MATRIXSYNTH: Ensoniq SQ80 w/ Extras

Monday, January 04, 2021

Ensoniq SQ80 w/ Extras

via this auction

"1. An excellent condition Ensoniq SQ-80 synthesizer with the following upgrade and customization:
The latest SQ-80 OS v1.8 EPROM firmware upgrade set installed with hidden waves enabled ($20.00 value)
Outdated turquoise blue buttons replaced with original red buttons to improve appearance (see photos).
Also, the keys do not have the infamous "clanky" issue. I'm not sure if the previous owner replaced the key bushings or the keyboard just wasn't used much. Based on the excellent condition of the synth it looks like it wasn't used much. I only used it twice in my home studio and it stayed in it's storage case the rest of the time.

2. Red customized 16-IN-1 Ensoniq ESQ-1 SQ-80 ESQ-M 1024K re-writable cartridge ($120.00 value):
I requested that this cartridge be manufactured in red instead of the standard blue color to match the keyboard.
It is loaded with 1280 patches where each bank can be selected using the switch on the cartridge.
You can also save your customized patches to the cartridge eliminating the need to use floppy disks.
Data retention is 151 years.
More details along with patch list can be found here.

3. Excellent condition SKB 61 keyboard case with wheels.
This case fits the SQ-80 like a glove and looks brand new (see photos). This case sales for around $380.00 brand new.

4. An additional cartridge with factory sound set and another SQ-80 voice/data Disk #1 (see photos)

5. Original Ensoniq sustain pedal/switch, Ensoniq volume foot controller and dual sustain/damper pedal combo (see photos):
I never tried sustain/damper pedal combo but the others work fine with no issues.

6. Original Ensoniq Musician's Manual which is also in great condition

7. Power cord"

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