Emu SP-12 Turbo

“Emu SP12 Turbo Serviced
For sale is a rare vintage Emu SP12 Turbo. This one is fully functional and just got back from a full professional servicing and is ready to go for making sounds in your studio. Cosmetically it’s in great shape. It does show some wear on the sides, but the top has a newly installed graphic overlay so the top of the unit looks very clean. The only thing to note is the backlight is out on the screen (common for these old units), but you can still read the display. Replacement screens are available and can be found online. The turbo version has 5 seconds of sampling time. All pads and buttons have been serviced/cleaned for perfect triggering, and it also has had the internal battery replaced. If you have been looking for a nice SP12 that won’t give you any functional troubles, this is the one to get! The SP12 is a classic drum machine that gets you the feel and tone of the SP1200, with 5 seconds of sampling on the Turbo version. It also has awesome built in sounds so you can get straight to making beats. A more affordable solution for getting the SP1200 sequencing and crunch.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP-12

“This is a fully functioning EM-U Systems SP-12 Drum Machine. Overall, this SP-12 is very clean, exhibits minor wear such as a few surface scuffs/marks which can be seen in the pictures. This wear is strictly cosmetic and does not affect the performance or overall sound whatsoever. It’s in excellent condition for a vintage piece. Has been tested and all functions work 100%. The SP-12 is a unique tool to add as a studio piece. The sampling system and drum sounds are incredible and great to record with. This is a version 2.6. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo Project Machine

“E-mu SP-12 Turbo. Legendary sampler, 2.5 seconds worth, and drum machine/sequencer. This is in beautiful cosmetic shape. Missing one slider (far right). Unit powers on and seems fine however I can’t get any sounds (beside the metronome to come out. Could have some loose connection I’m not Sure. Would need to be looked at and serviced to be 100%” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo 2.6

“This is a fully functioning EM-U Systems SP-12 Drum Machine. Overall, this SP-12 is very clean, exhibits minor wear such as a few surface scuffs/marks which can be seen in the pictures. This wear is strictly cosmetic and does not affect the performance or overall sound whatsoever. It’s in excellent condition for a vintage piece. Has been tested and all functions work 100%. The SP-12 is a unique tool to add as a studio piece. The sampling system and drum sounds are incredible and great to record with. This is a version 2.6.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo

“Up for sale is an E-MU SP-12 Turbo in good working and physical condition with normal cosmetic wear for its age. Comes with power cable and copy of manual. The level 1 potentiometer slider is loose but fully functional. Machine is used and being sold as is. Please check out photos for more details.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo

“Up for sale is an E-MU SP-12 Turbo in good working and physical condition with normal cosmetic wear for its age. Comes with power cable and copy of manual. The level 1 potentiometer slider is loose but fully functional. Machine is used and being sold as is” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo

“Please read before bidding. Up for sale is an E-MU SP-12 Turbo in good working and physical condition with normal cosmetic wear for its age. Comes with power cable and copy of manual. The level 1 potentiometer slider is loose but fully functional. Machine is used and being sold as is. Please check out photos for more details. If you need a picture of any part of the item, please let me know” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo

“Up for sale is an E-MU SP-12 Turbo in good working and physical condition with normal cosmetic wear. Comes with power cable. The level 1 knob is a bit wobbly but fully functional. Machine is used and being sold as is.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo Project Machine

“E-mu SP-12 Turbo. Legendary sampler, 2.5 seconds worth, and drum machine/sequencer. This is in beautiful cosmetic shape. Missing one slider (far right). Unit powers on and seems fine however I can’t get any sounds (beside the metronome to come out. Could have some loose connection I’m not Sure. Would need to be looked at and serviced to be 100%” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo Project Machine

“E-mu SP-12 Turbo. Legendary sampler, 2.5 seconds worth, and drum machine/sequencer. This is in beautiful cosmetic shape. Missing one slider (far right). Unit powers on and seems fine however I can’t get any sounds (beside the metronome to come out. Could have some loose connection I’m not Sure. Would need to be looked at and serviced to be 100%” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP-12

