Yamaha TX-816

Excellent condition Yamaha TX-816 rack mount module for its age. Well kept & maintained with a NEW (not a used replacement) power supply installed. (Note that original power supplys for these units tend to fail & start to “hum” over time which affects the overall sound quality). The new supply will last many years to eliminate the possibility of this known problem.

Also included is a brand new 3-meter Hosa STX-803F 8-channel XLR Female to 1/4 inch TRS Male Balanced Snake to connect all 8 modules.

Internal battery back-up all range between 3.2-3.3 volts, so no battery change needed anytime soon.

Also included in this sale which I’m throwing in, is a Yamaha MV-802 mixer in good condition that can be used to connect the TX-816 to better control the mixing of the modules. It will be shipped in a separate box since the TX-816 is so heavy (no extra cost to the buyer). If you do not want/need this rack mount mixer, the price of just the TX-816 reduces by $100. Let me know in advance if this is the case & I can modify this listing for you to remove the MV-802. I have a few more pics on this if needed.

I also have a CD that has manuals, sysex software to load new sounds, and a lot of DX/TX sound patches that can be sent to load into the modules.

This module is built like a tank…they don’t make them like this anymore! It’s a heavy rack mount unit pushing 27-lbs just for the TX-816.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX816

“I bought this unit new in about 1985. Since then, it has been almost entirely in my smoke-free home studio. Only occasionally was it used onstage, and has always been in its flight case. I used it to do quite a few demos and 3 children’s CDs. It is in beautiful condition. The only thing wrong with it is that the tiny plastic(?) ring (grommet?) that encircles the power button is missing. I have no idea when or how that disappeared, but it does not affect the performance in any way. The 8 space flight case is included. It looks sharp and is in excellent condition.

I set up these modules so that they each generally pertain to a certain kind of sound, though some modules are more varied. For instance:
Module 1 is all bass sounds, including a great Tuba sound
Module 2 is mostly pianos and clavs.
Module 3 is mostly electric pianos and bells.
Module 4 is organs and synthy organs, which a timpani thrown in for fun.
Module 5 is mostly strings, with some percussion.
Module 6 is mostly brass and some great pads
Module 7 includes woodwinds, harmonicas, vibes, and more percussion.
Module 8 includes guitars and an assorted mix of more interesting sounds.

I very selectively searched through hundreds of sounds to choose the ones I have here. I was looking for the most musically useable. I tended to stay away from very reverberant sounds, because I figured that reverb can always be added to any sound, and obviously it can be more specifically applied in that way.

Included in the sale are the rare TX816 Operating Guide, a bunch of vintage literature, and a print-out of the names of the sounds in every module, which will help you to see how they’re organized. Each column represents a different module: 1 thru 8 – a treasure chest of great sounds. Lastly, as you will see in the photos, the winner will also receive paper copies of hundreds of more charted out DX7 sounds.

Before shipping, I will sheath the flight case with cardboard, for extra cosmetic protection.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX816

“This is a freshly serviced and tested Yamaha TX816. If you are looking at this you know it is basically 8 DX7s in a rack! Pair this with one of the modern software editor/programmer options and you can unlock some deep FM synthesis potential.

Before listing the synth was fully serviced so it’s ready for the next owner to enjoy.
No repairs were necessary.
All of the batteries were replaced with new ones in holders.
It was thoroughly tested and given a clean bill of health.
Factory patches were reloaded.

The unit is missing the button cap for the power switch. The switch still works but I don’t have the correct cap for it. They come up from time to time for a few bucks.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX816

“Yamaha TX816 Synth Rack 8 DX7 Midi module

Roland MKS 20 Digital piano Module

Roland M-120 12 channel line mixer

This comes as a bundle for a vintage electric pianos aficionados.

The three modules are in perfect working condition, and the black rack case is included in this sale.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX816 and Yamaha TX216

“For sale is a TX 816 and a TX 216, combined for two Yamaha MRF8 racks loaded with ten total TF1 modules. This is a great vintage digital FM synth, essentially a Yamaha DX7 in rack form. They are in good shape with some wear as expected for the age. Both racks power up, all 10 modules output sound when midi notes were input. We have not tested it further and it’s possible they may need some servicing, mostly likely just needing new batteries and presets loaded. At the very least they are at powering up and make sound responding to midi notes.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX816

“Very rare mega FM synthesizer – this is 8 x DX7 voice boards (MK1 DX7, 16-voice, 6-operator FM each) in a single 4u rack. each module has independant midi inputs and balanced audio outputs, also there is a master midi input that can control all voice cards at once. It is 8-part multitimbral and 128 voice polyphonic (thats 768 operators/oscillators!) and can be used in any possible split / layer configuration.

This unit was recently serviced – several minor faults were repaired (dead led’s, faulty relays and switches replaced, psu serviced, new case screws) also all 8 batteries were replaced and fitted in holders for easy swap out in the future.

It comes with 8 new balanced XLR to 1/4 jack cables, a midi cable and copies of the user and service manuals.

Amazing 80’s monster synth, sorry to see it go.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX816

“Very rare mega FM synthesizer – this is 8 x DX7 voice boards (MK1 DX7, 16-voice, 6-operator FM each) in a single 4u rack. each module has independant midi inputs and balanced audio outputs, also there is a master midi input that can control all voice cards at once. It is 8-part multitimbral and 128 voice polyphonic (thats 768 operators/oscillators!) and can be used in any possible split / layer configuration.

