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E-Mu Emulator II+ HD Parts...

Postby silikon » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:04 pm

All,

In need of the following parts to get my Emulator back to operational status:

High C Key (with replacement spring, or a handful)
Replacement Hard Drive (or a part number I can go search for the ones that will work)
5.25" Floppy drive (for a spare, th
Replacement internal fan (or known models/parts that will work as replacements)
Replacement Power Switch
Standoffs that will work to secure the SCSI board (the plastic ones are broken)
Replacement panel graphics (main panel and mod wheel)
Factory library (on floppy or CD with floppy images that I can write to floppies)

I Live in the Baltimore / DC Area... :D
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Re: E-Mu Emulator II+ HD Parts...

Postby silikon » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:35 am

I believe this goes in 'Goods & Services'. Whoops. :oops:
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Re: E-Mu Emulator II+ HD Parts...

Postby Erotic Cabaret » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:05 pm

Give up while you can; trust me. "Use" it on stage...
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Re: E-Mu Emulator II+ HD Parts...

Postby silikon » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:34 pm

Erotic Cabaret wrote:Give up while you can; trust me. "Use" it on stage...


Not a bloody chance. Everything else is fluff, but I really need to secure a replacement 20MB HDD and the factory library disks.

Oh yes. I will have them. I will, I tell you. MMMUUUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA :twisted:


Furthermore, I can think of a trillion other 'stage fluff' that I can prance about with other than a 70 pound disaster. :)
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Re: E-Mu Emulator II+ HD Parts...

Postby madtheory » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:39 pm

Erotic Cabaret wrote:Give up while you can; trust me. "Use" it on stage...

I'll take your EII off your hands for free...
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Re: E-Mu Emulator II+ HD Parts...

Postby schmidtc » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:36 pm

How'd you get SCSI on your EII?
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Re: E-Mu Emulator II+ HD Parts...

Postby madtheory » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:18 pm

That would be the "+" in "EII+".
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Re: E-Mu Emulator II+ HD Parts...

Postby schmidtc » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:42 pm

I think the "+" refers to this version having double the memory. I wish the RS232 port on the back was SCSI, but it's for a proprietary CD-ROM interface / Sound Designer.
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Re: E-Mu Emulator II+ HD Parts...

Postby madtheory » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:08 pm

Woops, I mean to say "HD". Standard model, check the "Synths" tab at the top of this page.
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Re: E-Mu Emulator II+ HD Parts...

Postby silikon » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:42 am

schmidtc wrote:How'd you get SCSI on your EII?


It's actually an MFM Hard Drive; Miniscribe 8425 20MB to be exact. I was mistaken with regards to the SCSI reference. And the '+' denotes 512kb of RAM versus 256kb RAM.

Regardless, I pulled out the drive, and am in search of a replacement that's not insanely expensive. The internal fan was apparently added on at some point, a 120v Radio Shack fan. It's getting shit-canned and replaced with something much quieter.

Once I secure a high C key, a replacement power switch, and a set of plastic standoffs that will work, I'm in business.

There was a link to a person advertising Emulator parts (the Parts thread) -- I had emailed but received no response. :cry:
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Re: E-Mu Emulator II+ HD Parts...

Postby schmidtc » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:21 am

Rob's old emulator archive site had a list of compatible DDDS floppy drives and they shouldn't be more than $20 or so. I'm planning to replace both mine with compatible spares that are Teac, as they don't want to write anymore. I also recall that an early Mac model used a compatible 20mB harddrive.
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Re: E-Mu Emulator II+ HD Parts...

Postby madtheory » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:13 am

My bad. I looked it up- SCSI was introduced in 1986, well after the EII. I guess the best thing to use now would be the HcX floppy emulator?
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Re: E-Mu Emulator II+ HD Parts...

Postby HideawayStudio » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:01 pm

silikon wrote:All,

In need of the following parts to get my Emulator back to operational status:

High C Key (with replacement spring, or a handful)
Replacement Hard Drive (or a part number I can go search for the ones that will work)
5.25" Floppy drive (for a spare, th
Replacement internal fan (or known models/parts that will work as replacements)
Replacement Power Switch
Standoffs that will work to secure the SCSI board (the plastic ones are broken)
Replacement panel graphics (main panel and mod wheel)
Factory library (on floppy or CD with floppy images that I can write to floppies)

I Live in the Baltimore / DC Area... :D


The Emulator II uses the same keyboard as the Kawai K4 from memory... Syntaur are a good source of replacement keys in the US:

http://www.syntaur.com

For a replacement panel graphic... try doing a search on eBay - there was a company doing replacments a little while back (quite expensive though).

A equivalent power switch should be available from somewhere like:

http://www.newark.com/?CMP=ffp-sm-flag-us

They should sell pcb standoffs too.

In my opinion you might be better off ditching the SCSI drive and fitting a Lotharek Rev.F HxC floppy emulator instead. This will permit you to load and save from SDcards which means you can download images from the net and save to your PC with ease:

http://lotharek.pl/product.php?pid=42

I have fitted these units to the S900, Emulator II and Prophet 2002.
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Re: E-Mu Emulator II+ HD Parts...

Postby HideawayStudio » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:02 pm

silikon wrote:All,

In need of the following parts to get my Emulator back to operational status:

High C Key (with replacement spring, or a handful)
Replacement Hard Drive (or a part number I can go search for the ones that will work)
5.25" Floppy drive (for a spare, th
Replacement internal fan (or known models/parts that will work as replacements)
Replacement Power Switch
Standoffs that will work to secure the SCSI board (the plastic ones are broken)
Replacement panel graphics (main panel and mod wheel)
Factory library (on floppy or CD with floppy images that I can write to floppies)

I Live in the Baltimore / DC Area... :D


The Emulator II uses the same keys as the Kawai K4 from memory... Syntaur are a good source of replacement keys in the US:

http://www.syntaur.com

For a replacement panel graphic... try doing a search on eBay - there was a company doing replacments a little while back (quite expensive though).

A equivalent power switch should be available from somewhere like:

http://www.newark.com/?CMP=ffp-sm-flag-us

They should sell pcb standoffs too.

In my opinion you might be better off ditching the SCSI drive and fitting a Lotharek Rev.F HxC floppy emulator instead. This will permit you to load and save from SDcards which means you can download images from the net and save to your PC with ease:

http://lotharek.pl/product.php?pid=42

I have fitted these units to the S900, Emulator II and Prophet 2002.
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Re: E-Mu Emulator II+ HD Parts...

Postby synthroom » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:11 am

madtheory wrote: I guess the best thing to use now would be the HcX floppy emulator?


Yes - the HxC is the way to go!
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