1980s Yamaha CS-5

This is a vintage 1980s Yamaha CS-5 analog synthesizer. This particular example, serial number 1080, is in very excellent condition and includes the original hard case! The CS-5 may be a lower-end CS series synthesizer from Yamaha but it still has all you need for vintage analog bass and synth effects at a very affordable price! Perfect for the studio short on real estate, this table top monosynth is one of the best vintage synth bargains available.

The CS-5 is a single-oscillator monophonic analog synthesizer with classic filter, envelope and modulation controls. It features; 37 full-sized keys, a multi-mode 12 dB/Oct resonant filter, an LFO with sample and hold, and an external audio input you can route through the VCF or VCA sections. The CS-5 is a very flexible and modulate-able analog synth that is quite capable of warm analog bass and bubbly synth effects! It’s been used by Siouxsie and the Banshees, Depeche Mode, Richard Barbieri and the Sneaker Pimps.