“”This is an analogue synthesizer made at 80′s Yamaha.
Has strong sound character to use recent club music like Dub step or techno etc.
All functions are well checked to playing. These consoles are mostly clean for the surface.
It including an original manual. “” Link
“”This is an analogue synthesizer made at 80′s Yamaha.
“apparently, this Yamaha works well, I do not know the potential of this synthesizer that is why I can not guarantee that this working 100%
but I invite you to see the video of the only test that was done, shows signs of use, minor scratches and dents but nothing to highlight
has broken a one slider (but works) and is missing two knobs,” Link
“For auction I have a Yamaha CS-15 Synthesizer. The serial number is 7557. This was bought in the early 80′s for a home studio. Not used much, just collected dust. Works fine. ” Link
I am the original owner of this Yamaha CS-15 that is in pristine condition. I bought it in the early 80s. Included are:
(1) CS-15 analog synthesizer, serial #8975, US voltage
(2) New (grounded) power cord installed
(3) Original manual” Link
Versatile analogue synth, that can process other external sounds (such as guitars or drum machines). There are loads of reviews and videos demos of what this synth can do below. These have sold over double the asking price as there are some crackly pots which I don’t have time to deal with.
In good working condition. Missing plastic covers to 3 of the sliders plus the volume, initial level and EG depth pots crackle when moved, however this does not impeed the overall usability of the synth and could easily be rectified with a service.” Link
2x VCO, VCF, VCA, EG und 1x LFO (“duophon”)
Beide VCO/EG’s lassen sich unabhängig voneinander über CV triggern
Ext. Audio IN / Noise
Ein ausführlicher Test findet sich zum Beispiel auf AMAZONA.de, Soundbeispiele gibt es bei Youtube.
Ich habe den CS-15 noch mal komplett durchgecheckt:
alle Tasten funktionieren
Tonhöhen sind korrekt
alle Knöpfe/Regler/etc. funktionieren wie erwartet
Audio IN / Noise ohne Probleme
die Trigger/Gate Eingänge (und Ausgänge) funktionieren
Die CV Eingänge konnte ich leider nicht 100%ig testen, da ich kein Yamaha kompatibles MIDI/CV-Interface habe, beide Eingänge reagieren aber wie erwartet auf eine externe CV-Spannung und sollten mit einem passendem Interface ohne Probleme funktionieren
Wie auf den Bildern zu erkennen ist fehlt beim Pitchbend die Abdeckhaube, er lässt sich aber auch so einwandfrei bedienen
Es giebt ein paar unauffällige Gebrauchspuren, alles in allem ist der CS-15 aber auch optisch in 1A Zustand
Der Synthesizer wird selbstverständlich ordentlich verpackt und versichert versendet.” Link
” This vintage synthesizer is in great condition and everything operates. It has a really nice analog sound and tons of knob twiddling to be had! The ONLY reason I’m selling this is because I’m moving from Hawaii back to the mainland and I won’t be able to bring it with me and store it. This is a true gem in the vintage synth world and worth every penny! Search Youtube for videos because you will be able to hear the capabilities of the sounds it produces. The item is shipped as is in the pictures. Here is a video I made using it just a bit. There are better ones showing the full cs-15 better though.” Link
” Up for sale is the popular Yamaha CS-15 monophonic analog synthesizer.
The unit appears to be working fine
Very goodcondition” Link
“Up for auction is this immaculate 1980 Yamaha CS-15 analog monophonic synthesizer! It still has the original purchase date and warranty card attached to the side! This is an incredible sounding synth that has seemingly endless patch sounds and it is loaded with special features, including a interval select de-tune knob, low and high pass portamento, and dual oscillators – making it really a duophonic synth.
