(updated three times in December 2018)

 
New England Digital Synclavier Systems
Fully Restored by Synhouse
 
 Synhouse has far and away the largest inventory of NED systems (50+) and parts that has EVER existed in the world.....and has for more than 17 years.


Special Offer #1:

Fully restored, all original, 100% factory correct 1981 New England Digital Synclavier II
with 8 original (additive/FM) synthesizer voices (expandable to 16/24/32 voices at prevailing prices if hardware is in stock),
32K memory, hand rubbed African Mahogany finish original Synclavier II keyboard, all original cabling,
user manual, all NED factory sounds originally supplied with the system,
plus the second factory upgrade library, plus the third factory upgrade library: $4,500

Add MIDI for $1,850 (includes trademark Synhouse 1U rackmounted Superfloppy and hard drive, inquire for details,
normal hardware page price is $3,282, discounted at time of system build to $1,850), + $4,500 = $6,350

This is the exact machine offered for $14,150 in the 1982 price list:


The most recent of these restorations have been taking approximately 120 hours.

With new stock coming in and going out, this offer will remain on the website for as long as the complete tested part set and rare voice card set remains available, and is subject to prior sale, as every part of this machine is extremely scarce.

Special Offer #2:

Fully restored, all original, 100% factory correct 1981 New England Digital Synclavier II
with 16 original (additive/FM) synthesizer voices (expandable to 24/32 voices at prevailing prices if hardware is in stock),
40K memory, hand rubbed African Mahogany finish original Synclavier II keyboard, all original cabling,
user manual, all NED factory sounds originally supplied with the system,
plus the second factory upgrade library, plus the third factory upgrade library: $5,600

Add MIDI for $1,850 (includes trademark Synhouse 1U rackmounted Superfloppy and hard drive, inquire for details,
normal hardware page price is $3,282, discounted at time of system build to $1,850), + $5,600 = $7,450

This machine with options cost $19,600 in the March 1981 price list.

Some extra accessories are available for purchase with either of the two special offer systems above
(performance pedal w/switches, original blue NED ATS flight case for the keyboard) shown in this photo of a similar system
plus the original blue NED ATS flight case for the Control Unit and the original blue NED ATS flight case for the accessories
(not shown in photo).


With new stock coming in and going out, this offer will remain on the website for as long as the complete tested part set and rare voice card set remains available, and is subject to prior sale, as every part of this machine is extremely scarce.


Recommended Synhouse upgraded system configurations

Any system anyone would possibly want to pay for can be built by special order, all the way up to the largest NED factory 96-voice Synclavier 9600, and beyond that with custom configurations.

All Synhouse recommended systems below are upgraded considerably from the original NED configuration. All systems include the highest Model D processor, upgraded software, the MIDI Option, a full Macintosh computer/software, and gigantic sound libraries. All systems are available in USA/Japan 115v or 230v European power standards. There is NO extra charge for 230v European power at this time.


Some recommended Synhouse upgraded system configurations:

16 Synclavier II synthesizer voices
$price/availability varies with stock$



16 polyphonic sampling voices
$5,000 - All-time best poly Synclavier value
Special availability: One of these was 90%+ built and not needed, so this one can ship much faster than the normal build times, $5,000, available now.

This offer of the Synclavier that runs without keyboard permanently expires 6/31/2019.



8 polyphonic sampling voices + V/PK velocity keyboard
$6,500



16 polyphonic sampling voices + V/PK velocity keyboard
$7,600 (adds $3,000 V/PK keyboard package to $5,000 system for a $400 discount)



Synhouse Reference Standard Synclavier PSMT system with 32 panning polyphonic sampling voices, 100kHz stereo user sampling, V/PK velocity keyboard, and much more
$11,000 (this is 4x the system the $5,000 system is, with $4,450 in cards and the $3,000 V/PK package added, + superior custom wiring and other high end extras)

This is it. The Synhouse Reference Standard Synclavier system is the standard by which all others don't compare. Compare the Synclavier fidelity (100kHz polyphonic sampling providing enhanced precision over the time domain, zero oversampling instrumentation DACs creating hot, open sound that doesn't have the crushed digital CD player sound every Asian box has from Akai to Yamaha, from E-mu to Kurzweil), performance (sync between sequencer tracks, sync relative to external SMPTE time code, MIDI, etc.), professional studio interface capability, number of voices (expandable to 96)/audio channels out (expandable to 32)/MIDI ports (expandable to 32), user interface (160 buttons + many onscreen displays), keyboard workmanship (76 wooden keys, pure optical contactless keyboard mechanism, high gloss ebony finish, aluminum/velvet ribbon controller), performance controller expressiveness (Moog pitch/mod wheels, ribbon controller, attack velocity, release velocity, polyphonic pressure sensitivity, inputs for multiple footswitches, pedals, and breath controller), expandability (96 voices and more RAM than anyone has ever been willing to pay for), and the quality of the sound libraries to ANY OTHER electronic music system that has ever existed, past, present, or future.

The Synclavier is still the king at 30.