“Condition Note: Screen has scuffs but text is still visible. Item pulled from working environment. Please look at all pictures before purchasing, only what is included in pictures is included in sale. “ Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP-12

“E-mu SP-12 Turbo. Legendary sampler, 2.5 seconds worth, and drum machine/sequencer. This is in beautiful cosmetic shape. Missing one slider (far right). Unit powers on and seems fine however I can’t get any sounds (beside the metronome to come out. Could have some loose connection I’m not Sure. Would need to be looked at and serviced to be 100%” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo

“Rare Vintage E-Mu Emu SP 12 V2.6 Turbo Sampler Sampling Drum Machine. Machine is used and being sold as is. Good condition with normal cosmetic wear for the age of the machine as seen in the pictures.

Buttons and fader knobs appear to light up and work. Included is a power cord, lithium battery, and some extra fuses.

Sound quality / functionality is untested and unknown. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo

“Rare Vintage E-Mu Emu SP 12 V2.6 Turbo Sampler Sampling Drum Machine. Machine is used and being sold as is. Good condition with normal cosmetic wear for the age of the machine as seen in the pictures.

Buttons and fader knobs appear to light up and work. Included is a power cord, lithium battery, and some extra fuses.

Sound quality / functionality is untested and unknown.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo

“120v-230v voltage switchable . Nice working condition,works fine, very clean condition some minor scratches ,see pics you get what you see ,all pads /switches /sliders works fine,comes with power cable only 120v no external disk drive , 100-230v ,,ready to play. Just cleaned and refurbished by ARMENS REPAIR SHOP .This model is SP12 and doesnot have a disk drive ,samples are stored in build in internal memory ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo

“Excellent working condition. This particular unit has 6 switches on the back that can turn the filter on channels 1-6 on or off, for audio coming out of the individual channel outs and the mix out. All buttons and pads have been disassembled and cleaned, and all slide potentiometers have been disassembled and cleaned as well. A new screen has been installed. A new faceplate has been installed.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo

“Please note: NY State residents will be charged 8.88% sales tax on checkout.

This E-Mu SP-12 Turbo (5 seconds total sampling time) is in excellent working and physical condition.

This particular unit has 6 switches on the back that can turn the filter on channels 1-6 on or off, for audio coming out of the individual channel outs and the mix out.

I just did the following (I have experience with SP12’s and SP1200’s—I have done the same to several prior to this one.):

-Disassembled and cleaned all button and pad contacts.

-Overhauled (completely disassembled down to individual components, cleaned, lubricated, and reassembled) all 8 slide potentiometers

-Installed a new transflective wide viewing angle FSTN LED screen (brighter than the original backlit display, and does not use an inverter for power so there is less potential noise in the audio). The screen is brighter than appears in the pics, I used a flash for the pics and it’s hard to capture the brightness of a backlit screen with a flash.

-Installed a new faceplate overlay and backplate overlay.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo

“Works great – excellent condition – a rare and still powerful machine with that classic crunch of 12 bit goodness.

I have owned this machine for many years and used it on many recordings and even in live performance. It is precious to me but I have too many beatmaking machines and thought it was time to let this one go.”
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Emu SP-12 Turbo

“For your consideration is a restored and modified SP-12 Turbo in very nice cosmetic shape with very few imperfections (see photos).

Restoration & mod work as follows:

-LCD removed, inverter removed (lowers SP noise floor).

-Installed Noritake Blue VFD display with custom mounting (see powered on photo). Allows viewing angle from any angle up to a few feet away. Superior to LED.

-Custom sky blue rubberized fader caps.

-Volume, Metronome, and Sample knobs replaced with brand new knobs.

-All buttons and fader housings pulled apart and cleaned inside before reassembly. All buttons work with 1 gentle button press now. (*drum pad 5 requires being pressed a bit harder than the others but is fully functional).” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo

“For your consideration is a restored & modified SP-12 Turbo in excellent condition. It’s probably the sexiest one I or you have ever seen. 🙂 Why am I selling? I need to raise funds for an engagement ring (if you personally know me and are looking at this ad, don’t tell my girl! Haha!) Anyhow, short of that I’d never consider selling.

