Marion Systems, MSR-2 @ 20 September 2016, Comments Off on Marion Systems MSR-2

marion-systems-msr-2 “A few minor scratches but all-in-all in excellent physical condition and fully functional. Due to it’s vintage nature, this unit is being SOLD AS IS with NO RETURNS. As with all vintage electronics, no returns, refunds, exchanges, etc. Sold as-is. But it works perfectly and I’m confident you will be completely satisfied” Link

Marion Systems @ 13 October 2015, Comments Off on Marion Systems ProSynth

proSynth' “Excellent technical and optical shape with no or minor scratches. All switches, pots, display, audio outputs, MIDI connectors, power supply, etc. works as they schould. See pictures for detailed info.” Link

Marion Systems, MSR-2 @ 15 April 2015, Comments Off on Marion Systems MSR-2

msr2 “ALL GEAR IS TESTED AND GUARANTEED TO BE 100%” Link

Marion Systems, MSR-2 @ 18 November 2014, Comments Off on Marion Systems Marion MSR-2

“Rare Rare Rare. Not many of these were made and the almost never pop up for sale! The Marion MSR-2 8 voice polyphonic analog synthesizer was designed by Tom Oberheim and so it is known for having the ‘Oberheim sound’ packaged inside a compact single-space rackmount module with modern digital reliability and MIDI implementation. Extremely flexible routing and modulation possibilities including analog inputs to each of the 8 filters for processing external signals! This one works perfectly, sounds awesome, has a brand spanking new battery, and includes the original manual. I am the original owner and it has been very well taken care of. ” Link

Marion Systems @ 12 August 2014, Comments Off on Marion Systems ProSynth

” Selling a rare Marion Prosynth. The unit sounds fantastic and is in good condition. The power supply is not original, but one was made by a qualified tech. One thing to note is that the volume on the left channel is about 1 decibel quieter than the right. It could be a setting within the synth, not sure. The synth sounds great and beats the matrix 1000 for sure. Better sound, 8 voice polyphony and many more features. I also have an editor (needs Windows XP or older) that works great to control it, which I can send to the winning bidder. This is your chance to own a rare synth made by Tom Oberheim. Comes with manual and power supply. Paypal only.” Link

Marion Systems, MSR-2 @ 18 February 2014, Comments Off on Marion Systems MSR-2

“Sie bieten auf sehr seltenen gebrauchten Marion Systems MS-R2 Synthesizer bestückt mit einer Synthesizer Platine (anders wurde er nie ausgeliefert ;-))

Technisch voll funktionstüchtig bietet dieser letzte Synth von Tom Oberheim analogsound vom feinsten komplett per midi sysex steuerbar.

War nur im Rack in meinem Nichtraucherstudio.

Das Gerät selbst ist ein Mainframe für das noch weitere Platinen wie Sampler oder FM geplant waren, dazu kam es aber leider nie mehr, geblieben ist die Analog Platine die hier verbaut ist, wer Oberheim Sound mag, wird sie lieben.

Technisch voll funktionsfähig, optisch ein Makel auf der Geräteoberseite – Das originale Netzteil des Synths stand im Rack hinten auf dem Gehäuse – leide haben sich die

Weichplastikfüsse die am Netzteil unten drangeklebt waren über die Jahre zersetzt und sind zähflüssig geworden – die Reste davon habe ich von der Gehäuseoberfläche und der Netzteilunterseite entfernt, daher die schwarzen Flecken am Foto.

Ins Gehäuse oder an die Rückseite ist nichts eingedrungen, auf Wunsch schicke ich gerne Fotos vom inneren des Synths oder von der Rückseite, das Netzteil hat auch neue Füsse bekommen ;-).

Das ist ein rein kosmetischer Mangel, der im Rack auch nicht sichtbar ist und die Funktion in keiner Weise beeinträchtigt, die Speicherbatterie wurde erneuert und der Synth wurde zurückgesetzt.” Link

Marion Systems @ 30 April 2013, Comments Off on Marion Systems Pro-Synth

“Zum Verkauf steht hier mein Marion Systems Prosynth mit
8 Stimmen analoger Power !
Hat OS 2.0 und ein verbessertes Netzteil.
Gepflegt und voll funktionstüchtig.” Link

Marion Systems, MSR-2 @ 07 August 2012, Comments Off on Marion MSR-2

“MARION Systems MSR-2 100% Analog Synth 8 voices,
*** Oberheim Xpander, Matrix, moog, … ***
Optisch – gebraucht Zustand, siehe Bilder!
Technisch – defekt!

