Friday, February 24, 2017
E-mu Emulator III Rack SN 1180181
via this auction, also on Reverb.
"For sale is a very rare Emulator EIII Rack. These only show up for sale once every couple years. This is the same exact sound and parts as the Emulator III keyboard but in a more portable rack version. The EIII keyboard cost upwards of $15,000 back in the day and was considered one of the ultimate samplers. Very few of these rack versions exist and they only show up for sale once every few years. This one is maxed with 8MB memory and has a couple nice upgrades including an internal card reader for saving/loading samples along with super bright and easy to read new screen. Cosmetically it is great shape minus some rack rash. Check out the pictures to make sure you like it. It is fully functional and I will include a working video showing it operates properly before shipping. These old EIII's are known to be temperamental, so buyer must be aware of the risks of shipping such an old fragile synth and that it may need regular maintenance and likely a little servicing/checking on arrival of internal cards/ribbons to make sure all connections are secure and all parts of seated properly. The only things worth mentioning is one slider is missing a knob cap (still operates properly and knob caps can be sourced for cheap if desired) and the left stereo output jack tip is slightly broken but still works. Includes printed copy of the reference manual and power cable. The last EIII rack on ebay sold for $4300 in May 2016. I priced this one lower for a quick sale. Don't miss out!"