[sdiy] SSM2164 last time buy.... Leave a feedback at AD..

David G Dixon dixon at mail.ubc.ca
Tue Feb 5 18:24:01 CET 2013

> >> If you want to pester someone then I reckon you'd have better luck 
> >> pestering national distributors to carry the CoolAudio line.
> >
> > I just got response from Dieter Doepfer. The 2164 will be produced 
> > further on - not from AD but from Coolaudio themselves 
> under the name v2164...
> Yes, we know that.  Intelljel and many others already use the 
> CoolAudio V2164.  The only problem for the smaller builder is 
> that CoolAudio has a minimum order quantity of several 
> thousand parts, so that's why I suggest pestering a 
> distributor like Rapid, Farnell, RS, Newark, Digikey, Mouser, 
> etc, to deal with that side of things and sell them to the 
> diy community in small quantities, just like we buy op-amps 
> and other chips.

Yes, Coolaudio's minimum purchase is fairly large, but this is not really a
problem if you are serious about manufacturing.  Plus, their quantity deals
are so good that the minimum order buys a lot of chips.  It also really
hammers home the design incentive to use more of the same chips in many
different designs (this is a huge money-saver in module production)

As far as getting all those major retailers to carry Coolaudio, why not just
support the excellent "mom and pop" retailers who already do, like Small

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