sintech

Purple Audio Mc76 Kit Discontinued
« on: December 11, 2006, 07:30:44 PM »
Real shame to see the news that the MC76 kit will be discontinued in the new year.

http://www.purpleaudio.com/Product/MC76kit.html

"THE MC76 KIT WILL BE DISCONTINUED
AS OF JANUARY 1ST, 2007
All orders received before January 1st, 2007 will be filled"

Get yours whilst you can!!


ruairioflaherty

Purple Audio Mc76 Kit Discontinued
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2006, 04:34:12 AM »
I had a feeling that this was coming.  I have my own feelings as to why this has come to pass but perhaps Andrew or Ed would like to put it on record,

Ruairi

Purusha

Purple Audio Mc76 Kit Discontinued
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2006, 05:41:26 AM »
I would say it's because they are over burdened with orders and other work.
People were waiting to get the answers and goods a very long time sometimes
so this tells you all. Not that I want to criticize the Purple team but some change
was inevitable.

I got my two KITs and I am thankful for that  :thumb:
Regards as always, Purusha

Rob Flinn

Purple Audio Mc76 Kit Discontinued
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2006, 07:16:19 AM »
Purusha

How long did your kits take to come through ???

Also how are the boxes doing ??
regards Rob

sintech

Purple Audio Mc76 Kit Discontinued
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2006, 07:48:33 AM »
Got an email from Andrew today, to let me know my kits part shipped (as I really want to get the Pcb's built over Xmas) :thumb:
I understand they are waiting on Input transformers with an ETA of "early next week"

Kid Squid

Purple Audio Mc76 Kit Discontinued
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2006, 08:03:31 AM »
sh*t,

as if i wasn't skint enough !,
what can i sell ???


 :thumb:
It is not the same as 4+12, nor is it the same as 4+8, but 4+12 IS the same as 4+8+12....

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raysolinski

Purple Audio Mc76 Kit Discontinued
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2006, 08:50:14 AM »
I KNOW! I have been eyeing these for a few months but  with the holidays coming and the finishing of the g1176..sigh...maybe Santa will be good and leave some spare DIY $$ in my stocking....

Cheers,
Ray
"orange whip?..orange whip?...3 orange whips please"

Purusha

Purple Audio Mc76 Kit Discontinued
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2006, 08:56:59 AM »
I got it fairly quick. It took about 3-4 weeks. But I know some people waited for 1 year to get what they ordered  :shock:

But that is normal in this material world :green:
Regards as always, Purusha

ruairioflaherty

Purple Audio Mc76 Kit Discontinued
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2006, 09:13:57 AM »
Purusha,

I don't think anyone waited a year for a full kit.  There were some folks waiting for the push button switches iirc,

cheers,
Ruairi

Purusha

Purple Audio Mc76 Kit Discontinued
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2006, 09:22:43 AM »
Ruari,

yes, it would be correct. But still one year :shock: and they paid 1200€ for the order :wink:
Regards as always, Purusha


Rob Flinn

Purple Audio Mc76 Kit Discontinued
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2006, 10:06:08 AM »
Purusha

How are your 1176 coming along ?  

Any news on the cases ?
regards Rob

Purusha

Purple Audio Mc76 Kit Discontinued
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2006, 02:28:04 PM »
I am expecting the LA-2As and G9 this week. Purples should follow asap after. We had a bit of a problem finding the right colour in small quantities.
I will update my main thread in the black market as soon something comes up so I suggest you sign in to watch my topic  :wink:
Regards as always, Purusha

okgb

Purple Audio Mc76 Kit Discontinued
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2006, 03:47:02 PM »
The cancelling of the kits had nothing to do with increased possibility of
bogus cloning  ? you never know ,

but gee , gotta order & i don't have the cash , but thanks so far for a company willing to do this .

regards Greg
GKB Audio / Greg Boboski

Purusha

Purple Audio Mc76 Kit Discontinued
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2006, 05:48:22 PM »
If someone wants to order some Purple cases from me, now it's the best time  cause later on I won't make them anymore  :wink:
Regards as always, Purusha

edanderson

Purple Audio Mc76 Kit Discontinued
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2006, 07:52:01 PM »
Quote from: "okgb"
The cancelling of the kits had nothing to do with increased possibility of bogus cloning  ? you never know ,

but gee , gotta order & i don't have the cash , but thanks so far for a company willing to do this .

regards Greg


andrew is not worried about cloning or counterfeit mc77s.  he has finally found an assembly house that can make the mc77 for him (again), so that i can stop making them all here.  all the parts will be going directly to the assembly house, so putting kits together would be even more difficult than it is now.

the kit was not intended to be a money maker (nor has it been); andrew made the kits available because DIY was how he got started.  i was one of the first people to buy a PCB from him, and that is (ultimately) how i came to work for him.

many people have waited a long time for their orders, often without communication.  andrew is not always the greatest communicator.

in the case of the 1 year delay, andrew sent the order out not so long after it was placed, and it disappeared.  consider what it would feel like to pull $1000 out of your own pocket to replace switches and knobs lost in the mail so that someone can make a bunch of 1176 looking compressors.  so yes, it took way too long, but i don't think the customer was unhappy in the end.

as you might expect, after posting the notice on the site, andrew has received a flood of orders for all manner of mc76 parts.  it may take some time, but i'm certain he will ship all the orders eventually.  i'm sad to see the end of an era, but there really was no alternative.  someone else may step in to fill the gap someday.

ed

TomWaterman

Purple Audio Mc76 Kit Discontinued
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2006, 09:57:23 PM »
Hey ed - you got any left, or has there been too many last minute orders placed?

I know it was mentioned that orders placed before Jan 1st would be OK, so if I were to order in a week or two would I be OK?

Thanks
Tom

edanderson

Purple Audio Mc76 Kit Discontinued
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2006, 10:07:21 AM »
the statement on the website holds; all orders placed before january 1st, 2007 will be filled.  they may not be filled before the end of 2006, but if you order this year, you'll get what you ordered.

ALL ORDER REQUESTS SHOULD BE EMAILED TO:

purple at purpleaudio.com

DO NOT PM ME WITH ORDERS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT AVAILABILITY

TomWaterman

Purple Audio Mc76 Kit Discontinued
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2006, 11:11:32 AM »
Sorry ed - understood.

Should have read the website first.

Cheers Tom


 

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