Ensoniq SQ80

“This is a wavetable synthesizer with analog filters and poly aftertouch. It’s powerful and can sound like vintage digital to warm analog.

It has always been in a clean, temperature controlled environment. Every key was tested for velocity sensitivity and poly aftertouch. They feel and respond beautifully.

The screen is perfect and clear (difficult to capture this with a camera as it only captures partial sweeps of the screen refresh). It will be professionally packed and insured to arrive in perfect working order.”
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Ensoniq SQ80

“I am the original owner from 1988 and primarily used it in home studio – never been used on a gig. The auction includes the keyboard with new, professionally installed battery, (2) E2Proms with 80 sounds on each one (easily worth $60 each if you can find them), original damper pedal, power cord, original manual, original install diskette and diskette with other sounds.

Check out the pictures and you will see that it is in VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT condition. A friend had an ESQ-1 and I started on the Mirage – lived about 15 minutes from Ensoniq office. There is plenty to explore and it makes for a great controller for studio/live use with MIDI IN/OUT/THRU. It is also built like a tank, has a diskette drive and Pitch Mod wheels. SQ-80 was the first Ensoniq product to feature their patented Polypressure Keyboard technology and had large display that is easy to navigate.

· Velocity-sensitive, 8-note polyphonic, 5-octave keyboard

· Polyphonic aftertouch

· 3 oscillators, 4 time/level envelopes, 3 LFOs per voice

· 75 sampled/synthesized waveforms

· Dynamic assignment of voices for multitimbral operation

· Built-in 20,000 note 8-track sequencer

· 3.5″ disk drive (880K DS-DD) stores programs and sequences (also Sys Ex data from other gear)

· Direct access to 120 programs (40 internal, 80 cartridge)” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq SQ80 Project Machine

“VTG Ensoniq SQ80 Cross Wave Synthesizer Analog Digital Hybrid Synth PARTS/REPAIR

Vintage item sold in as-is condition, for parts or repair only.

E key towards bottom of keyboard has a broken spring. Key is functional but will not stay in up position.
A# key near the center has an issue with the velocity sensitivity feature.
Frequently fails calibration test when starting. Says that all keys must be released. If the broken key is held up, it will pass most times. However, there appear to be other unknown issues that cause it to fail. Power cycling and trying again usually resolved this in our tests.
Low Battery warning is displayed upon turning on and passing calibration.
Intermittently during our tests random keys would be triggered and held, without touching. This will continue for a moment and then the system will ‘softlock’ allowing for no more control or changes to the menus or interfaces. Keyboard must be shut down to reset. After which “Soft Reset – System Error 01. Press any key to continue.” is shown before going into calibration mode.
There are what sounds like small loose parts rattling around inside the case.
All other keys appear to work properly other than the 2 mentioned above. Velocity sensitivity is working.
All analog outputs tested, sound is fine. MIDI and other functions untested.
Buttons and the 2 sliders to navigate menus and settings are working.
Disk drive untested.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq SQ80

“Great cosmetic shape! This has a new battery and holder installed. Patches currently are custom from studio use. Floppy works. Everything is working. There was too much overlap to my ESQ 1 and i spent alot of money repairing that one so im attached to it more. Please allow 5 days at most handling, I want to pack it well” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq SQ80

“Very fine Ensoniq SQ80 synth. Functions perfectly, no issues with buttons or sliders. All keys work prefectly, with polyphonic aftertouch working well across the deck. No issues with buttons. New battery and new main volume slider (from syntuar). The volume slider is quiet and smooth. This keyboard is a joy to play, the natural warmth is so appealing. The aftertouch is very expressive, you can route it for many possibilities. Bend wheel and modulation wheel function with no issues. MIDI in/out/thru . It comes loaded with and ready to play! This unit includes 2 TWO patch cartridges. 1 original stock cart. The 3.5 inch floppy drive does spin, but presents an error reading. I’ve never even tried to use it in the 20 years I’ve owned this synth, until now, when I tested it. Includes standard power cord. Digital waveforms and analog filters. It’s among a handful of late 80’s keys with digital waveforms and analog processing (I’m keeping my Kawaii K3). The ROM is stock. There are options for an ‘expanded’ ROM, but I just haven’t seen the need for it, the present waveforms are just fine. There are options for a floppy drive replacement, but again, I have not found the need for that either. I cherish this unit, but due to GAS (gear acquisition syndrome), I must let it go. The keyboard will be wrapped, padded, wrapped, boxed, then double boxed and padded more. There’s some really special patches on the 2 included carts. The emulated softsynth version is pretty faithful, but it can’t quite do the analog filtering like the real deal. This is the real deal. If you want, I have free pickup from the Carolina Coast (NC/SC beach area).” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq SQ80

“I HAD A FRIEND CHECK IT OUT. HE IS FAMILIAR WITH THIS KEYBOARD AND SAYS EVERYTHING IS FINE. I DIDN’T HAVE A FLOPPY DISK SO I COULDN’T CHECK THAT. FOR THIS REASON I AM SELLING IT AS IS “NO RETURNS NO REFUNDS” HOWEVER YOU WILL BE COVERED BY BUYER PROTECTION. COSMETICALLY IT IT LOOKS FINE. IT WILL BE PACKED WELL AND SHIPPED FED EX WITHIN THREE DAYS OF PAYMENT.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq SQ80

