Yamaha SPX 90 Reverb / Effects Mk II (B Stock) #7

£75.00

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B Stock:  See Condition tab for more information on this item

Sold as seen, no returns on B Stock items


The Yamaha SPX90 is the first rackmount FX unit to achieve world dominance. Prior to the SPX90, racks contained nothing but expensive gear that did one or two effects but, post-SPX, everyone could afford a multi-fx unit – so everyone bought one

The SPX was, and still is, a great little fx unit. It has a selection of very usable plates & halls plus gated reverb, early reflection reverb programs and delays. It also has a number of fairly basic pitch change presets plus panning, vibrato, parametric EQ and a compressor. Of these, the reverbs (halls, plates, rooms) are the most useful. But the best bit of the SPX90 is the wide selection of chorus / flanger / phaser effects on offer, particularly Symphonic

Symphonic is a great, deep chorus effect like a Dimension D on steroids. It can be subtle, like a Dimension D, or tweaked to create an over-the-top chorus with lots of pitch changing. It’s great for widening synth basses, warming up the low end of tracks, adding movement to a Rhodes patch or thickening acoustic guitars

If you don’t like Symphonic, there are Phaser, Flanger, Tremelo and other time-based effects, all of which are easily editable

Firing up an SPX90 some thirty years later it’s intriguing to find that it sounds as good as ever, with a warm, wide sound full of character. Early outboard gear and effects are much in demand at the moment and – on the evidence of the SPX90 – it’s easy to see why

This is an SPX 90 MK II with the slightly different front panel & more delay memory

Photos are of an SPX sold previously, not the item for sale

Standard 1U device suitable for all 19" racks. 220V AC Volt & short fixed mains cable with UK power plug

Product Page

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/live_sound/processors/spx90/

Operating manual

http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/Documents/ProAudio/SPX90.pdf

Program Table and adjustable parameters

http://www2.yamaha.co.jp/manual/pdf/pa/english/signal/SPX90E2.pdf

1U

Doesn't power up, possible bad power supply. Front panel power button & arm missing. Case top missing, otherwise in good condition with a very tidy front panel. Not tested further.

Photos show an SPX90 sold previously

B Stock items are sold as-seen with no returns. They have been tested, and a brief description of the faults or damage is given, but they may have other faults and may not test the same in future