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Fairlight CVI

Fairlight CVI

$ 2,899.99

Your time machine to 1980s video art production!  Available on EBAY.

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SKU: Fairlight-CVI-Compact Category:

Description

APOLOGIES.  THIS ITEM HAS SOLD AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

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It comes but once or twice a year! An uber rare Fairlight CVI on eBay! Well here it is folks, I’m parting with one of my beloved CVIs and this one is a highly coveted white compact producer model from towards the end of Fairlight’s run in the late 80s. It needs a good home with a video artist who is looking to be teleported back into another time and another place. This CVI has been in my possession for around 8 or 9 years now and I’ve had no issues with it. It was never gigged during this time and ultimately has just been lightly used in a smoke free video art environment over here in Portland, OR.

 

 

Auction includes:

1 Fairlight CVI Producer White Wedge model (NTSC, 110V)
A USB thumb drive of the original manual
BNC to RCA adapters (not super high quality ones)
IEC power cable
1x quality RGB Cable
2x quality composite video cables

 

 

Physical condition: This is not the physically cleanest CVI out there. It has some light wear outlined in the photos. You can see there is some wear on the top left of the unit as well as the right side of the unit. Inside the unit is very clean. Battery is in good condition and is not exhibiting any signs of corrosion. Please see photos.

 

 

Functional condition:

This CVI had not been used for a little while so I turned it on and it functioned as it should. Some of the buttons you have to press a little hard but the stylus pad was as responsive as my others, the sliders were all functioning and shuffling through the presets proved a rewarding creative experience. Beyond the mild cosmetic damage the item to note is that the power switch is broken. I was not able to find an exact replacement for this switch in time for this auction so the switch has been bypassed in a tidy and safe fashion with thick shrink tubing so that the CVI powers on immediately upon being plugged in. I would recommend getting this replaced at some point as it’s a little annoying always having to either unplug the IEC or hit the power rocker on a power strip. The only other thing of note is that the HUE LED on the slider does not illuminate and the quarter inch jack where the menu lock should be does not appear to be wired up to anything. The quarter inch audio input on the back of the unit is wired up and DOES work however.

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