MATRIXSYNTH: Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 REV 1 SN 0132 w/ MIDI

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 REV 1 SN 0132 w/ MIDI

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"This is the very first version of the classic Prophet-5 synthesizer. There were reportedly less than 200 of these rev 1 Prophet-5s made, and some if not all of them were made in Dave Smith's garage. How many are working perfectly and a real pleasure to play today, like this one now is, after we paid our tech for around 100 hours of highly skilled vintage synth tech labor plus parts?

We bought this item from a customer who said it was working fine. We had a feeling it wasn't, because they never are. And we were right. The entire process of sorting out its tricky problems and rebuilding it to our high standards to work like new again (or better!) took around 100 hours. The resulting instrument is most likely the best functioning, feeling and sounding example of its kind anywhere. At this point, we have so much time and money invested in it that we're only going to sell it if we can get a small fortune for it. If you're just looking for any prophet-5, search our website for others and get a rev 3 machine. If you're a serious Prophet-5 head and you want the best rev 1 money can buy, this is a rare opportunity to buy one that was slaved over, sparing no expense, to work perfectly. If it doesn’t sell, we're fine keeping it and enjoying it in our studio. This unit has a Kenton MIDI kit installed that was originally designed for a later revision p5."


  1. Hm, 30k for a Prophet 5 seems a little steep if you ask me.

  2. Almost everything this guy sells is too steep, but hey, it's better than the rest. lol


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