The synth is well built and in MINT condition – a truly immaculate piece of vintage synth history.” Link
Superb condition. Fully works
Serviced (all pots and switches cleaned)
This synth is really 2 complete analogue synths. Even with their own separate CV and Gate sockets, though sharing a single audio out.” Link
” I am selling a Yamaha CS-15 analog synthesizer. It is functionally and cosmetically in very good condition – I purchased it used last year and had it serviced, but only played it a few times since then. ” Link
“Selling a great analog synthesizer by YAMAHA CS15,truly a classic synth with a very fat analog sound.The synth is in great condition,both cosmetically and workingwise,and a bargain.Just tested it,all seems to be working fine,the knobs,sliders,keys etc,all functional.The outlook of the machine is really preserved,of course there are some minor scratches due to its vintage status,but apart from that it’s just pefect,check the pictures.Three slider caps are missing,but the sliders are functiona,also the led for the lfo is not blinking,but the lfo is working perfectlyl.Ask for shipping fees to your country,could ship to anywhere in Europe.It’ll be properly packed and sent to you in no time.Selling it as I’m not really using it anymore,I’m cleaning space in the studio and the equipment I don’t use has to go.The machine will be sold as is with no returns,or money back accepted,as I’m a private seller,not a store.Looking for a quick sale,hence the buy-it-now price.This is a very good price for a CS-15 in this sort of condition and shape” Link
“Selling a used near mint condition Yamaha CS-15 monophonic/duophonic analog synthesizer. This synth is a work of art. If you’re looking for nasty bass, leads, and analog noise, this is your machine. ” Link
This synth really has its own sound and style. Built like a tank with a lot of nice knobs and best of all, not one but two of those funny sounding multimode filters. It’s actually a duophonic / bitimbral synth.” Link
“For your consideration is the Yamaha CS-15 synthesizer with Don Solaris Mods.
The unit was gently used and shows almost no cosmetic wear(see pics).
The synth has been fully tested, everything works great, and it sounds amazing.
The Don Solaris mods are tastefully installed on the back side and are comprised of four mini-switches that activate the following mods:
-LFO Attenuation, which makes the sweep of the LFO knob more even
-LFO Speed, when engaged it speeds up the LFO into the audio range
-Filter Range, combines the two 12dB filters for one 24dB filter
-White Noise Routing, routes the white noise signal through both filters when 24dB is engaged
Included in the auction is the Yamaha CS-15 as pictured.” Link
“Schweren Herzens trenne ich mich von einer meiner heiß-geliebten analogen Synthesizer-Legenden…meinem Yamaha CS15. Ende der 70er / Anfang der 80er Jahre gebaut besticht er durch seinen eigenen Sound, welcher nicht mit Roland, Moog oder Korg zu vergleichen ist.
Der CS15 besitzt prinzipiell zwei getrennte, identische Synthesizer-Sträge – bestehend aus VCO, VCF, VCA und ADSR – welche per Routing miteinander verschalten werden können. ” Link
Here is my much loved Yamaha CS-15 Analogue synth!
It is in beautiful cosmetic and full working condition.
All pics are of the actual cs-15 for sale.” Link
No reserve! Low Starting Price.
Cosmetic: Good overall, no dings to the case. The biggest flaw is that there is a small chip in one of the keys (see photos) – doesn’t affect functionality. Two of the caps to the pots look like replacements as they have a red line on them rather than white on the others.
Functionality: All sliders switches and pots working as they should. Some pots and switches are a bit scratchy sometimes, so could do with a clean. One key isn’t working (bottom D). A few keys are double-triggering occasionally so again could do with a clean. Basically the synth will play fine as it is, but could do with a service to get it to A+++ functionality.” Link
Spent most of its life in a smoke free studio . Everything works as far as I can tell . The only issue I can spot is the top Ff# key is a little slow to respond ( maybe a dirty contact ) depending on what you are using the synth for you might not even notice . I mention it because I know its there. Remmember this is an OLD analoge synth , so whilst I stick by what Ive said above ,no warranty is given or implied.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
das Gerät ist sehr gepflegt aus Nichtraucherstudio, und funktioniert einwandfrei.
aufgrund der Größe und des Gewichts des Gerätes ist es am besten das Gerät selbst abzuholen, versicherter Versand möglich, allerdings sehr teuer.
Detailbilder jederzeit per email !” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Recently Serviced and Cleaned!!!
Located in the USA!!!
*Shipping weight is aprox. 50 lbs.
Includes Yamaha CS-15 Synthesizer, Heavy Duty Calzone Tour Case, and built-in power cord.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
One missing cap (Pitch bend limiter).
Includes protective leatherette cover.
Very loved and will be missed!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Often underated, but this synth has a whole lot more than your average SH101 or Prodigy
2 Multimode VCFs
2 VCAs – the 2 VCA/VCFs can therefore be used in parallel, so you can fed a separate VCO through each!!
Sample and Hold
LOTS of modulation route choice, including inverted envelope signals
Audio input so you can process external audio.
This synth is in excellent condition, and that’s cool considering it’s about 30 years old!! Fully working except the following very minor points; rear Audio In level attenuation switch is missing so I have hard wired it to 0db (any 2 way switch could be fitted easily if you wanted), 1 missing cap.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
” Yamaha CS-15 Analog Synthesizer in great shape!! All knobs are there, a few scratchy pots that will most likely right themselves after a little twidling. All keys sound. Missing one slider cap shown in pic #2 (slider on right side). Great analog synth for any collector/player!
