” Akai CD3000XL. Condition is “Used”. Local Collection Preferred!
Here’s all the flaws as I know them:
When I bought this (in 1999) the chap I bought it from told me there was something wrong with the SCSI port – I’m sorry to say I can’t remember what it was he said was wrong with it, and it never stopped me from using it the way I needed to, so it could be that he didn’t know what he was talking about (I certainly didn’t at the time, and I still don’t know now – the guy was smoking something strong at the time and he wasn’t making a lot of sense – it was the 90s and a different world)
All I know is I used the SCSI port to connect the included Zip drive and load all the samples and programs for the projects I was working on and it always worked (I do have to change the SCSI port from 4 to 5 every time I start up… maybe it’s supposed to remember that setting, and that’s the problem he was talking about? I don’t know)
I have no other way of testing the port other from connecting the drive and loading up some samples, which I did today and it works. Anyway, be aware of that before you bid. Essentially some bloke told me it was broken but I bought it anyway and I never found out what he meant. (That tells you more about me than about the sampler!)
Also, I’m noticing that the LCD display is a little darker than I remember it being when I was using this regularly. I know it’s a common problem with these machines, but it is still usable in normal studio light. It might be that the display is being swamped by the bright lights of my kitchen when I took the pictures, but you ought to keep in mind that you might want to replace the screen at some point (I’ve found a couple for under £100 on eBay today)
The original owner’s manual is included – the front cover has a big tear in it which you can see in the picture, but all the pages are intact and in good condition.”
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