“Classic one of the kind synth with rare editor! With two sound cards (one not loading, needs battery?) NO power adapter or connecting cables incl. D-550 2 prong power cable is included. Both units power up and D-550 plays. Looks like it needs a battery… Int sounds drop out after 24hrs. Plays from and loads LA sound card W/O issue. Programmer powers up and parameter change when moving faders. I don’t have the cable (Midi?) ” Link
“I’m selling my D-550 Vintage Synthesizer (Rack mount version of the D-50). Comes with the original memory card. Always used in my smoke free studio only. I have 2 of them. (please see my other listing if interested). I haven’t been using this D-550 the last couple of years with my recent music, so onto ebay it goes.
I just played it for about ½ hour to check it out. The backlight is out, but the display is very clear and readable. It has some scratches and scuffs as would be expected (as pictured). All the buttons on the front panel are working fine, although the lower #1 patch button is a little weird and must be pressed at the lower left corner. It sounds great and I found no other issues. This unit is sold as is. ” Link
DOES NOT INCLUDE POWER CORD” Link
Works perfectly, sounds incredible.” Link
“Roland D-550 ‘s ,this auction is for both units and they both need new backlights , you can see by the pics that the top one is read able but getting dark around the edges and the bottom is out but read able in light but audio-wise they’re fine and work as they should, the top unit the transformer hums a little you won’t here it if its in a rack but if its unracked laying on a table you’d hear it but you won’t hear it if a band is playing live, this isn’t that big of a deal I just wanted to point it out, comes w/power cables” Link
“A vintage synth great for classic old school sounds
Comes with original power cord and MIDI implementation booklet and edit map card
In solid condition with just a few scratches
Rack mountable” Link
“You’re bidding on a Roland D-550 Linear Synth module and a Roland PG-1000 Programmer Module. They are being auctioned together. Units power up and LCD on 550 is good. They are untested as I don’t have any midi cables. Power cords included.” Link
“Used, usual wear and tear with scratches and scrapes (rack rash) on surface (see last pic showing the top of the unit). Just replaced the internal battery and re-loaded the factory sounds into the internal memory. Tested it out and everything is good to go!” Link
I will include a CD of software and patches. ” Link
Roland D550 two spaces rack mount unit (The synth module)
Memory Card (RAM): M-256D
Used with signs of normal wear. Used only in estudio, backlight and battery replaced (see pictures).” Link
” For sale is a Roland D-550. Tested, sounds goood, unit is clean. Sold As-Is. The wife is making me clear out all my gear that I’m not using. My loss your gain.” Link
*For Parts* Roland D550 Rack Module Synthesizer
It’s not power up. Dead unit.
SOLD AS-IS for parts repair purpose ONLY.
power cord is not included.
No memory card.” Link
“I’m selling my vintage Roland D-550. I used it to score TV shows and movies in the 90′s and used this box on many kids shows from the 90′s like RugRats, Catdog, Disney’s Recess,etc… It’s a cool synth from another era. It’s in good condition. The back light is getting dim but is still readable. I put a new battery in it. It comes with a memory card and a manual as well. ” Link
“The Roland D-550 is a rack mountable version of Roland’s famous D-50. It’s considered by many as one if not the greatest digital synthesizers of all time. It was released in 1987 and was one of the first synthesizers to feature stereo FX processing. It was used in recordings by Eric Clapton, Enya, Vangelis, Duran Duran, and Angelo Badalamenti on the Twin Peaks soundtrack. This specific unit is 100% functional with minimal wear ( front of synth, controls, and screen are all in perfect condition ). the only place where scratches are noticeable is on the top of the unit and around the screw holes on the front. they’re both very light. ” Link
“I have used this Synthesizer only in my place. Great sounds! Only has one problem. The backlight of the LCD screen has gone out. I have read that with this synth that tends to happen over time. The txt on the LCD screen can still be read but is dim compared to normal use. This does not affect sound quality at all. ” Link
“This listing is for a Roland D-550 LA synth module. Rack mount version of the D-50. Absolute classic synth, famous for its pads and textures, and used on countless recordings and soundtracks. Just check it out online!
* This one has a damaged rack ear on the top left corner. Clearly visible in the pictures. You can probably straighten it out a bit more, though. The face is in good overall shape and there’s only typical minor rack wear otherwise. Also note that the display backlight is burned out, which is very common. It’s a 30.00 part on Ebay, and easy to install. You can obviously see the display in a lit room, but it doesn’t have the classic blue “glow” unless you replace the backlight (again, happens to all of these at some point, and super cheap to replace when it does).” Link
“I am retired from the Recording Industry now and selling off my rack gear. This synth is still in demand by a lot of vintage minded midi programers and composers. This unit broke the norm of sound synthesis with the use of a new IC called the LA CHIP. Using Linear Arithmetic synthesis, a total unique and high quality sound system became the go to rack for many studios around the world. This system is in great shape, both cosmetically and it still works like it should. I have lost the manual. (I think I loaned it out and never got it back.) I have, however, downloaded the 134 page manual and transferred it to CD-Rom. The original cable is provided and the very rare original patch card. Please refer to the pictures” Link
Very hard to find factory German Musitronics upgraded and expanded Roland D 550 w/256 memory card and nearly every sound card ever made for the D50/D550 series in Sysex CD rom complete with lib software. All Roland manuals are included as well as Musitronics manuals.
