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Subject: Re: [motm] Tibits from the closet

From: Nathan Hunsicker <nate@...>
Date: 2000-06-13

>3) If you think $2500-2000 is alot for a vocoder, the EMS one (1977 price
>list) was $20,450!!
>That's 6.85 new Corvettes!!
>Paul S.

What exactly make a vocoder so expensive? I mean $20,000+ in 1977, Even if
all the components were made of gold, how could you justify a cost like
that? The coveted Sennheiser was even more (I think). I can understand I
high price (it includes filters, envelope followers and vca's for each
band) but $20,000? Is that all in R&D? -Nate