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Akai S950

Tuesday May 12, 2020

“AKAI S 950

einwandfreie Funktion

Studioauflösung

aus laufenden Betrieb”
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Akai S950

Saturday May 2, 2020

“AKAI S950 Sampler with original box, instruction manual , 200+ sample discs including Akai’s sample library and my own samples, original power cable and Akai discs including the operational guide disc all as show in the images.

This is my treasured Akai S950 which I have had from new. I bought it for my home studio set up which was hardly used as my commercial work was done at a different studio and I never found that I needed to work from home as much as I thought.

Hence it’s had minimum use and I mean minimum,must be less than 100 hours. I have shown close up photos around the control knobs to prove there are no visible signs of wear or use at all.

There are two what look like pen marks above the disc drive,but they have no effect on how it looks at all. There are a couple of slight marks on the edge due to it being mounted in a rack but this is not visible. It’s as if it came out of the box.

When I moved house my studio was packed away and it’s been in dry storage ever since.

This is a completely original vintage sampler with all of the original pieces and packaging. If your after one of these then genuinely you will not find a better example.

I am only selling it now as it seems crazy for it not to be used as it should be and I am funding another project so the money would come in handy.

Akai sent me the whole of their sample library on disc which is included and has classic sounds such as the TR808 and loss of strings, choirs etc to get you started.

The display is like new and I have photographed the green back light to show it works. The text is not visible in that image as the camera sensor would not pick it up but the text is dark and clear as new.

The hard disc has been tested and it all works perfectly.”
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Akai S950

Friday Feb 28, 2020

“AKAI S950 Digital Professional Midi Sampler.Great Condition.DPD home delivery with insurance.”
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Akai S950 with 1.5MB RAM

Thursday Feb 6, 2020

“Classic s-950 sampler. Great for hip hop and drum & bass. Easy to use.

1 memory expansion, so it has 1024 kwords which is 1.5 MB. (standard is 750k)

Decent condition. I’ve had it for 20 years and looked after it.

A few floppy discs of samples included…”
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Akai S950

Sunday Jan 12, 2020

“AKAI S950 Hardware Sampler Condition is Used. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class. Comes with loom for the 8 separate outs” Click here to visit listing on eBay


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Akai S950

Monday Dec 30, 2019

“AKAI S950 Digital Professional Midi Sampler.

Great Condition.”

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Akai S950

Friday Dec 6, 2019

“Screen works but back light gone needs transformer as its japanese voltage”
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Akai S950

Wednesday Oct 2, 2019

“Screen works but back light gone needs transformer as its japanese voltage”
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Akai S950

Thursday Sep 5, 2019

” AKAI S950 Sampler in very good condition and full working order. Small dent to the control knob which does not affect its functionality in any way.

512k words – 0.72mb memory” Click here to visit listing on eBay


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Akai S950

Thursday Aug 29, 2019

“Vintage Akai S950 Midi Digital Sampler.

Been in storage for years. It was working 10 years ago or so, but I don’t have cable to test it so sold as seen. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay


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Akai S950

Tuesday Aug 27, 2019

” Fully working, classic 80s sampler manuals etc”
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Akai S950

Friday Aug 16, 2019

“AKAI S950 Sampler. Condition is Used. With original demo disks. Working display with good contrast. Original 750kb internal memory. No retrofits” Click here to visit listing on eBay


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Akai S950 with 2.25MB RAM, Internal Floppy Emulator

Thursday Aug 15, 2019

“AKAI S950 Hardware Sampler (Full Memory, Gotek USB floppy emulator). Condition is Used.” Click here to visit listing on eBay


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Akai S950 with 2.25MB RAM

Sunday Jul 28, 2019

“Akai S950 Sampler with the full 1536k of memory installed. Backlight not working, but data entry wheel like new. Disk drive working too.”
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Akai S950

Wednesday Jul 10, 2019

“Selling my AKAI S950 sampler, with a UK plug and EU converter.

Overall in nice condition, there are some minor scuffs and scratches (as normal considering the age of the unit).

Great machine with a classic 12 bit sound! Fun and easy to use.
Comes with a new ocean blue backlight. I have also added 5 boxes of floppy disks.

I have tested the unit and everything works properly.

