Yamaha EQ-500 Natural Sound Graphic Equalizer

 Generally http://www.hifi-wiki.de
  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Model: EQ-500
  • Year of construction: 1987-1988
  • Manufactured in: Japan (by device label)
  • Colour: silver / black
  • Remote Control: No
  • Power consumption: 13.5 W (measured)
  • Dimensions: 435x100x232mm
  • Weight: 2.85 Kg
  • Price approx: 600, - DM (about 300 €)

  • Number of inputs:
    • Line, tape and microphone
  • Number of Outputs:
    • Line and Rec-Out

  • Adjustable frequency bands: 2x 10
  • Control range: ± 12dB
  • Frequency response: 10-35000 Hz
  • Signal to noise ratio:> 105dB
  • Distortion: <0.005%

Special Features
  • illuminated slider
  • switchable subsonic filter
  • Spectrum
  • Noise generator
  • Microphone calibration

Doepfer Pocket Control, Midi Control Box with 16 Rotary Potentiometers

Compact MIDI control box with 16 rotary controls (rotary potentiometers) 

solid silver-grey metallic housing made of 1 mm steel dimensions: about 17x7x4 cm

128 presets with useful assignement of MIDI events to the 16 knobs (e.g. current software synthesizer, XG controller, 16 x volume on the 16 MIDI channels and so on), for nearly each application there is something 'on board'


Behringer B-Control Audio BCA 2000

The BCA2000 is a high-speed USB 2.0 multi-channel audio MIDI interface that raises your performance to a whole new level. It features a high-performance analog input section that has 2 state-of-the-art studio-grade IMP 'Invisible' Mic Preamps with +48 V phantom power, plus line and Hi-Z guitar inputs. Combine this with its versatile digital input and output formats like ADAT, ADAT S/MUX, AES/EBU and S/PDIF (including Dolby Digital and DTS options) and you have an unlimited array of interfacing capabilities.

You can simultaneously use 3 analog input sources (1 mono + 1 stereo) with digital input sources. Its ultra-flexible input/output configuration is supported by a comprehensive LED audio routing indicator plus button (status) LEDs. Input signal distortion and A/D converter overload are prevented by the adjustable studio-grade analog input dynamic control (noise gate + limiter).

The BCA2000's fully equipped USB/MIDI interface with 1 MIDI input and 2 MIDI outputs is individually selectable for 16/32 MIDI channels. Plus, full multi-channel playback is enabled at 24-bit/96 kHz. There is a high-resolution 2 x 12 element LED level indicator for stereo In/Out signals plus 2-element LED level indicator for input and output channels 3 through 8. The high-speed USB 2.0 interface with 24-bit/96 kHz supports 8 In & 8 Out channels simultaneously (analog and digital) with low-latency ASIO 2 and WDM drivers.

Simply connect your B-Control to your computer via high-speed USB 2.0. Then connect your keyboard, guitar and mic. True audiophiles will surely appreciate the fully equipped master and monitor sections with 100-mm fader, individual level controls for 2 speakers, 2 phones and low-latency direct monitor function plus separate dim, mute and mono functions. Best of all, discover just how awesome MIDI can be!

Alesis IO|2 Portable 2-channel USB audio interface

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  • 24-bit, 48 kHz operation with high-end A/D and D/A conversion through integrated USB audio interface
  • 2 XLR mic inputs with 48V phantom power plus 2 1/4" balanced line inputs that can accept guitar level signals
  • 1/4" balanced main outputs
  • 1/4" TRS inserts on input channels
  • 1/4" TRS headphone output
  • Dedicated four segment signal/clip LED meter on both channels
  • Zero-latency hardware monitoring
  • 24-bit S/PDIF I/O for direct digital recording
  • MIDI Input/Output
  • USB powered—no external AC power supply necessary
  • Low power usage for minimal laptop battery drain
  • Bundled with Steinberg Cubase LE software
  • This product is class compliant; it does not require drivers


    GRUNDIG RR-900

    SHARP GF-8181H

    Phonic MM2005 Compact Mixer

    The MM Series of compact mixers from Phonic offer a great combination of features and facilities, remain faithful to the original signal and, therefore, sound great. Low noise is ensured by careful design and component selection while rugged construction ensures years of trouble free operation. Add to this potent mix truly competitive prices and the result is a range of mixers that demands attention.

