Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 17 May 2019, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

“Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 with MIDI – the ’80’s analog classic. Condition is Used. Collection in person only.

This comes with the instruction manual and a cassette recovery tape with the original patches – should you have a cassette player, if you don’t, it’s a neat bit of retro art, if you like.

IMPORTANT; This synth is COLLECTION ONLY. I’ve had a few bad experiences where vintage gear has been posted and then not worked as advertised, then I’ve been told, “it was fine when I posted it.”

Now, that may have been the case, but I want to save myself and the winning bidder any trouble by making this collection only.
That way, you can see the machine, check it and everyone is happy. You can take a look at the attached video description too, for peace of mind.

OK, you’re here, so you already know this is one of the Big Three analog polys of the early-to-mid ’80’s, so, although DSI have new versions of this out, they’re not time machines. This is your one chance to feel and experience the genuine analog sounds of that golden era. And yes, it was a golden era, let’s admit it.
For me, this has more warmth than the other Big Two, the J8 and OBX/a, but once in unison it can kick your speakers and churn out some high weirdness – famously, Japan used the Pro’s modulation craziness on “Ghosts” to memorable effect.
If you watch the vid, don’t expect a display of virtuoso musicianship or a knob-by-knob breakdown of the P5 – you can get that with loads of vids on YouTube. It is simply a demonstration of functionality, so please don’t leave cutting reviews. I don’t plan on releasing the demo as an album. Or do I?
As you can see from the pics, there is some cosmetic hoo-hah, a few scratches here and there, but not bad for a machine that gigged throughout the ’80’s. Also, the bottom B key is a bit sticky (again, this is highlighted in the video) so will need a clean.
I’m selling because, quite simply, I need the space and the Pro 5 has done its time in my arsenal, so it can now move on with honours to be enjoyed by someone else who’ll appreciate it. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 09 May 2019, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

“Vintage Synthesizer: SequentialCircuit Prophet 5 rev 3(115V) in Mint condition. Recently serviced and calibrated, everything guaranteed working perfect.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 25 April 2019, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

“Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Rev 3 Analog Synth
Recently serviced at Wine Country in Nov 2018” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 17 January 2019, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev. 3.3

“Sequential Circuits Prophet-5
Rev.3.3

SN/4229

This item was fully overhauled and repaired in Tokyo.
It works fully!

Resonance and Envelope amount s knobs came off.7.8th photos
Please attach them on your side.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 10 January 2019, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3

“You are looking at a Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Revision 3.3 serial 4266 with factory midi kit installed. The revision 3.3 was the last version of the Prophet 5 produced. It has the latest 10.5 system ROM and has 120 patch memories. This Prophet has been fully serviced by Norm Leete in Gloucestershire and has had a new memory battery installed. Norm is well respected and does much of the servicing work for the VEMIA equipment auctions. The keyboard plays like new as it has been fully reconditioned with new rubber key bushings. There are a few minor marks here and there but overall I would say that this Prophet 5 is in excellent condition and in perfect working order. The original user manual will be included. I have owned this synth since the late 80’s and will be very sad to see it go.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 13 December 2018, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

” Prophet 5 rev3.3 120 memories plus midi, recent serial, completly refurbished and calibrated from a dave smith associated laboratory in italy in this year.
100% working conditions.
Never seen a p5 beautiful like it. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 13 December 2018, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Project Machine

“Not working condition I plugged in the lights didn’t turn on I don’t know where you can get this piano fixed

Comes with

Travel Case

Manual

Their is no foam in the case

See Pictures” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 06 December 2018, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

“SN/???
Sorry label is gone.

This item was fully overhauled and repaired in Tokyo.
It works fully!
Has just little scratches.
Looks still nice!!!!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 08 November 2018, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3

“For your consideration is the Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3. This Prophet 5 has just returned from having a full service, from the country’s top Prophet tech, including some upgrades including: MIDI, ROM upgrade, expanded memory, a few CEM chips replaced, all new keyboard bushings, and IEC power cord. The original manual and data cassette are included as well. There are some cosmetic issues, so please look over all of the large, high-quality photos included in the listing.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 25 October 2018, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.2

“Overall very nice condition. Has new key bushings and new battery. Action now very smooth throughout. Lowest G#/Ab has some clacking, note plays fine otherwise. Will ship in flight case.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 18 October 2018, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Project Machine

“This item was part of an estate sale of a musician friend who passed on.

