Oberheim Xpander

” Oberheim Xpander XP-1 6 voice desktop version of the Matrix 12 US version w/case. Condition is Used. Shipped with FedEx Ground or FedEx Home Delivery. Please note, this auction includes the Synth only. No cables or extras are included. Ive received a few inquiries about whether or not the unit is operational. All I can confirm is that when I plug it in, it turns on. I’m not a musician, and have never used the unit. My father was the owner, and he passed away several years ago.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Xpander

“It is an exhibition of [Oberheim Xpander], a famous vintage synthesizer. (It will be the Japanese version)
It is an overhaul product that has undergone a complete set of internal maintenance, inspection, testing, repair and cleaning by a professional company (a dedicated hard case and power cable are included.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Xpander

“Recently serviced Oberheim Xpander by SD Machinesmodule in excellent technical condition with slight paint wear on the back. It comes with a Calzone case in very good condition also on the outside but the inside wore out. We have placed foam inside.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Xpander

“Overall this Xpander is in excellent condition with a few minor cosmetic blemishes to it. It has ben tested and works as intended. There is a tiny scratch on one of the screens but it is strictly cosmetic and doesn’t effect the performance any. See photos for actual unit. It comes with the power cord.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Xpander

“Overall this Xpander is in excellent condition with a few minor cosmetic blemishes to it. It has ben tested and works as intended. There is a tiny scratch on one of the screens but it is strictly cosmetic and doesn’t effect the performance any. See photos for actual unit. It comes with the power cord.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Xpander

“Up for sale is our Oberheim Xpander polyphonic analogue synthesiser.

It’s been recently serviced including a power supply recap, so is in great working condition.

Cosmetic condition is really excellent. There’s minor blemishes only to the front and rear panels. The wooden sides are both in tidy condition with only minor blemishes.

All buttons, knobs, switches and encoders work as they should, the displays are nice and bright.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Xpander

“Purchased second-hand about 10 years ago.
Take it out about 10 times.
There is no problem with either of the MIDI sound control.

Fine scratches and paint peeling on the wooden side panel (3rd image), deflection on the front panel (4th image) and cello tape mark (5th image), small chip on the VCO1 switch (6th image), rear panel There are two stickers applied (7th image), but I think there is no problem with the performance.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Xpander

” This synth has seen light use in my studio and was never toured, however I am not the original owner.

The physical condition is 7 of 10. Some of the finish is worn and faded, and the sides have a few dings and dents. All pots, knobs, faders and ports are in good condition.

Functionally, its 8.5 of 10. As you can see, the synth passes a tuning test and appears to function without obvious issues. That said, this is vintage gear — tuning is a bit unsteady, needs 20+ minutes of warmup before use, occasionally a button might need to be pressed twice — you get the idea. But all outputs work, and it sounds DIVINE. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Xpander

“Selling my beloved Xpander as I am moving studios and need to drastically downsize.

It is a wildly flexible and lush instrument, going from Steve Roach to Nine Inch Nails and everywhere in between.

It has 5 LFOs and 5 ADSRs per voice and a computer controlled patching system that has clearly influenced just about every semi modular VA ever made, hardware or software. In terms of modulation and multi-timbrality it can do very interesting things. I like the sound of all the filter types and the oscillators. It is a beautiful sounding instrument.

The Xpander has worked great for me, and it passes the tuning/servicing test for all voices. Please refer to the images.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Xpander

“Here is a chance to own a true analog beast and a highly collectible and sought-after piece of synthesizer history.

This US manufactured version of the Oberheim Xpander (far superior in build and component quality to the later Japanese ones) is in full working order and been in a smoke free studio with good temperatures in my ownership since 2015.The only evident defect is that the front panel is slightly faded with age (see photos). ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Xpander

“Near mint condition. I cant find a scratch or fault anywhere on this Xpander. Looks brand new without a flaw. Functionally, works flawless. All encoders work properly with no skipping or errors. The LED screen works perfect without any burned out lights or faint lit lights. All 6 voices tune properly. Wooden side panels look new-screws look new, etc, etc. Maybe the underside of the Xpander is scratched….I haven’t looked at the bottom. Roadcase is in very good condition-interior foam is in excellent condition. Original manual is in fair condition. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Xpander

“Im selling my mint condition Oberheim Xpander. It has very low miles. It comes from a smoke free studio. These pics don’t do it justice it looks way better in person. It sounds amazing and works great. This is the better built US version. All of the screens are bright and clear. All of the buttons and encoders work great. It always passes all of the calibration tests. It comes with the power cord and original Xpander factory patches cassette tape.”
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Oberheim Xpander

