“I’ve had this delightful synth for 22 years and sat patiently waiting it’s turn to give all in a pair of 6 ft racks filled with some of the best rack mount synths the world had to offer.I put it up on eBay last year and during the final testing before shipping it was making some very strange noises in on quite a few of the presets.I told the buyer and we decided to cancel the auction for refund.It’s been sitting there waiting for my next test and after 6 months it’s not making any sound now.It lights up properly and seems like it turns on correctly but no sound at all.I wonder if it could be the battery is dead and the presets were compromised.I have never changed the battery in the 22 years so that may well be an answer.At any rate I am selling this unit “as is” for a DIY project.I was going to send it to my tech to fix but he has been laboring on my Matrix 12 for 2 months and I don’t want to distract him.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“RARE!!! Korg EX8000 module. From a smoke free studio as is. Happy bidding!!!” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Great condition fully working. Was using up until yesterday. Smoke free studio use. Kept in a rack.
This is probably the most analog sounding “digital” synth I’ve ever heard. Used digital wave samples which are constantly in motion passé through and analog VCF and VCA. Because it does digital waves, you can get interesting sounds you wouldn’t normally get with an analog synth while still keeping the analog tone generated by its analog signal path. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Korg EX-8000 Rack Version of DW 8000 Vintage Synthesizer. Condition is Used and sold “As Is”
The unit powers on fine with new power cord, and all led’s and numerical led’s work. All buttons there, and working fine. No other testing done.
The unit has some scratches from rack use and bottom rubber feet missing. *****PLEASE NOTE: The rack brackets will be removed for packing purposes if needed but will be included and screws will be attached to unit to prevent loss.
This is the rack version of the DW 8000, a very influential synth. It can do PHAT mono leads, incredible FM-style bells, decent E-piano and organs and some truly outright weird stuff.
This is a vintage piece of gear manufactured in 1986. It is possible it may require maintenance, replacement of memory battery, cleaning of potentiometers and switches, and replacement of gel capacitors as they can dry out over time and require replacement. This is routine for older electronics, not expensive to do, and comes with the territory. No returns. No refunds. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“In very good condition considering it’s age. It does have some “rack rash” on the rack flanges and minor age wear but is in great shape otherwise. Sounds amazing!” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Rack version of DW-8000, one of the absolute iconic digital synths from the 1980’s, extremely full sound not approached by anything today. Great sounding analog filter, and rare controller that makes programming a breeze, with knob and slider access to all important parameters” Click here to visit listing on eBay
” This Korg EX-8000 is in reasonable cosmetic condition — usual rack rash but no major issues. Functionally, it works and sounds great, except that it only produces audio on the right channel, not the left, so you have to use it in mono. Which I’ve never found to be a big deal as it was never really a stereo synth anyway. Also, a previous owner replaced the power cord and didn’t do the prettiest job, but it works fine. Selling as-is and starting the price low because of these issues.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“This MIDI Sound Module dates from the mid 1980s. It is the rack mount version of Korgs DW6000 Keyboard.
Digital controlled analogue synth. – 9 voice polyphony.
Great sounds. Fat !!. Lots to mod and program up.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Great polysonic synth module. Works well. Tested. Rack mounted.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Great sounding early 80’s synth same as dw8000 without the keyboard
Original box and operation manual
Pack away years ago”
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” Works great. Used, some wear and light dings, but once in rack, looks fantastic and works better! ” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Everything works, one owner, Manual, in very good condition.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Vintage Korg EX-8000 Programmable Polyphonic Synthe Module. Came from a liquidation buyout, unit is being sold as is for parts or repair. Unit won’t power on, not sure what the issues are with it. Lots of scratches, scuff marks & stains. No power cable or any other accessories included, just for the unit only.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“KORG EX-8000 SYNTH MODULE. REAL NICE CONDITION. INCLUDES RACK MOUNT EARS, RUBBER FEET ARE MISSING FROM BOTTOM, INCLUDES CORRECT POWER CORD, MINOR NICKS ON THE TOP OF THE FRONT PANEL. NO KNOWN ISSUES”
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” Fantastic condition original EX-8000 with original power cord. You’re gonna love it!”