” Ensoniq SQ 80 for parts or repair – free local pick up

*** If you have any questions please ask, I’ll do my best to describe it

Does not power on, the screen blinks briefly, but it does not stay on nor boot

Clean inside, no signs of damage that I can see

Outside of case, keys, etc are all in great cosmetic shape, the two left side top case fasteners have slight damage inside, but case stays closed fine

PSU has been re-capped, but not by me so I do not know it’s history

Floppy looks to have been replaced, but unknown condition” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq SQ80

“you are bidding on the synthesizer pictured
standard power cable is NOT included
does not include any floppys or cartridges
comes complete as seen with no damaged or chipped keys
powers on and the display lights up well
dispplay changes when you push the buttons so I believe that most of the functions appear to
work but there is not sound when I play the keys – not sure issue
if I crank up the amp I can lightly hear the keys, like the keyboard is on mute or disabled – unsure
there is a low battery warning when the synth is powered on
show normal age and use as seen” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq SQ-80 Project Machine

“Does not power on, the screen blinks briefly, but it does not stay on nor boot

Clean inside, no signs of damage that I can see

Outside of case, keys, etc are all in great cosmetic shape, the two left side top case fasteners have slight damage inside, but case stays closed fine

PSU has been re-capped, but not by me so I do not know it’s history” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq SQ80

“Ensoniq SQ80 Cross Wave Synthesizer Keyboard. Original owner.

Keyboard works great – I’ve been using as a controller only. Includes one cartridge with two banks of sounds and FS1 foot switch.

I had the battery replaced two years ago. About 3 months ago started to show a warning message that the battery is low but I’ve left it on for hours and it has never failed. If needed, you can have the battery replaed for $60 or so but there doesn’t seem to be a need.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq SQ80

“ANALOGUE / DIGITAL COMBO HYBRID SYNTH

VINTAGE ENSONIQ SQ80 CROSS WAVE SYNTHESIZER- BEAUTIFUL CONDITION. Condition is Used.

This is a perfectly functional vintage synthesizer. Super fun to play with. I’ve greatly enjoyed the sonic discoveries that have come from this unit.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Ensoniq SQ80

“Used and selling as is for parts or repair vintage Ensonic SQ 80 synthesizer

This comes with 15 feet power cord only, no cartridges or any other parts

This powers on and all buttons seem to do something, I do get audio output on headphones

Piano sound seems fine to me, pitch and mod wheel do make changes to sound when turning” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Ensoniq SQ80

“This is in pretty good shape considering the age, but has a few various scratches and marks across the body. Does not include any power cables. The Vintage SQ80 Synthesizer with 61 Keys, velocity and aftertouch, a floppy disk drive for patches. It has fantastic sounds for analog types, organs and many other pad Sound effects. It also includes the editing of digital wafeforms as an option. This also includes 5 sampled drum sets. You can make quite a few different combinations of sounds. With complete midi adaption, this is perfect for performance or studio settings.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Ensoniq SQ80

“In excellent condition, I’d say. There are no glaring cosmetic issues and everything internally works just as it should.

The key bushings have been upgraded, ergo the infamous clacky keyboard is considerably less so. In fact, I wouldn’t call it clacky at all anymore. And the polyphonic aftertouch still works.

Bonus items included: An extra disk drive, should the one that’s in it ever fail; two disks with a bunch of sound banks on them, including some amazing Star Trek sound effects; A whole box of 10 unused DS/DD floppies, a user manual, a synth programming guide, and an expression pedal.”
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Ensoniq SQ80

“Classic Ensoniq SQ-80 synth with built-in sequencer in excellent condition! Everything works, and the internal battery was just replaced. Inclu

sustain pedal
start/stop pedal
volume pedal
one cartridge
one voice/data disk
musician’s manual
SKB road case with wheels (will ship in case).”
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Ensoniq SQ80

“Ensoniq SQ80 Keyboard Classic Vintage 80’s Synthesizer, Sound Cartridge, OS 1.80. Condition is Used and it’s like new in condition, the case it comes with needed cleaning and some love , beside that it’s a classic keyboard.”
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Ensoniq SQ80

“Brand new battery install.

For Sale is a Ensoniq SQ-80 in Great working condition.There are no dead keys! All white and black keys works! Course There are a few signs of minor scratches and scuffs here and there as it is used but nothing major. It comes with power cord.

Please view all pics carefully as I am showing its Conditions as best as possible.

INCLUDED:

• Ensoniq SQ-80

• Power Adaptor

Sorry there is no original packaging. But It will be professionally packed & securely to ensure its safe delivery!”
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Ensoniq SQ80

“Here is my beloved Ensoniq SQ-80 that I bought in 1988. This revered keyboard is in good working order. It has a working hard drive, new battery, clear, bright screen and excellent sound. All keys work well, all buttons and sliders, as does the aftertouch. It is in good cosmetic condition, as well, with a few dings and scratches commensurate with its age and use. It has been played mostly in a small music studio and well cared for. A bound Musician’s Manual is available. ”
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Ensoniq SQ80

“Hello there this keyboard is in great condition kept indoors it’s whole life. Comes with power cable and a tote bag. Keyboard was hardly played on it is in good shape powers on and sounds good through PA. The keyboard is packed and ready to go.” Click here to search for synths on eBay