Price for SPS1- MK1?


#1

Hey Elektronauts.
I’m about to buy a used Machinedrum SPS1- mk1 (non UW)
It’s in a near mint condition.
Me and the guy that wants to sell it to me are not sure about the price.
I would like to hear your guys Opinions, have a nice evening everyone :slight_smile:


#2

personally i’d say

mk1 - £450 - £500
mk2 - £550 - £600
Mk2 UW - £700 - £800 , most recent , immaculate condition.


#3

Near mint condition? I don’t believe or it must be an MD which is barely used and boxed for years in storage! Bought mine 7 years ago for 350 euros! Be ready for at least some skipping value or wobbly loose encoder(s), rotary encoder skipping, and noisy adapter! I certainly would not give more then 500 euros if you really want the MD and it’s in the condition you describe, would rather search for the mk2 with +drive or the UW version from someone you can trust and test the machine!


#4

Mines only 3 years old and has a skipping rotary encoder. I still love my baby though. I’ve been seeing a lot of MK2s on Craigslist lately around $650 in good condition. MK1 should be less.


#5

It depends on how you use your encoders, if you do a lot of push turn I feel they will wear out rapidly! Rotary encoders tend to skip pretty fast, my dx200 also!


#6

My UW MK2, bought new 2009, has been an absolute trooper re: encoders, and I use push turn a lot.
Only complaint is that Elvis has never appeared on it.
I also have a much newer UW mk2 with + drive, on which the encoders don’t feel as smooth or accurate.

I think its kind of “pot” luck (pun intended). Obviously test if possible, but I suspect age & use isn’t always the determining factor.

Here in oz, maybe $600-$700 the price for a mk1 without UW.


#7

Double UW’s.

nice :sunglasses:


#8

Ha… yeah not by direct intention. talked a friend into buying one, he regretted the decision so I bought off him to prove its worth :wink: Classic enough to own two, especially now they have their own special access to conditional trigs, individual track multipliers and some other clever stuff not on the other elektrons.


#9

totally. I’d own 2 if I could :slight_smile: