tobb wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:45 am
KSS wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:08 pm
estin wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:50 am
LOL nothing like nearly $4k for a big ol box of nada!
Haterz gonna hate.
Its not about hating,its about been screwed and paying at least $2k too much..
The guy that did the teardown thinks it's priced about right.
One of his comments below the article:
" If you first consider the following points:
Prototyping costs / development
Aftersales / support / manuals / firmware etc.
Then you take into account the two hand-made housings in terms of wages and materials, which you can't get really cheap even on CNC wood milling machines, not even in Asia.
The pcbs cost almost nothing, nor do the SMT components. (Approx. 100 € for everything)
It only gets “expensive” with the sockets and sliders.
The panel does not cost the world either (20-50 €).
What takes several hours is putting it together.
The roadcase probably costs another 100 € (presumably through external)
All in all, that fits with € 4,000.
We also want them to benefit and are willing to continue building more of them."