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Solaris Pre-Order information

UPDATED Oct. 22, 2017: 

We are now sold out for all of production #6!  If interested in getting on a Wait List, you can send me your info at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Pricing for Solaris: 

Current price now is $3999.00 (Washington state customers add 9.5% tax) plus additional shipping costs. 

The normal deposit of approximately 50% ($2000 or € equivalent) will hold a spot on the list. 

Because the Euro exchange rate changes frequently, please write me directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to get a current Euro price quote.

When you make a deposit, 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. There is also the option to have blue LED wheels (clear wheels versus the standard dark wheels), which adds $100/90 EUR to the cost.

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

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

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


Note that we no longer 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.