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Yamaha TX816

“Pulled from a working studio as of six months ago. Powers on but untested otherwise. We do not have the appropriate midi equipment to send signal in/out of this unit. Overall this unit looks to be very complete and clean. Everything lights up immediately. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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Yamaha TX816

“This unit was professionally serviced. Each of the 8 TF1 modules has had its battery replaced and patches reloaded and had its electrolytic capacitors replaced as a future-proofing measure. As is very common with TX racks, the power supply will sometimes emit a high pitched tone. This does not come out the audio outputs so it can still be used for recording like this. This is a well documented issue with this model and even happened when they were new. If the high pitch bothers you, someone sells a replacement power supply. We may be willing to install one for you if you’re willing to pay for it plus labor – message us to discuss before buying.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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Yamaha TX816

“This TX816 I bought from a retired Oberlin Collage professor who had it modified by Robin Whittle in Australia back in the 80s. The modifications (pictured) were meant to give the audio more head room and all 8 modules got this modification. I don’t know anything else about the mods and have nothing to compare the audio to but that it sounds great to my ears.

This unit is fully functional and all 8 batteries have been replaced with new ones about 2 months ago. It has been reloaded with all the sounds it came with from the factory. I’m not interested in ending this auction early and would like to see where the bidding ends up. Thanks for looking.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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Yamaha TX816

“This Yamaha TX 816 Rack is perfect for those looking to expand their musical instrument collection. With 8 DX7 modules and XLR output ports, it’s an ideal choice for professional audio equipment. The unit includes a service manual and has had its batteries serviced, ensuring its optimal performance. This synthesizer is an excellent addition to any musician’s gear and is a no-brainer for those looking to upgrade their setup. Its high-quality sound and reliability are sure to impress. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to own a loaded Yamaha TX816 synthesizer module.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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Yamaha TX816

“This listing for a gently used Yamaha Professional TX216 Midi Rack fully loaded with 8 sound cards. The unit is a Working unit.
We got this in a large lot of Audio Recording gear that came from a local high end recording studio. We have tested it. It appears to be working. We plugged it into a Midi capable synth and was able to get sound out of it.
I know that this is a fairly rare unit especially running. We have only seen one other over the years. Synth players will be sure to love it.

We will be including a printed manual with the unit as well as the service manual.

We tested the unit by plugging it in, plugging in a midi capable synth to it and was able to reproduce sound from the unit into some test speakers. So you know we are not pro midi folks. Everything seemed to be working fine during our initial testing.

We listed this item last week but pulled the listing as one of our customers noticed the 8th card had an error light in the picture with the alpha-numerical display showing a “4”. Which we left this picture in this listing. The service manual says it is a replace battery error code.
Also the service manual had a list of self diagnostic tests you can perform on each card. We performed those tests and discovered that Card number 8 would not allow us to enter into the diagnostic testing mode. We tried 3 times.
At this point we slid card 7 and 8 out and swapped their locations. The problem followed card 8. So we slid card 7 back into it’s position and pulled card 8. We pulled the dead battery out….and it was flat dead. Discarded it and installed a battery clip along with a new battery so in the future the battery could be more easily changed.
We slid the card back into the rack. At this point the Midi rack still showed card 8 had an error code 4. However this time the card allowed us to enter into self diagnostic testing. All 8 cards pass the self diagnostic testing however card 8 still shows a low battery error code.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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Yamaha TX816

“Auction is for vintage Yamaha TX816 rack-mount tone modules. It is equivalent of eight (8) Yamaha DX7s.

All TF1 modules and TX rack works perfectly but sold as-is, no return please.

You need to replace batteries for TF1 modules.

Local (San Jose, CA) pickup/delivery only. Will NOT ship.

Item comes with:

Yamaha DMP11 Digital Mixer (works perfectly)
MOTU MIDI Express XT MIDI interface (works perfectly)
Furman PL-PLUS rack mount power conditioner (works perfectly)
SKB 12U rack-mount case with wheel board
Eight (8) Monster Cable XLR-Phone patch cables (from TF1 modules to DMP11)
One (1) Monster Cable MIDI cable
Documentation” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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Yamaha TX816

“Yamaha TX816 19″ rack mounted synthesizer. Potentially up to 8 DX7’s in one box with the potential to layer and create custom voice zones on your controller as you desire.

