I shudder when I see those words, but I know what you mean.
Supply chains are completely SHOT. for everything. Every where. Every industry. But it's really affecting the pro audio equipment industry.
I know for a fact audioscape is doing the best it can to get parts to build things, but wow, it's tough! jsteiger has posted about the same thing. And I've heard others have said the same.
Quite the shortages affecting delivery times because lack of parts means delayed build time. You can't fulfill orders without XFOs
It feels crazy to think that the pandemic has been going on for some time now. I was one of the naive ones thinking that after a year we'd be seeing everything go back to normal (at least from a supply chain standpoint).
The fact Audioscape and other smaller teams have been able to keep any production up is a blessing.
I think the Thomann projections are pretty accurate. I ordered a M201TG a while back when it was out of stock, and the order got fulfilled a few days early.
The M160s were out of stock for multiple weeks during the summer, and came back in stock around October. I’m looking to buy one from them one of these days.
Big T is the world biggest dealer for musicians.... I remember when he showed Gibson his power. Big T simply did not negotiated a new contract. They stoped selling Gibson guitars for months. There was no chance for Gibson to win the passive aggressive argument. No one wants loose Big-T. as business partner, my guesswork is... you better deliver in time. That’s maybe even more true during Covid before Christmas. Big T hates to disappoint customers....