Akai S950

“This S950 works. Comes with a freshly formatted disk to protect the drive heads; you may want to replace it with a Gotek floppy emulator down the line.

I tested each individual output and the sample record capability; all seem to work flawlessly.

It has some signs of wear on the chassis/paint, but nothing that impacts functionality. One foot is missing, but its screw remains.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Akai S950

“Akai S950 12bit Sampler with rack ears.
In perfect working order and barely any signs of use.
Only issue is the backlight for the screen has given up, the screen is still visible just not as bright or clear.
Comes with a bundle of samples on floppy discs” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Akai S950 with Internal Floppy Emulator

” AKAI S950

Time for the beloved S950 to go to someone who will use it. It just sits looking beautiful in the rack really.

Everything works but its a wee bit scratchy on the volume pot – I always left it turned up fully so never noticed but could do with a contact clean.
There’s a bit of ground hum on all the outs if you turn up the mixer loud – not sure if that’s the age or needs powersupply recapped at some point in the future.
Marks and scratch on the outer lid / case but these things have been around a bit so to be expected! Buttons all work fine.

– New LED Screen Green on black
– Gotek Floppy Emulator – with HXC firmware / USB stick with 30 images – not many samples.
– 1024 words memory upgraded with 1 x extra memory board
– 1.2 Operating System Eprom” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Akai S950

” Akai S950 12bit Sampler with rack ears.
In perfect working order and barely any signs of use.
Only issue is the backlight for the screen has given up, the screen is still visible just not as bright or clear.
Comes with a bundle of samples on floppy discs”

Akai S950

“It’s in excellent condition to be honest,just a slight ding on the top and a few small cosmetic marks on the front. Looks like the light has gone off but the display is perfectly visible. Also the contrast button works perfect and all the buttons on the front work as well. All the connections on the reverse also look in great condition.

To be honest,it’s a bit beyond my electronic knowledge trying to make this work,even after downloading the manual.

The manual can be downloaded free online.

I’ve had it tucked away for years and think now is the time to sell it because of my technical lack of understanding. So I’m unable to say if it works correctly so it’s listed as spares or repair.

There doesn’t seem to be a serial number on the reverse.”
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Akai S950

“Akai S950 Sampler, New LED Screen, Rack Ears, 1024Kwords, SCSI Port And Floppies.

Great sampler, sad to see it go.

Slight cosmetic knocks to body, as to be expected with a sampler this age. However, the face plate still looks in good condition and would look near mint in a rack unit. ”
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Akai S950

“For sale an Akai S-950 in great shape. Unit has been checked and serviced. There are no audio issues. The screen displays well. This unit is ready to go. Floppy disk drive has been replaced. Unit has a brand new LCD screen. Memory has been maxed out. Added memory module after taking pictures. It sounds amazing and is ready to pump out that 12Bit magic. The filter is arguably the best in the business, despite many advances in sampler developments. This is a rare jewel in this condition. No repairs are needed. The unit is in GO MODE.” Click here to visit listing on eBay