MATRIXSYNTH: E-mu Systems Emax SN 38170687 w/ Extras



Thursday, December 16, 2021

E-mu Systems Emax SN 38170687 w/ Extras


video upload by PlethoraTone



via this auction

"Our Emax was upgraded to the SE option a year or two after initial purchase on 11/19/87 (this is according to my handwritten notes on the original factory manual), and the amazing Craig Anderton-authored manual is for the original Model 1000 Emax that is now called an Emax 1. Our original factory 10 disk sample floppy set is augmented with the SE upgrade three disk set. Then, there are 100+ additional floppies with all sorts of extra sample libraries, too.

As the photos and demo video shows, our Emax is in incredible original condition - especially considering other Emaxes that are shown by folks. Mine has never been toured and has only known studio life in a loving, caring, safe environment - just like all of our instruments at PlethoraTone. There really are only a couple of case finish scratches from over the decades, but the factory labeling and pastel buttons are all exactly as shown - totally excellent! Of the small slider buttons, one cap looks slightly different from the other, and while the Emax's display is completely legible there's now just a little bit of LCD backlighting remaining - all detailed in the photos.

In the 90s I had the 3.5" floppy drive replaced, and Pat at Seattle’s Bozotronics did the repair and bezel substitution that have worked 100% ever since. I can't remember why, but while the replacement drive is totally compatible with data, the disk access LED always stays on, and always has. Shortly afterward, I vaguely remember purchasing the pictured "replacement replacement" Canon MD351 floppy drive, but this spare drive has never been used. Also, there's yet another floppy drive that was marked defective in the storage box, and perhaps this is our original? Anyway, all of these plus an IEC power cord will be sent to the new owners (if they like - if not, I'll rebate some of the shipping if there's only a single box sent in total).

I cannot remember ever having any additional work performed because our Emax has always worked beautifully!"

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