Polyfusion modular systems have been iconic in the minds of synthesists, perhaps since this 1982 image appeared: Steve Porcaro from the band Toto posing with Darius, his giant modular system.
Now, partners Jim Soloman and Jammie Logan have secured rights to re-issue the series 2000 system, having entered into an agreement with Polyfusion founder Ron Folkman. It will be available both built-up and as a DIY system, and though circuit-for-circuit identical, it will feature numerous construction enhancements that the partners claim will greatly improve reliability. In the video below, the synth shown is a new-old-stock vintage unit, and Soloman and Logan talk about these improvements. Then, just after three minutes in, the Bob Moog Foundation's Dave Lovelace drops by for a shredding session that shows us how huge this beast can sound.
Logan and Soloman also intend to do a keyboarded version (!) as well as a full-sized ARP 2600 clone. Expected availability is NAMM 2018. They've kindly offered to let us evaluate prototypes, so we'll keep you posted on all things Polyfusion as they develop.