NEW! Shortloaded Synhouse Synclavier PSMT system with 16 panning polyphonic sampling voices, 100kHz stereo user sampling, V/PK velocity keyboard, and much more
$9,300 (this is a shortloaded 16v version of the $11,000 system above, all else is the same)


Four Special Offers: Rare very late revision Synhouse Synclavier PSMT system with 32 panning polyphonic sampling voices, 100kHz stereo user sampling, V/PK velocity keyboard, and much more
(one system that is available 4 ways)
$11,000 with 32 DDV panning polyphonic sampling voice cards

$9,300 shortloaded with 16 DDV panning polyphonic sampling voice cards

$11,300 adds (at a discount) 16 latest revision Synclavier 9600 SS7X (eXtended style) stereo option synthesizer voices to the shortloaded 16 DDV panning polyphonic sampling voice cards for 32 voice total polyphony

$15,000 adds (at a discount) 16 latest revision Synclavier 9600 SS7X (eXtended style) stereo option synthesizer voices to the 32 DDV panning polyphonic sampling voice cards for 48 voice total polyphony

(this is a very rare late 1988 example of the PSMT, same basic specs as the $11,000 Synhouse Reference Standard Synclavier PSMT system above, but this is one of the last, if not THE last, of the PSMT production run (late 1984-late 1988), has an aluminum-lined shielded blue ATS 27U enclosure, DDV panning voice cards, rare enhanced 50 Amp power supply, had the highest D processor from day one, all else is the same, this is almost the total hardware of a Synclavier 9600 that is still in the latest version of the older classic blue ATS packaging with discrete 19" rack panels, no part of this is upgraded from earlier systems, it was fully built to order as a new system in late 1988, these have rarely been seen here)



Famous User Special Offer: Synclavier PSMT system with 32 panning polyphonic sampling voices + 32 SS7 stereo option synthesizer voices, 64 voice total polyphony, 100kHz stereo user sampling, V/PK velocity keyboard, and much more
$17,000 (this was acquired five years ago when costs were lower, prices were lower, and will have a lot less custom labor work in it, hence the $3,000 discount on the synthesizer voices alone, if it doesn't sell from this offer, the price will be increased or the parts will be used in other sales, the V/PK actually has the serial number of the first PSMT system ever made but has NED-updated MIDI front panels and other performance upgrades inside, the very famous Synclavier user probably purchased this from NED later in the production run)



Synclavier 9600 system with 32 panning polyphonic sampling voices, 100kHz stereo user sampling, V/PK velocity keyboard, and much more
$11,500



Synclavier Tapeless Studio system with 32 panning polyphonic sampling voices and 4 tracks of 100kHz Direct-to-Disk recording with SCSI audio storage, V/PK velocity keyboard, and much more
$13,000



Synclavier Tapeless Studio system with 32 panning polyphonic sampling voices and 16 tracks of 100kHz Direct-to-Disk recording with the MaxTrax upgrade with SCSI audio storage, V/PK velocity keyboard, and much more
$15,000



Synclavier PostPro SD (Sound Design) system (this is the latest and last NED system of all, polyphonic sampling tower and Direct-to-Disk tower combined into one very heavy tower in the very latest black studio skin packaging with doors) with 32 polyphonic sampling voices and 16 tracks of 100kHz Direct-to-Disk recording with the MaxTrax upgrade with SCSI audio storage, V/PK velocity keyboard (not a low-throw SD keyboard, this is the full performance model for real players), and much more
$15,000



Synclavier Tapeless Studio system with 32 panning polyphonic sampling voices and 16 tracks of 100kHz Direct-to-Disk recording with the MaxTrax upgrade with SCSI audio storage, UDIO module for AES/EBU digital domain transfers to other platforms at up to 96kHz, DSP70 Time Scale Modification Option, V/PK velocity keyboard, and much more
$16,000


These are just suggested system configurations and anything is possible.

Beyond that, the big poly systems can have more than anyone would want to pay for, 32 or 64 more poly voices up to a total of 96 poly voices, a synthesizer voice expander with up to 32 Synclavier II synthesizer voices making a custom 128-voice system, and extra stand alone 100kHz Direct-to-Disk recording units with tracks in groups of 16, and more.

If your budget is limited, the $5,000 machine above is strongly recommended, as it is an excellent value and easily upgradeable to any higher level of equipment (but that offer permanently expires 6/31/2019).

There are no dead ends in any of these suggested configurations, meaning that no hardware will be obsoleted and discarded in upgrades, because they are already starting at the highest NED hardware level (D processor with all associated cards, Superfloppy, SCSI Winchester, MIDI Option, and the VK Panel option or V/PK velocity keyboard option and the VK Panel option).

It generally takes from 10 to 90 working days to build, burn in, and fully test a system, with 30 working days being the average build time. The build time usually depends on workload, the system size, and number of hardware option subsystems that need to be installed, tested, and burned in.

Historically, most Synhouse systems ship to Western Europe and are exported from LAX/Los Angeles, California, but systems are installed in 14 countries and can be shipped and supported anywhere.

Personal studio cartage and setup/tutorial can be provided in Southern California.

If something is to your liking but beyond your immediate budget, Synhouse accepts Visa, MasterCard, Amex, bank wires, or a mix of any of them, and can offer a deposit/layaway plan of 30/60/90 days or more, depending on the total system price.

Please write if you have any requirements or questions.

mail2010@synhouse.com



return to Synclav.com home page