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Roland XV-5080

Rackmount Sound Module

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Roland XV-5080
Roland XV-5080
600.00 street price

Roland’s sound module XV-5080 sports 128 voices, 32-part (!) multitimbrality, over 1000 factory patches, built in SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) and Wordclock input, stereo waveforms, Matrix Control and can be expanded via SRX and SR-JV80 Series boards - there are 2 SIMM slots for sample memory expansion.

XV-5080 represents the amazing sound and expressive synthesizer/sample player architecture. The module allows for up to 128MB of Roland, Akai, .WAV and AIFF samples.

Preset memory offers 1152 patches, 64 performances and 23 rhythm sets while user memory comprises 128 patches, 64 performances and 4 sets. 90 different types of multi effects can be applied letting you put your sound through 3 MFX simultaneously in Performance Mode. There are also 4 types of reverb, 2 types of chorus and a 2-band EQ per output offered. Effects processors include 24-bit reverbs, COSM modeling, remix, RSS 3D effects, and more.

Expansion slots are represented with a SR-JV80 Series 4-slot, SRX Series 4-slot and 2 SIMM slots for sampler memory. An external storage is possible via a supported SmartMedia Card.

The specs together with the large screen, user-friendly interface and excellent connectivity prove that even 15 years after being launched XV-5080 is a perfect and instrument which is still in demand among professionals and is popular on the secondary market.

XV-3080, XV-5050 and Fantom XR can be listed as the alternative to XV-5080. Among the competing instruments of that era, we can mention KORG Triton Rack and Yamaha Motif-Rack ES. However, it is Roland XV-5080 that occupies a leading position regarding each parameter.

Tags: digital synthesizer

Country of origin / production: Japan

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Usage area
Sound Module/ Tone Generator 
Usage Design/ Form Factor
Rackmount, 2U 
Digital (D) 
Multi Timbral Capacity32 part(s)
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Technology of Sound Generation PCM
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator): Waveform Count1083
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Single Voice Preset1152
User-defined Single Voice128
Multitimbral Preset96
User-defined Multitimbral64
LFO Waveforms
Ramp Up No
FX Units3
Sample Memory128 Mb
General MIDI v2 (GM2) 
MIDI in/ out
Color resolution Monochrome
Resolution: Horizontal320
Resolution: Vertical80
Built-in controllers
Knob/ Switch44
Jog dial 
Audio out
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)5
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm) headphones preamplified1
Digital: coaxial1
Audio in
Analog 1/4"2
DAC Frequency 44.1
Resolution16 bit
Computer Interfaces
External drives/ memory cards
SmartMedia Card 
Sampler Memory Slot2
Preset Memory Slot/ Wave Expansion Board8
Voltage 230V
Voltage 240V
Voltage 115/117V
Power Supply Built-in, internal
Power consumption25 W
Height88 mm
Width482 mm
Depth281 mm
Height3.6 in
Width19 in
Depth11 in
Weight10 lb
Weight4.9 kg
Case/ body
Production start2000
Production ended

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