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 visit listing 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. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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 visit listing 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.”
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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 visit listing 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 visit listing 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.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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 visit listing 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.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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 visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX816

“Hey everyone . Im am 80s Electronic Music from YouTube. You may have heard my TX816 online . I have decided to sell her because I am moving and can no longer have such a large studio. She is almost mint with the the exception of a few scratches on top from laying my rack mixer on top. I also took the liberty to replace all of the module batteries and reload the factory sysex data. Also included are the xlr to 1/4 adapters. Six of them. This thing sounds insane with all 8 channels. Each module creates a different part of the preset and when they all come together , it’s sheer power. You’ll be in love with this synth. The dx7 is popular again along with FM so I predict this 816 will double in price within. Year or two. Get her now ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX816 with 8 Yamaha TF1 Modules

“Yamaha TX 816 Tone Generator System Midi Synthesizer Rack with 8 TFI Modules (16 voices per module for a total of 128 voices) in very good condition with a few scratches on the top of the unit. Each TF1 module is a compact version of a complete Yamaha DX-7 Frequency Modulation engine. Each TF1 has an independent audio out (XLR) and MIDI I/O for a total of eight audio outputs and MIDI I/O’s. It also has one general MIDI I/O port. A real tank of an FM synth machine. Bid with confidence” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX816

“This is in great shape. Never left my smokeless bedroom studio. Just a few scratches from mounting and unmounting from the rack. The second slot needs a battery replacement. When powered up it shows error code #4 which means low battery. It works just fine when sounds are loaded into it but when the power is turned off it will lose its programs. The slots use a common button type battery that is readily available. The originals are soldered to the board but can be replaced with a battery holder. If you Google “Changing the battery on a TX816″ you will find directions on how to do this. There is also a service manual available online. Other than this issue the unit is in perfect working order.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX816 with 8 TF1 Modules

“Yamaha TX816 with 8 tf1 modules I tested and I’m able to get sound from a few of the modules but static or no sound from others when I press the keys on the controller. I’m not sure if its the internal battery or what, this unit has been setting unused for quite some time could be a easy fix or simple battery swap, This is vintage but in great condition I will ship no later then one business day after confirmed purchase. This is a As is sale.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX816

“Up for auction is my original Yamaha TX-816 with 8 working modules in wonderful condition. The unit works beautifully and still sounds great. It is literally a wall of sound, and still classic after all these years! I personally tested all of the functions on all eight modules in both individual and common mode and everything tests out. I reloaded the eight modules with the original Yamaha patch banks exactly as it came from the factory. I am including all of the original manuals. Also included in the box is a modern patch librarian and FM sound editor with thousands of additional preset patches, organized by bank name and patch name, and a MIDI cable.

This unit ships with tons of nostalgia. I loaded up the original DX7 cartridge patches from 1983 yesterday afternoon and enjoyed playing and listening to the exact original sounds from tons of classic hits from the 1980’s. Anybody who remembers “Do they know it’s Christmas” by Band Aid will be happy to find the original patch, TUB BELLS #12 from DX7 cartridge 1A on the included disk.” Click here to visit listing on eBay