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RE: Gibson jacks up Echoplex price

Yes, check the LD archive for much discussion on new hardware.
It can all be summed in: 'if someone wants to fund it, we'll build it'

-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Kroeger [mailto:nospam@akroeger.com] 
Sent: 21 September 2004 20:17
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: RE: Gibson jacks up Echoplex price

Sounds like the EDP needs a new hardware platform I love the programming
underlying the EDP but, time is marching on for the hardware.

-----Original Message-----
From: Andy [mailto:andy.ewen@btinternet.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 2:56 PM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: RE: Gibson jacks up Echoplex price

I have no idea why Gibson has made this price increase and I will look
it. We are selling EDPs to them for the same price agreed nearly 2 years
ago. No EDPs have been made for over a year due to the lack of payment
to us
from Gibson but a deal has been struck, (i.e. you pay up, we send EDPs),
the remainder of our stock is now moving. 

For any future production however, it's not about the technology getting
cheaper; the technology used in the EDP is from the 90s and the parts
all going up in value. Many parts are not manufactured anymore but there
plenty of 'new old stock' which unscrupulous distributors make us pay
through the nose for; $20 for the Crystal CODEC is a good example! As
memory, it hasn't been manufactured for years and is impossible to find
production quantities. I had the last 4MB SIMMs especially manufactured
the US and we bought 2500 pieces to get a price of $3 each. That's $12 a
at prime.
None of this should have a bearing on any current stock though for the
reasons mentioned previously.

I couldn't possibly comment on any other reason why they might want more
everyone's hard-earned cash but those who know of the guy in charge can
their own conclusions :)

Andy Ewen,
EDP Production Manager.
(It's lucky that's not my only job or I'd have starved a long time ago)

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian [mailto:Brian@porterresearch.com]
Sent: 21 September 2004 19:48
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Gibson jacks up Echoplex price

I was just about to get an Echoplex but then Gibson jacks up the price
in a period of two months!!  This technology is getting cheaper, how
this happen?  Has anyone else noticed this outrage?  

I've been a loyal Gibson customer for years, but this may very well
that.  If they updated the memory again, I could understand, but no,
are still using memory that can be purchased for a couple of dollars.  

Anyone know where to get a new echoplex for a decent price?