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Solaris Pre-Order information

UPDATED November 26, 2020: 

Product Update: Solaris Voice Expander near production

Solaris Voice Expander - built in a 1U-sized cabinet, while not a full 19" width (and does not ship with 'rack ears'), the Voice Expander uses the same motherboard as the keyboard version, and adds another 10 voices of polyphony when using Poly Chain. (Just make sure both units have the same Program data on their CF cards!). You can also just layer it with your current Solaris. All parameters are connected to a Solaris front panel (via SysEx) for easy editing. We are taking names for a Wait List now for 'the box', and pricing is $1999. Sales and production will be handled by Sonic Core. Please contact me at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or Sonic Core at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information.

Delivery date is expected to be starting in December.

Solaris Tabletop - I am now taking deposits and pre-orders for the Solaris tabletop. Introductory price will be $2999 plus shipping if prepaid in full, and will ship with the new v2.0 OS. If you are a customer in the EU, please contact me at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for the price in Euros. Delivery date now expected in the first quarter of 2021.

Pricing for Solaris keyboard: 

The price for the OLED version will be $4500 and $3999 for the non-OLED version. If prepaid in full, there will be a $200 discount. A place on the production list can be reserved with a 50% deposit. (Prices in Euros are calculated at the current exchange rate when purchasing.) Delivery date now expected in the first quarter of 2021.

For North America purchases, please use your PayPal account and send payment to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For EU customers, please send me an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for direct wire information.

When you send in your contact information, make sure you tell me if you would like a black or white front panel, as we continue to offer both. Also, please include your shipping address. 

Please note that the price includes a 3-year warranty.

All sales are now limited to direct orders only, with the following exception:

  • customers living in Japan - please contact Fukusan Kigyo Co.,Ltd. for Solaris information.

Note that I do not accept payment by credit card, except via PayPal. Only PayPal or bank wire is acceptable at this time.

Thanks to those of you who have shown such interest in Solaris (tm)!

As always, prices and terms are subject to change without notice

Solaris is trademarked by John Bowen 

 

Terms & Conditions

1. Purchase numbers are assigned by date and time of your pre-order.

2. The Solaris now comes with a 3-year warranty on parts and labor if purchased directly from this Web site (2 years for purchases prior to July 1, 2013), and 1-year if purchased through a retail store.

3. All sales from this Web site are 100% guaranteed; if you're unhappy with your purchase, you can return it within 2 weeks for a full refund as long as the synth is still in new condition. You would also have to pay shipping on the return. Any damage to the unit (scratches, dings, etc.) will be accounted for by a deduction of your refund.

* Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.