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Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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sonica a hobbyist user from london writes:
my rating was 5 (dont know how 4 came through) you see what I mean about me and technology ha

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Feb-01-2001 at 05:42
sonica from london writes:
HIHI I bought an E5000 ultra 6 mths ago as my first proper (non phrase) sampler purely because of the huge amount of features compared to the competition at this price bracket. For my budget it was by no means a cheap item but I now consider it the best gbp 1400 i have ever ever spent (price after adding a 10.2 gig Quantum fireball IDE internal harddrive ,64 meg ram and a CD rom drive). I am a guitarist at heart and therefore approach most technology with a due sense of trepidation but with the E5000 ultra (and a yamaha RM1X) I am constantly amazing myself, and with relative ease my music is flying through boundaries i never thought possible. Thank you EMU I now feel that my music is of a professional standard without really spending "professional" money, and after years of hard work I am finaly happy with my sound !

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Feb-01-2001 at 05:39
ChemVein a part-time user from USA writes:
I'd just like to cancel out kehmical's vote of a 1 out of 5. The problem that he is expirencing happens with all samplers and can be eliminated by increacing the headroom within the master menu. Go to "Master" "setup" then "in/out" and adjusting the headroom parameter. All this is covered in the excellent manual. RTFM people.

To compensate for a lack of volume when adjusting the headroom, you can boost the output by 12Db (by configuring the output boost parameter which is below the headroom param) or adjusting the volume accordingly.

Schmuck ;-)

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Dec-22-2000 at 13:58
Rich the Tweakmeister a professional user from USA writes:
It's always hard to part with hard earned cash for something that samples and plays back sounds, especially now when there are so many cheaper options with soundfonts, software samplers, you get the idea. But I have to say, the e5000 has made me smile. It sounds fabulous, rich and warm.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Oct-04-2000 at 04:00
brown_ie from NJ, USA writes:
The E5000 Ultra has got to be the hands-down winner in the more-for-your-buck rack gear department. It's a killer sampler w/ synth capabilities, super expandability, rock solid performance and oh yeah, the PRICE IS RIGHT!! I have Akai, Ensoniq, Kurzweil and Yamaha samplers in my rig but NOTHING sounds like the E-mus! These other makes are great but the E5000 Ultra DOES stand out as a class piece when it comes to price/performance. Emu must be doing something right...hell, you can get an E4K Turbo sampling keyboard w/ 128v poly, 16 Mb. RAM and a 2 Gb. hard drive on their website for under $1800!!! Take notes, Akai! Read my lips...more features, less money...more customers. Emu IS the way to go!

BTW...Tommy...you said the E5000 was "fast" and"perfect"...yet you give it a 1 out of 5 because the manual is a PDF on the CD. ???!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-23-2000 at 13:45
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