“Hey there friends! This Oberheim Xpander Analog Synthesizer is in excellent condition, (except for a small scuff on the front left), as you can see from the pics! All functions are perfect! Has the most amazing sounds and comes with some extra bonus midi cables that allow you to download a whole bunch more amazing patches online! The sweetest synth that some believe could be the best one ever made! Used on a few tracks in DJ Q-bert’s Thud Rumble studio! I’m also including a BONUS Anvil Case to keep the Synth safe!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Xpander

“This is another awesome synth I haven’t used in a while and want to pass along to someone who will at a fair price. This U.S.-built Xpander is really special and sounds amazing and is very easy to navigate, but it’s also a programmers synth thanks to all the modulation routing options.

This keyboard has been worked on and the six rotary encoders were replaced and the unit was gone over last year by Bruce Forat at Forat Electronics. All the inputs and outputs are tight. Knobs are new and buttons all work reliably. I also put on NOS wood sides. It works perfectly and sounds great. Cosmetically it’s a 7-8 out of 10. The only issue – which is a non-issue – is a tiny crack in the plastic covering one of the VFD displays (see close-up). I’ve had the unit for several years and it was there when I got it, and when the guy got it before me. It’s not a functional issue, strictly cosmetic. You can watch my Youtube channel to see the auto-tune and sound examples (StudioVoodooMusic).” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Xpander

” This listing is for one of my beloved Oberheim Xpander (XP-1) in perfectly working in absolutely stunning condition.

Please see my other listings for the other Xpander that is also for sale (with real sturdy flight case).

Power supply switches easily between 115 Volt and 230 Volt.

This mint Xpander comes with:
– Oberheim original shipping box with matching serial number. (Box has been slightly moist damaged from when in storage)
– Oberheim original user manual
– Oberheim original Software updates notes,
– Oberheim original FCN
– Oberheim original sound listings
– Oberheim original unused warranty card
– Power cable

All voices tune swiftly in all categories.

The Xpander is probably the most flexible vintage analog synth ever made. Full MIDI and CV/Gate implementation and separate voice outs.
The Xpander is a multitimbral truly analog synth. You can even mix and match which voices should listen to CV/Gate and MIDI simultaneously!

Each voice has a 15 mode (analog) filter, 5 LFO and 5 Envelopes, LAG, Tracking and RAMP generators.

Needless to say the stunning sounds you will create with this is endless.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Xpander

“This rare vintage synth module provides all the great “fat” rich analog sounds (made famous in the ’80s) that we’ve all come to love over the years. It sounds amazing!! Warm strings, pads and lead sounds showcase the unique, classic sound of this synth. Includes original owners manual and an AC power cord.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Xpander

“This is an Oberheim Xpander synthesizer in great working condition. It hasn’t been used in over 20 years but was safely & carefully stored. There are some scrapes and scratches from moving around in the studio while it was being used back in the owners music days, and I have shown them all clearly in photos. Its been tested by a friend who works at a music engineering studio and everything checked out. We don’t have the original manual, and the power cable isn’t the original but it is the correct cord for the machine. I decided to leave the manual purchase up to the buyer rather than buy one and stick it with this.

It is the US made version.

It has had only one owner.

All displays are clear and work perfectly.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Xpander

“If you are looking at this and you’re thinking, “Didn’t I just see this a week ago?,” you’re right. I listed it, sold it, and the dude backed out of the sale. So here we are again, so be sure you know what you are bidding on! Oberheim Xpander, 6-voice synth module, not an OB8, OBx, or any other older synth.

What is it?: If you know the ’80s you already know what an awesome, historic synth this is. If you want all the specs, I can send you them, but specs don’t translate to sound. And this thing has THE sound. I am the original owner, I bought it in the early ’80s when they were first introduced and I used on so many gigs. It was my go-to synth. I also had a Micro Moog, Prophet-5 and a DX-7, but they were never as fat as this OB. Those huge ’80s synth sounds were so iconic, and now real analog sounds are back. BTW-this one is US built (highly sought after), not Japanese, as the later models were.