It seems to be in excellent condition considering it’s 30+ years old.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 11 October 2018, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

” Rev. 3.3 ( 120 programmes ) Museum piece condition ! Hard to find a scratch , even underneath. The synth was given a full professional service just last month , new set of bushings , new battery , re capped , calibrated etc. Included in the sale is a comprehensive long term survival kit , consisting of several CEM chips , potentiometers , switches etc. Also comes with a new custom made padded bag , and an original manual. Over the last 30+ years i have played and owned several Prophet 5s , but have never seen one as nice as this.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 29 August 2018, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

“Excellent condition” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 16 August 2018, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.2

“This synth is in excellent condition, it really is a stunning machine, inside and out. Recently serviced this thing works and sounds like a dream. There is the tiniest scratch just underneath the ‘2’ button. (see photo) apart from that this thing is absolutely mint.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 14 June 2018, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

” This Prophet 5 has been in my possession since the day it was purchased in 1979-1980 it is in perfect working condition it has been refurbished from top to bottom once in 2008 and just recently reviewed by Wine Country Sequential in 2017. All original no MIDI. 40 patches. Due to the age of this item. I suggest you come and play and inspect the item before bidding. This has been packaged by Wine Country Sequential and I have not removed it from it’s packaging. It has been professinally packaged for shippment. There are no refunds. This keyboard works great. It is in tune. It is cosmetically the best one you will find. I have taken great care of this keyboard for almost 40 years. IT has been refurbished by Wes Taggert one of the legends. And most recently revied and some minor repairs made by Wine Country Sequetial. This is the one. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 31 May 2018, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

” Item is in EXCELLENT CONDITION!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 24 May 2018, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3

“Item is in EXCELLENT CONDITION!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 03 May 2018, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

“Just had unit checked out and cleaned by Audio Electronics in Dallas. Works Great !! Very desirable vintage synthesizer.”
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Prophet 5, Prophet Remote, Sequential Circuits @ 12 April 2018, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3 with Remote Prophet

“Sequential Circuits Prophet­5 Rev. 3 (MIDI) 5 voice synthesizer AND Sequential Circuits Prophet Remote keyboard for sale. Includes interface cable and pedal, Interface cable needs to have a minor repair done (the 1/4″ control plug needs to be reattached.) Anvil hard case (for P­5) and generic hard case (for P­R). (Anvil case has 3 letter brand.) The P­5 is NOT fully functional. Suspect 1 or more faulty capacitors. This unit IS repairable. The Prophet Remote IS functional. These boards were meticulously cared for by one owner who, instead of keeping these two babies, has to sell them to pay for his divorce attorney. Will not split up. Local pickup (Union county, NJ) only.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 22 February 2018, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

“Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Version 3.3 synthesizer in good condition. I am the original owner of this magnificent keyboard. Only used in the studio on countless recordings. Unfortunately this keyboard has been in storage and is due for some maintenance. The keyboard works, all potentionmeters work, all LED works, Pitch and Mod wheels work. Some of the J wires need to be replaced so some keys do not trigger a sound. Also the rubber key stops need to be replaced on the entire keyboard. Not necessary if your’e using MIDI but if your playing it you will get tired of all the key clacking. All of these parts are available at WineCountrySequential or you could have them refurbish the keyboard. The wood casing is in good condition except for a dent on the front rail by the name plate, see photo #5. The Star case is in good condition but needs to be refoamed.

Please keep in mind that this is a vintage keyboard and will require some minor repair before you start using it on a gig. This will be a fine addition to any keyboardist collection.