I have tested the TF1 card in the first slot and it works as expected. The cards in slots 3 and 6 don’t appear to be getting power and cards 4 and 5 need a new battery for memory. As such this unit is only partially working. You can play off the working cards but for the unit to be fully functional it needs work. Play as is or repair to have full functionality.”
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Yamaha TX816

“Selling a Yamaha TX816 fully loaded rack module with 8 Yamaha TF-1 FM Synthesizer modules (8 individual DX7s in blade format) for your purchasing pleasure. Module #4 is missing the data selector knob cap but the internal switch still works, albeit a bit stiff. Otherwise all modules are fully functional, all lights/LEDs and displays work, output audio properly and receive and output MIDI as well. I am willing to include a Boss MX-10 10-channel line mixer if you need to submix, for an additional $200.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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Yamaha TX216 with 7 Yamaha TF1 Modules

“This one contains 7 TF1 modules – each of these modules is contains the synth engine from the original vintage Yamaha DX7.

A new set of batteries was soldered in place so you shouldn’t have to pay anyone to do this now or worry about losing your patches anytime soon. The same bank of patches has been loaded into each of the TF1 modules. Properly tested post-servicing and working and sounding great!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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Yamaha TX816

” From Patrice Rushen’s “haven’t used this in years ” locker is a near-fully (see below) functional TX816 with all new batteries. All were replaced using coin cell holders and new CR2032 batteries for easy future replacement. All modules passed Service Manual test procedures, however, Module 7 has a dysfunctional “Individual” Led indicator. The original LED was “open”, so it was replaced, as was the Inverter Buffer chip but to no avail. The problem appears to reside in IC1 (MPU HD 6303X), however the module does toggle between “Common” and “Individual” input. I did not have that IC in stock, so it was not replaced. Nor do I have the extender card needed to dive deeper into the issue.
The power supply will probably need to be re-capped as it did exhibit some reluctance to fire up and initialize from a fully “cold” condition. Once warmed up it fired up reliably. I can install a new power supply for $300 added to the purchase price.”
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Yamaha TX-816

Excellent condition Yamaha TX-816 rack mount module for its age. Well kept & maintained with a NEW (not a used replacement) power supply installed. (Note that original power supplys for these units tend to fail & start to “hum” over time which affects the overall sound quality). The new supply will last many years to eliminate the possibility of this known problem.

Also included is a brand new 3-meter Hosa STX-803F 8-channel XLR Female to 1/4 inch TRS Male Balanced Snake to connect all 8 modules.

Internal battery back-up all range between 3.2-3.3 volts, so no battery change needed anytime soon.

Also included in this sale which I’m throwing in, is a Yamaha MV-802 mixer in good condition that can be used to connect the TX-816 to better control the mixing of the modules. It will be shipped in a separate box since the TX-816 is so heavy (no extra cost to the buyer). If you do not want/need this rack mount mixer, the price of just the TX-816 reduces by $100. Let me know in advance if this is the case & I can modify this listing for you to remove the MV-802. I have a few more pics on this if needed.

I also have a CD that has manuals, sysex software to load new sounds, and a lot of DX/TX sound patches that can be sent to load into the modules.

This module is built like a tank…they don’t make them like this anymore! It’s a heavy rack mount unit pushing 27-lbs just for the TX-816.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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Yamaha TX816

“Yamaha TX 816 Rack Synthesizer Equivalent 8 DX7’s. Untested turns on. With rack ears” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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Yamaha TX816

“YAMAHA TX816 – 8 DX7 Synthesizer Modules in 1 rack – Tone Generators.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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Yamaha TX816

“I bought this unit new in about 1985. Since then, it has been almost entirely in my smoke-free home studio. Only occasionally was it used onstage, and has always been in its flight case. I used it to do quite a few demos and 3 children’s CDs. It is in beautiful condition. The only thing wrong with it is that the tiny plastic(?) ring (grommet?) that encircles the power button is missing. I have no idea when or how that disappeared, but it does not affect the performance in any way. The 8 space flight case is included. It looks sharp and is in excellent condition.

