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Re: FCB1010 cutting corners

I've heard it said that COG*4 is what it ends up costing the consumer, so
maybe $12.00?


>-- Original Message --
>Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 14:18:07 -0800 (PST)
>From: S V G <vsyevolod@yahoo.com>
>Subject: Re: FCB1010 cutting corners
>To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>Reply-To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>     In response to the statement that Behringer could have used a $3.00
>chip instead of a $1.50
>chip...  I wonder what the actual cost to the consumer would be with a
>increase in materials
>cost?  Of course, $1.50 doesn't sound like much to concern yourself with,
>though if it did make a
>$20 price increase at the end, this is a significant thing to factor in
>the marketing point
>of view anyway).  Does anyone have a sense of this?  Kim??? others???
>     Stephen
><<Behringer cut a lot of corners, most likely to maintain some overall
>cost of the unit (which is probably the number one reason why the unit
>so well, sadly).  They chose a serial EEPROM chip (the main non-volitile
>storage chip - permanent memory) which is only 2Kbytes big.  This is a
>chip. For about $3.00 they could have used a pin-for-pin chip from the
>manufacturer which is 64Kbytes big (32 times the storage for only twice
>price).  Note for all you tweakers that this is a tiny surface mount chip
>soldered directly on the board, so its not easy for a trained tech to
>change, let alone a random user.>>
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