Yamaha TX16W – custom ram expansion batch offer

Andreas Marco100 views4 posts
  • Users avatarAndreas Marco

    I recently got myself a Yamaha TX16W with one standard Yamaha EMM15 pre-installed and I like to max-out my devices, even thought that it is not always necessary especially not in this case, due to that Typhoon 2000 is using the 1.5 mb pre-installed ram very well. To my surprise I found out that the price for these EMM15 cards used are 50 – 100 €, which is absurd for 1.5 mb ram expansion.

    I found out that other users have managed to make custom installations too, which requires a bit technical know-how:

    Examples:
    http://www.sonicware.de/tx16w/tx16wmem.html
    http://madtheory.com/site/muki-pakesch-tx16w-archive/ < Zip file under the folder “memory”

    Long story short. I spoke with an online friend, who is able to produce and assemble these custom ram expansions for Yamaha TX16w, but with an improved design, where the end-user has 2 x 30 pins socket with the possibility to exchange the 30-pin SIMM (You can example insert 2 x 4 mb and then your Yamaha TX16W is maxed out on ram with 6 mb, due to how the pins will be addressed).

    My friend told me, that I need to raise a batch of minimum 15 before and the price would be around 40-45 £ maybe pr. Device and cheaper if the batch is higher.

    Anyone interested or maybe know someone, who would be?

    Note, this will only be a one-time offer due to that my interest is only there as long as i want to expand my Yamaha TX16W :) This topic is a “interest feeler” to see if it would make sense to make this batch and I will spread this topic across different forums to reach out users.

  • Users avatarTait Le Couteur

    Hello Andreas, are you still looking into this? I'm about to purchase a TX16W and would be interested in expanding the memory on it.

  • Users avatarAndreas Marco

    - Tait Le Couteur wrote:
    Hello Andreas, are you still looking into this? I'm about to purchase a TX16W and would be interested in expanding the memory on it.

    Hi Tait Le Couteur,
    Thank you for the mail above. The truth is that the interest is very low in this underrated device.
    I´m planning to fund it myself with a small batch due to the low interest, keep one for my own Yamaha TX16W and sell the rest over time. I´m sure it will take long time :D

    I´m still in the que of getting these boards designed, but I will throw a heads-up when things are ready ;)

  • Users avatarTait Le Couteur

    That's a pity but I'm glad you will continue on with it. I will definitely purchase one. Feel free to contact me on taitlecouteur@gmail.com with any more info when you get it.

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