MATRIXSYNTH: Fairlight CMI IIX Digital Synthesizer

Friday, June 29, 2018

Fairlight CMI IIX Digital Synthesizer


via this auction

“Untested. The Processor card and Peripheral card may have been damnaged from the battery leaking. We have not cleaned the cards so that it may be easier to restore these cards if necessary. The glue in the monitor appears to hasve gone bad. The connection where the light pen connects to the monitor is broken. We do not have the key.”

"Fairlight CMI Series IIX system mainframe
Original Monitor with lightpen
QWERTY alphanumeric keyboard
Six‑octave master keyboard
SMPTE/MIDI interface
14 Original Fairlight Sound Disks (1983 Syndney, Australia)


CMI IIX System Mainframe Internals:

Slot 1 contains the Master Card
Slot 2 contains the SMPTE/MIDI card
Slots 3‑10 contain the Sound Cards (CMI-01-A-Rev.3)
Slots 11-13 (Empty)
Slot 14 contains a 256K RAM card
Slot 15 (Empty)
Slot 16 contains the peripheral card
Slot 17 contains a twin processor card.
Slot 18 (Empty)
Slot 19 contains a video card
Slot 20 contains the floppy disk controller card."

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