Hinton Instrum. sells 300 Series frames for £75. Fair price?

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Hinton Instrum. sells 300 Series frames for £75. Fair pri

Post by thesnow » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:29 pm

Hinton Instruments sells 300 Series frames for £75 (pounds sterling) each. Is that a fair price for them?

I live in the u.s. and that translates to around $117 each!? Ouch.

But supposedly there isn't anywhere else to purchase those frames and Wiard do not offer them anymore.

Thanks for the insight.

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Re: Hinton Instrum. sells 300 Series frames for £75. Fair

Post by rico loverde » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:33 pm

thesnow wrote:Hinton Instruments sells 300 Series frames for £75 (pounds sterling) each. Is that a fair price for them?

I live in the u.s. and that translates to around $117 each!? Ouch.

But supposedly there isn't anywhere else to purchase those frames and Wiard do not offer them anymore.

Thanks for the insight.
you could make a frame pretty easily. you can get 1" x 1" L shaped aluminum at any true value or home depot, then order a set of tiptop or erthenvar rails. cut the aluminum L pieces to the right height and mount the rails. Drill rack holes in the L pieces and your good to go

erthenvar might be better for the rails as you can have them cut to whatever size you need, 17" if for a typical 19" rack, that would hold 6 300 series modules

edit: id say under $50
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Post by Muff Wiggler » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:34 pm

It's a good deal! Grant charged (if my aging memory serves me correctly...) $200 for one.

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:36 pm

Btw Rico I just passed up the chance to get a second unit of "something special" so that you could have one. I figured one guy with two wasn't as good for the scene as two guys with one each. Enjoy!

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Post by thesnow » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:44 pm

Thanks, guys!

All I really needed to know.

Rico, enjoy that something special, lucky! :guinness:

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Post by rico loverde » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:47 pm

Muff Wiggler wrote:Btw Rico I just passed up the chance to get a second unit of "something special" so that you could have one. I figured one guy with two wasn't as good for the scene as two guys with one each. Enjoy!

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Re: Hinton Instrum. sells 300 Series frames for £75. Fair

Post by cat6batch » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:50 pm

thesnow wrote:Hinton Instruments sells 300 Series frames for £75 (pounds sterling) each. Is that a fair price for them?

I live in the u.s. and that translates to around $117 each!? Ouch.

But supposedly there isn't anywhere else to purchase those frames and Wiard do not offer them anymore.

Thanks for the insight.
A custom case for a format that only has a few hundred modules out there... How can that be considered a bad deal? :despair:

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Post by chamomileshark » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:16 am

I can confirm what Muff said , Grant reluctantly had to charge $200 for a frame. My guess is that was at cost.
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Post by revmutt » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:17 am

Okay WTF is "something special"?
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Post by Ekofisk » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:22 am

Muff Wiggler wrote:Btw Rico I just passed up the chance to get a second unit of "something special" so that you could have one. I figured one guy with two wasn't as good for the scene as two guys with one each. Enjoy!

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Yeah, thanks for letting us know... :doh:

Now tell us. And do it fast.

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Post by wavecircle » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:43 am

Omni filter is my guess.
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Post by Ekofisk » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:46 am

Yes, I was thinking that too.

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Post by rico loverde » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:33 am

Yes muff was gracious enough to let me buy an omni that was suppose to be for him. I'm normally not a lucky man but this time the synth gods smiled down on me...
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Post by revmutt » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:44 pm

The "special" part was what brought on the question. Is there something unusual about this Omni or is it that there less of them then Borgs?
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Post by rico loverde » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:55 pm

revmutt wrote:The "special" part was what brought on the question. Is there something unusual about this Omni or is it that there less of them then Borgs?
special circumstances. omnis are quite hard to come by
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Post by wavecircle » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:00 am

It's a shame because the omni is the wiard imo. Such an impressive filter, one of the best ive heard.
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Post by carygrace » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:45 pm

Muff Wiggler wrote:It's a good deal! Grant charged (if my aging memory serves me correctly...) $200 for one.
Yes, that's correct, $200. And they would have to go up significantly if they were made today (that price is from quite a few years ago).

They had to be machined, drilled, tapped, and then had to be anodised at the same time as the panels so they would exactly match the blue. Unfortunately some people bought more frames than modules to fill them up, so they sold out prematurely.

I've seen a custom 300 frame from Hinton Instruments, and they are very nice indeed, probably better than the original ones. Well worth the price.

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Post by stin-g » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:41 pm

I just got one of the frames and I'm pleased as can be. Quality stuff, and Graham at Hinton couldn't be more helpful or pleasant to do business with. These parts could certainly be made, or other frames could be modified to hold your 300 series modules, but for the quality and convenience I'd say it's well worth the money. They are not blue for those of you who are cosmetically concerned, but you see very little of them once mounted in a rack. Smooth, tight, minimal build. And the Hinton PSU is NO JOKE.

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Post by rico loverde » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:58 pm

the Hinton power supplies look so awesome. someday ill get one
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Post by sundog » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:06 pm

out of interest....does anyone know how much the Hinton supplies cost?

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Post by Ekofisk » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:12 pm

I have Hinton PSUs for both my Wiard and my euro. I have never heard the Wiard on any other psu so I couldn't comment on the difference, but with the euro there really is a massive difference to the uZeus I was using. Everything seems more stable somehow. I really didn't expect this, and wouldn't have believed it had I not heard it myself.

I might be wrong, but I seem to remember them being around 250GBP?

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Post by science » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:18 pm

Something special is the main reason I still have my 300 series stuff :tu:

One of these days I'll pick up a proper power supply so I can run more than 3 of my 8 modules at a time :doh:

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Post by stin-g » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:54 am

Correct - base cost of Hinton PSU as of this writing is 250GBP (about $390 USD).
This is good to power 6 modules. Another distribution card to power another six is 25GBP. A power switch is 10GBP. You can also add an XLR output to power a skiff (or what have you) and a switch to select 115/220 operation.

Beautifully made, best PSU available IMHO.

But back to the frame - - I had originally planned to construct one myself, but there is very little chance I would have been able to produce one as nice as the Hinton, so it was well worth the 75GBP (~$117USD).

If you're in the US postage is also a consideration. It was almost $70USD to get my PSU and frame. I'm sure a frame alone is much less.

Worth every penny! :sb:

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Post by flts » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:38 am

As I said in the other thread as well, the PSU with one distribution card is still 250 GBP + VAT and the extras seem to be still the same price. The frame now costs 95 GBP + VAT though so the price of that has apparently gone up somewhat.

I was initially thinking about attaching the modules directly to a wooden frame or DIYing metal mounting bars myself. In the end I decided that if I'm spending on awesome modules and awesome PSU, I might as well get a professionally made rack frame as well. So right now my plan is to make a suitably awesome wooden case with rack rails on both sides, so I can attach the PSU panel and some venting panels on the back side and the module frame on the front side.
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Post by e-grad » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:06 am

A basic Doepfer G6 frame incl. PSU costs 390€ (336GBP). Since the PSU2 goes for 100€ (86GBP) the G6 alone is 250GBP incl. the unknown costs for mounting and possible testing the PSU.

Now keep in mind that the euro rack is mass production while Hinton does a boutique production. Thus the Hinton frame seems to be priced very reasonable.

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