Yamaha DX5

” she is in great working shape….lot of little scratches and dent in frame but keyboard face panel looks very nice key play and look new and are in super good shape….had this unit serviced when i
got her….all keys and buttons work as should and feel good to touch…..lets cut to the chase…this is a DX1 WITH A SYNTH ACTION KEYBOARD….Same Synth Minus piano type keyboard..These are super rare..and comes with super read/write ram cartridges with 32×32 (1024) sounds on board!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX5

“This is a hard to find Yamaha DX5 synthesizer. This one is in excellent condition, it’s been fully tested and everything works flawlessly. Has a new internal battery installed and I’ve loaded all the original factory sounds back into it. Only flaw is there’s an area on the left side of the front panel that is slightly blotchy in color (see pic #2). This will be extremely well packed and shipped in a solid wood crate to insure its safety in transit.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX5

“This is a hard to find Yamaha DX5 synthesizer. This one is in excellent condition, it’s been fully tested and everything works flawlessly. Has a new internal battery installed and I’ve loaded all the original factory sounds back into it. Only flaw is there’s an area on the left side of the front panel that is slightly blotchy in color (see pic #2). This will be extremely well packed and shipped in a solid wood crate to insure its safety in transit. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX5

“This is a hard to find Yamaha DX5 synthesizer. This one is in excellent condition, it’s been fully tested and everything works flawlessly. Has a new internal battery installed and I’ve loaded all the original factory sounds back into it. Only flaw is there’s an area on the left side of the front panel that is slightly blotchy in color (see pic #2).” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX5

“This is a hard to find Yamaha DX5 synthesizer. This one is in excellent condition, it’s been fully tested and everything works flawlessly. Has a new internal battery installed and I’ve loaded all the original factory sounds back into it. Only flaw is there’s an area on the left side of the front panel that is slightly blotchy in color (see pic #2).

EDIT: I’ve had this listed previously, but I’ve added some new pictures and am now offering shipping via UPS within the USA and internationally, fully insured. It will be extremely well packed and shipped in a solid wood crate to insure its safety in transit. See last picture for actual shipping crate, which will be cut down slightly to minimize shipping cost as much as possible.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX5

“This is a hard to find Yamaha DX5 synthesizer. This one is in excellent condition, it’s been fully tested and everything works flawlessly. Has a new internal battery installed and I’ve loaded all the original factory sounds back into it. Only flaw is there’s an area on the left side of the front panel that is slightly blotchy in color (see pic #2). Local pickup only.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX5

“This is a hard to find Yamaha DX5 synthesizer. This one is in excellent condition, it’s been fully tested and everything works flawlessly. Has a new internal battery installed and I’ve loaded all the original factory sounds back into it. Only flaw is there’s an area on the left side of the front panel that is slightly blotchy in color (see pic #2). Local pickup only.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX5

“Yamaha DX5 FM Digital Synthesizer. Condition is Used.

Recently serviced by Glasgow Studio Electronics and appears to be fully working.

Chips and scratches as appropriate for an item of this age but structurally sound and all switches and sliders working correctly.

Keyboard itself in very good condition with consistent touch response and no keys sticking.

Volume and data sliders have been replaced with good quality 3d printed parts – see photos. Two original Yamaha DX5 sliders included.

End caps recently replaced with solid wood and in extremely good condition. Original damaged end caps included.

Includes original Yamaha 2-pin power cable. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX5

“Here is a very rare and massive sounding FM beast of a synth.. The classic and legendary DX5. Essentially a DX1 minus the weighted keybed and top panel LEDs.

There is simply nothing like a DX5 / DX1 synth. It is by far the best and biggest sounding FM engine made. I personally A/B’d this against a DX7, DX7II and other FM synths.. the DX5 simply is superior in raw tone. PLUS its essentially TWO DX engines under the hood. Yummy!!!

It all works great and sound amazing. Battery is great, all keys, jacks, buttons, sliders are great. No operational issues.

Also comes with the two ROM carts.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX5

“I have had this instrument for a long time and it is in great shape. Everything works perfectly and it comes with a new road case, music rack, volume pedal and the original DX1/DX5 performance cartridge (this is a performance cartridge and not a voice cartridge). ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX5

” Im not the original owner, and dont know much about this keyboard. I tried to play it, with much frustration, and could only get sound to come out of the A side. When I slid the balance to the B side, it was silent. I might have been doing something wrong.