Here’s the outline of the work I had done to it (all mods/restoration work were performed by Duane Balvage):

•Gorgeous Noritake blue VFD display installed (masterfully wired up & mounted). The viewing angle is such that it can be read clearly from any angle fron several feet away!)

•Internal battery replaced with a new mount that supports a standard 2002/3 style watch battery (brand new battery installed).

•Custom rubberized sky blue faders. They look and feel amazing.

•Sample input mod allows the user to monitor the sample input by using the monitor/main volume knob. Quite useful and does not sound degraded when monitoring.

•3 brand new OEM potentiometer caps

•All output/input jacks cleaned and checked for noise with a scope.

•Inverter removed from signal path which reduces overall noise floor.

•Every slider, drum pad, and function button was pulled apart and cleaned one by one. The result is that every fuction button now responds in one press. No double pressing, hard pressing, jumpy selection, etc. OG SP users will understand that struggle and how rare it is for an SP to respond correctly when pressing function buttons.

*Slider 2 has exhibited very light jumping when doing fine editing, but it’s quite stable. I mention because I’m asking top money and don’t want any surprises for the future owner

*Drum pad 5 requires slightly harder pressing to trigger compared to the others which are very responsive. Again, if’s stable and works, just requires being pressed just right or pressing a little harder.

It is recommended that the future owner replace the original yet very well maintained sliders and drum pads to complete restoration to a like-new feel. It’s damn close as it is and studio ready. I am nitpicking on purpose so as to not disappoint even the ficklest buyers.

The only other thing worth noting is that the nuts that go around the output jacks were removed by the previous owner. I never cared and liked the tighter low profile fit of my cables without them on. I had intended to put some red Neutrik ones on there but I ordered the wrong size (few mm to big) and said F it. I’ll include them though as a reference. I’ll also include a few extra slider caps/pots I have.

I realize I’m asking all the money in the world, and rightlly so, as this is a studio ready SP-12 turbo in fine shape with all the best mods that you almost never see — and never all in one unit. Please consider that when considering my asking price. As you know the price just keeps rising on these. A NIB 1200 sold for 8.5k the orher day for perspective. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo

“E-Mu SP-12 Turbo in Great! condition. Some very small signs of wear to be expected for the age of this unit. Be sure to check out the pictures to make sure you like it. 100% fully functional, recently serviced all pads & buttons so they are triggering well. Internal battery was just replaced. Includes power cable.The SP12 is a classic drum machine that gets you the feel and tone of the SP1200, with 5 seconds of sampling on the Turbo version. It also has awesome built in sounds so you can get straight to making beats. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo Project Machine

“Description: comes as seen. Powers on and appears to be mostly working. includes power cord

Condition: working good. LEDs and buttons all appear to be working. please see all pictures for physical condition. I am not an expert on this module so please google my videos under slappyvintage SP12 – you will see this machine working. 
 I just turned it on and it was working as seen. there are no sounds that I can get out of this unit but I think they need to be programmed in. when I hit the run button there sometimes there is a is a tapping noise. metronome makes noise. this is an older unit and will most likely need to be cleaned internally and serviced. it will work like in the video, otherwise sold AS-IS.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo

“This item is in very good condition. It was surviced by Forat. The SP has the upgraded bright lcd screen. All the sliders Knobs and outputs are in excellent condition. There’s a minor chip on the very back of the machine and scratches (see pics). I didnt even notice it until I took pics of the machine. Doesn’t affect the functionality whatsoever. I’m only selling because I recently bought a 1200 and I can’t keep both.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Emu SP-12 Turbo 2.6

“This one is in very good cosmetic condition and working 100%. It has just been serviced and with some restoration by well known tech Bruce Forat (Forat Electronics). This one has the Turbo upgrade with the latest/ last OS (v2.6). Local pickup is welcome. California residents to pay state tax. Not sold as-is! Shipping available to most countries.” Click here to visit listing on eBay