Included in the sale:
1) Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 keyboard
1) Power cord
1) Sequential Circuits manual” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 01 February 2018, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3

“VINTAGE synthesizer! ! Prophet – 5 Rev.3.3 has arrived! PROPHET – 5 is a 5 – pitch polyphonic analog synthesizer which was released from Sequential Circuits Company in 1978. This is REV 3.3. Memory 120 tone color, MIDI loading model becomes. The internal chip is made of CES (Curtis Electromusic Specilities), voltage control” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 21 December 2017, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

“Up for sale is a Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3 Synthesizer with Midi in excellent condition.

The synth was fully serviced several weeks ago and has a new battery, cleaned ic sockets, aligned j wires, all switches, jacks, controls and connectors cleaned as well.

In other words this synth is in PERFECT working condition.”
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Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 21 December 2017, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

“Cosmetically very clean comes with flight case serial no. 4341 minor rust/dirt on right side of rear (pictured). 3 prong cable. This synth has seen very little use I am the 2nd owner and it has stayed in its case unused for a long period of time. Powers on but currently has no audio output and no lights turning on other than the red power light (pictured). Interior in very nice condition and appears to be complete was only opened for photo purposes and to try to diagnosis audio output issue but I am not an expert. Excellent opportunity to buy cheap and sell or play!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 09 November 2017, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 1

“I am selling my Rev.1 Prophet 5, S/N 009. This unit was modified to work with the Powell Probe – you can see some modifications on the rear panel photos. It’s fully functional, having received a thorough service job by Wine Country Sequential. It’s still there in San Jose, CA for local pickup, which would be the easiest, and would ship from there (contrary to any other statement here in the listing).

This instrument has had the following done:

All PS tantalum caps replaced
All functionality restored
Switches and pots cleaned
Keyboard cleaned

I was responsible for all of the factory presets for Sequential Circuits products, and I’ve had this unit for a very long time. I always preferred the SSM chip sound to the CEM/Curtis chips – there’s a certain ‘magic’ to the Rev1 and Rev2 units that was lost for me in the Rev3s. It’s hard to let go, but I have to put some more money into development of my Solaris synthesizer.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 02 November 2017, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3

“THIS PROHET 5 IS IN PERFECT CONDITION, NO HUM , NO SCRATCHY POT , NO DEAD VOICE, NO PROBLEMS AT ALL WITH MEMORY BACK UP. IT WAS SERVICED BY THE WINE COUNTRY A FEW YEARS AGO AND THEY ALSO UPGRADED FIRMWARE AND INSTALLED A IEEC POWER SOCKET , PLEASE CHECK PICTURES. THE FLIGHT CASE IS GREAT AND I´LL SHIP THE SYNTH INSIDE THE CASE WITH THE PRINTED MANUAL, EXTRA FUSES AND POWER CORD.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 05 October 2017, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3

“This prophet 5 is a Rev 3.3 has been completely overhauled and it has the latest MIDI version 10.5. unit comes with manual, roadcase and serviced completely. Tech will calibrate it and service it one more time before it gets shipped. you can see a bag full of parts changed with New Old stock orginal ones.. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 03 August 2017, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2

“For sale is one Rev. 2 Prophet 5 synth. This unit has been professionally maintained by techs in the Bay Area, and is in great condition. It has the analog.fi firmware update professionally installed. More information on that upgrade can be found here: http://www.analog.fi/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11&Itemid=9 Among other things, this upgrade improves the tuning and allows for a greater degree of usability on the front panel of the synth. Included is the original OS chip, in case you would like to revert to the stock OS at some point.

It had a full keyboard assembly rebushing done a year ago, as well as a PSU upgrade (see external heat sink in photos), which allows for a more stable and cool operating temperature. At that time, the eletrolytic caps were changed, and all voices were tested and calibrated.

This unit has been taken very nice care of, and would make a beautiful addition to any studio or collection. Here is what VSE has to say about the legendary P5:

One of the first fully programmable polyphonic analog synths, the Prophet 5 is the most classic synthesizer of the eighties! It is capable of a delightful analog sound unique to Sequential’s Prophet series in which the P5 is King! Five voice polyphony – two oscillators per voice and a white noise generator. The analog filters, envelope and LFO all sound great and are extremely flexible.

