“This is an Oberheim Xpander synthesizer in great working condition. It hasn’t been used in over 20 years but was safely & carefully stored. There are some scrapes and scratches from moving around in the studio while it was being used back in the owners music days, and I have shown them all clearly in photos. Its been tested by a friend who works at a music engineering studio and everything checked out. We don’t have the original manual, and the power cable isn’t the original but it is the correct cord for the machine. I decided to leave the manual purchase up to the buyer rather than buy one and stick it with this.

It is the US made version.

It has had only one owner.

All displays are clear and work perfectly.” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 13 June 2017, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

“If you are looking at this and you’re thinking, “Didn’t I just see this a week ago?,” you’re right. I listed it, sold it, and the dude backed out of the sale. So here we are again, so be sure you know what you are bidding on! Oberheim Xpander, 6-voice synth module, not an OB8, OBx, or any other older synth.

What is it?: If you know the ’80s you already know what an awesome, historic synth this is. If you want all the specs, I can send you them, but specs don’t translate to sound. And this thing has THE sound. I am the original owner, I bought it in the early ’80s when they were first introduced and I used on so many gigs. It was my go-to synth. I also had a Micro Moog, Prophet-5 and a DX-7, but they were never as fat as this OB. Those huge ’80s synth sounds were so iconic, and now real analog sounds are back. BTW-this one is US built (highly sought after), not Japanese, as the later models were.

Condition: It hasn’t been seriously used in about 25 years, yet all the patches still come up on demand. The internal battery that keeps the PRAM going, holding patch settings, is amazingly still working (a testament to Oberheim’s design). The internal diagnostics that tune the oscillators, filters, etc. all PASS (see video below). Lastly, it sounds awesome! Some of the switches were a little funky at first, but as I used them more and more, they became less so. Like I said, it hasn’t been played in a very long time. Almost changed my mind when I heard it again after all those years.” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 06 June 2017, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

“OBERHEIM XPANDER for auction. This unit was recently serviced by the famous analog synth repair Guru John Leimseider (JL) of the Cantos Music Foundation in Calgary Alberta Canada. This is a six voice, VCO-based synthesizer (like the Matrix-12) as opposed to its DCO-based siblings the Matrix-6 and 1000. It is in great condition and sounds wonderful. Very fat and thick as you would expect from a true analog synthesizer. The best part of this unit however, is its flexibility when it comes to programming sounds. It is very similar to a modular synthesizer in that respect. Pretty much anything can modulate anything. This unit is American made in Los Angeles, California. ”

Oberheim, Xpander @ 09 May 2017, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

“This is a well working Oberheim Xpander. It includes the Xpander Xpansion installed by a tech a long time ago. Passes all tunings consistently and only needed very minor work (PSU).
The unit is in fair shape with minor marks on the graphics. It suffers from the same fading all Xpanders do, but it’s par for the course. ” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 28 February 2017, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

xapnder ” This is an Oberheim Xpander synthesizer in excellent physical and operating condition. It has been hardly used over the past twenty-some years in a non-smoking home. It includes the original owner’s manual, service manual and power cable. I am also including a clear plastic dust cover custom made for the Xpander.

I am the original owner.

The digital displays shown in the pictures are actually clear. For some technical reason, the camera setting made them look foggy. I believe it is because they are fluorescent.” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 31 January 2017, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

xpander “This particular unit is in great shape and has been well cared for.

Synth is 100% functional and works great.

Passes all tuning tests” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 24 January 2017, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

xpander “Vintage Oberheim xPander synth. Nice cosmetic condition. I believe this unit is fully functional. I’ve used the MIDI and audio outs. And I have programmed it extensively. When I first got the unit, some of the data pots didn’t increment each time the pot clicked, but after some use they all work now. I haven’t used any of the CV outs. I don’t see why they wouldn’t work since everything else does. The unit comes with original manual and 3 backup cassettes.” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 06 December 2016, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

xpander “Yeah, it’s “used” but there are NO signs of cosmetic wear, because it has not been out of my studio since the day it was bought. It self-tests out perfectly and has been in a smoke-free environment at 70 degrees Fahrenheit throughout its entire life. Comes with owner’s manual & power cord. Analog sound synthesis at its finest. ” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 29 November 2016, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

xpander “Oberheim Xpander XP-1 – in excellent condition. 100% functional. All tuning passes. Nice bright displays. Cosmetically looks fantastic. Woodend pieces look great. This is the US made model. Sounds fantastic! Arguably the best analog poly every made!” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 01 November 2016, Comments Off on Oberherim Xpander

