“You are bidding on a rare and complete DK system by SIEL from 1985! It includes the DK 80, Expander 80, power supply and ultra rare and hard to find RAM Cartridge! This thing sounds unique and incredible. Nice Italo Brass and synth sounds. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!!” Link
“SIEL expander 80 in very good condition” Link
“Biete hier meine beiden Schätzchen an.
Einen Siel EX8500 mit Expander EX80.
Sehr guter Zustand.
Verkaufe beide nur zusammen, da sie über ein Dual-Netzteil betrieben werden. Über Midi gelayert machen sie einen fetten Sound.
Für beide Geräte gibt es je eine ROM und eine RAM Card mit dazu!!” Link
“Seil DK-80 keyboard plus Seil expander 80 – two sythns! Original Manuals, power supply and box for DK-80. In very good condition and fully working. When MIDI’ed together this analogue hybrid with Curtis Filter chips sounds very rich and powerful. Fully polyphonic with 2 Osc per and 2 LFO’s per board. 4 of each in total = Rich, detuned pads etc. It can be used with a MIDI controller to give real time control (eg filter sweeps etc) there is a slight mark on the DK-80 which has be covered by a small sticker, otherwise is in very good/excellent visual condition. Touch sensitive with onboard sequencers. Nice mid-80′s analogue synth!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
This interesting Italian made synth sounds great. Inside are SSM chips – this family of chips is what made the Sequential Prophet 5 early revisions and many other classic analog synths sound so warm and fat! Its 12 note polyphonic, and you can play 2 sounds at once, so think of this as 2 vintage synths in 1. The DCOs have volume levels for several divided octaves – the ability to play multiple octaves per voice /note can result in some really fat sounds – most synths don’t offer this. Though we have not verified this, we have read that this unit can be edited using MIDI continuous controllers, which would make it very easy to control parameters from most MIDI sequencers for real time sound manipulation during sequence playback! This synth responds to velocity as well. Theres plenty of info on this model on the web, so if you’re unfamiliar with it, please do a web search to familiarize yourself with it.
- 12 voices
- Double sound generation
- Dynamic keyboard
- Advanced MIDI functions
- 87 programmable parameters
- Up to 150 programs on line
- 2-track real time polyphonic MIDI sequencer.
Programming is very similar to the popular Korg Poly800.
Keyboard was purchased from ebay not long ago for sound sampling and circuit emulation for a software product. The keyboard and module were purchased as not working so both have been serviced and are now in full working condition. Both the units have had new lithium memory back-up batteries replaced (CR2035′s).All original voices restored. Keyboard contacts have been cleaned and are fully responsive. Buttons and controls also needed work, now serviced and fully tactile. A1 and B1 keys have been replaced with original FATAR replacements, the originals were slightly damaged, so opted to replace. These two keys are slightly brighter than the rest. Decal top right hand corner of the synth had a slight cigarette burn whch has been covered with a makeshift sticker showing parameter numbers(pictured). Keyboard and module are in A1 condition with a clean virtually unmarked keyboard!. These units are very hard to find!. To find both with a power pack and original manuals is virtually impossible. Here is an absolute rare oppertunity to own a DK-80 & EK-80. Unfortunately no cartridges. Looking at the schematics for the cartridge, it uses an off the shelf SRAM chip, maybe easy to build one!!. Got to sell as my JP-8 is now fully repaired and i need the money for the repair bill!. Both original manuals included (no missing pages,no tears. slightly faded covers, all good). Also included, 5 x original Ram program cards + original guarentee certificate!!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“This is a Synthesiser sound module from the 80s in excellent condition and full working order in hard case complete with power supply. It has midi in, out and through sockets and is polyphonic. If you want to know more about it try googling “Siel Expander 80″ as there is a lot of information on the internet for this very capable vintage synth. I am selling it as I no longer use it due to the fact that I now have a more modern synth and am using that all the time.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Firstly selling as spares or repair… Some damage to the synth from many years ago where upon a friends cigarette fell onto the pictograph emblems and burnt it…(doesn’t affect the operation of anything) two keys on the low octave section got broke and have been glued back together. The cartridge expansion slot spring has broke so it’s constantly open. The keyboard has an internal battery which i think i took out as it went flat and subsequently could have leaked, this will need replacing if you want to recall pre-programmed patches etc once the unit has been turned off. Does play ok but as stated this is spares or repair..
Siel expander 80.. again the unit powers up. The cover screws for the expander are missing also the internal battery needs replacing. I couldn’t test for sounds as it requires a midi lead to keyboard to trigger it.
Also the rubber function/editing buttons on both units could do with a clean as they are not as responsive and thus extra pressure is required.
The DK80 comes with it’s own dedicated power supply with two power outlets, this also runs the expander 80 (the expander 80 never came with a power supply) DK80 also comes with the original manual and patch cards, and in the original box.
The expander 80 comes with the original manual and patch cards but sadly no original box, again this runs off the dual output Dk80 power unit.
Would make a good project for somebody with limited knowledge as the batteries are not too difficult to replace..” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Very similar to the Korg Poly/EX 800 and SIEL DK-80.
It is also rebadged as a Suzuki SX-500. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.