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“This is a Korg EX-8000 programmable polyphonic synthe module. Same as the keyboard version DW-8000. Midi, rackmount version with original manual and power cable. Midi In,Out and Thru, 1/4 inch stereo outputs. The module has been in storage for some time and does not power up. It is in great physical condition and complete. See photos. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“This is a Korg EX-8000 programmable polyphonic synthe module. Same as the keyboard version DW-8000. Midi, rackmount version with original manual and new proprietary, power cable. Midi In,Out and Thru, 1/4 inch TRS stereo outputs. The module has been in storage for some time and does not power up. It is in good condition otherwise, complete and unmodified. See photos. It is sold as is, for repair. Thanks for looking.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
The internal watch battery which runs patch memory is near death, and consequently “forgets” all data from time to time. When this happens, you have to do a factory reset and upload a patch bank via midi or 3.5mm cable before it will work again.
I am including a fresh battery and battery holder which you can install yourself, if you have soldering skills. The process is described here. Otherwise you would need to find a qualified tech to resolve the issue..
Full disclosure: it is possible that some battery leakage may have occurred with a battery this old. At this time the unit functions totally fine aside from occasional memory wipes, which suggests that no significant damage has occurred. Nevertheless, the unit is being sold as-is.
Cosmetically it’s in pretty good condition for its age. There are a few scratches along the rear top side, but nowhere near the amount of rack rash you typically see in 30 year old rack gear.
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This is the smaller rack mount version of the more common DW8000. It has all of the same functionality minus the arp…but taking up a lot less space in return.
It sounds amazing. The perfect combination of analog and digital. The analog filter is warm and rich which helps add humanity to the sounds. The programming structure is robust as well allowing you to create very interesting sounds. Plus it has a killer chorus/delay that sounds righteously vintage.
Everything works great. I replaced the internal battery myself so it’s good for another decade. All of the controls work perfectly. The buttons and parameter slider are solid. Display is nice and bright. Outputs are clean with no noise. Receives MIDI just fine as well.
Some minor rack wear and blemishes. Looks like someone used tape to mark different things that left some residue here and there. See photos. Should clean up fine if it bothers you (didn’t bother me).” Click here to visit listing on eBay
” For sale is a gently used Korg EX-8000 rack unit in excellent condition. Original manual and preset sounds cassette included. The unit has a few minor scratches but looks and sounds great. The synth is 100% fully functional.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Brand new unused KORG EX 8000, shop display for more than 20 years. Two very minor scratch from rack fixing. Everything works as new. Please see pictures” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Works great. Has some scuffs on the top. This is an excellent synth. I hate to see this go. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay
” THIS CAME OUT OF A WORKING STUDIO……IT IS IN VERY GOOD SHAPE,,,VERY FEW SCRATCHES AND ITS MISSING 2 RACK EAR SCREWS….THAT’S IT,,,,IT COMES WITH FULL MANUAL,,,,I TOOK THE TIME TO PRINT IT AND ITS IN A BINDER,,,,,MAKES LIFE EASIER,,,,,COMES WITH HEAVY DUTY POWER CORD,” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“This is the rackmount version of the DW-8000, a hybrid digital/analog poly synth. Identical, except the EX-8000 does not have the arpeggiator. Dark, moody, and heavy are good ways to describe the sound. Has some beautiful crystal EP’s, and can generate some truly ripping lead lines ( with the built-in digital delay ). Basically 16 DCO’s, or single cycle waveforms, passed through a VCF and VCA. Filter can self oscillate, and is one of the squelchiest around. A very cheap addition to any setup, and very underrated at that.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Korg EX 8000 digital analog synth. Great condition some small scratches. Sorry no manual. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“This is a nice working unit that comes with a power cord only. It has a few light scratches on top but still looks fine.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
*** two of the knobs on the unit is slightlyY bent but IT IS HARDLY NOTICEABLE AND DOES NOT EFFECT ANYTHING *****
**** THE BATTERY FOR THE MEMORY BANK HAS TO BE CHANGED *****” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“I know nothing about this item. One of our customers trade it in a bunch of vintage synth stuff and this is one of the items. This takes a unique power cable and we don’t have it. the previous owner says it was working well but has now lost the cable. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“You are bidding on a KORG EX-8000 Keyboard Rack Unit! Works good. In good condition. Please ask questions before placing a bid.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“This unit is rare and getting rarer. It has a unique combination of digital oscillators and an analog filter section. The filter sounds not unlike a Moog or Oberheim filter, but with that Korg twist to it. If you leave it showing the fiter cutoff in the display, you can use the knob to sweep the filter!” Click here to visit listing on eBay