This unit was recently serviced – several minor faults were repaired (dead led’s, faulty relays and switches repaired, psu serviced, new case screws) also all 8 batteries were replaced and fitted in holders for easy swap out in the future.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX-816

“Very rare mega FM synthesizer – this is 8 x DX7 voice boards (MK1 DX7, 16-voice, 6-operator FM each) in a single 4u rack. each module has independant midi inputs and balanced audio outputs, also there is a master midi input that can control all voice cards at once. It is 8-part multitimbral and 128 voice polyphonic (thats 768 operators/oscillators!) and can be used in any possible split / layer configuration.

This unit was recently serviced – several minor faults were repaired (dead led’s, faulty relays and switches repaired, psu serviced, new case screws) also all 8 batteries were replaced and fitted in holders for easy swap out in the future.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX816

“Just got back from serviced! Tech upgraded the power supply which is a very common reliability issue with this synth. Each TF1 module has new internal soldered CR2032 battery (will last for many years) and the 32 factory original program sounds were loaded in to each one. Incredible FM sounds! Check You tube. Everything works as it should! Only flaw is the power on button is moves slightly when press. Will try to install plastic hole plug caps if I can find one a replacement in a local stor or see if my tech can offer any solution. It can still be push on and off with no problem.

Minor cosmetic marks/scratches, rack rash mostly on the top panel. Some dents on the top panel vents. Overall it is in very good shape. Pictures also described the physical condition.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha TX 816

“This is a Yamaha TX 816 Midi Rack complete with 8 TF1 strips. This is guaranteed to work perfectly. The tip of the ON/OFF button is gone but it works just fine. Comes with the 8 XLR connecting cables. I believe this is for use with a Yamaha DX7 and other synths. Take a look. ”
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Yamaha TX816

“Yamaha TX816 6-operator FM Rack Mount Synthesizer, Great Cond, All 8 modules work perfectly. Condition is “Used”. This synth is literally 8 DX7’s in a 4-space enclosure, all of which are 6-operator, independently controllable and editable modules with each module having its own midi in port and balanced XLR output. There is also MIDI in/out/thru on the main section to control all 8 modules as 1 huge synth. Most people have used this synth to stack the same patch over all 8 modules, but varying the pitch and pan for each one to create a HUGE FM wall of sound.”
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Yamaha TX816

“RARE Yamaha TX 816 multi-timbral FM synthesizer – 8x DX7 engine in a rack. Units have been tested and work as it should, Units will be packed with extreme care. Unit work on 110-120V. I will pack this for war, I know how to make it smooth and secure.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha TX816

“Yamaha TX816 rack mount module, fully loaded with 8 x TF1 modules, each of which is an original Yamaha DX7. It’s in good condition and full working order, however please note that this is a 110V US import so you will need to use a step down transformer with it.

It would make more sense for me to strip this out and sell the TF1’s individually as they sell for £180 to £250 each, however I’d prefer to sell this complete so that someone else can explore the full TX816 in all of its glory.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha TX816 Missing 1 TF1 Module

“Yamaha TX816 Digital FM Synthesizer – 7 DX7’s in a Rack!

Nice Condition, overall very clean! It does have cosmetic wear but works well.

This is a classic of FM synthesis. This edition of the DX7 has the pretty, cleaner sound of the MKII as opposed to the grittier sound of the original MKI.

Sounds from the Yamaha VRC Collection, SoundSource Super LA D50/D70 collection, and various other carts I have owned over the years.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha TX816

” This listing is for a Yamaha TX 816 FM Synthesizer in very good condition. Loaded with 8 TF1 modules.

Services Performed:
– Each TF1 Module has a new battery installed.
– A few of the Individual/Common LEDs were out. All Individual/Common LEDs were replaced with New LEDs.
– Each Module was individually loaded with presets from a DX7 and tested.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha TX816

“The rack has been used and gigged with, but the modules themselves have been very well taken care of, there are cosmetic scuffs on the rack where the paint came off and the U-rack brackets are gone but could be simply replaced and screwed in the unit.”
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Yamaha TX816

” The Yamaha TX816 Synth Module. 8 DX7s in a single chasis. Fully programmable. 16 voices per module. Great shape cosmetically, all buttons present and working properly. Was the best synth module in the game at one time. Is still a monster synth. All the great FM sounds, great e.pianos, strings and synth sounds. Rarely do you see a full racks these days. Have had this since the 80s, it’s time to replace the internal batteries, do that and you got one of of the best synthesizers ever made, is about a $300. dollar job. Hasn’t been used in the past few years, no longer have equipment to verify it’s functions so sold ‘as is’. Worked perfectly when last used but I know the internal batteries do need to be replaced, other than that; perfect. No reserve, thanks for looking”
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Yamaha TX816

“THIS ITEM SHIPS ONLY WITHIN THE CONTINENTAL USA, NO EXCEPTIONS … Yamaha TX816 in excellent condition with all original factory manuals and performance guides … All the module batteries are in working order and the unit retains the Yamaha factory patches … I hesitate to sell but I’m moving to software synths these days” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha TX816

“You are bidding on a used Yamaha TX816 MIDI Rack Synthesizer w/ 8x TF1 Cards installed, which makes this sucker FULLY LOADED!

I am not the original owner. I have determined that this unit is fully functional, to the best of my ability. You can see in the picture where the unit is powered that all LEDs work. I have also tested MIDI In and Audio Out on each channel and have determined they are fully functional.

This unit does not come with rack ears. However, I do have a nice 2U rack stand which fits the unit perfectly. See pictures. This stand is not listed on eBay and not a part of this auction, please PM me if interested.”
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Yamaha TX816

“The power of 8 DX7’s in one rack module. Amazing piece of gear. Will come with all 8 batteries of each tf1 unit replaced with brand a new battery. Also includes extra cables to wire:

8 xlr to 1/4 cables

4 small midi cables

Power cable (built in)” Click here to search for synths on eBay