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Hyde
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Ensoniq EPS Memory Expander Question

Post by Hyde » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:56 pm

Had an idea. Good/Bad? Not sure yet. I have two ensoniq EPS machines with 2x Expander. I really want to find a 4x expander. Prices are getting stupid & finding them isn't easy, in the first place.

My idea/curiousity... Could a 2x Expander be modified? Anyone have a schematic or the unit itself? My expertise is limited but, would be curious to know if it's reasonably possible? I've built guitar pedals...

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Re: Ensoniq EPS Memory Expander Question

Post by Rasputin » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:34 pm

Hyde wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:56 pm
Had an idea. Good/Bad? Not sure yet. I have two ensoniq EPS machines with 2x Expander. I really want to find a 4x expander. Prices are getting stupid & finding them isn't easy, in the first place.

My idea/curiousity... Could a 2x Expander be modified? Anyone have a schematic or the unit itself? My expertise is limited but, would be curious to know if it's reasonably possible? I've built guitar pedals...
Yeah, it could be done fairly easily, but it might be more practical to get with StrayLight, ZiN, et al. and help fund some type of kit instead of going it as a one-off yourself.

In other words: Draw up something in Eagle, get multiple PCBs made, populate them, and then sell the batch to those in similar need -- economy of scale.

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Re: Ensoniq EPS Memory Expander Question

Post by Hyde » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:26 am

Thats a possibility. Hadn't thought of it that way. hmmmm....

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