Der Synthesizer funktioniert und hat alle Klänge aber wenn mache ich
Waveform AutoTune der zeigt mir Please wait… und hängt sich 🙁
Ich denke hier ist SOFTWARE-Defekt, weil das Problem hat angefangen
nachdem ich habe die neuen PatchBanks in Marion installiert.” Link

Marion Systems, MSR-2 @ 20 March 2012, Comments Off on Marion Systems MSR-2

“I’m selling my Marion systems MSR-2 synth module.

Lovely all analogue sound, made by Tom Oberheim.

Excellent condition, only ever in a non smoking studio at home.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Marion Systems, MSR-2 @ 15 November 2011, Comments Off on Marion Systems MSR-2

“Zum Verkauf steht hier ein MARION SYSTEMS MSR-2 8 Voices analog synthesizer:

Das gerät befindet sich im einem guten Zustand (Paar Kratzer auf der Oberfläche durch den rack-einbau) ,funktioniert einwandfrei und das Display leuchtet sehr hell.
Der MSR-2 wird natürlich mit original Bedienungsanleitung und Netzteil geliefert.

-Mainframe für zwei 8 Stimmen Module (kann mit einer zweite ASM Karte auf 16 Stimmen erweitert werden!!!).
-Beinhaltet ein 8 Stimmen ASM Modul.
-Speicher: 200 ROM Prests, 200 RAM Presets, 100 RAM Layers, 50 RAM Superpatches.
-Pro Stimme: 2 DCO, 3 Hüllkurven, 2 LFO, 12 dB/Oct Low-pass und 24dB/Oct Low-pass analog Filter mit Resonanz.
-Left-Right audio Eingang und Left-Right audio Ausgang.
-Zwei Midi in und Zwei Midi out, kein Midi Thru.
-8 fach Multi-timbral (mit zwein Karten 16 fach Multi-timbral !!!).
-Programmable 7 Band Stereo Graphic Equalizer.
-6 Input programmable mixer via D-sub Interface.

Der MSR-2 ist der Nachfolger der renommierten Oberheim Reihe:OB-X,OB-Xa,OB-8 und Xpander.
Die Klangqualität ist hervorragend,beeindruckende Möglichkeiten und die Benutzung ist einfach.
Dies ist ein sehr gut durchdachte Synthesizer der weit über einfache Analog-Sound Module geht.
-Sehr guter Klang (sehr Warm und sehr Breit).
-Wide-range analog Sounds.
-Umfangreiche Modulations Matrix.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Marion Systems, MSR-2 @ 01 March 2011, Comments Off on Marion Systems MSR-2

“# For Auction: (1) Marion Systems MSR-2 “Modular” Polyphonic (8-voice) 1U Rack Mounted Analog Synthesizer
# Designed by Tom Oberheim (after Tom no longer held the rights to market instruments under his own name) and has the legendary and classic Oberheim Sound. Essentially, this is what Tom created after he picked up the pieces post-Matrix 12/xpander.
# Module works perfectly, is 100% functional with no issues. Comes with manual and power supply.
# Physically – item is in very good condition with minor usage visible, but no striking flaws. Pic is of actual unit for sale.
# Additional photos upon request
# Item is working perfect working condition, but due to age, is sold as-is. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Marion Systems, MSR-2 @ 25 January 2011, Comments Off on Marion Systems MSR-2

“# For Auction: (1) Marion Systems MSR-2 “Modular” Polyphonic (8-voice) 1U Rack Mounted Analog Synthesizer
# Designed by Tom Oberheim (after Tom no longer held the rights to market instruments under his own name) and has the legendary and classic Oberheim Sound. Essentially, this is what Tom created after he picked up the pieces post-Matrix 12/xpander.
# Module works perfectly, is 100% functional with no issues. Comes with manual and power supply.
# Physically – item is in very good condition with minor usage visible, but no striking flaws. Pic is of actual unit for sale.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Marion Systems, MSR-2 @ 19 October 2010, Comments Off on Marion Systems MSR-2

“For sale is a Tom Oberheim designed 8 voice synth in great cosmetic condition, recently serviced. It’s been sitting in a studio rack since 1995. Sold as is.

It includes the power supply and original manual.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Marion Systems, MSR-2 @ 28 September 2010, Comments Off on Marion Systems MSR-2

“Completely rare and a truly analog synthesizer – all under digital control of course.

I’ve lost the power supply for this unit but the last time I plugged it in the unit booted – I just couldn’t get a sound out of it.

It’s a bit beaten up – more images available on request.

