1981 Paia 4700 Series

For sale is this vintage 100% all original vintage 1981 Paia 4700 Series modular synthesizer. This impressively complete set includes; the complete modular unit with all original modules, the original keyboard, original banana patch cables and ALL of the original manuals! With an original mail order price of $500.00 in 1980, it is easy to deduce why there are so few in existence today.

Modules:
– 4712 Reverb
– 4710 Balanced Modulator
– 4730 VCF
– 4711 Mixer
– 4740 Envelope Generator
– 4720 VCO
– 4740 Envelope Generator
– 4761 Wing
– 4771 Regulated Power
– 4710 Balanced Modulator
– 4780 Sequencer
– 4761 Wing
– 4720 VCO
– 4720 VCO
– Control Oscillator

While this set is in perfectly intact and excellent cosmetic condition, it is difficult for me to assess the functional condition of the piece. I can get sounds to be produced with simple patches, but I do not believe the unit to work perfectly. However, I’m not sure I would know how to properly use it, even if all of the modules and components worked as designed. It is for this reason that I am selling this particular item with an “AS IS” sales condition, meaning, the buyer should expect heavy servicing of this synth, based upon my inability to make it work the way I would assume it should. Please bid accordingly.

As can be seen, the unit is in beautiful condition, was clearly successfully built, and still retains all hardware.
If you are a synth tech, electronically gifted, or a tinkerer with patience, I could imagine no better investment. With modular synths sky-rocketing to the prices of nice real estate, I would suggest grabbing even the more accessible synths while possible.