So, time to say that WE GOT A WINNER!
Gold prize - exclusive testing opportunity & 50% discount on the retail price - goes to SquallStrife (2886 posts).
Silver prize - 25% discount on the retail price - goes to arny91 (4 posts + 1000 boost for the right answer on the quiz).
Bronze prize - 10% discount on the retail price - goes to Shagittarius (772 posts).
Сonsolation prize - 5% discount on the retail price - goes to every other member who has explicitly offered his help to test, i.e. jaZz_KCS (688 posts), the Goat (114 posts), brownk (65 posts).
We're already in contact with SquallStrife, so stay tuned for the updates.
TechieDude wrote on 2020-04-26, 13:49:
I would like to ask 2 questions: What is going to be the price when this is released and what is the noise floor on these cards?
EDIT: Oh, and where will it be sold? Sorry if I am asking too many questions at once, but I haven't seen that info anywhere and I would like to know. Thank you.
Price - still no idea, sorry. There will be 2 options, an assembled/tested board (plug & play option) and a loose PCB only (solder & pray option). We are struggling hard to keep the price as a 2-digit number for the latter, if you want some rough approximation.
Noise floor - we haven't measured it, to be honest. Nor do we have any plans to do that as we don't have a reliable testing technique. If our new independent tester is able to do that, it will be greatly appreciated! However, I should mention that we've reworked the analog part from scratch, so it is much better than the original card. But, as we don't have a clue regarding the digital output, we've had to take the analog output of the integrated DAC, so the final result will be always limited by its 96'-ish period correct capabilities, politely speaking.
Points of sales - this will be announced here, as this thread is the only official project page. There is no other place on the Internets where this project is discussed by us. So just subscribe to this thread and check that VOGONS doesn't stop sending notifications (it does sometimes, unfortunately) - for that just check on the page once in a while. But to anticipate a bit, we'll sell directly (PMs here, e-mail, etc), on eBay (with its fees included, of course), and also some 3-rd party ecommerce is also possible (if we agree on this collaboration with anybody).