Oberheim OB-XA Original Owner

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OBXa for sale by original owner; excellent condition, fully functional and recently restored. It includes the original owner’s manual and a PROGRAMMED PATCHES MANUAL showing how to program all the original sound patches.

The instrument was recently updated and completely restored by highly regarded professional specialists in preparation for sale. (All repair details and parts list available upon request). This keyboard was only used on live gigs for the first two years it was owned (bought new in the early 80's), and except for restoration has not left the house since then; EXCELLENT CONDITION.

This venerable Oberheim OBXa synthesizer helped define the vintage synth sounds of the 1980’s and 90’s. Its sound palette is versatile and the keyboard is chock full of great features for live performance.

Capable of producing sounds ranging from the lush and full sounds of Van Halen’s “Jump”, the shimmering/crystalline voicings used by The Eurythmics to the ballsy/funky sounds of Prince himself. This ground breaking synthesizer was popular with artists as diverse as Rush, Gary Numan, Miles Davis and The Police.

It has 8 voices of “beefy” analog polyphony (courtesy of Curtis filter and Oscillator chips), enough memory to store 120 different sounds/patches, and all the polysynth features you’d expect from a top of the line keyboard; 2 oscillators, 3 separate lfo’s (including Sample and Hold), two selectable filter poles, unison mode, keyboard splitting and chord memory, among others.

This vintage synthesizer is being sold by the original owner, has just been fully restored and is in excellent condition; everything works and it looks great!

Don’t miss this chance to own a genuine piece of synthesizer history and to add the unique “Oberheim Sound” to your collection. 

SHIPPING

Instrument is available for pick up (Philadelphia PA area).

REWORK SUMMARY (full list available)

Chassis, bussbars, power connectors and keys cleaned; bushings replaced.

All front panel switches cleaned and lubed.

Voice boards, mother boards and main board removed for cleaning, solder reflowing and servicing.

Selected parts reflowed (pins on mother boards, front panel boards and processor boards, and selected other parts).

Various parts on Main Board, voice boards and Mother Board (Curtis 3360 chips, Op Amps and battery; complete list available); all electrolytic and tantalum caps replaced.

Adjust power supply voltages, apply latest ECO’s, run full calibration tests, detail case and reload factory patches.

 

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Condition:
Excellent (Used)
Brand
Oberheim
Model
OB-XA
Finish
Black
Categories
Analog Synths
Year
1980s

About The Seller

Original OBXa Owner
Joined Dec 2018
Wilmington, DE, United States

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Original OBXa Owner

Wilmington, DE, United States
Joined: Dec 2018