Yamaha TX802

” This unit is in excellent condition. I am not the original owner, but it has clearly been well taken care of and appears to have been studio-kept it’s entire life — the rack tabs have a uniform slight bend (is this normal?), but everything else is excellent. Even the keys show no wear on the printing. The screen is still bright and great.

I replaced the backup battery in the unit and the memory cartridge last summer — no worries for dead batteries for at least another decade.

This unit also comes with the original kickstand that is often removed and lost when the unit is rack mounted.

And this unit has the very rare RAM 5 data cartridge. The RAM 5 is basically 4x the capacity of the RAM 4 (256 presets versus 64). The RAM 5 is hard to find compared to the abundant RAM 4’s that sell used typically for $100. As I mentioned, I changed the battery last summer in the cartridge and loaded quite a few presets into it and it works great.”
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Yamaha TX802

“Yamaha TX802 FM Tone Generator Synthesizer Rack Mount Tested Module.

Unit is in working condition overall in good condition it has normal shelf where it will be sent fast and safe please let me know if you need further information about this product thank you and God bless” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX802

“Yamaha TX-802 classic 80’s rackmount FM synth module

Equivalent to Eight x 2 voice DX7-S/DX7-MKII synths.

16-note polyphonic, 8-voice multi-timbral.

It can play 8 different sounds at once and a play a total of 16 notes at once. Or any combination thereof (including layering 8 different patches at once).

128 preset and 64 user patches for your sounds, as well as an external memory cartridge slot.

Includes Yamaha RAM4 memory cartridge.

Great Classic Synth from the 1980’s a lot of vintage character. Still holds up today.

Good condition, fully working.”
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Yamaha TX802

“Rare Yamaha TX802 FM Tone Generator

2u Rack Mountable Two operator guide cards

Light Studio Use Only Since Purchase in 1997

Little Used Since New – Excellent Condition

Unused for sometime due to retirement.

Very rare to find one in this condition.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX802

“PHYSICAL CONDITION: Excellent – There are some minor scuffs around the item. However, each button is perfectly intact and ready for action. Overall, everything is well-built and in excellent physical condition. WORKING CONDITION: Excellent – Works great! Each control and function is working properly. All of the presets sound great as well. In all, everything is fully operational and in excellent working condition. Please click on “Item Description” for more details and photos.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX802

“This is a great vintage Yamaha TX 802 6 Operator FM Rack Synth Complete in box with RAM Cartridge and Manual. Basically a Rack Version of the classic Yamaha DX7 II Keyboard. Excellent shape. From a smoke free climate controlled studio than in home storage for decades. Tested and Working.
No modifications have been made and no rack rash as it was never racked. A very rare find in this shape and with all original packaging and manuals. Will Ship well packaged in another box to protect the original and insured.
What is photographed is what is included ONLY. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX802

“Yamaha TX802 FM Synthesizer

This: Zappa *Note Hocketing* 🔥

This synth along with an entire rack was given to me by Todd Yvega. You have heard these custom presets on numerous TV shows, movies and albums including Zappa and Duckman.

Frank and Todd loved to employ note hocketing. Imagine a C Major scale and instead of an Oboe playing C, D, E and so on. Instead, a different instrument chooses a single note to play. So a trumpet plays C, violin plays D, oboe plays E and everybody has to be ready to play one right after another. You could hear the scale and the timbre change positionally across a soundstage.

Frank Zappa had a TX816 and Todd got the TX802. The programming of hocketing on this synthesizer is a literal breeze. Frank’s TX 816 was essentially a stack of rackmount a DX sevens with no user interface. And since both Frank and Todd started with FM systems with the Synclavier, it was a favorite go to instrument.

There will be more auctions to follow every 4-5 days.

Some of you might know remember me as the Yaking Cat. I supported Synclavier users from 1995 until 2012. As a Synclavier user myself, service and support was very hard to find. I have probably the single largest collection of sound library‘s that have been converted, technical data, etc. Todd gave me his entire rack and I will be selling off pieces from it.

The history of the synthesizer and its provenance can be gone into further detail if you message me.This is being sold as-is due to the delicate nature of old electronics. It is running right now and has been tested. I can verify this with a video.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX802

“The TX802 FM Tone Generator is basically a rack-module version of the DX7mkII with full 8-part multi-timbral operation for sequencing and/or key mapping. It has 16-voices of polyphony and six digital FM Operators, the same as in the DX7mkII. There are 128 preset and 64 user patches for your sounds. Includes the Yamaha RAM 5 Data Cartridge. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX802

“This TX802 is sounds amazing and is in my opinion one of the best FM synths ever made. It is very versatile, and it’s 16 voices can be distributed in many ways from 8 2-voice synths, to 1 16-voice polysynth. It is in good condition with some wear from rack screws and other racked gear. I have owned this for 30 years and it’s been used only in my smoke free studio the whole time. As can be seen in the photographs, the power cord has been shortened to facilitate more efficient racking.

It still has the 2 programming pullouts(!), but the tabs have recently broken, and are reinforced with tape. It comes with a RAM4 memory cartridge which holds even more great sounds!

The synth sounds great and works perfectly.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX802

“Working when pulled from service a few years ago. Been well taken care of in a smoke-free, air conditioned environment since it was purchased new way back when… I am the second owner and I know the original owner well. Going mostly virtual now so my idea of integrating this unit is waning and this great synth needs to be used by someone instead of it sitting on the sidelines.

Unit powers up but no further testing was done hence the $1 starting price. Features 8 individual outputs + L/R outs (all 1/4” TS) and standard midi in, out and thru. Front panel headphones out. As you are probably aware, the converters on these units are widely known to sound far better than their DX7 brethren. No reserve. Thanks for looking and good luck bidding!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX802

“Item Description: This Yamaha TX802 FM Tone Generator Rackmount Synthesizer is listed for parts/repair because we did not fully test the item, we simply powered it on and took some pictures of it and then turned it off, basically.

Condition: Has some random scratches and scuffs and a scrape which can be seen in the very last image provided.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX802

“Yamaha TX802. Condition is used .usual scuff marks for age of unit .screen still great .comes with rare ram 4 cartridge . Small flaw is both rack ends have slight bends .done before my time . Still racks up well and only noticable when taken out of rack . Price includes freight and insurance” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX802

“This is a 16 voice, 8 part multitimbral FM synthesizer — a rackmount version of the DX7mk2. The unit is in very good condition. Cosmetically there is some light rack rash on the top and on the mounts. Functionally it works great, the LED screen is bright and clear and all UI buttons work as they should. It has been kept racked and in regular use in my smoke free home studio. Comes with RAM cartridge and home-printed manual. Does not come with original program sheet.”
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Yamaha TX802

“No reserve auction starting at $50 for this Yamaha TX 802 Tone Generator. Standard rack mount, 120 volt, 11″ deep. Good physical condition with nothing broken. Don’t know if it works or not. If someone could email me with instructions to test it I’ll give it a try. Its been sitting in my store for 20+ years and recently uncovered. Shipping via UPS Ground anywhere in the Continental USA included. Happy Bidding!!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX802

“Good condition Yamaha TX802 rackmount synth. Some scratches on top of case. Perfectly functioning with no issues.

I’m moving soon and am selling off my rack gear. This is the one that hurts. Nothing else sounds like this synth. I had the Reface DX. Nothing like this. Software emulation? Not close. This synth is so clear and raw it’s just a thing of beauty.” Click here to visit listing on eBay