“Akai s3000xl sampler. In good condition. Screen is very dim.” Link
Only the bottom one is for sale, it was a backup unit but never needed it, rock solid machines, hence the sale!” Link
Item In Good Condition All In Fully Working Order Comes With Power Supply” Link
You are looking at the Akai S3000xl 16-bit Professional Stereo Digital Sampler, this will come with power lead.
The screen is dim which is a common fault but it can still be read as seen in my photo’s,
This has 16Mwords which I believe is 32mb of Ram installed
44.1kHz 16-bit stereo sampling, 32 voices on polyphony, 3.5″ floppy drive, SCSI port.
One of the most versatile classic samplers of it’s time – used by Moby, Goldie, Plastikman, LTJ Bukem, Underworld, Fatboy Slim, Faithless, Future Sound of London, Sneaker Pimps, Pet Shop Boys, A Guy Called Gerald and more.
Has some signs of cosmetic wear as can be expected on a unit 20 years old, ” Link
Known for it’s awesome bass sound!
The screen is faded but is still visible.” Link
“Akai S3000 XL Sampler, classic sound pretty worn but working, big crease in the top metal casing, screen backlight fine.” Link
Unit is in very good condition considering it’s age. The main data knob has some wear to the paint work and there are a couple of scratches on the top panel (not seen if racking). There are also minor marks around the rack holes.
I never really had a chance to test all the features of this sampler but for the listing I tested the sampling, saving, loading from floppy and sample editing and these work fine.
The display is readable but dim so the buyer may wish to pay for a display upgrade (search on eBay).
I believe there is 16MB memory installed as it says ’16 MWORDS’ on startup.
The sampler does not include the optional hard drive or effects board.” Link
“Reliable fully working order” Link
“This is a nice tidy working example of a classic sampler.” Link
in SKB CASE
classic vintage unit
screen seems a bit dim …but works ok
case is tatty
great bit of kit” Link
Einer der beliebtesten Sampler der 90er. Der AKAI S3000 hat mal 8.099,– DM gekostet – unglaublich.
Meinen brauch ich nicht mehr. Er ist gut erhalten, alles funktioniert.
Sicher ein Schnäppchen!” Link
“Akai Sample 32mb with a SCSI CD Rom drive & a few library CD’s” Link
Sampler funktioniert einwandfrei. Display ist noch das Orginal ab Werk und Funktionen ebenfalls einwandfrei.
Übliche Einbauspuren vom Rackeinbau. Ansonsten sehr schöner Zustand.
Den Sound den diese Maschine ausgibt muss ich nicht wirklich erwähnen. Der ist druckvoll und nicht zu vergleichen mit einem Softwaresampler. ” Link
” Hardly used. includes manual and original set up discs” Link
AKAI S3000XL MIDI STEREO DIGITAL SAMPLER
• In full working condition, comes with power supply.
• Backlight still working, see pictures.
• The DATA, REC GAIN, and MAIN VOLUME knobs all feel quite loose, I have never compared this unit to another one so I can’t say if this is normal or not.
• A small amount of rack rash on the unit along with a few scratches.
IOMEGA ZIP 100 & IOMEGA ZIP 250 DRIVES
• These are both untested but I believe they work with the sampler (I only used floppy disks).
• Comes with 1 x SCSI cable.
MIDIMAN USB MIDISPORT 2X2
• Untested, can’t see any reason why it wouldn’t work though.
31 x ZIP DISKS & 191 x FLOPPY DISKS
• Variety of memory sizes, some of the ZIP disks are brand new.
• Included a stand that can hold 15 ZIP disks.
• These are all unformatted, some contain samples.
2 x 1AMP N25 FUSES
• The person I bought the unit off told me that he blew the fuse and had to replace it with these fuses. I know this is a reasonably common issue with the S3000XL but should not happen regularly and is an easy fix.” Link
” Hardly used. includes manual and original set up discs” Link
“Please read the below before bidding. The item you are bidding for is an Akai S3000XL stereo digital sampler. If it helps, the short description is that is a classic 16 bit digital sampler and was a top of the line model when released. Much sort after when I bought it but the need has gone away, I didn’t need it after all with editing software elsewhere, and it needs a new home. It is in nearly new condition with a fully working screen as the photos show – it seems to be the only thing people had problems with on this sampler. As far as I am aware, it is fully as new. It comes in the original box with the original manual and power lead. It is fully conversant for studio and live work, with Midi in/out/thru, digital and line in/out, 8 separate line outs and SCSI connection.” Link
although it’s lost some of it’s brightness over the years, see photos.
Comes with original box, manual and disks.” Link
It comes with a mains lead and 32mb RAM giving over 180 seconds of 44.1khz stereo sampling.
Cosmetically it is in good condition except for a bit of rack rash. My only concern is the display which I would advise you replace some time soon. It works but it is very dim as can be seen in the pictures.” Link
Fully expanded to 32Mb.
2 x Stereo Inputs (1 x analogue & 1 x S/PDif)
2 x Stereo outputs (1 x analogue & 1 x S/PDif) + 8 mono outputs
Midi In / Out / Thru plus SCSI for external drive connection.
It was fully functional last used – I can no longer do a full test due to a lack of outboard equipment and connectivity.
Boots to OS 2.0 with or without floppy, but continually looks for an external drive without floppy inserted. Works fine with Floppy inserted.
Fully working backlight with push on/off switch.
All soft switches on the front working & clicking as they should.
Well looked after and from a smoke & pet free studio.
Minimal marks from where it was screwed into the rack (plastic washers always used).
Minimal marks / scratches on the shell / case.
I now work completely in the ‘Logic’ box & no longer use it – but I have yet to find another sampler that can do the Drum ‘n’ Bass cyclic time-stretching” Link
However the display is at the end of its life! You can just about make it out in the correct lighting but I think it would need to be fixed.
Other than that everything works as it should.” Link
” few signs of usage and time” Link
“Akai Sampler don’t use it it’s just sat there. I will throw in a floppy disk.” Link
“I bought this new and rarely used it, so cosmetically it is immaculate. It has been packed away in its box for perhaps 20 years. I have plugged it in and can confirm display works but it was ‘scanning for hard disk’ so couldn’t check anything else. It should be perfect – was 100% when it was in use.” Link
Works fine with external drives” Link