Reply 440 of 976, by fitzpatr
Boohyaka wrote on 2021-01-28, 16:26:
Who would've thought that making proper retro-modern hardware in small batches from scratch today with quality in mind would hav […]Intel486dx33 wrote on 2021-01-28, 16:00:
Will prices be coming down in future ?
Who would've thought that making proper retro-modern hardware in small batches from scratch today with quality in mind would have a price. Even at that price, I'm pretty sure their time is really not well-valued.
I personally think obnoxiously calling it expensive as you just did is really offensive and completely out of touch in properly recognizing effort and personal time investment.
You think it's too expensive for your budget? Keep it to yourself.
Asking if prices may come down in the future is fine though. I'm just happy for the guys that the answer is no.
In fairness to Intel486dx33, I agree that it is expensive. However, getting original hardware that even comes close will generally be significantly more expensive [MPU-401AT (good luck), AWE64 Gold (for S/PDIF), and an OPL3/WSS sound card], and it wouldn't offer everything that this does.
That didn't stop me from buying two of them because I believe that it is worth that amount given what it provides, the effort involved, the bill of materials, and shipping being included.
Keropi, what is the PCS header for? I couldn't find any references to it.
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