Akai S3200 with 24MB RAM

“For sale is a 3200 Sampler. Infinitely better than the XL range that were produced when Akai were sold and went cheap on their samplers. If you’re looking at this, you know what it is, what it does and how highly sought after these are becoming.

This was serviced about 18 months ago and fitted with a brand new LCD screen that is clear to read and doesn’t rely on the out of date EL panels.

It’s installed with the latest OS (2.0), has 24MB of RAM and is fitted with the digital I/O card (featuring ADAT and AES), SMPTE and SCSI.

It’s in good overall condition considering it’s age. It’s been sat in our racks for a few years and I think it has a couple of light scratches on top of the unit but the visible part looks fine.

It hasn’t been used for about a year and is no longer wired into the studio looms so I can’t test it properly but it was working the last time we used it, and as you can see from the photos it boots up fine and all the front panel buttons work.

Note this is not fitted with the HD. ”
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Akai S3200 with 32MB RAM

“32 mb of ram

2 Gig Scsi2sd card upgrade.

FX

Digital in/out

One of the best sounding samplers ever made. If you have ever been looking for an mpc 3000, this is great option as they have the same convertors/sound but it has a much more advanced feature set.

Full ram and with scsi2sd 5.1 card installed which now allows a fast 2 gig, storage solution.

Rack ears included.

*This sampler no longer has a floppy disk drive.”
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Akai S3200 with 32MB RAM

“I am selling an AKAI professional S3200 Midi Stereo Digital Sampler, nice condition for it’s age – some slight cosmetic damage (please see warts and all pix), loaded with options, complete with various home-brew o/s discs and the original operator’s manual in excellent nick.

The condition of this item is ‘used’. Please read on for more detail on that and note that it is ‘sold as seen’ as I’m not in a position to be able to thoroughly test all functionality.

That said, it is alive! It switches on and boots up, receives midi and spits out signal from all ten outputs. Beyond that I cannot vouch. More detail below.

I purchased this then flagship AKAI sampler when working for Microprose the games company back in the late 90s. I subsequently purchased it from them secondhand so it’s been with me its entire life.

We went all out on the spec with SMPTE card, hard disc drive, digital card, maxed-out memory and SCSI card. Also has the fx board (which may have been standard? Can’t remember).

This sampler has had a pretty stress-free life mostly in various project studios, occasionally gigged (in SKB rack) and given it’s lifespan hardly used. For quite a few years now, it’s been unused in safe clean warm storage only switched on now and then.

The display seems completely functional but to my eyes on the dim side. It’s hard to photograph but I’ve tried – if anything, phone photos tend make it look worse than it is due to reflection. I looked into replacing the backlight and although a new one is relatively cheap, fitting one is beyond my confidence level having taken the lid off and had a peek under the hood (hence some of the pix showing a surprisingly clean and tidy interior).

All the buttons and knobs seem to be working and so is the floppy disc drive. I’ve successfully loaded a program and samples from a 3.5″ floppy disc.

There is an internal hard disc drive fitted inside this item but I can’t seem get the machine to read it so it may be out of commission – further evidenced by trying to use the ‘park’ function which after attempting to park the heads shows the message ‘bad park’. The unit boots up without a floppy disc so guess the o/s is on a RAM chip?” Click here to visit listing on eBay