Even though everything works as it should, due to it’s age it is being sold as is. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Functionality is absolutely perfect, apart from one small thing… the filter selector switch (HP/LP/BP) is fiddly on each filter section, as in it sometimes needs a bit of a wiggle to sit on the right setting
Cosmetically it’s great, bar a few things which i’ve showed in the photos, there is a small crack in the casing above the portamento slider, and the decal has worn off on the brilliance slider (essentially a master filter controller)
I’m sure if you’re looking then you know all about this synth, but if not, i’ll tell you it’s fantastic. There’s two of everything! apart from the LFO. Really flexible signal routing” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Old analog Yamaha with cool architecture. 2 x (VCO each with cv in, VCF, VCA, EG each with trigger in) also external in, noise, lfo, portamento, VCF control slider (brilliance), pitch bend and 2 mixer stages before the two VCFs. Missing pitch bend slider cap. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Up for auction is my Yamaha CS15 synth in road worn but working condition. In fact it’s in pretty much the same condition as it was when I bought it 20 years ago, I immediately flight cased it to prevent further damage.
The damage already done to this machine was mainly to the very thin slider controls which were made from very soft metal. ALL these are in some way damaged but all of them still work and are entirely operable. There is a broken pot shaft (illustrated).
The instrument powers via an internal power supply and has a long mains cable – no wall warts on these!
There are inputs for external control – these are NOT the same system as a moog, I have never used this with a Kenton etc, if you have questions about how to do this, I am not the man to ask.
Keyboard is fine. Control panel is OK with the occasional dirty pot, you already know that switch cleaner will help.
Do NOT bid on this instrument if you don’t know what it is!!!…..
It is NOT a midi instrument and does not connect to your iphone with a USB cable!
It DOES NOT immediately produce “PHAT BASS GROOVES” whatever those may be.
It has NO memories!!! You make all the sounds yourself!!
It only plays ONE NOTE AT A TIME – no chords – highest note takes priority
It is heavy, complicated, clicky and buzzy, slightly battered and totally wonderful.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
This unit was professionally checked/serviced/cleaned.
come with original case.
This item is 100v 50/60hz. you may need a power converter depending on your country. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Up for sale is my much loved CS-15
This is an amazing keyboard, in excellent condition as you can see from the photos.
It is unmodified and original.
The sound is very flexible due to it’s split osc routing and filter options.
I wont explain it all as you should go a research it yourself. There are loads of videos on youtube and some in depth reviews available online.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Excellent Working Condition – Measures 29.5″ x 13″ x 6.5″ at the highest point” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“I dont know anything about synthesizers. I turn it on- it works. Starting from the left hand side of the keyboard the first and 5th white keys dont seem to work. All other keys seem to work. I tried turning the many many many knobs and they all seem to do some affect to the sound. Last two photos show the minor scuffing that an instrument of this age would show. As 2nd photo shows- is missing little slider knob–but slider works fine. It is sold as is. Call me if you want me to test a certain aspect of this fine synth. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Owned by me since it was new in 1980.
Only ever used at home, this has led a pampered life with, in all honesty, very little use.
A nearly infinite variation is available via the vast amount of control you have over the creation of your sound.
An awesome machine, it works as well today as it did 30 years ago.
I can vouch for this as I have just given it a good workout!
All other items in the photos like the stand, the table and the cat etc are not included in the sale.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
I can’t imagine this synth has seen a great deal of action in it’s 31 year life. You have to look really hard to see any blemishes at all!! As you may already know it really does sound fantastic.. In a world of software synths this is like a breath of fresh air, especially for basses.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“You are bidding for a Vintage 1978 Yamaha CS-15 Analog Synthesizer. It is in absolutely fantastic condition for its age (please see the photos), it would be very hard to find one like this, almost in new condition. It is fully working and has great analog lead and bass tones. It is practically 2 analog synthesizers in one, it contains nearly 2 of everything (excluding the LFO, which is the fastest LFO I’ve ever heard from any of the analog synths I have owned) it has 2 VCOs, 2 VCFs (both selectable Hi, band, low pass) and 2 EGs! It was a very tough decision to sell this or my Roland SH-101, but I decided to keep the Roland only due to it’s smaller size and portability, even though the CS-15 has a lot larger range of tones and sounds. It comes complete with an original product brochure.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“perfect condition visually and technically
100% original parts” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.