Kawai K5000S

“PHYSICAL CONDITION: Excellent – There are a few barely visible scuffs on the keyboard. Otherwise, each key, button, and knob is perfectly intact and ready for use. Overall, the physical condition is excellent. WORKING CONDITION: Excellent – Works perfectly. Each control and function is working properly. All of the patches sound great and each parameter is easily adjustable. In all, everything is fully operational and in excellent working condition. Please click on “Item Description” for more details and photos.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kawai K5000S

“KAWAI K5000S Vintage Synthesizer Keyboard as used by Kraftwerk. Was owned by my dear friend who recently passed away. Plugged it in and it works and sounds great!. All keys play. 4 top keys are broken, but play. Seems like easy replacement if you have the wherewithal. Screen works and can be read, but not too bright. Don’t know this synth (I am a drummer), so there may be a way to adjust. Tried the pitch bend, volume, arpeggiator, and 61 included sounds, and all works well. Don’t know what the other knobs and buttons do.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kawai K5000S

“Kawai K5000s Additive Synth in good condition. This is IMO the best pad / odd texture synth ever made. So much potential for sound creation. The knoby section is so fun and inspiring. Check out youtube vids on it as the sound engine will blow your mind.

It all works and looks good but there are a few things to note.. The keys have yellowed over time.. it happens. Also, there are 2 or three buttons that take a harder press than the others.. off the top.. its the System button, The bank 3 button and the arpeggiator button. Most likely needs a spray of contact cleaner / deoxit. All else is great and good to go.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kawai K5000S

“I bought this new in 1996. It has almost never been used. Everything works. However, I have not done any O.S. upgrades on this unit, and I’m pretty sure it could use one. The current O.S. is 3.00. For me, the coolest things about this synth is the arpeggiator (it does arpeggios that I have never seen on any other synth), the real-time knobs (very analog-like control), and the awesome keyboard which is (as far as I remember) the same as the one used in the Roland A-70 controller, which is semi-weighted and feels amazing. The black keys have an almost wood-like feel.

Unfortunately I never got into programming this beast beyond simple patches using the knobs. I know that additive synthesis is very powerful but I just never had the time to delve into it. This unit is VERY CLEAN. It still has the plastic covering on the LCD. It comes with the owner’s manual, four floppy disks, and a mint Anvil case that was ordered specifically for this unit. I will re-foam the case because the foam is old. I will ship to the USA, Europe, Canada and Japan. However, I will need a postal code prior to end of auction in order to supply a shipping quote. Please ignore the default shipping amount at the top of the page. For USA ground this will cost around 100.00-150.00 to ship. Thanks.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kawai K5000S

“I bought this from Sam Ash brand new in 1999 and it has spent the entire time since in my personal home studio. It has spent most of the past decade in its original box which is included. I’m pretty sure I have the original manuals but I’ll have to dig those out of a box I have with manuals from my gear. If you want it double boxed please contact me prior to buying, my guess is that will add $50.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Kawai K5000R

“Released in 1996-97 Advanced Additive synthesizer Kawai K5000. This is the rack version (R) of the synthesizer. Software version 4.0 . Works great and comes with three floppy discs : System V3.0, Kawai supplement and Emagic soundDiver disc.
Mains voltage can be changed via jumper inside the unit 100/110-120/220-240V” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Kawai K5000S

“This listing is for gently used Kawai K5000S (61 key) vintage additive synthesizer. It’s an awesome and very unique synth that is has its sounds based entirely on ADDITIVE engine. It can also be used a MIDI controller with many of the knobs and very cool programmable arpeggiator. There are many cool videos on youtube showing the potential of this awesome synth so if you’re not familiar with this synth, you should watch/listed to some of them and you won’t be disappointed.

The synth was tested to our best abilities and appears to function properly. There are some minor scratches here and there and normal wear and tear of a gently used synth but none of them affect the functionality of this incredible and unique synth. Please see the pictures for more details of synth’s physical condition.”
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