xpanders “I am auctioning my lovely Oberheim Xpander synthesizer. An icon for connoisseurs of traditional, analog subtractive synthesis, it was ahead of its time when it was created (1984), due to its extensive modulation options offered, plus a large selection of filters (15 types). It is a 6-voice polyphonic and multi-timbral synth, known for its warm, rich character, which tended to pulverize the dominating synth of that era, the infamous Yamaha DX-7. Its predecessors were other icons such as the 4-Voice, OBX, OBXa and OB8, and some “purists” may complain that its sound is “cleaner” by comparison, but you can coax the growling beast out of it with proper editing which, by the way, is done with a very intuitive front panel. Although not a knob-per-function affair, it is actually very intuitive, and I managed to really get into its intricacies without reading the manual, which BTW I will include. Tom Oberheim recently created a current iteration of his poly synths with the help of Dave Smith, the OB6, but unfortunately it is much more limited in its choice of filters and modulation options. I have listened to it, and I have to say, the Xpander can chew it up and spit it out! This one was serviced in late August by a regional synth guru, Mike Jay, from Pro Audio Electronics, in Tampa FL, and it received > $900-worth of repairs, which included replacement of defective capacitors and of the memory battery. It works like a charm, and sounds gorgeous. Cosmetically it is at least a 9/10, I’d say. You are welcome to pick it up if you live in North Florida or South Georgia, but otherwise I’ll ship it by UPS ground, insured. It is a big, heavy baby, so s/h will be an additional $100. I do not offer refund option, due to unpleasant, prior experiences of buyers eviscerating the purchased instrument to swap components for their own non-functional synths, then claiming it was broken, HOWEVER, I guarantee this thing will be 100% functional on arrival and, if well-cared-for, years ahead.” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 20 September 2016, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

oberheim-xpander “This Oberheim Xpander is in excellent working condition and very good cosmetic condition. It sounds amazing and all tuning procedures pass, as shown in the photos. There are a few minor scratches here and there as also shown in the pics. It was inspected by a professional vintage synth technician earlier this year. It’s not apparent in the photos, but the LCD screens are much clearer in person and very easy to read.” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 30 August 2016, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

xpander “Until nine this beloved instrument which I believe is the made in USA version because of the black jacks on the back. It tuned up great and works great but I am selling it as is because of my experience shipping them is that sometimes they arrive and need a little tuning.” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 19 July 2016, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

xpander
Like nearly all the high end vintage analog synths we sell, this item has been METICULOUSLY disassembled, cleaned inside and out, FULLY serviced by professionals who’ve been servicing and selling vintage synths for the last 2 decades, and systematically tested multiple times over a long period to ensure it’s working exactly as it should. No BS. No ebay surprises. We are perfectionists and don’t cut corners. We paid our tech for 14 hours of tech time plus parts costs to fully overhaul this unit so it would be BETTER than the rest – clean enough to eat off of, working like new again (or better) and as reliable as possible for its next owner. This was a serious investment of time, love, and money, and was definitely worth the effort (and this is reflected in its price). If you’re looking for a great sounding example of this model that works just like it should without needing to invest hundreds or thousands of dollars in tech fees, this one should make you very happy.

Although the memory was still intact when we got this unit and the battery voltage was within acceptable range, we replaced the battery so you shouldnt have to pay to have this done for a long long time. Also, although the power supply was healthy, we replaced all power supply capacitors so the power supply should continue to run well long into the future. ” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 26 April 2016, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

xpander “Oberheim Xpander Synthesizer in excellent working condition, recently checked out and 100% operational. Includes user AND service manuals. This item has been treated gently and stored carefully. All switches, knobs and buttons intact and operational. Minor scratches on outside of unit; photos show a slight discoloration along rear right patch bay but it is superficial and does not affect operation. Was purchased new, one owner…until now.” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 29 March 2016, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

xpander” The Xpander is a huge sounding vintage analog monster. This machine is incredibly deep, essentially it’s like a 6 voice polyphonic modular with 12 oscillators, 5 envelopes, 5 LFO’s and ton more. It has recently been serviced and refurbished with a new front panel, sides and power supply. All voices function and tune correctly and it passes the diagnostics routines. A small bag of spare parts (fuses and a couple of transformers) are included with the sale.

It appears this one has been modified with a voltage switch, allowing it to be switched from 100v, 115v & 130v to 200v, 220v & 240v. I’ve never had cause to use this, so I don’t know if it works or not, but could come in handy for international buyers, world tours and so on.

