MATRIXSYNTH: Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2

via this auction

"This is a very rare Rev 2 version with the sought after SSM chips. It's in great shape and 100% fully functional. It was just serviced by Wine Country a few months ago. Wine Country are original Sequential Circuits guys and known as the best place to service old SCI gear. They fully went over the unit and brought it up to spec, over $800 in servicing, including new bypass caps, new power cord, new OS ROMs, replacing several old ICs, repairing voice #1 & panel switch LED.

Huge warm analog tone, maybe the most classic of all the polysynths, the Rev 2 is THE Prophet 5 to get as it has a warmer tone than the Rev 3 versions with the Curtis Chips. As one friend recently told me who tested side by side a Rev 3 with Rev 2, the tone is so different it's not fair to even call a Rev 3 & Rev 2 the same synths. He described the Rev 2 to have a warm magic (and inspirational) sound that was lacking in the Rev 3 (harsher and more sterile).

Cosmetically it does have minor imperfections but overall I would say it's in great shape (considering its age). Only a couple spots of wear on the front, some light minor discoloration on 6 of the keys (which could be possibly cleaned if desired) and the typical scratches on the bottom. The wood itself is still excellent and most of the front panel is spotless. Not road worn or rusty or funky smells. Check out the pictures to make sure you like it. The Rev 2 is a must have for any serious synth collection. Don't miss out!"

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