Sonic Frontiers P-3: No Upgrade
Owners of the Sonic Frontiers Processor-3 may be interested in the following e-mail exchange I had with the company:
On 3/24/02 6:12 PM, "Val Schaffner" wrote:
How are you guys coming along with the Processor-3 upgrade to 24/96? Or 24/192? It's been years since you promised one, and for most of us who bought the P-3, the assurance of no obsolescense was a major reason. Last I heard, you were waiting for the Firewire specs. Are these in sight? If not, why not just offer a straight 24/96 upgrade now with the option of upgrading further later? I think the P-3 is a terrific piece of gear, but if the upgrade is not on the horizon I may end up reluctantly trading it in for a dCS.
Bad news... Sorry
Due the low response to this upgrade, we have decided not to offer the 24/96K upgrade for the Pro3. We are as surprised that the demand was so low that we couldn’t spend the money to purchase the requested parts for the upgrade.
We thank you for your support of the SFI line, and we hope in the future to be able to offer the upgrade once again
Frank Pugliano, Customer Service/Tech Support
Sonic Frontiers International (Anthem)
3535 Laird Rd
Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA L5L 5Y7
Tel: (905) 828-4575 ext 243
Fax: (905) 828-4585
Breaking The Sound Barrier !
They're not breaking it any more, I guess. A pity. I am wondering, though, whether any of the firms out there that do after-market work on high-end gear would be able to rig a 24/94 mod on the P-3 at reasonable cost.
Or, conceivably, if other P-3 owners in Audiogon contacted SFI to protest this decision, they might change their minds. (Though in view of the company's recent financial reverses and the ensuing scaleback of its product line, I doubt they would.)