Akai AX80

“There’s some slight wear in the top right hand corner of the synth, that has left the wood slightly exposed.
7 of the buttons on the front of the synth are non-operational, I ordered new switches which will fix the problem, but never got around to installing them (please see last pic) – you’d only need basic soldering skills to get these installed and working or an electrician/synth guy to do the basic fix.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Akai AX-80



You have a once in a lifetime chance to own this ultra rare 1984 polyphonic vintage analogue synthesizer. The AKAI AX80 was used by the late Mark Bell (LFO) on many collaborations with pop icon Björk for the Homogenic album in 1997, making this synth a piece of music history.

The synthesizer is unmolested and left as is. It has been well looked after and is in full working order and looks absolutely amazing when switched on with the unique display design. About the synth itself, the AKAI AX80 is a full polyphonic synthesizer from 1984 with full 8 voice, 64 bank patch, with 2x DCOs per voice which makes for a very powerful analogue synthesizer. It comes with MIDI interface as standard, 61 keys. The sound is absolutely unique and one of a kind.”
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Akai AX80

“Akai AX80 in great condition for it’s age.
Its been well looked after and works perfectly. It’s had a new battery (replaceable) fitted for the memory and also a MIDI upgrade from Tauntek – which means you now have sysex dump and can adjust parameters via midi!

I’ve also upgraded the original PCB joining system – always a weakness on this synth. Now its very easy to service if anything goes south. It’s super clean inside and looks practically new.

It’s cool sounding, and although it doesn’t have tons of knobs it has lots of functions controllable via velocity and aftertouch. Some minor damage to end cheeks, and some one has removed a sticker from the back leaving some glue…. Can be played at the studio. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Akai AX80

“Now, this is working and it produces sound but it has some defects that means i am selling it for “Spares or Repairs”

Known issues:

DATA / OSC 1 / OSC 2 & VCF – LCD displays are not working (all other displays are working)
First E key is broken (but working)
6 other keys do not produce sound when played.

Everything else seems to work as expected. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Akai AX80

“Removed from a local studio that has been inactive for some time. I do not have the full set-up to do a complete testing on this unit, and therefore it is being sold as-is.

Please note:
-The exact unit you will be purchasing has been pictured, and is present in all photos.
-I did plug the unit into a power outlet. The unit was switched on, and displays all seem to light up properly. I have provided photos of the device while turned on. Someone “more familiar” with these models may know what to expect, and these pictures may help clarify conditions. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Akai AX-80

” This Akai AX80 is in full working condition, fully tested.. it works great, looks great and sounds amazing.. VERY Juno 106 meets Matrix 6 sonic territory… Very easy to edit and create with. Its truly an 80’s powerhouse of a synth. It has some scuffs around the edges but overall looks great as you can see in pics.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Akai AX80

“Tested and working good!
All of the super cool display screens work as they should, all buttons work fine, all keys play, no missing knobs!
Decent used condition – See photos
Photos are of the actual synth you will receive!
I have owned this synth for several years, it has been in my studio since I got it, I am selling it because
I rarely use it and to raise money to buy the gear I want to add to my studio.
Give it a good home! Good ones in good working order don’t come up often!” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Akai AX-80

“Vintage Akai AX80 8 Voice Hybrid Synthesizer No Reserve 1980s analog.

All original. No issues – plays and sounds great! Left wooden side panel has some paint chipping. Looks this the corner was bumped at some point. Does not affect playing. Pretty clean overall.

Will ship well packed (heavy old synth).

US bidders only please.”
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Akai AX80

“This listing is for one Akai AX-80 analog polyphonic synthesizer. It has the Tauntek OS installed (allows for free-running LFOs, full MIDI CC control, etc etc) and is generally working very well. The sub-octave function doesn’t seem to be engaging for some reason, but both DCOs are working well. Some of the buttons require a firm press. Otherwise it is in good shape and sounds superb.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Akai AX80

“This synth has been professionally maintained with touched up button pcb contacts (work looks new) and clean key contacts, adding to the future longevity of the item and making it worthy of road travel/shipping. The internal battery is good as well. ”

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Akai AX-80

“Fully working and in overall great shape with minor scuffs here and there (refer to photos) and no “dead lines” on the display. It comes with a custom-made flight case which I could use for shipping if needed (please read about shipping below).”
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Akai AX80

“akai ax80 analog synthesizer death star replacement panel poly synth syntezatory. Condition is Used. Local pickup only.

