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MXR 185

“Listed is a MXR-185 Drum Machine. It has been completely cleaned/conditioned inside and out both physically and electrically. Everything operates great, all functions, buttons, sliders and jacks have been checked out.

Although the sync-to-tape feature has not been verified, I did use TAPE I/O to store, load and verify sequences. The sync to/from tape feature uses mostly the same circuitry, so it should work. The External Trigger Inputs (back Molex connector) work and they can be used to program patterns in addition to the front panel switches. Also, I haven’t tried the External Voice feature.

While this unit is super clean and functions like new, I can’t say its appearance is pristine. It has a few dings here & there but nothing unusual for equipment of this vintage. There are no dents, bends or broken pieces. It just has “character”. These minor blemishes are purely cosmetic and have NO effect on any machine operation or performance. It does look much better than these photos depict.

The major points are:

· All sliders, key switches, jacks & EPROM sockets have been disassembled and meticulously cleaned then treated with CAIG contact products

· New Lithium backup battery installed

· Quality copies of documents: User Manual, User Card and Schematics are included

· All original EPROMs + 5 additional Linn LM-1 sound EPROMs. The LM-1 EPROMs were programmed using factory sourced .bin files (no re-sampled sounds).” Click here to search for synths on eBay