SCI Prophet 2000
If you recall, a couple weeks ago I was pining about my controller keyboard, and after some research/whining/pondering, had decided on an Ensoniq ESQ1 or SQ80 as a viable replacement. I've been searching for one that was both presentable, condition-wise, and attainable (as in "not in Europe".) Not having had a lot of luck in that regard, my eye began wandering, and yesterday I came across a posting on AH for a Prophet 2000.
While it is intrinsically the same thing as an ESQ-1 (eight voices, CEM filters and VCAs with digital VCOs) it does have a couple other things going for it which the ESQ-1 and SQ80 lack. First up, it is a Sequential Circuits product, and thus has Mojo, which Ensoniq most definitely does not. Second, it samples.
I bought it from the same fellow that sold us the Mutron Bi-Phase for cloning purposes, so I already know he's a good packer and reputable person. So we're in good shape all around. It'll be here in a couple days, and I'll give a full Vintage Review. I'm quite familiar with the much rarer Prophet 3000 sampler, but I can't remember ever having used one of these, so I'm a little excited to see what's what.
(On a side note, I'm still looking for a SCI Pro-FX rack, if you know of one.)