Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 24 November 2020, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“This is an Ensoniq ESQ-1 Synth/Keyboard in incredible condition. It is from the 80s. Remains in 100% functional condition. IT was used seldomly in a non-smoking studio environment.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 10 November 2020, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“Here is a great looking synthesizer – Ensoniq ESQ-1. This is working perfectly and was used lightly in a non-smoking studio environment. Take a look. These are really cool and capable of some great vintage sounds. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 27 October 2020, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“Ensoniq ESQ-1 Digital wave synthesiser. Condition is “Used”” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 13 October 2020, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“Ensoniq ESQ-1 wave synthesizer. This unit was made in 1988. Analog/digital hybrid design combines digital waveforms and analog filters. Features include onboard sequencer, MIDI, multitimbral, ring mod, 61 keys, velocity sensitive, eight-note polyphonic. Power cable included, plus accessories.

Comes with the very rare Ensoniq CVP-1 volume pedal. Ordinary volume pedals do not work with this synthesizer. It requires this unique Ensoniq pedal, which is harder to find than the synth itself.

Also includes two cartridges. One is a ROM card with preset patches that cannot be overwritten. The other is a RAM card that can store your own patches. I currently have the RAM card and synth’s internal memory filled with third party, analog-style patches. The synth’s original factory preset patches can be easily found online and downloaded via MIDI.

Overall beautiful condition with only light wear. The only notable cosmetic flaw is a hole on the underside of one key (see picture). That has been there since I bought the synth in 2016 and it has never caused a problem or had any effect on the feel of the key while playing. The key is fully functional and responds just like all the other keys. It would be simple to install a replacement key sometime in the future when it is time to change the battery. The synth will probably be due for a battery change in the next year or so. That would be a good time to also replace the key.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 08 September 2020, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“Ensoniq ESQ-1, Hybrid 80’s Synthesizer w/Instruction Manual, **two broken keys**. Condition is Used but fully functional. Broken keys are still intact but do not trigger noise and are silent. The silent keys are the ones marked “X” in the picture above. Synth, owner manual, power chord, and vol. 3 Voice – 80 sound bank cartridge. Shipped with UPS Ground.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 01 September 2020, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“This listing is for one vintage Ensoniq ESQ-1 analog/digital hybrid synthesizer. It is working well with new caps on the power supply, new battery backup and bright, readable VFD. Includes power cable.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 07 July 2020, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“ENSONIQ ESQ-1 Vintage Synth , Made In USA.

I had this synth since 1992 .

It’s a very unique synthesiser , doesn’t sound like any other synth I had .” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 09 June 2020, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ-1

“NOT fully tested, I consider it to be working but will need some attention, some keys don’t seem to make as much sound as others, needs a new battery.Some wear on cabinet (i.e. lettering, etc)” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 09 June 2020, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“Fresh from a local estate. Powers on but untested. Look at the photos to judge.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 31 March 2020, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“Very Good” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 31 March 2020, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“Good condition—works good —all keys and buttons work good——version 2.2 —see all pictures and ask any questions—may show normal wear” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 17 March 2020, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ-1

“Vintage ENSONIQ ESQ-1 Digital Wave Synthesizer w/Analog Filter . Condition is Used.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 10 March 2020, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1 Project Machine

“Ensoniq ESQ-1 Synthesizer Keyboard with 13 sound preset cartridges, as-is

Keyboard powers on with bright display and makes sound.

Keys are intermittent. Some sound, some don’t, some work sometimes. They seem to get better as I play it. Perhaps it will fix itself over time (but don’t count on that). The buttons seem to operate (though I didn’t test every one). The volume and data sliders work. Cartridges that I tried load their sounds but, again, I can’t guarantee that all cartridges work. (You should use some electronics contact spray – like DeOxit D5 – on the cartridge contacts.)

This unit was in storage for years and likely suffered from less-than-ideal environmental conditions. Consider it in need of maintenance. As I say, it basically works but needs TLC. That’s why it’s sold as “For parts, not working” and as-is, as-found.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 11 February 2020, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“Vintage Ensoniq ESQ-1 Synthesizer Condition is Used.

Comes with:
-Sustain pedal
-Data Cassette
-Sequence Sheets
-Power Cable

Modified to accept two AAs instead of a hard soldered battery. Works perfectly fine. All functions tested.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 14 January 2020, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“Bidding is for both a Vintage ENSONIQ ESQ-1 Digital Wave Synthesizer with Analog Filters and a padded “Road Case.” Condition is Used. Fully functioning. “Battery Warning” (for saving settings) message lights – Battery can be replaced by a user with soldering iron, braid and solder, a screw driver, allan wrench and battery. I’d do it myself if I was going to keep it. Stored in the foam-lined case so there is virtually no dust inside. Keys are yellowed from age and one has a tiny burn mark but ALL WORK.