The P5 lacked MIDI (a feature that came later on the P5 spin-off, the Prophet 600). But it is still loved even today for its great string sounds, analog effects, and punchy analog basses.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 27 July 2017, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3

“Here’s what we did:

Disassembled and properly burnished the buss bars.
Carefully burnished all J-wires for a solid electrical contact with buss bars.
Coated buss bar and J-wires with conditioner to preserve for many years to come.
Leveled keyboard and cleaned all keys properly.
Replaced all key bushings with new, lubricated ones.
Cleaned the inside of the chassis of any debris and dust.
Cleaned and lubricated all pots and switches. All work perfectly, no noise.
Replaced lithium battery that backs up internal memory.
Replaced a faulty transistor on CPU board.
Carefully lubricated and treated all connectors.
Reseated all chips securely.
Recapped power supply.
Upgraded power supply to latest SCI spec.
Calibrated all functions that needed to be brought back to factory spec.
Carefully calibrated Poly Mod section, so all oscillators sweep the same.
Upgraded firmware with the Tauntek Mod – adding significant new features.
All knobs were removed and cleaned.
Cleaned the case, front panel and polished the wood to perfection.
Front badges were replaced with NOS authentic badges from Wine Country (EXPENSIVE). Still have plastic on them.
This also has the quietest transformer of any Prophet. NO BUZZ!”
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Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 27 July 2017, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2

“For sale is my Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 vintage analog synthesizer. 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!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 13 July 2017, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

“This listing is for a Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.0 Analogue Synthesizer, Kenton Midi and Flight case (actual item in images).

The unit works as it should and is in superb condition (please see images).

All switches and pots works perfectly.

The synth is set to 240V.

Fitted with internal Kenton midi.

Includes Manual.

Fantastic sounding synth.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 13 July 2017, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

“2 knobs,1 switch will need replaced. Pre-MIDI. Powers up makes sound. As we all know these were not the easiest synths to make sound good,but for those who know how they can be killer. Sold as is” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 06 July 2017, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

“This is a used Sequential circuits prophet 5 rev 3 (serial above) . I am the second owner of this synth , both owners kept in clean smoke free studio . Never gigged with . The synth is in excellent condition , especially consider its age . In great working order . Minor issues : missing one knob on source mix pot which is pictured , easily replaced . Other issue is one key will trigger twice at beginning of usage . However as you earn her up she sounds amazing and continues to get warner and warmer . This is a rare opportunity to own one of the most iconic synths ever created . Only thousands exist in the world. She has been very good to me and now its time to let her go to a new home for new creations . ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 06 July 2017, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3

“Serial # 1000-3675

Flight Case included. Near Mint.

This item has been in a smoke free studio since it’s purchase in the 80’s. Never gigged with. As you can tell from the photos, she is a beauty with very little wear (some minor dings and scratches) It sounds amazing and is fully functional minus a few hiccups:

1. As with all of these Prophet’s, the bushings on the keyboard have worn out so the action is janky as is. BUT, I’m including a brand new set of bushings with lubrication. Unfortunately I don’t have the time to make the change myself, but one can change the bushings easily and in less than two hours … see youtube.

2. Two of the LEDS are out: OSC B SAW & Unison — both buttons still function … the leds are just burnt out.

3. In the Wheel-Mod section, the PW A button is stuck. Easily remedied by opening the synth up and unsticking it.

Other than than those minor problems the synth functions beautifully and sounds glorious. The synth looks and sounds flawless minus the minimal wear from being almost 40 years old. Make those small changes to the bushings and unsticking the button, and this synth is close to Mint.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 08 June 2017, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2

“This Prophet 5 polyphonic synthesizer doesn’t currently function.The buyer would have to repair it if they have experience in electronics engineering or have a technician make the repairs.I don’t know what the malfunctions are so buyer BEWARE!Bid at your own risk!The synth will be shipped wrapped in foam sheeting and placed into a bag with several silica gel packets for reducing moisture. More foam sheeting will be stuffed into the box to minimize movement. The box will be sealed with contact cement as well as taped in order to keep it secure.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Prophet 5, Sequential Circuits @ 08 June 2017, Comments Off on Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3

“Used and in need of some restoration….” Click here to visit listing on eBay