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Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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Tammy a professional user writes:
I've just bought my second Prophet 5, a 3.2 with midi. I also own a rev 2. All this talk about a more powerful sound from the older machines is crap. The synths sound the same. The rev 3 machines have more controls and are more reliable. They also stay in tune. Both synths benefit from running through a good, rough effects unit like a quadraverb. A midied Prophet 5 is a real super synth! The rev 2s suffer from silly faults a lot like those on the memorymoog. They run very warm and implode like memorymoogs do. A rev 2 is not worth as much as a rev 3. Do not pay as much. You will be ripped off. A rev 3 can be midied and is a much better long term prospect. Don't let all this talk about ssm superiority get to you. It's not true. Just net talk from people who have owned neither. A Prophet 5 is the best analogue poly ever. It helped to define 80s music and music ever since.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Oct-17-2003 at 12:44
S. Ingham a professional user writes:
Let's face it, if you need to buy one analogue then this is it. The prophet 5 is the greatest analogue of all time. It has a warmth and texture that is sooo right. Nothing is as good. It is a true classic. Many crack on about other synths being this and that. The 5 is everything and more. The look is fantastic. It looks like a classical instument. That sound..oh yes! The DX killed it. Bastard synth!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Oct-08-2003 at 15:07
As good as analogue gets. Not overrated and great sounding. Lots of jealous talk on this site. Few own these babies now. Heard everywhere. If any analogue is worth 5 marks, then this one is

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Sep-10-2003 at 13:00
Magnus Gladén a part-time user from Sweden writes:
I just love my Prophet~5 (Rev 3.31) it is one of my favourites synths. I don’t know why people say unreliable? I have had mine since 1998 and I haven’t had any problems at all. My P5 only has one owner before me and it is in excellent condition. The only time it has been to the doctor is when I installed MIDI and upgraded from 3.2 to 3.3. The doctor also fixed the classic power supply problem that makes the LED’s to flicker and some P5:s to halt especially if MIDI is installed.

I give it 4 out of 5 only my Mini sounds warmer…

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Sep-03-2003 at 09:34
Andy from United Kingdom writes:
I have owned a rev 3.3 for a number of years. They do have a distinctive esoteric quality and it can be very 'phat'if required. However, aside from my Memorymoog, it is the most unreliable axe that I have ever owned with a constant habit of ditching its' sounds and replacing them with white noise or just switching off for a few weeks. That being said, I've still got it so I must like it.......

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jul-24-2003 at 07:00
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