    M. Wahl Zither


    Yamaha CE-20 Combo Ensemble, 1982

    Introduced in 1982, at a list price of $1395, the CE-20 Combo Ensemble followed up Yamaha's GS-series digital pianos with a more portable and affordable source of FM sounds.

    TC Electronic Konnekt Live 24-bit/192kHz Firewire Audio Interface

    Jolana Strat

    Production of Jolana Strat started in 1988, 2 HB pickups, maple neck, relatively playable guitar. This is one of the last Jolana models, made during the late 80's when the company produced clones of famous Fender and Gibson models rather than original designs. 

    Fender officially introduced 2-HB stratocaster only by the end of 90's, so even here Jolana was ahead of the time - as usual. 

    The Strat sounds very thin and stingy - despite the humbuckers. Jolana bridge has some bug in the construction because it breaks strings constantly. During the mid- 90's my band was usually playing gigs with another band where the lead singer played Jolana Strat. I was playing bass and our guitar player used Gibson LP M3. Every singe gig we went through the same scenario: their singer was breaking a string on his Strat during the first (rarely second) song and then borrowing our Les Paul till the end of their set. I still don't know if he did that on purpose or not. http://cheesyguitars.com

    or full russian description http://sovietguitars.com


    Dynacord EQ 210, 2x10

    Equalizer (Dynacord Catalog 1985)

    Input balanced/unbalanced+6 dBm (-10 dBm  +15 dBm)+6 dBm (-10 dBm  +15 dBm)
    Output balanced/unbalanced+6 dBm (max.  +20 dBm)+6 dBm (max.  +20 dBm)
    Frequency band2 x 10 channel27 channel
    Transmission range +-1dB20 Hz - 20 kHz20 Hz - 20 kHz
    Distortion (THD)<= 0.1%<= 0.1%
    S/N (A,RMS) at 6dBm100 dB (A)99 dB (A)
    Dimensions (W x H x D)483 x 100 x 300 mm/2 HE483 x 100 x 300 mm/2 HE
    Weight5 kg (11 lbs)5 kg (11 lbs)
    Max. Power consumption12 W7 W
    Safety classIIII

    Defil Jowita, June, 1986

    made in Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa,  June, 1986

    Defil Jowita electric guitar, made in Poland, mid - 80's. The model tag is not present (as with most of Defils), but if you open the back and retrieve the electonics (mounted on pcb board) you can find the Jowita's model name. The woods are triplex and body is flattop, the switch is an adapted sliding switch. http://cheesyguitars.com


    Eko Minstrel model: 2000, February 1969

    "Aha, the Minstrel surfaces!  Thanks to Jacques Stompboxes for the pictures and descriptive info.

    Three whole octaves (WAAAAY, more than the puny 2-1/2 I'd previously been told it had)!  Four voices, "Bass Chorus", and Vibrato, plus the built-in amp./speaker that seems so common in organs of this caliber..  I suspect those "drawbars" are just on/off switches, just like on the Tigers." http://www.combo-organ.com

    • Knobs: On/Off/Command (Volume?), Tone,  BC/AC/RE (?)
    • "Drawbars": Mellow, Reed, Brass, Flute, Bass Chorus, Vibrato


    600 Voices for the DX7, Amsco Publications, 1987

    Rare book which is full of patch ideas for theYamaha DX7 DX5 TX7 TX816 TX216 TF1 and DX1

    600 Voices for the DX7
    Amsco Publications, London/New York/Sydney/Cologne 1986
    ISBN (US) 0-8256-2499-1 (UK) 0-7119-1166-5

    204 pages

    The patches can be found here (Thanks, Tim Conrardy). The extensions are .snd, but they are just ordinary sysex files.