This Akai AX-80 came to me with the dreaded membrane buttons not working. I had my synth tech go thru it with a fine toothed comb. He re-flowed all the solder on all the circuit boards for the buttons, recapped the power supply, & upgraded the EPROM with the latest OS/Firmware that allows you to upload individual SYSEX files via MIDI, and replaced the battery. I also made some new custom end cheeks from 50 year old cedar that I had on hand, clear coated with poly. Original cheeks included. Plays great, although it is a vintage (40 year old) unit and has it’s quirks. Factory banks loaded as well as User A & B loaded with custom patches (a few sound like Yazoo and Depeche Mode patches!) This is is a fantastic old synth and especially sounds great through some reverb and delay! You won’t find a fully functioning one this nice very easily.

It will be professionally packed (over packed) to protect all the work I had done on it (Tech charged me $500!! and worth it!).

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Listed6 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.Learn more
  • AX80 Synthesizer
  • Black
  • 1980s
Number of Keys
  • 61 Keys
Keyboard Action
  • Synth Action
Analog / Digital
  • Analog
  • MIDI Through
  • MIDI Input
  • MIDI Output
  • 8 Voices
Key Size
  • Full Size

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Cat Under Foot Music Emporium

Eureka Springs, AR, United States
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