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what are these? ensoniq eps 16 plus and generalmusic s2?

Postby reubendotdotdot » Mon May 03, 2010 7:51 pm

hi there, i am not a musician but would like some advice, on the clean out of our loft we found some keyboards/sampler's and i am trying to work out how much they would be worth?

1. Ensoniq EPS 16 plus digital sampling workstation.

2. General Music S2 Music Processor


don't know if they are working yet but found them stored collecting dust but in dry safe place, no cracks or broken bits that i can see (will have to buy a 3 pin cord to test?). i did some web searching on them but couldn't work out if the est price listed was for when it was used or as a vintage piece. hope someone out there can help... i am gonna put them up for an ebay auction so wanna put a good starting price.

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Re: what are these? ensoniq eps 16 plus and generalmusic s2?

Postby Scope » Mon May 03, 2010 9:11 pm

Err, dont get your hopes up.

The EPS and S2 are both vintage by todays standards, but both are digital, so no inflated analogue prices here.

The EPS is no Emu or Akai, the S2 is no Korg M1
Also, neither were class-leading or "industry standard" so are a bit more esoteric, appealing to those who want to experiment with different sound sources, rather than use tried and tested kit with a once-extensive user base.

Personally, I'd start your auction at 99p, expecting anything from £50, up to £100
I doubt you will get more, but you never know !

Your computer's power cable should fit, unless you have a Mac
- and then its dependant on which model as not all are standard IEC sockets.
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Re: what are these? ensoniq eps 16 plus and generalmusic s2?

Postby reubendotdotdot » Mon May 03, 2010 9:23 pm

thanks for that! all good it was what i was gonna do anyway once i tested them but then i spotted this review

http://www.vintagesynth.com/ensoniq/ens_eps16.php

with the est. value at $1000 but couldn't work out if that was new or used...
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Re: what are these? ensoniq eps 16 plus and generalmusic s2?

Postby ken long » Mon May 03, 2010 9:47 pm

Personally, I'd start your auction at 99p, expecting anything from £50, up to £100
I doubt you will get more, but you never know !

I agree. Start it low. But you may just get a lot more for the EPS, especially if its souped up RAM. It was good in its heyday and there are still people actively seeking them.

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Re: what are these? ensoniq eps 16 plus and generalmusic s2?

Postby ken long » Mon May 03, 2010 9:49 pm

reubendotdotdot wrote:thanks for that! all good it was what i was gonna do anyway once i tested them but then i spotted this review

http://www.vintagesynth.com/ensoniq/ens_eps16.php

with the est. value at reubendotdotdot000 but couldn't work out if that was new or used...

I'd say that's well out of date. In fact, I can't remember them being that much tbh. You'll be lucky to get £300 for it.

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Re: what are these? ensoniq eps 16 plus and generalmusic s2?

Postby reubendotdotdot » Mon May 03, 2010 10:17 pm

well, seeing as i stopped someone dumping these at a charity today, 300 quid would be like seven xmas's!
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Re: what are these? ensoniq eps 16 plus and generalmusic s2?

Postby ken long » Mon May 03, 2010 10:59 pm

Best of luck with it. There is a reader's classified section on this forum. You could always try there first.

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Re: what are these? ensoniq eps 16 plus and generalmusic s2?

Postby reubendotdotdot » Mon May 03, 2010 11:25 pm

ok thats a great suggestion, what su heading do you think i should put them under, keyboards? (sorry to sound stupid but this really is not my specialty!)
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Re: what are these? ensoniq eps 16 plus and generalmusic s2?

Postby BJG145 » Tue May 04, 2010 6:33 am

See if the EPS16 has a SCSI card, or the Gem has a Turbo card, which will increase the value. One of the Gem's drawbacks is the lack of sysex, though it can make some fairly decent sounds. I'd estimate £100-£200 each on Ebay, and would start the listings at around £100 or so. I'd put the S2 under Synthesisers and the EPS under Samplers.
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Re: what are these? ensoniq eps 16 plus and generalmusic s2?

Postby reubendotdotdot » Tue May 04, 2010 4:37 pm

Thanks for the advice everyone! dropped them on ebay, lets see how they go,

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Re: what are these? ensoniq eps 16 plus and generalmusic s2?

Postby BJG145 » Wed May 05, 2010 1:24 pm

Good luck with that. (Looks like the EPS has got some kind of expansion on the back in one of the photos. Did you find out if it has SCSI...?)
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Re: what are these? ensoniq eps 16 plus and generalmusic s2?

Postby C2 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:35 pm

hello Reuben
I was wondering if U still have either the EPS 16 Plus or the GeneralMusic S2 keyboards?
I would be interested in making a purchase if you haven't sold them. I am primarily interested in the S2...and wanted to know if it was the Turbo version?

Thank you in advance
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Re: what are these? ensoniq eps 16 plus and generalmusic s2?

Postby vinyl_junkie » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:26 pm

The 16+ is one of my favorite samplers other than my workhorse Akai's

I paid £90 for my keyboard with the RAM expansion but no SCSI.

I wouldn't personally pay more than £120 for a standard one.
They're not that reliable either
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