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Re: Holy grails

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 
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-Delight-d-request@loopers-delight.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?