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Viewing topic "Looking for mLAN16E2 for my Motif Rack XS"

     
Posted on: January 08, 2019 @ 08:50 AM
caludaj
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Can someone provide me with a lead for one of these?

Thanks in advance.

Joe

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Posted on: January 08, 2019 @ 09:12 AM
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I can’t help with a lead for an mLAN16E2, but you might also consider getting an FW16E. As long as you’re not using other mLAN products, which require a specific driver, the FW16E will provide the functionality of the mLAN16E2.

For some further information, see:
http://www.motifator.com/index.php/forum/viewthread/450259/

By the way, I’m not suggesting that finding an FW16E will be easy, just that you might have a choice of the two interfaces.

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Posted on: January 08, 2019 @ 09:24 AM
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Found a FW1-6E535 on ebay. Is this the correct item?

Thanks again for the help.

Joe

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Posted on: January 08, 2019 @ 09:57 AM
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You’re welcome.

I have no idea what FW1-6E535 is, but it’s not an FW16E interface for a Motif XS/XF.

The FW16E is also known as Yamaha part/model number WU58580, if that helps.

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Posted on: January 08, 2019 @ 10:31 AM
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Thanks… Will stay on the lookout for one.

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Posted on: January 08, 2019 @ 07:35 PM
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You could also look for another rack-XS that already has one, buy that and sell yours… just an idea.

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Posted on: January 09, 2019 @ 06:51 AM
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Stephen’s idea may be your best option as they rarely come up on ebay. Why Yamaha chose to discontinue this item makes no sense to me since there are still a lot of XS/XF users out there. That’s probably what I’ll need to do in the event I ever need to replace mine.

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Posted on: January 09, 2019 @ 07:10 AM
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Stephen Kay - 08 January 2019 07:35 PM

You could also look for another rack-XS that already has one, buy that and sell yours… just an idea.

Or swap the FW interface from a recently purchased Rack XS into the original one, and resell the recent one. That way if there’s an issue of cosmetic condition of either unit, a decision can be made as to which to keep and which to sell.

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Posted on: January 09, 2019 @ 07:40 AM
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Estilos - 09 January 2019 06:51 AM

[...] Why Yamaha chose to discontinue this item makes no sense to me since there are still a lot of XS/XF users out there. [...]

This likely was strictly a marketing decision by Yamaha. They apparently wanted a clean break between the Motif models and the Montage. In order to clear the XF inventory at the end, Yamaha had the “XF Fully Loaded” promotion for new sales, which included two 1GB flash modules and an FW16E interface for “free”, among other goodies such as a 4GB USB flash drive with sample libraries, and discount coupons for related software.

There were probably buyers who didn’t really “need” that Expansion Pack, but got it anyway because it didn’t cost anything beyond purchase of the XF itself. That surely depleted most remaining inventory of the accessories.

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