Comes with Power Cord and “Hybrid” Road Case” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 17 December 2019, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“You are also welcome to visit and try it out in person! I consider it to be partially to mostly working, I did try a number of the built in sounds and they seem to be working fine but some of the keys produce less sound and sometimes very little to no sound so I think they’ll need some attention. Battery warning comes on when you turn it on so it will need that replaced. I did not test any of the other various memory or other functions, only a basic test. Metal case in good shape, a lot of the lettering on the cabinet is quite worn but in general I’d say it’s in good condition or better cosmetically, no damage or signs of abuse. 2 screws are missing on the front. Comes with a nice fitted soft case, stand, original foot pedal, power cord, USB to MIDI cable and the 2 cartridges (which are untested) pictured, Music Pack and Q Spectrum. If the winning bidder does not want some/any of these accessories ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 10 December 2019, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“KEYS DONT WORK CONSISTENTLY, with a keybed clean up it MAY work good as new. All the other buttons and faders seem to work great.

ENSONIQ ESQ-1 Digital Wave Synthesizer Vintage Analog . Condition is For parts or not working.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 12 November 2019, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“Ensoniq ESQ1 Digital Wave Synthesizer Keyboard. Condition is Used. Powers up; works. Display initially indicates internal battery low. Includes one (1) PROM memory cartridge (used). Exterior good cosmetic condition.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 05 November 2019, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“2 sound cartridges included. Project synth I never got around to working on. Turns on and the sound is great. Low battery warning is on. I will include new battery for new owner to install. Few keys do not emit sound when pressed, needs keybed cleaning. 1 C key repaired with glue (as pictured), works fine. I do have a new C key I will include for new buyer to install. ENSONIQ ESQ-1 Digital Wave Synthesizer Vintage Analog!. Condition is For parts or not working. This is a project. No returns. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 29 October 2019, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“This keyboard is not far from total restoration at a minimum of cost. I got this from a guy in the early 90s after mine died. But by this time, we were all getting into the latest breakthrough…recording with DAWs (however primitive) with ‘unlimited’ tracks vs. 8. And this ESQ faded away. I don’t recall using it that much. But that’s how I got it.
ABOUT A YEAR AGO: I wanted to get it cleaned up and functioning again, so I took it to my 40-year-long-repair man….who is quite elderly now. He suffered a heart condition while he had it and never got around to fixing it. Many months later, when I picked it up, I did not realize most of the screws were not replaced. So I had to deal with that issue today, when posting. (See below for those kinds of details). I know there are several things wrong with this device, so I’ll walk you through everything you need to know:

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
1. UNIT POWERS ON, and basically ALL* of the buttons function as expected. Pictures show various sections of this instrument selected so you can see this. (See #4 for *—one button may not be working)
2. There is no audio coming out of the L/R output jacks at this time…though I never remembered that being an issue, so something could be lose, or upon being moved around a few times over the past 30 years, simply maybe have broken something.
3. This sequences had the expansion memory card installed, which alone, was worth $, and some folks still look for those today!
That was installing hardware, which was very reliable. I can’t vouch for the condition of the card, but I would assume it works.
4. * The CARTRIDGE section (or the cartridge button, or the cartridge itself?) is not reading the cartridge that you see inserted in the pics. I would assume that after all these years, that cartridge may be bad. But if that were true, I remember (?) that the ESQ would at least ‘see’ the cartridge and give an error message, etc. So I’m assuming the problem could be that section of the circuit board also. Or the BUTTON that selects the cartridge is not doing it’s job. That would be the easiest, cheapest fix. But I don’t know what’s causing this.
5. In one picture you can see some pink substance on the black output/foot-pedal jacks. This was always on there when I got it, and I have no clue as to what it is or why someone put that on there, but it never affected anything when I played the instrument…it was just fine.
6. In order to ship the keyboard and not have movement of the actual physical keyboard section itself, you can see in two pictures that I stuffed plastic bags in there to safely wedge the keyboard so it would not move. I have no screw to replace the ones that were missing when I picked up the instrument from the repair shop.
7. You will see that there are approximately 3-4 yellowish keys on the lower left hand side of the keyboard. I had these replaced a long time ago, and the guy had no matches, so we used 3 keys off of some other ensoniq product/compatible product and those keys were different color-wise… but I didn’t mind that, so notice the three off white keys.
8. The memory back up battery is low. These are extremely cheap and available.

THIS IS FOR SOMEONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO FIX IT UP,
or knows how to themselves; or for someone who wants to part it out.
But like I said, I think this unit is not far from workable restoration, but I’m not a repair guy. I say this because it was working fine at one point, and it seems to me like the odd things that go out here and there are normal things that also went out when they were brand new and taking them to the repair shop.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 15 October 2019, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“Vintage Ensoniq ESQ-1 Keyboard Synthesizer

In Good Condition, Turns On, All Keys Work

The Volume Control Knob Has Been Replaced But Hasn’t Been Soldered Yet And Needs To Be Soldered” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 10 September 2019, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ-1

“NOT fully tested, I consider it to be partially working but will need some attention, some keys don’t seem to make as much sound as others, needs a new battery.Some wear on cabinet (i.e. lettering, etc)” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 27 August 2019, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1 Project Machine