It will need repair by someone who knows what they are doing.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Marion Systems, MSR-2 @ 20 July 2010, Comments Off on Marion Systems MSR-2

“Hello all, here is a rare Marion MSR-2 rack synth which currently produces no sound. The screen is bright and clear and all the buttons and knobs work but I cannot seem to get any sound out of it when I hook a MIDI keyboard up.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Marion Systems, MSR-2 @ 13 July 2010, Comments Off on Marion Systems MSR-2

“Works great; one voice card; VG+ cosmetic condition as depicted with light rack rash and scratches top and bottom from having been inserted into and removed from racks. Successor to Oberheim.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Marion Systems, MSR-2 @ 06 October 2009, Comments Off on Marion MSR-2

marion2 “This is a listing for a very rare Marion MSR-2 analog synthesizer. It’s one of my most prized instruments, but I am simplifying my setup, so I am offering to the world hoping it will find its way into good hands! The MSR-2 sounds like no other synth I’ve every played — it has a silky, deep, complex sound that is very unlike most popular analog synths of the 1970s and 1980s. The Marion is no Moog, Prophet or Jupiter clone — it has its own sound and it begs to be programmed.

Tom Oberheim (of Oberheim synthesizer fame) founded Marion Systems in the early 1990s to develop a mainframe modular synthesizer that was planned to accomodate different synthesis technologies as plug-in boards. The MSR-2 chassis, which is 1U rackmountable, supports 2 plug-in boards. The subtractive analog ASM was the only plug-in board ever offered for the MSR-2 — it offers 8 voices (16 HROs) of analog synthesis using Oberheim’s new DCO-based HRO (High Resolution Oscillator) technology with continuous waveshaping to create waveforms that bridge the gap between the usual saw/square offerings. A derivative of this CEM chip-based HRO design lives on today in Dave Smith’s Evolver and other DSI instruments.

A slightly less expensive version of the MSR-2 was sold as the Pro Synth which included a single ASM board but I don’t believe the Pro Synth was expandable like the MSR-2. Like most MSR-2s, this unit has one 8-voice ASM board, so it has room for another ASM board in the 1U chassis if you can track one down. If two ASM boards are installed, they can be used as one 16-voice (32 HRO) synthesizer, or they can be layered.

The best features of the MSR-2 are the filter section with very powerful FM capabilities and the deep modulation routings offered — not surprisingly, they are very similar to the modulation capabilities of Oberheim’s Matrix 6 and Matrix 12 synthesizers which preceded the Marion. Also, even though the unit only has a few knobs, it is very easy to program even with complicated patches. The MSR-2 operating system is very similar to that of E-mu’s Proteus line — very logical.

I have only used this synth in my smoke-free, pet-free home studio — no roading and no abuse. This MSR-2 is in very good condition with one notable cosmetic issue: the previous (first) owner somehow bent the very back right side of the metal chassis where it extends beyond the external power supply input. It’s only visible from the rear and it doesn’t affect functionality at all — it’s just a bent metal flange/corner on the chassis. Please see the high resolution pictures for details. The faceplate, buttons and screen all work fine and the synth is fully functional. Note that the Marion power supply is a large, heavy brick with a DIN connector that’s very similar to a MIDI connector, so you need to have room to put it next to or on top of the unit so it doesn’t pull itself out. This auction also includes the original bound owner’s manual.

Note: A few years back, I replaced the MSR-2’s internal battery that provides patch backup when the unit is powered down (if I remember correctly, it’s the common CR2032 variety) and I reloaded the factory and custom packages from backup using SoundDiver.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay. marion22

Marion Systems, MSR-2 @ 18 August 2009, Comments Off on Marion Sytems MSR-2


“last revs with the faster env
sounds great and crisp. capable of very edgy or smooth sounds..
installed new battery for program saves.

it has only 1 output per module installed , the basic system here has one loud clear mono out.

** the synth needs to be calibrated after its off for a long time – ie in the morning when you start working, by going to system menu and calibrating osc, filter, env (all calibration) as analog synths need, pretty straight forward. takes 10 secs software controlled , you can even hear it tune up by pressing another button. i guess its like when they say you have to wait an hour after start up with some analogs to get it perfect, this since its newer technology just needs a button press.

very easy to edit parameters not hard its easy to program once you understand osc, filter/filter env, amp env , modulation, its High resolution osc sound great also theres alot of room to boost the signal from within the program structure as most factory programs have not taken advantage of full envelope mix. the patches i personally made make me want to keep this as it proves to be usefull. dedicated knob for parameter choice and parameter value. sounds heavy and clear.

pic is stock mine has a bit of paint chip on rack ears from mounting, face, top bottom sides clean..

10 sources 33 destinations.sound is clear no bkground noise/hum, envelopes are snappy. lcd is bright and like new.

latest rev 1.13, and another thing says 1.09
8 voice expandable to 16.
expect payment in 3 days, please.

will be packed with care.

garunteed no doa.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.