It works! Some of the buttons need convincing and the hat on the parameter edit wheel has come off, so I’ve included a replacement control panel in the sale price.”
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Akai AX-80

“All the keys work except for one (2nd to last key). Edit buttons 1-32 do not work. Has light wear as pictured. Preset button is worn (as pictured) but works perfectly. Volume knob is scratchy when turned.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Akai AX80

” Vintage Akai AX80 8 Voice, 32 Oscillators (24 DCO + 8 SubOSC) and killer Analog Curtis Filters (CEM3372)!

Running Tauntek O/S so controllable via MIDI (using CC#s) and Sysex capable! Running Rev I2 ROM specifically.

A classic, great, nice cosmetics synth, needs a slight bit of love but playable now.

Will not ship this due to its fragility! In fact, it should be serviced.

Working 100% Except for the following imperfections:

3 Keys do not work (high B key, high G#, C key 2 octaves down from high C)
Some membrane switches are slow to respond, esp #32
Wood sides show moderate wear ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Akai AX80

“Akai AX80 Analog Synthesizer with Case!

I’m selling a beautifully preserved AX-80.

It’s in really good condition.

It just has a few scratches on the lacquer.

I noticed an indentation next to the 29 button but it doesn’t affect the function of the button.

Everything works perfectly and it sounds amazing!” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Akai AX-80

“This perfectly working Akai AX-80 is a fantastic 8 voice synth. Lots of beautiful bass sounds. I’m the second owner and bought it from an older gentleman that had it stored under his bed for a long time. Bjork’s 1997 album Homogenic was the reason I picked this up 5 years ago from that man. Just listen to that album. The bass and synth lines are from the Akai AX-80!!! ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Akai AX80

“This is a great working, great sounding, programmable, 8 voice synth. Lots of info online about it. There are different Firmware EPROMS for sale on Ebay. Other spare parts are for sale should you need it. Please look at photos. There are two knobs missing and some chipping on the end wood parts. Buyer will pay actual shipping and packing charges. The Rolling Gator Case is in good shape except the top handle is broken. There is an adjacent handle that makes rolling manageable.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Akai AX-80

“Up for auction is a vintage Akai AX80 Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer keyboard. This one was made in Japan, in the 80’s, serial number 0062036543. This one turns on and almost all the functions work with three exceptions:
The “F” key above middle “C” does not work
The Modulation control does not function
The power cord’s shielding is frayed where it goes into the keyboard (keyboard still turns on, but it is a shock hazard) and should be replaced

The body has some dings and dents. It will ship in its original gig bag, which is in fair condition. It will also ship with a printed copy of the original manual. We are selling this keyboard for parts or repair. “ Click here to search for synths on eBay

Akai AX-80 Project Machine

“I am offering a Preowned Vintage Akai AX80 1980’s Analog Synthesizer. Please understand that it is being SOLD AS IS WITH NO GUARANTEES AND NO REFUNDS. Also understand that this is a very large item and shipping costs will reflect this. I have no control over shipping costs. Here is what I know. The unit powers up without issue and produces undistorted sound. I was able to produce different sounds by adjusting controls. Pitch bend works as it should. I was never able to affect sound with the modulator wheel or the master control knob. One key is broken, but still produces sound. Another key, “A”, is depressed and doesn’t spring back. It does not produce sound. The following, “D” note does not produce sound. Some of the keys had been written on with a marker. I removed most of it with some remaining. I believe it will all come off with additional effort. The tone knob is missing. The exterior in general shows scuffs and scrapes/scratches. AGAIN, THE PIECE IS BEING SOLD AS IS FOR PARTS OR REPAIR.”
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