“this is a cool vintage analog synthesizer that powers on normally but when I plug my headphones into audio out I get no sound . It could be funky old headphones or some switch or output feature I am operating incorrectly but selling keyboard as is , not working for parts or repair. The keyboard shows no signs of corrosion and is in good general condition” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 16 July 2019, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“I really don’t know much about this keyboard, so ask questions before bidding and I’ll try to do my best to answer! You are also welcome to visit and try it out in person! I consider it to be partially to mostly working, I did try a number of the built in sounds and they seem to be working fine but some of the keys produce less sound and sometimes very little to no sound so I think they’ll need some attention. Battery warning comes on when you turn it on so it will need that replaced. I did not test any of the other various memory or other functions, only a basic test. Metal case in good shape, a lot of the lettering on the cabinet is quite worn but in general I’d say it’s in good condition or better cosmetically, no damage or signs of abuse. 2 screws are missing on the front. Comes with a nice fitted soft case, stand, original foot pedal, power cord, USB to MIDI cable and the 2 cartridges (which are untested) pictured, Music Pack and Q Spectrum” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 02 July 2019, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“Up for sale is a used Ensoniq ESQ-1 Synthesizer Keyboard For Parts / Repair. The synth is not in working condition so it’s for repair or parts. It powers on but I can’t get it to change voices and no sound into headphones. The four screws to close the lid were missing when I got it so I assume someone was trying to repair it. The two female ends on the left side are broken so the screws won’t stay in on that side, please see pictures. The display is still very nice and bright. The two wheels seem to be smooth but I can’t tell if they work cause there is no sound. One key has a burn mark, see close up picture. I also do not have any voice cartridges. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 26 March 2019, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“ENSONIQ ESQ-1 Vintage Analog Synthesizer 61-Key Keyboard. USA-1985 Works Great.!. Condition is Used. As you can see from the photos, one of the keys is lifted up.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 12 February 2019, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“I really don’t know much about this keyboard, so ask questions before bidding and I’ll try to do my best to answer! You are also welcome to visit and try it out in person! I consider it to be partially to mostly working, I did try a number of the built in sounds and they seem to be working fine but some of the keys produce less sound and sometimes very little to no sound so I think they’ll need some attention. Battery warning comes on when you turn it on so it will need that replaced. I did not test any of the other various memory or other functions, only a basic test. Metal case in good shape, a lot of the lettering on the cabinet is quite worn but in general I’d say it’s in good condition or better cosmetically, no damage or signs of abuse. 2 screws are missing on the front. Comes with a nice fitted soft case, stand, original foot pedal, power cord, USB to MIDI cable and the 2 cartridges (which are untested) pictured, Music Pack and Q Spectrum. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 20 November 2018, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“Up for bid is my 1986 Ensoniq ESQ-1 Synthesizer! It’s been in my collection for about 8 months, and has been rarely used due to a personal lack of interest in the synth. I purchased it on reverb.com about 8 months ago and from what I understand it came from a studio style environment. The body is metal, however the side panels are plastic. I received this synth with the brackets that hold the screws in broken, the screws nowhere to be found. This doesn’t impact the function of the synthesizer, however it is something to keep note of (I will secure the synth to ensure the case doesn’t come open during shipping). It has the sequencer expander card, and a newly replaced battery from 2013. Everything is 100% operational with this synth. It has a set of custom patches, but if your want the original factory set, I can certainly do that for you. It comes with a manual (not original), and power cord.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 13 November 2018, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“I’m selling my Ensoniq ESQ-1 synth to make room for new gear in my studio. I’ve had this keyboard synth for about a year and have not had any problems with it. Cosmetically it is a little bit worn, but all the functions seem to still be good and operational. The only issue with the unit currently is that the internal memory battery is low so patches can’t be saved. I bought a replacement battery but never got around to installing it and thought it might be better to let the next owner decide how to handle that.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 06 November 2018, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“INCLUDES: Protective Carry Case, Memory Cartridge, Owners Manual, Sequencer Expansion (Installed), Power Cord
NEEDS SERVICE: NOT PLAYABLE AS IS. Display shows as pictured and plays random notes. Upgrade to V3.50 might help.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 30 October 2018, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“1987 Ensoniq ESQ-1 Synth. Includes Program Cartridge! Tested presets and unit appears to function as it should.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 07 August 2018, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“Used in working condition. Got it in a lot with power amps. Only kept the power amps. We don’t play keys in the band so this is just taking up room. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 10 July 2018, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“Ensoniq ESQ1 Vintage Synthesizer Keyboard working good condition.”
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Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 19 June 2018, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

” Works and sounds great! I am just unloading gear that I have not used recently, but I got a lot of great use out of this one on several records. Some light scuffs and scratches here and there, nothing major – see the photos. Comes with one cartridge and has some pretty amazing capabilities. If you are looking for a cheaper, sneaky awesome synth, this one is a great one to have.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq, ESQ1 @ 15 May 2018, Comments Off on Ensoniq ESQ1

“This is a used synth. It was used at a church and then I acquired it and cleaned it up. Everything works great accept for the “modes” button, it doesn’t really press in anymore.

Comes with:

ESQ Voice-80 Vol.1 cartridge

Power chord

Item sold as is. No returns” Click here to visit listing on eBay