Akai S3000XL vs S3200XL

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Which one I should buy?

  1. Akai S3000XL €200

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  2. Akai S3200XL €500

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  1. Gyro Gearloose

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    5000 er have clean transparent hi.fi sound..and play just wav files...
    3000er have crunch and use s1000/s3000 akai format
     
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    maybe we could do eprom mod on a akai...so we can play maniac manson on s3200...
    just jokin...i go to bed now:deep_facepalm:
     
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    Maybe you said it as a joke but there are mods for AKAI ROMs.:headbang:
     
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    Nah do it on the S6000, it has that big ass display you might actually be able to see it on there hah.
     
  5. Roject

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    New offer today:
    Akai S3000 for €350
    Brand new display
    Gotek mounted recently

    Has it fabric built-in eb16 (Sampleverb) and IB304f (Pro Filter)?

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    Nobody here can tell you that by looking at this picture, it certainly didnt come with them when it left the factory. Ask the seller whether it has them or not.
     
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    nope...not good enough...even 350 for s3200 is not cheap...and a new luminating foil isnt that strong you think..if you really want enjoy this buy cheap and build up or buy cheap s3200 with full RAM where you later upgrade a black display for 150....black display you can work with , with great angles otherwise you must have it on similar height as youre head...sort of..you get me
    but first question always : has it 32mb RAM
    nope..its s3ooo and here this was optional..

    you must know whats in it..you must ask or you must be able to determine from inside picture which is best...how much RAM;SCSI BOARD;DIGITAL opti BOARD (fckn important to sample without noise)and optional stuff like sampleverb and profilter which is fix on s3200...

    where you located ?

    eg: many normaly dont sample with it , they just use old akai format libary samples thru scsi chain....max 5 meters
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    when sampling surely thru the optical in from digi board..but you could use analog ins too , it will work too but with little noisefloor..bla bla
     
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    Seller says:
    Has got the Effect processor becaouse they've got this from fabric. Low Pass Filter And resonance. Far as I know it is a fabric options.
     
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    i mean im like that , if you just want ADDA a s2000 is good enough...
    a s3000 has it not fix from fabric, its optional..delay,chorus,reverb,...ive forgotten if 1 or first filter was stock

    not from fabric......but i kno from s3200 that IB304f is the second filter which was optional on the from fabric loaded s3200...confusing
     
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    :deep_facepalm:like youre avatar info shows..i asked if you near my area, but you not unfortunately..

    but you can have acces to german market
    https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/akai-s3200-sampler/1192626703-172-981

    you must check out how much ram and pictures from inside...this one has scsi and digi board...display is also good..
    further the big knob isnt much used since its still fully silver
    further it was in service in 2007 like sticker shows..
     
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    Germany is a neighboring country. But I'm not able to buy via ebay. I'm affraid of loosing money. I never used it.
    Akai in my offer has 32mb ram and was serviced recently. And Yeah I know it's little too expensive.
     
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    ebay klein anzeigen isnt ebay bro...its just like inserat or something...no need to pay ebay...just you and seller coming along or not..
    i kno french ppl buy a lot on german ebay klein anzeigen...
     
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    also without inside picture to determine propper its little suspect..but ok maybe it has fx boards now , but not from fabric
     
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    and if you use paypal you super save as buyer....buyers have much advantage over sellers per paypal

    but nowadays i just use banktransfer...

    but polish market is not bad...there coming a lot of good offers from..but never saw a steal from them heh heh..
     
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    @Gyro Gearloose
    If I have more money i test it :wink:

    New price.
    Akai S3000 for €280
     
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    better...when its all good and loaded...just go for it...and finish
     
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    I ask seller for inside pics. I don't know why but S3000XL from first post looks more better than S3000. Maybe this pic is beautifull and maybe because it's more white, more clean.
     
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    inside is more important...look for power unit if its still look all right ... overall inside must be looking clean and not sort of old..and of course if all boards you want are in there...s3000 should have simial mb cards like s3200...there are pictures in akai s3200 thread from wasgedn
    this things did cost a fortune back in time so they mostly good serviced..
    but best is buy as second hand not as the hundreds hand...but i did both and both are good..

    do you get a manual for the s3000 ?
     
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    i think the s3000 against s3000xl is always more beige in color i guess...
     
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