzuführen. Für Leute die unsicher sind in yutube sind einige teilweise richtig gute Demos (von jexus. z.b.). Der sx240 ist ein 8 fach polyphoner ANALOGER synthi und hat einen doch recht universellen Klang von 80ies Sound über bassound bis schöne pads fast alles ist möglich wenn man seine Kreativität benutzt. Der Synthie war damals schon ein exot, mittlerweile ist er glaube fast nicht mehr zu bekommen. Wichtig, Der SX240 hat einen eingebauten Akku, durch meine Pflege trockene Lagerung ist dieser bis jetzt noch einwandfrei, nicht ausgelaufen. Hier sollte der neue Besitzer jedoch bald einen neuen einsetzen da er mittlerweile schon sehr alt ist – Falls der Akku platzt bzw. ausläuft, dann ist das Mainboard m.e. rettungslos verloren – auf wunsch kann ich den Akku entfernen auf besonderen Wunsch einen neuen NiCd einbauen – das würde aber ein Wenig dauern da ich erst noch einen guten Nicd Akku besorgen müsste – und ich möchte in ebay erst einmal ein Original Gerät unverbastelt unrepariert unmodifiziert anbieten. Eine Besonderheit sind die SSM Chips fast alle Synthies damals verwendeten CEM Curtis, Kawai als einer der wenigen SSM, die meiner Meinung nach etwas anderst als der “Industriestd.” klingen, auf alle Fälle sind sie deutlich seltener. Für Sammler / Soundtüftler bietet sich hier eine seltene Gelegenheit einen gut erhaltenen Kawai SX240 zu ersteigern. – Wie beschreiben das Gerät ist nichts zum “runterrocken”.” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 22 October 2013, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

“Vintage Kawai SX-240 Analog Synthesizer in great condition with only light scuffing on the bottom and edge. A few paint chips across the very top. Everything lights ups and the sound is amazing.” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 15 October 2013, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

” 1980’s Kawai SX-240 8 voice polyphonic synthesizer in very good condition.There are a few scratches on the bottom. All surface controls seem to work perfectly. The battery is dead but no leaks. 2nd owner, carefully stored for 20+ years.” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 10 September 2013, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

“Hi. you are bidding on a super well preserved 80′ synth. This instrument is hardly used and mostly stored for most of its life. I think I got it in 89′ or 90′. I play guitar….. used a couple of times for studio stuff then, stored in a zippered garment bag in a controlled environment. The battery is dead, no leaking.All controls and indicator lights work perfectly. All keys work perfectly. There are practically no marks at all. A few scratches on the bottom.” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 10 September 2013, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240

“HI FELLOW MUSICIANS PRODUCERS ETC

HERE IS THE RENOUN AND VERY COOL ORGANIC AND RARE KAWAI SX-240.

I REPLACED THE KEYS WITH THE CLASSY WOODPIECE THAT WAS PROFESSIONALLY PUT IN. I WANTED TO REST OTHER EQUIPMENT ON IT.

THE FILTERS VCOS LFOS ETC ARE ALL GREAT AND WORKING PERFECTLY.” Link

Kawai, SX-240 @ 09 July 2013, Comments Off on Kawai SX-240 Project Machine

“KAWAI SX-240 ANALOG SYNTH SYNTHESIZER [ PARTS / FIX / REPAIR /AS-IS ONLY]

Selling AS-iS as found. It does NOT turn on at all. I don’t know what is wrong. It looks clean overall for its age. Looks pics for details.

I am not the original owner, and no history with it. There is no sign of physical abuse. However, the “reset” on the back, I am not sure if it is missing a button; and underneath it, it seems it is missing two screws ??

I dont’ know if it was opened before or they are normal.

I am not familiar with these units. You will get what is shown.

I am not the original owner, and no history with it. ” Link