Monday, June 05, 2006

MOTM kits for EU

Good news for kit builders in the EU.

Synthesis Technology has just announced that a replacement solder that is RoHS compliant has been found.
This means that both assembled modules as kits can be sold and shipped to the EU. The only downfall is that kits will be approx $5,- more expensive for the EU than their US counterparts (who do not yet have this RoHS requierment).
This cost is due to the higher cost of RoHS compliancy. I think it's a small price to pay for getting 'green' synth, and not having to find solder independently. Just a little strange that the US is not following the EU in these strict requierments, as the EU usually follows the US in for example car emmision standards etc... But I guess for now, the US MOTM fans can save $5,- on every kit, which pays for a few patch cables or so. :-)


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