I set up these modules so that they each generally pertain to a certain kind of sound, though some modules are more varied. For instance:
Module 1 is all bass sounds, including a great Tuba sound
Module 2 is mostly pianos and clavs.
Module 3 is mostly electric pianos and bells.
Module 4 is organs and synthy organs, which a timpani thrown in for fun.
Module 5 is mostly strings, with some percussion.
Module 6 is mostly brass and some great pads
Module 7 includes woodwinds, harmonicas, vibes, and more percussion.
Module 8 includes guitars and an assorted mix of more interesting sounds.

I very selectively searched through hundreds of sounds to choose the ones I have here. I was looking for the most musically useable. I tended to stay away from very reverberant sounds, because I figured that reverb can always be added to any sound, and obviously it can be more specifically applied in that way.

Included in the sale are the rare TX816 Operating Guide, a bunch of vintage literature, and a print-out of the names of the sounds in every module, which will help you to see how they’re organized. Each column represents a different module: 1 thru 8 – a treasure chest of great sounds. Lastly, as you will see in the photos, the winner will also receive paper copies of hundreds of more charted out DX7 sounds.

Before shipping, I will sheath the flight case with cardboard, for extra cosmetic protection.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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Yamaha TX816

” Fully functioning Yamaha TX816 (8 DX7s in a rack), just passed its £600 synth MOT, beautiful internal condition, UK Voltage. UK delivery only. Very rare machine in this condition.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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Yamaha TX816

“The chassis has a few scratches on the top but is in overall good condition and the eight TF1 modules are in good condition that may have some scratches. The original manual is included.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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Yamaha TX816

“This is a freshly serviced and tested Yamaha TX816. If you are looking at this you know it is basically 8 DX7s in a rack! Pair this with one of the modern software editor/programmer options and you can unlock some deep FM synthesis potential.

Before listing the synth was fully serviced so it’s ready for the next owner to enjoy.
No repairs were necessary.
All of the batteries were replaced with new ones in holders.
It was thoroughly tested and given a clean bill of health.
Factory patches were reloaded.

The unit is missing the button cap for the power switch. The switch still works but I don’t have the correct cap for it. They come up from time to time for a few bucks.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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Yamaha TX816

“Yamaha TX816 Synth Rack 8 DX7 Midi module

Roland MKS 20 Digital piano Module

Roland M-120 12 channel line mixer

This comes as a bundle for a vintage electric pianos aficionados.

The three modules are in perfect working condition, and the black rack case is included in this sale.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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Yamaha TX816 and Yamaha TX216

“For sale is a TX 816 and a TX 216, combined for two Yamaha MRF8 racks loaded with ten total TF1 modules. This is a great vintage digital FM synth, essentially a Yamaha DX7 in rack form. They are in good shape with some wear as expected for the age. Both racks power up, all 10 modules output sound when midi notes were input. We have not tested it further and it’s possible they may need some servicing, mostly likely just needing new batteries and presets loaded. At the very least they are at powering up and make sound responding to midi notes.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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Yamaha TX816

“Very rare mega FM synthesizer – this is 8 x DX7 voice boards (MK1 DX7, 16-voice, 6-operator FM each) in a single 4u rack. each module has independant midi inputs and balanced audio outputs, also there is a master midi input that can control all voice cards at once. It is 8-part multitimbral and 128 voice polyphonic (thats 768 operators/oscillators!) and can be used in any possible split / layer configuration.

This unit was recently serviced – several minor faults were repaired (dead led’s, faulty relays and switches replaced, psu serviced, new case screws) also all 8 batteries were replaced and fitted in holders for easy swap out in the future.

It comes with 8 new balanced XLR to 1/4 jack cables, a midi cable and copies of the user and service manuals.

Amazing 80’s monster synth, sorry to see it go.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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Yamaha TX816

“Very rare mega FM synthesizer – this is 8 x DX7 voice boards (MK1 DX7, 16-voice, 6-operator FM each) in a single 4u rack. each module has independant midi inputs and balanced audio outputs, also there is a master midi input that can control all voice cards at once. It is 8-part multitimbral and 128 voice polyphonic (thats 768 operators/oscillators!) and can be used in any possible split / layer configuration.

