ABOUT US:

If you're into vintage gear, you've probably come across our website. We've been buying, refurbishing and selling vintage synths and other electronic musical instruments for close to 30 years now. We're perfectionists and take our business, our gear, and our customers very seriously, so buy with full confidence - we won't let you down.

Our prices here may seem high, but we are a legit business with real business expenses, not your typical amateur seller with a Reverb store. Please click on our user name to read more about our shop so you better understand our prices & high standards.

Reverb and merchant fees are of course already added into our prices here.



ITEM DETAILS:

Meticulously overhauled by the most critical professionals around and working perfectly, no excuses or surprises typical of most vintage sales these days.

In addition to any repairs, we paid our tech to do the following work to this example. Some of these are things we typically do to our Xpanders during restoration and some were to fix an intermittent tuning problem this unit had when we bought it from our customer who we believe was the original owner:

Recapped power supply 
Cleaned panel and chassis
Removed, cleaned, lubed memory switch 
Cleaned all other switch contacts 
Replaced hinge screws
Replaced 2 output jacks
Modified panel overlay to resolve typical sticking switches
Cleaned all IC sockets
Resoldered IC sockets for all EPROMS and all RAM
Replaced several IC sockets
Replaced all operating system IC chips with new ones, latest version (2 for voice board, 4 for CPU board)
Replaced battery 
Reloaded patches

This process required 30 hours of highly skilled vintage tech labor plus parts. This one had tricky problems that ended up being due to bad IC sockets. The problems were intermittent - the unit would sometimes work fine but would sometimes malfunction. Those are often the hardest problems to fix because you have to get them to recur. Our typical burn in process after servicing items is long, but in this case, we ran it even longer and shook it up a bit after figuring out and fixing the problem, just to be absolutely sure it was working perfectly, and now it is, so it's ready to make its next owner very happy!

Please take a close look at the photos. The overlay is torn above the left display window, though it's still easy to read, and is also chipped along the right side. We may be able to replace it with a brand new one at an additional cost - please contact us to discuss before purchasing if you'd like this done. 


GENERAL TERMS:

-Please read our shipping policy & terms before buying. They are firm.

-International customers please contact us before buying and wait to hear back to make sure shipping quote is accurate.

-***WE NEED APPROXIMATELY 1-2 WEEKS TO PACK AND SHIP ITEMS, AND DELAYS CAN OCCUR. If you can’t wait patiently, please don’t buy this item as we can’t rush things.***

-We are an online-only store and are unable to offer local pickups.

-Quality control and customer satisfaction are our top priorities. We go to great lengths to test, service and even future-proof most (but not all) of the items we sell so they’re better than others you may find. We test most items multiple times and overlook nothing.When items are not working perfectly, they are accurately described. Physical imperfections can be seen in the detailed photos present here. This sale includes only what's shown in the photos (or itemized in this listing), nothing more and nothing less. Please search our website for additional photos.

-All sales are final. We do not accept returns or issue refunds, so please be sure you know you want this item before buying it.

-Due to the vintage and electronic nature of our items, we sell all items strictly as is, only because we cannot control what other people do to our items once they leave here, we cannot offer warranties on parts that are decades out of their original warranties, and we don’t want to be scammed or inconvenienced by people who abuse return policies or have buyer's remorse.

-In the extremely unlikely event that there’s a problem with an item we sell you, please contact us immediately so we can try to help.

-Thank you so much for your time, interest, and support. We look forward to doing business with you! If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to ask.

-Any date of manufacture shown here is just a guess.

-We generally set our condition ratings to "excellent", but please refer to the photos and writeup so you can have a better understanding of this items condition.

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Listed5 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
Brand
Model
  • Xpander Desktop 6-Voice Synthesizer
Categories
Year
  • 1985
Analog / Digital
  • Analog
MIDI I/O
  • MIDI Through
  • MIDI Input
  • MIDI Output
Polyphony
  • 6 Voices

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123synthland

Astoria, NY, United States
Sales:188
Joined Reverb:2019

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