Then, I decided to erase the memory, hoping to access the internal sounds stored on the machine. Now it makes no sounds at all.

In other words I have no idea what im doing or know if this thing works properly.

Due to the weight of it, I can only afford to sell it AS-IS, not working.

Only thing I can say for certain is that it is in excellent cosmetic condition. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX5

“Here is a NICE DX5. This one has never been neglected or abused. The keyboard action still plays like new and is NOT stiff or sluggish. All slider pots work great with no noise etc. All buttons work effortlessly. The Backlight of the display works great. It has been very well taken care of over the years and I am the third owner.

It includes the original power cord and the original A/B cartridge set. The stand pictured is not included.

I have owned multiple DX5s in my lifetime and this is definitely a “good one” . The 80’s and 90’s were hard on FM synths because they were so popular as both a studio and touring instrument. This one survived in great shape.

The only cosmetic flaws are two uniform scratches on the bottom from being on a metal stand and the paint is beginning to flake on one of the end caps. This flaking is pretty typical for a Yamaha DX5 since the end caps are made of painted pressed particle board. The build quality of the DX5 is excellent and it was an expensive professional level keyboard when it was released, but Yamaha should have used plastic or laminated wood for the ends. I guess they never expected people would still be playing them 30 years later! The rest of the DX5 is constructed of heavy gauge metal and will probably last a lifetime.

Besides the two flaws mentioned above this machine looks 3 years old not 30. It has no major scratches or obvious wear. The “YAMAHA DX5″ logo that is spread across the back stands out just like a new keyboard. If you scrutinize it you will find some very small not noticeable imperfections besides the ones mentioned above I am sure

You can see the wood paneling of the wall reflecting in the LCD. There are no noticeable scratches across the LCD screen. ”
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Yamaha DX5

“This auction is for the legendary Yamaha DX5 Synthesizer. This versatile instrument is a rarity these days and if you do a simple search on its strengths and capabilities, you’ll be impressed. There are also manuals online for free. No sound carts. included.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX5

“For Sale is YAMAHA DX5, I power it on tested for sound and works, black and white keys work with no problem, I tested the knobs headphone jack and everything seems to be working, I did notice two of the knobs on the volume are missing however they still worked, I’m selling as is, with no returns.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX5

dx5 “For sale is a yamaha dx5. It is in very nice condition considering it is 32 years old. Not mint but I would say 8 of 10 but see pics and you decide. It is missing a few screws in the shell.Hit me up for more pics if you wish.

I believe everything is working. All buttons either light up or make the screen change. All sliders be have as expected. I tested the audio jacks only. They work. All keys trigger sound. Both wheels work.

That said, I do not know how to work this synth. I only gave it a cursory run through. On top of that, this synth is old and probably has never been serviced. Assume that the first thing you do will be to put this in the shop and have it serviced and calibrated. I am pricing this item low so you can take to have it serviced. Please assume it needs it!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX5

dx5 “I believe everything is working. All buttons either light up or make the screen change. All sliders be have as expected. I tested the audio jacks only. They work. All keys trigger sound. Both wheels work.

That said, I do not know how to work this synth. I only gave it a cursory run through. On top of that, this synth is old and probably has never been serviced. Assume that the first thing you do will be to put this in the shop and have it serviced and calibrated. I am pricing this item low so you can take to have it serviced. Please assume it needs it!

It comes with a black fabric covered hard case. It looks like it was made for it. I will bubble wrap it, the put it in the case. I will bubble wrap the case and then make a box for it. It is going to be huge. US shipping only. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX5

yamahadx5 “Rare Yamaha DX5 FM synth. Overall this one is in great cosmetic condition and perfect working order. Beyond minor scuffs, here are the cosmetic issues:

1) Some scratching on the under side (see pics)
2) A slight chip in the corner of one of the side ends
3) On the front panel, there are some “smudges” from the soft case foam sitting on the synth for so long. I tried to capture it in the photo that is taken at an angle. Perhaps these smudges could be cleaned off with the right stuff

This unit comes with a soft case that is functional, but has seen better days… see the pics. The only known operational issue is that one of the led’s on one of the buttons doesn’t light up when you press the button, but this does not affect the functionality whatsoever. I would fix it myself except I don’t want to risk damaging anything on such a nice/rare synth for just a little led.