Condition: It hasn’t been seriously used in about 25 years, yet all the patches still come up on demand. The internal battery that keeps the PRAM going, holding patch settings, is amazingly still working (a testament to Oberheim’s design). The internal diagnostics that tune the oscillators, filters, etc. all PASS (see video below). Lastly, it sounds awesome! Some of the switches were a little funky at first, but as I used them more and more, they became less so. Like I said, it hasn’t been played in a very long time. Almost changed my mind when I heard it again after all those years.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Xpander

“OBERHEIM XPANDER for auction. This unit was recently serviced by the famous analog synth repair Guru John Leimseider (JL) of the Cantos Music Foundation in Calgary Alberta Canada. This is a six voice, VCO-based synthesizer (like the Matrix-12) as opposed to its DCO-based siblings the Matrix-6 and 1000. It is in great condition and sounds wonderful. Very fat and thick as you would expect from a true analog synthesizer. The best part of this unit however, is its flexibility when it comes to programming sounds. It is very similar to a modular synthesizer in that respect. Pretty much anything can modulate anything. This unit is American made in Los Angeles, California. ”

Oberheim Xpander

“This is a well working Oberheim Xpander. It includes the Xpander Xpansion installed by a tech a long time ago. Passes all tunings consistently and only needed very minor work (PSU).
The unit is in fair shape with minor marks on the graphics. It suffers from the same fading all Xpanders do, but it’s par for the course. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Xpander

xapnder ” This is an Oberheim Xpander synthesizer in excellent physical and operating condition. It has been hardly used over the past twenty-some years in a non-smoking home. It includes the original owner’s manual, service manual and power cable. I am also including a clear plastic dust cover custom made for the Xpander.

I am the original owner.

The digital displays shown in the pictures are actually clear. For some technical reason, the camera setting made them look foggy. I believe it is because they are fluorescent.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Xpander

xpander “Vintage Oberheim xPander synth. Nice cosmetic condition. I believe this unit is fully functional. I’ve used the MIDI and audio outs. And I have programmed it extensively. When I first got the unit, some of the data pots didn’t increment each time the pot clicked, but after some use they all work now. I haven’t used any of the CV outs. I don’t see why they wouldn’t work since everything else does. The unit comes with original manual and 3 backup cassettes.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Xpander

xpander “Yeah, it’s “used” but there are NO signs of cosmetic wear, because it has not been out of my studio since the day it was bought. It self-tests out perfectly and has been in a smoke-free environment at 70 degrees Fahrenheit throughout its entire life. Comes with owner’s manual & power cord. Analog sound synthesis at its finest. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Xpander

xpander “Oberheim Xpander XP-1 – in excellent condition. 100% functional. All tuning passes. Nice bright displays. Cosmetically looks fantastic. Woodend pieces look great. This is the US made model. Sounds fantastic! Arguably the best analog poly every made!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberherim Xpander

xpanders “I am auctioning my lovely Oberheim Xpander synthesizer. An icon for connoisseurs of traditional, analog subtractive synthesis, it was ahead of its time when it was created (1984), due to its extensive modulation options offered, plus a large selection of filters (15 types). It is a 6-voice polyphonic and multi-timbral synth, known for its warm, rich character, which tended to pulverize the dominating synth of that era, the infamous Yamaha DX-7. Its predecessors were other icons such as the 4-Voice, OBX, OBXa and OB8, and some “purists” may complain that its sound is “cleaner” by comparison, but you can coax the growling beast out of it with proper editing which, by the way, is done with a very intuitive front panel. Although not a knob-per-function affair, it is actually very intuitive, and I managed to really get into its intricacies without reading the manual, which BTW I will include. Tom Oberheim recently created a current iteration of his poly synths with the help of Dave Smith, the OB6, but unfortunately it is much more limited in its choice of filters and modulation options. I have listened to it, and I have to say, the Xpander can chew it up and spit it out! This one was serviced in late August by a regional synth guru, Mike Jay, from Pro Audio Electronics, in Tampa FL, and it received > $900-worth of repairs, which included replacement of defective capacitors and of the memory battery. It works like a charm, and sounds gorgeous. Cosmetically it is at least a 9/10, I’d say. You are welcome to pick it up if you live in North Florida or South Georgia, but otherwise I’ll ship it by UPS ground, insured. It is a big, heavy baby, so s/h will be an additional $100. I do not offer refund option, due to unpleasant, prior experiences of buyers eviscerating the purchased instrument to swap components for their own non-functional synths, then claiming it was broken, HOWEVER, I guarantee this thing will be 100% functional on arrival and, if well-cared-for, years ahead.” Click here to visit listing on eBay