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Akai S2800

29-Jul-2014

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Akai S2800



Category:  Products / sampler / akai

Added: 09-May-99  |  Author: admin

New price: n/a  |   S/H price: 400 ish

Akai S2800

The Akai S2800 was a cut down version of the S3000, offering only stereo in/out on 1/4" un-balanced jacks.... only 2 extra assignable out's rather than the 8 assignable outs which are standard on all but the budget Akai samplers... and a max ram memory of 16mb as opposed to the full 32mb on the S3000 models..... The S2800i, like all suffixed 'i' models simply indicates the unit comes with SCSI as standard rather than as an option....everything else is the same....

again, watch the ram on these if you're looking s/h, cos the 2800's like the 3000's used the Akai sample-ram boards.... they are expensive, so make sure the old Akai you're after has enuff ram for your needs, cos it's like 300 squids per 8mb board !!....(they are still available from Akai)..... .Here's the spec's...

S-2800

Sampling System 16 bit linear
Sampling Rates 44.1 kHz / 22.05 kHz
Memory 2 MB (standard) / 16 MB (expanded)
Polyphony 32 voices
Maximum Samples 255
Maximum Programs 254
Recording Gain HI = -58 dBm / MID = -38 dBm / LOW = -18 dBm
Filters Digital moving low-pass filter (-12 dB/octave with resonance)
Envelope Generators 2 (1 multi-stage)
LFOs 2
Hard Disk Recording Not available
Effects Echo/Chorus/Pitch Shift/Delay
Display Back-lit 40 x 8 characters (640 x 240 dots)
Help Pages Provided
Storage Devices 3.5-inch 2HD/2DD floppy disk
Standard Inputs 1/4-inch phone jack (balanced) x 2
Standard Outputs 1/4-inch phone jack (unbalanced) x 2
Assignable Outputs 1/4-inch phone jack (unbalanced) x 2
Headphones 1/4-inch stereo phone jack x 1
Footswitch 1/4-inch phone jack x 1
MIDI DIN-5P IN x 1, OUT x 1m THRU x 1
SCSI IB-301S SCSI interface board (optional)
AES/EBU Digital In/Out IB-302D digital interface board (optional)
SMPTE Reader/Generator Not available






S-2800i

Sampling System 16 bit linear
Sampling Rates 44.1 kHz / 22.05 kHz
Memory 8 MB (standard) / 16 MB (expanded)
Polyphony 32 voices
Maximum Samples 255
Maximum Programs 254
Recording Gain HI = -58 dBm / MID = -38 dBm / LOW = -18 dBm
Filters Digital moving low-pass filter (-12 dB/octave with resonance)
Envelope Generators 2 (1 multi-stage)
LFOs 2
Hard Disk Recording Not available
Effects Echo/Chorus/Pitch Shift/Delay
Display Back-lit 40 x 8 characters (640 x 240 dots)
Help Pages Provided
Storage Devices 3.5-inch 2HD/2DD floppy disk
Standard Inputs 1/4-inch phone jack (balanced) x 2
Standard Outputs 1/4-inch phone jack (unbalanced) x 2
Assignable Outputs 1/4-inch phone jack (unbalanced) x 2
Headphones 1/4-inch stereo phone jack x 1
Footswitch 1/4-inch phone jack x 1
MIDI DIN-5P IN x 1, OUT x 1, THRU x 1
SCSI Provided
AES/EBU Digital In/Out IB-302D digital interface board (optional)
SMPTE Reader/Generator Not available






Well.... there it is... the S2800... user comments please..... these can be had at bargain prices only drawback is the lack of 8 poly outs,.... but you get 4 which is ok...













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Product:  Akai - S2800
Name: Bazz
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Activity: part-timer
Date: 29-Nov-99

Great alternative for the more expensive S3000 series.This one has timestretch from 20 to 2000%...very nice but nothing special these days .Easy to use and reliable Akai sampler with sadly only 4 outputs(1 stereo + 2 mono). I think the S/H prices are around $850 or so...Buy this and a vitual analog and your on your way...

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Product:  Akai - S2800
Name: robert
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Date: 19-Jan-00

these ARE great machines- you can configure them to act as s3000 with
simple jumper changes(few know of this)
which means you can also expand the ram
to same as s3000- very SOLID sounding
and by customizing output opamps they
achieve the kind of low/high end correct phase that we normally think of
as digital- eats the new machines.

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Product:  Akai - S2800
Name: Robin Whittle
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http://www.firstpr.com.au/rwi/smem/
Activity: Professional
Date: 24-Jun-00

See my site for cost-effective 32 Meg memory boards for the S1000/S1100 and the S2800/S3000/S3200/CD3000. The later expand the S2800/CD3000 to 32 Megs, which is not possible with standard 8 Meg boards.

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Name: test add pc comment
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Date: 12-Mar-01

test pc

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Product:  Akai - S2800
Name: Jim
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Date: 04-Feb-02

I just bought a used s2800. After I load the samples from an external CD-rom then try to play them with My PC with cakewalk I can't hear any sounds, even though the midi button lights up indcating the midi messages are being received.

Coould there be something wrong with the audio out-puts, or do I need to adjust the parameters?

Sincerly JIM***

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Product:  Akai - S2800
Name: praet
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Date: 02-Oct-03

i'm looking for samples to download for free enneay idieeas send them to me please i'm e beginner

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Product:  Akai - S2800
Name: praet
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Date: 02-Oct-03

i'm looking for samples to download for free enneay idieeas send them to me please i'm e beginner for s 2800

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Product:  Akai - S2800
Name: cryogen
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Date: 27-Nov-10

The Akai and EMU samplers of this era are the workhorses and have a excellent tone added to the samples that you don't get with software and a computer. I love my Akai and wouldn't trade it for anything. Its kept me going for 12 years and hasn't got a thing wrong with it. They were designed to last and they will, get them when you get the opportunity.

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Product:  Akai - S2800
Name: cryogen
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Date: 27-Nov-10

Akai S2800 - Make sure you have the volume on the frony right turned to 3/4 or max. Check that you have that sample mapped for the range of keys you are pressing. Follow a tutorial in the manuals.

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Product:  Akai - S2800
Name: steve
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Activity: Professional
Date: 24-Feb-11

[quote] robert wrote: these ARE great machines- you can configure them to act as s3000
withsimple jumper changes(few know of this)which means you can also expand the ramto
same as s3000- very SOLID soundingand by customizing output opamps theyachieve the kind of
low/high end correct phase that we normally think ofas digital- eats the new machines. [/quote]
how do you do this jumper change?

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Product:  Akai - S2800
Name: lcaise
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Date: 17-Mar-13

I purchase one of these, 2nd hand. Can't wait to put my hands on it!!

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Product:  Akai - S2800
Name: Jacek
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Date: 02-Jun-13

I just get my s2800. Im excited!

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