This unit was recently serviced – several minor faults were repaired (dead led’s, faulty relays and switches repaired, psu serviced, new case screws) also all 8 batteries were replaced and fitted in holders for easy swap out in the future.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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Yamaha TX-816

“Very rare mega FM synthesizer – this is 8 x DX7 voice boards (MK1 DX7, 16-voice, 6-operator FM each) in a single 4u rack. each module has independant midi inputs and balanced audio outputs, also there is a master midi input that can control all voice cards at once. It is 8-part multitimbral and 128 voice polyphonic (thats 768 operators/oscillators!) and can be used in any possible split / layer configuration.

This unit was recently serviced – several minor faults were repaired (dead led’s, faulty relays and switches repaired, psu serviced, new case screws) also all 8 batteries were replaced and fitted in holders for easy swap out in the future.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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Yamaha TX816

“Working condition ,plays fine ,Some minor cosmetic scratches ,120volt only.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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Yamaha TX816

“Just got back from serviced! Tech upgraded the power supply which is a very common reliability issue with this synth. Each TF1 module has new internal soldered CR2032 battery (will last for many years) and the 32 factory original program sounds were loaded in to each one. Incredible FM sounds! Check You tube. Everything works as it should! Only flaw is the power on button is moves slightly when press. Will try to install plastic hole plug caps if I can find one a replacement in a local stor or see if my tech can offer any solution. It can still be push on and off with no problem.

Minor cosmetic marks/scratches, rack rash mostly on the top panel. Some dents on the top panel vents. Overall it is in very good shape. Pictures also described the physical condition.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

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Yamaha TX 816

“This is a Yamaha TX 816 Midi Rack complete with 8 TF1 strips. This is guaranteed to work perfectly. The tip of the ON/OFF button is gone but it works just fine. Comes with the 8 XLR connecting cables. I believe this is for use with a Yamaha DX7 and other synths. Take a look. ”
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Yamaha TX816

“Yamaha TX816 6-operator FM Rack Mount Synthesizer, Great Cond, All 8 modules work perfectly. Condition is “Used”. This synth is literally 8 DX7’s in a 4-space enclosure, all of which are 6-operator, independently controllable and editable modules with each module having its own midi in port and balanced XLR output. There is also MIDI in/out/thru on the main section to control all 8 modules as 1 huge synth. Most people have used this synth to stack the same patch over all 8 modules, but varying the pitch and pan for each one to create a HUGE FM wall of sound.”
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Yamaha TX816

“RARE Yamaha TX 816 multi-timbral FM synthesizer – 8x DX7 engine in a rack. Units have been tested and work as it should, Units will be packed with extreme care. Unit work on 110-120V. I will pack this for war, I know how to make it smooth and secure.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

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Yamaha TX816

“Yamaha TX816 rack mount module, fully loaded with 8 x TF1 modules, each of which is an original Yamaha DX7. It’s in good condition and full working order, however please note that this is a 110V US import so you will need to use a step down transformer with it.

It would make more sense for me to strip this out and sell the TF1’s individually as they sell for £180 to £250 each, however I’d prefer to sell this complete so that someone else can explore the full TX816 in all of its glory.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

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Yamaha TX816 Missing 1 TF1 Module

“Yamaha TX816 Digital FM Synthesizer – 7 DX7’s in a Rack!

Nice Condition, overall very clean! It does have cosmetic wear but works well.

This is a classic of FM synthesis. This edition of the DX7 has the pretty, cleaner sound of the MKII as opposed to the grittier sound of the original MKI.

Sounds from the Yamaha VRC Collection, SoundSource Super LA D50/D70 collection, and various other carts I have owned over the years.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

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Yamaha TX816

” This listing is for a Yamaha TX 816 FM Synthesizer in very good condition. Loaded with 8 TF1 modules.

Services Performed:
– Each TF1 Module has a new battery installed.
– A few of the Individual/Common LEDs were out. All Individual/Common LEDs were replaced with New LEDs.
– Each Module was individually loaded with presets from a DX7 and tested.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

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Yamaha TX816

“Good working order, missing the plastic power cap but still powers up fine.”
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Yamaha TX816

“Yamaha TX816 with 8 TF1 Sound Modules.. Condition is Used. This unit has been in a rack in my smokeless studio and never gigged.”
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Yamaha TX816

“YAMAHA TX 816, original owner, studio use only.
Excellent playing condition, some minor rack rash.
Recently serviced, new battery.
Includes 15′ 8-channel Mogami custom snake XLR-F to RCA-M,
3 manuals and CDROM of DX/TX patches.”
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