The RX5 is a 12-bit sample-based drum machine.
It shipped with an additional WRC-01 waveform cartridge containing 28 samples and could also be expanded with the following cartridges:
With a built-in 12-channel mixer and adjustable pitch, envelope, and velocity, the RX5 is capable of a good variety of sounds despite its limited sample set. It can also play samples in reverse.
Year Released: 1986
Number of Pads: 24
Polyphony: 16 notes
User Patterns: 100
User Songs: 20
ROM Size: 24 samples at 12-bit resolution
Outputs: 1/4" stereo outputs plus 12 individual 1/4" outputs
Screen: 16x2 character LCD
Weight: 8.3 lbs.
Dimensions: 17 in. x 13 in. x 3.4 in.
Yamaha RX-550 & CDP-330 1982 ($194.90)