Rufus McDufus wrote:Hi Fredrik! Can you reveal what kind of price bracket the Monobloc will be in?
I have decided to set prices according to my costs rather than how well I think the product performs. It just feels more honest.
That means if one Tundra Mono costs as much to develop and manufacture as one Tundra, their price will be the same. And right now the (preliminary) costs appear to be very similar - what is saved by removing one channel is spent on additional expenses on the remaining channel.
I don't think Mono will kill Tundra, as the cost for two channels is at least doubled. But even if it could, I believe Ivor was right when he long ago said 'Never protect a product!'. That is, if I can make something better for half the price, I do it. Hesitating due to how it could affect other products is not an option.
Rather than being killed, I beleive it's more likely Tundra will gain
by the work on Mono. At the moment, the new drive stage and other bits I'm using in Mono doesn't fit into Tundras circuit. But sooner or later I will figure out how to make them - or something else. Tundra is very much a design I'm thinking about how to improve. Preferably with a retrofittable upgrade.