Ensoniq Mirage DSK-8(+) -1984    Weight=28 Lbs. Number mfg.=30,000 MRP=$1995

User Manual: Sansom's summary 1.1 (I have this in .doc file. Ask if you need it for printing.)
Reset Proceedures: N/A
Operating System code: Tim Victor's page
MIDI or other control protocol: See Manual
Software related Links:
Patches or knob settings: Peter's page
Circuit Overview: below
Scematics/Service Manual: Syntaur
Common Service Issues/Tips: below
Parts Sources: Keys knobs semiconductors misc
Uncommon chips/modules used: CEM3328 VCF, 6500/11 (label 1380 65001/R1107-11) keyboard ctrl., AD7574 8bit A/D, AD7524 buffered 8 bit dac, NE570 compander
Modifications:Mirage Hacking and Don Slepian's stereo mod
General Info Links: Vintage Synth Explorer or Mirage FAQ

Circuit Overview:
     First price breaking digital samling synthesizer. 8Bit and 8 voices but analog filters and 5 part envelopes.

Service Tips:
      Always verify power supply voltages if problem looks like it could remotely be power supply related. 3.5" floppy drive dssd! Can be replaced w/DSDD apparently. See article on faq page for proceedure or Old Floppy help Page. Interesting note..my Mirage I just got..does not have pratt read classic keyboard for sure. However it DOES seem to accept pratt read key bushings just fine! Mine were totally shot and I might note that it's very hard to get key contacts back in without tearing up the rubber legs trying to get them to go throught he holes. I had a few bad contacts and absolutely couldn't recover them. Used foil/glue.Strange keys with a flat spring in back that pops onto a ridge in a hole in the back end of the key. I had to bend one of the springs to restore the key to normal orientation (was hanging low!) But NOTE..my keyboard has one in and out out audio jack. The FAQ noted that only the early ones w/pratt read keys were like this except the DSK-8+ which it said has gray case! (Mine is black..at least..I think it is.). And mine has the multi pin connector in back. Hmm. So maybe this is just a Pratt Read movement with yet another key design.

Syntaur has many parts for Ensoniq specifically. I stock key bushings that seem to work just fine in mine! Let me know if you need a specific part from my listings in the parts section that you don't find elsewhere or whatever.
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