” In working condition, with a single issue:
The internal watch battery which runs patch memory is near death, and consequently “forgets” all data from time to time. When this happens, you have to do a factory reset and upload a patch bank via midi or 3.5mm cable before it will work again.
I am including a fresh battery and battery holder which you can install yourself, if you have soldering skills. The process is described here. Otherwise you would need to find a qualified tech to resolve the issue..
Full disclosure: it is possible that some battery leakage may have occurred with a battery this old. At this time the unit functions totally fine aside from occasional memory wipes, which suggests that no significant damage has occurred. Nevertheless, the unit is being sold as-is.
Cosmetically it’s in pretty good condition for its age. There are a few scratches along the rear top side, but nowhere near the amount of rack rash you typically see in 30 year old rack gear.
Power cable is included.” Link
” Selling my entire studio this week. This listing is for the very rare Korg EX8000 synth.
This is the smaller rack mount version of the more common DW8000. It has all of the same functionality minus the arp…but taking up a lot less space in return.
It sounds amazing. The perfect combination of analog and digital. The analog filter is warm and rich which helps add humanity to the sounds. The programming structure is robust as well allowing you to create very interesting sounds. Plus it has a killer chorus/delay that sounds righteously vintage.
Everything works great. I replaced the internal battery myself so it’s good for another decade. All of the controls work perfectly. The buttons and parameter slider are solid. Display is nice and bright. Outputs are clean with no noise. Receives MIDI just fine as well.
Some minor rack wear and blemishes. Looks like someone used tape to mark different things that left some residue here and there. See photos. Should clean up fine if it bothers you (didn’t bother me).” Link
” For sale is a gently used Korg EX-8000 rack unit in excellent condition. Original manual and preset sounds cassette included. The unit has a few minor scratches but looks and sounds great. The synth is 100% fully functional.” Link
“Brand new unused KORG EX 8000, shop display for more than 20 years. Two very minor scratch from rack fixing. Everything works as new. Please see pictures” Link
“Works great. Has some scuffs on the top. This is an excellent synth. I hate to see this go. ” Link
” THIS CAME OUT OF A WORKING STUDIO……IT IS IN VERY GOOD SHAPE,,,VERY FEW SCRATCHES AND ITS MISSING 2 RACK EAR SCREWS….THAT’S IT,,,,IT COMES WITH FULL MANUAL,,,,I TOOK THE TIME TO PRINT IT AND ITS IN A BINDER,,,,,MAKES LIFE EASIER,,,,,COMES WITH HEAVY DUTY POWER CORD,” Link
“This is the rackmount version of the DW-8000, a hybrid digital/analog poly synth. Identical, except the EX-8000 does not have the arpeggiator. Dark, moody, and heavy are good ways to describe the sound. Has some beautiful crystal EP’s, and can generate some truly ripping lead lines ( with the built-in digital delay ). Basically 16 DCO’s, or single cycle waveforms, passed through a VCF and VCA. Filter can self oscillate, and is one of the squelchiest around. A very cheap addition to any setup, and very underrated at that.” Link
“Korg EX 8000 digital analog synth. Great condition some small scratches. Sorry no manual. ” Link
“This is a nice working unit that comes with a power cord only. It has a few light scratches on top but still looks fine.” Link
“Great Unit in good condition and good working order ,
*** two of the knobs on the unit is slightlyY bent but IT IS HARDLY NOTICEABLE AND DOES NOT EFFECT ANYTHING *****
**** THE BATTERY FOR THE MEMORY BANK HAS TO BE CHANGED *****” Link
“Some tape and paper residue on top and minor scratches on the outside, however, it is in perfect working order. Field tested and approved :” Link
“Thick chorus and dark EX-8000, Item has been Rack in my smoke free studio rack mount version of the Korg Dw-8000
have a few 1000 sounds on a cd with a midi transfer utility, ” Link
” Up for your consideration, Korg M# EX8000 rack synthesizer unit, no power cord included, unit did power up. Missing the cap on the “save” button, see photo, ” Link
“Used in great working condition korg EX8000 rack unit midi. Great fat analog vintage sounds. Bid w confidence ck my feedback and good luck” Link
“Welcome to the auction. this is a 1985 KORG DW-8000 PROGRAMMABLE SYNTHE MODULE , in great working condition and very good cosmetic condition , there are wears , but its been in the rack for a long time , now there might be a led indicator section that didnt light up , but everything works and sounds excellent , offer on what you see and what you know , very short power chord , but all very nice , thank you.” Link
“Versteigert wird ein Korg EX 8000 DW 8000 Expander Modul Synthesizer 19“ Rack
Ich habe das Gerät in der 90ern gekauft, wurde auch live gespielt und hat dadurch einige Kratzer und Gebrauchsspuren vom Rackeinbau, zum größten Teil an der Ober- und Unterseite und den Löchern für die Rackschrauben, aber nicht auf der Front.
Der EX 8000 funktioniert einwandfrei. Nicht getestet habe ich das speicher/laden auf/von Tape, die Schalter bzw. Anzeige reagiert aber.
Mit dabei die Original Anleitung und das Netzkabel.
Verkauf wegen Platzmangel.
