1) There were never that many of them to begin with, scarcity/rarity makes almost any piece of gear more desirable 2) Out of production for decades 3) Might still hold record for longest delay time for a classic design delay unit 4) Allowed real time control [and footswitchability] of all the usual delay box features, plus reverse and half speed, which were rare and desirable features 5) Looks really neat 6) Was used by a number of well-regarded musicians to make interesting music 7) Non hi-fi sound quality deemed desirable by many people 8) $400 sounds about right given the number of sliders/buttons/switches and EH pricing. If a Boss DDL is $175 with four knobs and the manufacturing price advantage of a very large corporation, then and the EH Microsynth is $300 (just about the same box and number of physical controls), then $400 for a limited edition run doesn't seem out of the blue. There's that guy that handmakes EH-16 near clones for about the same money, but he's living in South America and probably not making any money on the deal, being one of those mad genius in a garage types. On Apr 14, 2004, at 6:35 AM, Loopers-Delightemail@example.com wrote: > > > Sorry if this is a dumb question. > > The EH16sec is about to be unleashed again. > > Just why is it so good? > > I understand the deep voodoo in the EDP and can see why they're worth > the money. > > But $400 for the EH box?