This D550 was upgraded in Germany and has the quartz crystal CPU that is 35% faster than all other D550s and The M-EX memory upgrade. These upgrades are no longer available and set this D550 apart from all other units.
Unit is adult owned, 100% functional, has new super bright display and fresh batteries, no issues, very clean racked in my home for years and sounds amazing.” Link
“Excellent condition. No accessories. Uses standard cords, not included.” Link
“This particular D-550 has never been used. It is still in its original packaging. It comes with the manual and all relevant cords.” Link
“Excellent condition. Comes with the power cable, original manual and memory card.” Link
“Rack version of D50 LA synthesizer and PG1000 programmer.
Stunning sounds, really huge and crisp! Considered a vintage synth by many (including myself) and highly collectable.
Great 80s and 90s sounds for retro fans.
In full working order, a bit dusty and a couple of minor scratches from the flight case it’s lived in.
LCD screen in perfect working order, backlight also in full working order.” Link
“You know what this is. A classic! In great shape, functioning perfectly, except for a burned out LED. An easy fix, no doubt. The PG is missing 3 slider caps – they can be bought on Ebay. The sliders work perfectly. Manuals for both units, neatly printed and bound.” Link
“Up for auction is a Roland D-550 Legendary Linear Synth MIDI Module D550 D 550 . I am listing this item as used, and have no way of checking it other than powering up, which it does. I recently purchased a large lot of musical accessories and will be listing them in the coming weeks.” Link
“Roland D550 (the rack module version of the D50 keyboard)
Good cosmetic condition overall and sounds as great as ever.
NEW memory battery inserted for many more years of use. (CR2032)
Factory sounds were loaded back in after battery replacement
NOTE: Front face is in good shape with minor scratches that are in line with a unit of this age.
The TOP of the case is scratched into the vinyl coated aluminum on the left and right sides as shown in the photos. There is nothing to affect the sound or structure of the module.
The LCD backlight is pretty much ‘gone’ but as you can see in the photos, it’s still very clear to read.
Replacement backlights are available on ebay if you so choose to put one in.” Link
“Here is the whole package! All in good working order accept the backlight is out on the D-550 (display still very readable in good light). Included are the Owners Manuals for both units, 1 PN-050-01 Memory card with Bouncing Bows loaded, 1 PN-050-00 Memory card with Fantasia loaded, the D-550 Sound Chart-Parameter Quick Guide laminated card, a sheet with Edit Map, Edit Functions, and Structure of Tone Parameters, and an original D-550 Roland power cord. A wall wart power supply will be included for the PG-1000 although it is not Roland original equipment. Great sounding classic units! With the PG-1000 your imagination is the only limiting factor!” Link
“This listing is for a Roland D-550 sound module. The unit is not powering up and has been opened up. Being sold AS IS for parts with no warranty or returns allowed. ” Link
“This Roland D550 synthesizer has been used indoors in a small recording studio, smoke free and very well taken care of.” Link
“Works great, some scratches on the top (see pic).
Comes with the power cord
Perfect for any replacement or project” Link
“Get “that” Roland sound in a format that software just can’t match. This is the rack mount version of the legendary Roland D-50 synthesizer. Power cord and 1 memory card included.” Link
Very slight cosmetic blemishes from putting in rack, etc.
Pro recording studio use only.
Included are two data cards. One is a Roland original PN-D50-00, and the other is custom patches from a company called D-Spectrum/Patch Works. There are some very nice additional sounds here, though for some reason I can’t get it to read this card. It’s not damaged or anything. But it says RAM instead of ROM on it, so maybe it requires a little battery, I’m not sure. I’m sure the D50 experts out there will know what’s wrong. Anyway, it’s there if you want it, and I do remember it has some great sounds on it.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Module in good condition – comes with original manual, preset patch data card and power lead” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
This is from a SPOTLESS, well known composer’s, non smoking studio.
I believe I have the manual and will add to the description when I confirm.
Module only.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Aufgrund meines Umzugs verkaufe ich hier einen Teil meines Hobbystudios.
z.B. den Roland D550 Linear Synthesizer. Digital Synthie aus dem Jahre 1987. Ein Klassiker seiner Zeit der ebenso beliebt war wie der DX oder der Korg M1
Ausgestattet mit 16 Stimmen, 32 Partials (2 pro Stimme), 6 LFO´s, Effekten wie Hall, Delay und Chorus/Flanger und EQ war der D550 seinerzeit weit voraus.
Es war nur selten in Gebrauch, funktioniert einwandfrei, für sein Alter kaum Gebrauchspuren. Nichtraucher” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.