Antesten mit Terminabsprache ist natürlich möglich.” Link
“Greetings, you are viewing a used Korg EX8000 from my personal studio.” Link
“This is a vintage Korg EX-8000 Rack Mount Synthesizer. A new battery was installed and the programs were reloaded . However, the sound (audio) output does not function correctly. The output has clicks and partial components of the waveforms in the patches. I think this can be fixed, but I am offering this unit as is to someone who is qualified to repair it. It has been used in a private studio and is physically in good condition.” Link
“KORG RACK MOUNT ANALOG SYNTHESIZER
UNIT POWERS ON AND RESPONDS TO CONTROLS. WE WILL GUARANTEE THE UNIT T OEB FUNCTIONAL.
UNIT IS USED AND HAS SOME SCUFFS AND SCRAPES FRO MNORMAL WEAR.
ONLY WHAT IS PICTURED IS INCLUDED IN AUCTION.
AUCTION DOES NOT INCLUDE 2-PRONG POWER CABLE.” Link
“Used Korg EX-8000 synth module. Comes with power cord and manual (manual is for the keyboard version DW8000 but should still help). In good condition with some slight rack rash that is to be expected with a used unit. Just pulled out of my working studio.” Link
“Works as it’s supposed to. Unique vintage hybrid polyphonic synth.
No printed manual.” Link
“Fully Functional, comes with PSU.
Buy with confidence. I have 100% feedback for a reason, and am an Ebay preferred seller.
Thanks for taking the time to view my other listings.” Link
“Good shape with a.c. cord, stickers are for our internal coding, easily removed Works perfectly” Link
“I know nothing about this item. One of our customers trade it in a bunch of vintage synth stuff and this is one of the items. This takes a unique power cable and we don’t have it. the previous owner says it was working well but has now lost the cable. ” Link
“You are bidding on a KORG EX-8000 Keyboard Rack Unit! Works good. In good condition. Please ask questions before placing a bid.” Link
“This unit is rare and getting rarer. It has a unique combination of digital oscillators and an analog filter section. The filter sounds not unlike a Moog or Oberheim filter, but with that Korg twist to it. If you leave it showing the fiter cutoff in the display, you can use the knob to sweep the filter!” Link
“This auction is for:
1. KORG EX8000 Rackmount synth
2. MEX8000 4 Bank memory expander with factory sounds. Make it so you have 4 times the memory and sounds for the EX-8000
3. Manual” Link
“Condition: Poor and fully functional. All knobs and switches are working. No rack ears. MIDI IN configured to channel 3.” Link
“This Auction is for:
1. Korg EX8000 Rack Synth
2. Korg MEX8000 Memory Expander with factory patches as shipped with unit
3. Manual” Link
“This rare Korg EX-8000 is in good used condition with some rack hash. Check out the photos.
The Display is bright and clear and and the Front Panel is very clean.
All knobs and buttons work perfectly. All functions work properly and it sounds fat.” Link
“KORG EX-8000, EX 8000, Rackversion des KORG DW8000, DW 8000
Gerät geht nicht an. Weitere Defekte nicht bekannt aber möglich.
Kommt ohne Netzkabel, ohne Bedienungsanleitung.
Deshalb als Ersatzteil oder an Bastler.” Link
“This unit functions as it should however PLEASE NOTE! This unit has a rechargeable battery power supply which is rated for 5 years and this one is dead so it will need to be replaced to function perfectly. What that means is that in order to use this unit right out of the box you will need to first load the factory sounds from the factory cassette tape that is included and was tested to be working as of the date on the photos pictured. At that point you will be able to program your own sounds but DON’T TURN THE UNIT OFF until you have backed up your new sounds on a cassette tape. Instructions on how to do this are in the manual which is also included. Please understand that this unit does work but that it needs to have the rechargeable battery power supply replaced. You don’t HAVE to do this do start using the unit right away but when you power it up there will be no sounds available and you will need to load them from the cassette which was tested and working, then you can program new sounds as you wish but again don’t turn the unit off until you have backed them up using a regular cassette tape which the manual will instruct you how to do. When you turn the unit off it dumps the memory. I don’t think that it should be a costly thing to replace the rechargeable battery supply but I really don’t know. The price reflects this one drawback compared to what I’ve seen on ebay for this unit.” Link
“This is a rack-mount EX-8000, a hybrid digital/analog poly synth. This is a one owner module and it lived in my smoke free studio. I just turned it on before I listed it and it worked fine. Great for those warm analog pad sounds. This is a great box to add to your vintage sound collection. Dark moody pads kill-in lead sounds great analog bass sounds. Has some beautiful crystal EP’s with the built-in digital delay . Basically 16 DCO’s, or single cycle waveforms, passed through a VCF and VCA. Filter can self oscillate, and is one of the squelchiest around to can program this module to do almost anything like create warm strings and synth pads on the fly, and programming is a breeze. All of the parameters are on the front panel, so no real need for a manual. But there is one online, if you have to have it. ” Link
“KORG EX-8000 PROGRAMMABLE POLYPHONIC SYNTH MODULE
ITEM IS PRE OWNED BUT IN GOOD CONDITION
ITEM COMES AS SEEN IN PHOTOS – NO ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES INCLUDED
THERE IS NO POWER CORD INCLUDED WITH ITEM” Link
” Korg EX-8000 synthesizer – the rack-mount version of the DW-8000. These were very popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and this one works just like the day it was bought (I am the original owner). I am including the original manual and the original factory patch cassette tape (you connect a cassette player to the jacks in the front of the unit to load and save patch sets). I am also including a shortened power cord (two-prong, detachable). The patches in the unit are mine; enjoy.” Link