Floppy drive USB emulator for SX-AC-1200 Midi Orchestra


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Hi group
Does anyone know of a replacement USB emulator that will work with the AC-1200 ? This is equivalent to the KN-1200 (*without the keyboard)
 
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Yeah, I saw this one. Kinda pricy ($159 + shipping)! Isn’t this same hardware as the $35 ones I see on eBay and Amazon?
 

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You asked if we knew of one. That was the result of a three second google search.

If you're shopping around for better prices then do your own homework.

Gary ;)
 
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Gee Gary, thanks for the help.....
I have done my research. The current FFD onLy has a ribbon cable connection. All the emulators I’ve seen have either standard IDE cable with separate power connection or a ribbon cable with a separate power header.... see pic of mine.... any helpful suggestions?
 

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That looks pretty much like any standard floppy drive to me. Check inside and you should find a 4 pin power connector somewhere inside the unit There's no such thing as a floppy drive that gets its power from the ribbon cable alone.

And if you'd actually bothered to read the entire ad I linked from ebay you'd see that the vendor offers customizations for many makes and models of synth.

So unless you have the skills to roll your own I'd suggest you bite the bullet and pay the going price for a working solution instead of throwing the dice on a cheaper "solution" which may or may not work. :p

Gary ;)
 
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