In spite of all the work don ae on it, there is still one minor issue. Certain patch locations (any with a number 8 or 9 specifically) cannot be saved to from the front panel. Saving patches works fine when doing it from a computer, the battery has been replaced and internal diagnostic routines don’t report any problems. It doesn’t seem to be a mechanical problem either as the buttons function fine otherwise. I have no idea whats causing it!” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 22 March 2016, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

obie xpander “The Xpander is a huge sounding vintage analog monster. This machine is incredibly deep, essentially it’s like a 6 voice polyphonic modular with 8 oscillators, 5 envelopes, 5 LFO’s and ton more. It has recently been serviced and refurbished with a new front panel, sides and power supply. All voices function and tune correctly and it passes the diagnostics routines. A small bag of spare parts (fuses and a couple of transformers) are included with the sale.

It appears this one has been modified with a voltage switch, allowing it to be switched from 100v, 115v & 130v to 200v, 220v & 240v. I’ve never had cause to use this, so I don’t know if it works or not, but could come in handy for international buyers, world tours and so on.

In spite of all the work done on it, there is still one minor issue. Certain patch locations (any with a number 9 specifically) cannot be saved to from the front panel. Saving patches works fine when doing it from a computer, the battery has been replaced and internal diagnostic routines don’t report any problems. It doesn’t seem to be a mechanical problem either as the buttons function fine otherwise. I have no idea whats causing it!

That issue aside, this Xpander looks, sounds and feels great. A lot of time and money was spent to bring it to this condition and I’m sure the next owner will be very happy with it.” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 12 January 2016, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

xpander “Oberheim Xpander J maintenance & Overhauled Perfect Work fr JAPAN

condition: used, but work perfectly
it has been overhauled & Perfect Working
some cosmetic signs of usage.” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 22 December 2015, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

oberheim xpander “Oberheim Xpander Vintage Analog Synthesizer

SERVICED BY A PRO TECHNICIAN

EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION

HAS SOME SIGNS OF NORMAL USAGE BUT NOTHING MAJOR

115V/230V POWER FOR EVERY REGION” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 17 November 2015, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

xpander “I bought this brand new back in the late 80’s. It’s pretty much been in storage (inside my home) for over 10 years now. I seriously hate to part with this great synth but since I’m just a hobbyist, and have switched over to mostly using virtual instruments, I have very little use for it anymore.

It has been tested, functions perfectly and is in excellent condition. All the displays and encoders work perfectly, there is no crackling from the audio knob and it passes all internal tests. There are some scratches on the bottom but the top, front, back and wooden side panels are nearly perfect with no visible scratches and very minimal wear. If you’ve been looking for an Xpander that is in great shape, both cosmetically and electronically, I think you’d be hard pressed to find one in better condition than this one. It’s been kept in a smoke-free home studio, seen minimal use and has never been taken on the road or on stage.

In my opinion, this is one of the most amazing analog synths ever made. It’s a programmer’s dream with tons of modulation options. Although it’s very feature rich, it’s all very accessible through a well designed and logical user interface. It’s capable of anything from fat basses and screaming leads to silky smooth pads and strings. It excels at creating wild sound effects and unique textures. You can also layer and split patches in various combinations.

Just check out NIN’s “Pretty Hate Machine” album, which has the Xpander all over it, for proof of how stunning and rich this synth can sound. If you’re looking for one of the best sounding and most versatile analog synths ever made, this is the perfect machine for you.” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 03 November 2015, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

obie xpander “Have re-listed this item due to timewaster ;-( Please only bid if you would like to take this item home. NO RESERVE so best price will win. It is in beautiful condition except for a slightly crackly volume pot. But there is no noise when the pot is static and so does not effect performance. I will write a little about this beast . But I guess if you need to read too much perhaps this machine isnt for you. Please feel free to ask any questions. Needless to say it is an all time classic and very hard to come by. Especially in this condition. ” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 13 October 2015, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

xoabder ” Oberheim Xpander XP-1 – in excellent, beautiful condition. 100% functional. All tuning passes. Nice bright displays. Latest/last firmware. Cosmetically looks fantastic. Woodend pieces look great. This is the US made model.
Comes with 2 x rare CEM3374 voice/oscillator chips extra, just in case down the road it needs one. I paid $100 each for the CEM3374 since they are becoming very rare. All oscillators, filters, VCAs sound 100%!
Auction includes: the Xpander in said condition, US power cord and the 2 x NOS CEM3374(the Korg SQ-1 is not included.)” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 13 October 2015, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

pander “I will write a little about this beast . But I guess if you need to read too much perhaps this machine isnt for you. Needless to say it is an all time classic and very hard to come by. Especially in this condition. AND NO RESERVE DUE TO HASTE!!! Downsizing my studio and it was either sell this or the Jupiter 8 and sadly one had to go.” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 14 July 2015, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

xpander” Up for grabs is my Oberheim Xpander. This unit is in phenomenal shape. THe LCD is basically crystal clear and there is no “whitening” of the case that happens with these and matrix 12’s. I have never seen one in this great of shape! This is of course for a 30 year old synth, but the amount of scratches and scuffs is at a bare minimum(I have to say this just in case ive missed something).

