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New sound card project: AWE64 Legacy

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Reply 620 of 624, by pietja

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I just received the bare PCB and bracket in the mail and they look amazing.
I'm still waiting on a couple of parts to arrive and then the soldering fun can start.

Reply 621 of 624, by Scythifuge

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hard1k wrote on 2021-04-30, 21:32:

Exactly, that was the logic behind our pricing. Bare PCB prices include their part of R&D costs, and the assembled board is the bare PCB price plus the cost of parts plus CT4520 plus the work of a contracted assembler plus a small margin (as an incentive for you guys to buy bare PCBs and assemble them yourselves). Keep in mind that PCBs aren't that cheap, we're talking about a rather large 6-layer PCB, and we couldn't make a big order due to customs limitations (we're not a business after all). So, to sum up, what you are getting in both options is very close to the costs and return on initial investment.

I wish that I had the skills to assemble such things. However, buying an assembled board will be worth it!

Reply 622 of 624, by DivideByZer0

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DivideByZer0 wrote on 2021-04-18, 06:16:

Hi, since I cant use messages yet, I was interested in ordering the bare PCB* only with metal bracket, RC1 revision with a minor bug that's been fixed, as long as they will work the same as the release version. I would order 2 of them if possible....

Please check your PM. I need to know your location.

Hi, sorry, it appears I cannot use PMs yet. You can e-mail me at my junk mail address, poprocksncoke at gmail, and I can respond to you from there! Sorry about that, still interested if they're available.

Reply 623 of 624, by mattrock1988

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Hi @hard1k,

It appears I may have issues with PMs myself. Feel free to put me down for two AWE64 Legacy sound cards once the preassembled units go live.

Retro PC: Intel Pentium III @ 1 GHz, Intel SE440BX-2, 32 GB IDE DOM, 384 MB SDRAM, DVD-ROM, 1.44 MB floppy, Nvidia GeForce 4 Ti 4600 AGP, Creative SoundBlaster AWE64 Gold, Aureal Vortex 2, DreamBlaster S2

Reply 624 of 624, by hard1k

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Hi, we haven't announced any preorders for the assembled cards yet. Please subscribe to the updates of this thread and be sure to check manually once in a while, as sometimes the forum engine can stop sending notifications.

New sound card project: AWE64 Legacy
Fortex: Vortex2+YMF744
Please have a look at my wishlist (hosted on Amibay)