This unit also comes with two voice ROM cartridges and a power cable.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX5

x5 “The DX5: Beauty and the Beast. Such a refined elegant machine but yet a real BEAST when it comes to sound production. It’s like having two stacked DX7s with a slightly punchier crystalline sound and much easier editing options, plus it comes with a HUGE library of sounds; over 400 in fact, on three included cartridges. One cartridge carries 256 sounds and is extremely rare . . . Tons of effects, instruments, and synthesizer sounds. . . You can play this synth for years. . . I never thought I’d sell it but it came down to an epic battle between the DX5 and my CS60. . . Don’t fret . . . It can be yours now! . . . Everything from SciFi wonderscapes to digital insect sounds to euphoric 80’s synth dreamtones are hidden under the hood of this sleek brown bear. Don’t hesitate before I do and cancel the auction for fear of seller’s remorse . . . It’s in pretty great shape save two minor cosmetic issues: One of the plastic button covers is missing (though button is still functional) and the power cord lost it’s plastic clamp where it meets the case (doesn’t affect perfomance, just means you can’t get drunk and trip full-bore into the power cable or you might hurt something) . . . And of course we have the token surface nicks and scratches, none of which seem too bad . . . “This notch is the time a mechanical flying fish jumped on it as I played softly on the shores of a synthetic ocean . . . This one was when I just bumped it lightly into a doorframe . . .” you know how it goes . . . ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX5

dx5 ” This is a great keyboard! It comes with 2 original cartridges, the power cord and two original manuals. Everything is in good working order. Small cosmetic chips (refurbished) on the front lower right and back lower right corners (see photos) and minor scratches to the bottom – otherwise it looks REALLY good. It will be professionally boxed and shipped by UPS.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX5

dx5 “This is a great keyboard! It comes with 2 original cartridges, the power cord and two original manuals. Everything is in good working order. Small cosmetic chips (refurbished) on the front lower right and back lower right corners (see photos) and minor scratches to the bottom – otherwise it looks REALLY good. It will be professionally boxed and shipped by UPS.”
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Yamaha DX5

yamaha dx5 “Sie bieten auf einen gebrauchten Yamaha DX-5 Synthesizer, guter Zustand, technisch voll funktionsfähig, optisch leichte Gebrauchsspuren. Der DX-5 entspricht 2 DX-7 (und soundtechnisch dem legendären DX-1, der hat nur mehr Bedienelemente). Voller, warmer und druckvoller Klang, den die späteren FM-Synths so nicht wieder gebracht haben, er hat auch symmetrische Outputs, und nicht die anfällige Folientasten des DX-7.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX-5

dx5 “Yamaha DX-5 in good working condition.
New back light professionally installed.
76 keys. If you want to program FM this is the board to have.
Missing colored tab on one of the function buttons.
Does not affect button’s use.
Some light scratches on panel.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX5

dx5

I am the original owner of this DX-5. It has been my favorite for years, but I have too many keyboards and need to get rid of a couple.(if there is such a thing as too many keyboards!) This keyboard in in very clean condition and comes with power cord, the original DX-5 rom cartridges A & B, music stand as shown in the pictures. Some scratches from normal use. I will also include the original owner’s manual and performance notes.

This DX-5 has a rare internal ROM upgrade, which was installed by one of their top techs at the Orange County Yamaha facility, so this is as up to date as possible. Few DX-5s have that upgrade.

Besides combining two DX-7 synths in one package with the improved D/A outputs for less noise, they used the best feeling key bed I have played. As most know, this is a DX1 packed in a smaller package but without the elaborate displays of the DX-1or the weight. The DXs layered creates an incredible fat sound. I still get many comments from people that hear it.

Due to the age, this keyboard is sold as-is. I had it powered up in the pictures and checked all of the controls so I’m sure you would love it as much as I have. I just used it for a concert last week.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX5

used dx5 “Yamaha DX5 Rare FM Synthesizer

Rare synth. Lovely and big. Has real buttons not membrane type!

Essentially 2 DX7s

Includes original user manual and power lead

Superb condition. Some marks on corners of end panels. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX5

dx5 “Yamaha DX-5 Fully Working in Average Condition including its Levy’s custom padded Gigbag

Everything works great on this instrument, and the cosmetics flaws are just mostly on the side panels.
It has some dings and marks on each side wood panel.
The front face panel has just a few minor signs of use.” Click here to visit listing on eBay