You’ll also notice from the pictures that thi sis an american version, which means it is not prone ot issues like the japanese versions. You’ll also notice that all of the voice tests pass!” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 23 June 2015, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

xpander” Up for grabs is my Oberheim Xpander. This unit is in phenomenal shape. THe LCD is basically crystal clear and there is no “whitening” of the case that happens with these and matrix 12’s. I have never seen one in this great of shape! This is of course for a 30 year old synth, but the amount of scratches and scuffs is at a bare minimum(I have to say this just in case ive missed something).

You’ll also notice from the pictures that thi sis an american version, which means it is not prone ot issues like the japanese versions. You’ll also notice that all of the voice tests pass!” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 26 May 2015, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

xpander “I have just had this synth painstakingly cleaned to get rid of any dust or finger funk. As you can see it comes in excellent used condition for its age. Take a look at the photos as it will come as shown. ” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 05 May 2015, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

OBERHEIM XPANDER “U.S. Model Oberheim Xpander. Passes all tuning and is in 100% working order. Please contact me for a postage quote domestic and international.” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 15 April 2015, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

xpander “This Oberheim Xpander is a beautiful vintage synth from 1986 and was originally purchased in Philadelphia. This is a great opportunity to own a classic piece of musical history with an endless amount of sound possibilities. Tested this before it was put on auction and it operates as it should. It’s got some minor scratches and blemishes as seen in the photos. The ‘h’ in the name ‘Oberheim’ on the back side of the machine has been partially removed accidentally by a piece of tape that was stuck on it. Due to its age it is sold as is and guaranteed not DOA. ” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 31 March 2015, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

xpander“Perfect working condition. Excellent physical condition. ALL six encoders are in perfect working condition. ALL LEDS and display are in perfect working condition. Internal photos of Xpander look like it was built in the past one year, not 18+ years ago. Latest OS version installed. See over 50 photos of the actual unit up for auction.” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 17 March 2015, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

pander” Oberheim Xpander in perfect condition. Includes owner’s manual, service manual and software update manual.” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 17 February 2015, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

oberheim xpander“Selling my Oberheim Xpander Synth in excellent condition.All functions work,all voices tune each time and graphics are all intact.Purchased this from original owner several years back.Moving on to other ventures so selling off a lot of vintage gear.Synth works as designed but selling as is due to it’s age.” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 10 February 2015, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

xpander“Vintage Oberheim Xpander synthesizer. Main processor version 1.2, voices 1.4, cassette 1.0. Very good condition. 3 small scuffs on the overlay, 2 pinprick white spots; couple of scratches on metal front and back plates. End panels near perfect. I’ve done basic testing and have not encountered any problems so far. Tune Page tests all pass. Either the power supply or one or more of the displays hum, but that might be normal.” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 06 January 2015, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

xpander“Up for sale is an Oberheim Xpander (Made in USA).
It is in good cosmetic shape for its age. Everything functions 100%.
Auction includes the synthesizer and power cable.” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 16 December 2014, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

xpanxer“Fully functional Oberheim Xpander with flight case, comes with power cord. In nice condition for its age. This is the one you want, American made serial #G428XX (not the Japanese one)… All tests pass, used in a smoke free studio. There are a few different sound presets on the web, they are easy to load.” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 28 October 2014, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

obiexpander” Used Oberheim Xpander. This synth has been tested and performs and functions as intended. Minor wear and tear from normal use. Comes with power cord, no manual. (shipping price includes professional packaging and full insurance via UPS ground domestic service)” Link

Oberheim, Xpander @ 28 October 2014, Comments Off on Oberheim Xpander

xpander“100% tested. Up for sale we have an Oberheim xpander synthesizer. This vintage unit is used, with a normal scratches and wear and tear on the face and sides. The synthesizer is fully functional and works perfectly. For those who know, these units do not come up for auction often and are increasingly harder to find. don’t let this one pass you by.” Link