Selling because I am reducing my audio gear collection. The item ships from Estonia (EU).” Click here to visit listing on eBay


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Akai S950

Thursday May 30, 2019

“Vintage Akai S950 Midi Digital Sampler. Condition is Used. Nice bright modern orange LED display has been added, signs of wear with few scuffs on the unit, looks like the last owner has sprayed the underside to clean the unit up. Perfect working order. You can see the condition from the photos.” Click here to visit listing on eBay


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Akai S950 with 2.25MB RAM, IB-109 SCSI Expansion

Saturday May 11, 2019

“Used(Very Good)

perfect working condition
This unit is installed 1536 M Words, IB109 SCSI board and was changed New LED display.
with power cable and Zip drive and connect cable.” Click here to visit listing on eBay


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Akai S950 with 2.25MB RAM

Tuesday May 7, 2019

“Vintage Akai S950 Midi Digital Sampler 1989 owned by me since new. Fully expanded memory onboard 2.25meg. (2x 750kb chips) with original manual, box, rack arms, some original Akai sound disks that came with it (not checked yet but will update all in listing)

MINT excellent condition see pics. Even the original blue backlight is still running! I would advise that it will need changing though by the buyer because it’s been over 30 years. It will not last long as you can see i have to show in a darkened room for it to be prominent (see pics). Bright daylight you won’t see it. Plenty of cheap deals for backlight replacement though. Other then that yea the main buttons knobs have yellowed a little but that’s age. All plastics go this way eventually. The data wheel sometimes a little jumpy on selection but data can be keyed in with numbers alternatively.

This is an absolute classic and nothing samples like it due to its unique 12 bit AD converters. Gritty , dirty sound on tap like old vinyl or warm and powerful you decide by your bandwidth setting. Samples up to 48 kHz and fully selectable. It’s known for being a top beats sampler by producers, but sample what you like.

The first sampler to introduce time stretching without altering pitch. Many other functions read online. Pre trigger recording was always a fave of mine and NO ONE ever put that function in elsewhere even today!”
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Akai S950 with 1.5MB RAM

Monday Apr 1, 2019

“Fully working in good used condition Akai S950 12 bit midi sampler OS1.2 with expanded ram to 1024 Kwords/1.5mb.

1 memory slot is still free to add extra expanded ram to max it out to 1536 Kwords/2.25mb.

16 x High density formatted floppy discs included.
2 x rack mount ears.
Power cable.

There are some general marks to the surface finish, knobs and buttons from use with some discoloration and marks to the outer casing from age and storage. Please see photos for more detail.” Click here to visit listing on eBay


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Akai S950

Friday Jan 18, 2019

“Akai S950 MIDI Digital Sampler. Condition is Used. This is a mint condition unit with no issues…studio use only. Comes with 40 various sample disks… All original packaging and power cable. Cleanest s950 on the market…” Click here to visit listing on eBay


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Akai S950

Friday Nov 2, 2018

“Very well looked after never been gigged or abused in the recording studio. Condition as you can see in pictures is great, this was my second back up machine and has had light use only in fact it has always been treated like a baby.” Click here to visit listing on eBay


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Akai S950

Wednesday Oct 10, 2018

“Classic S950 sampler in good condition for age. Some ‘rack rash’ as can be seen in pictures. Supplied with power lead.” Click here to visit listing on eBay


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Akai S950

Wednesday Oct 3, 2018

“Classic S950 sampler in good condition for age. Some ‘rack rash’ as can be seen in pictures. Supplied with power lead.” Click here to visit listing on eBay


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Akai S950

Wednesday Sep 26, 2018

“Classic S950 sampler in good condition for age. Some ‘rack rash’ as can be seen in pictures. Supplied with power lead.” Click here to visit listing on eBay


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Akai S950 with Internal Card Reader

Wednesday Sep 5, 2018

“The sampler is in really good working condition & comes with the original and fully functioning power supply and rack ear mounts pre-installed.

So reluctantly selling the sampler as I’ve spent a lot of money on it having the CF card reader installed and fitting a new jog wheel for better navigation around the screen’s menus.

But rest assured the pictures are the exact item that will be shipped to you & the sampler will be packed with great care to avoid any unnecessary damage during delivery.”

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