Teenage Engineering has let us know that their OP-1 synth is once more available. A spokesperson told us, "After being out of stock for more than a year with rumors of its demise, we are very happy to let you know that - finally, the OP-1 is back and here to stay."
We reached out to Teenage Engineering to find out why the price of the OP-1 has increased so much, here's what they told us:
We have had to face other costs than the actual components costs of course.
The currency conversion, inflation, sourcing of the new components, re-coding the display, re-designing the mounting, new tools etc. are just a few of the "why”.
When Teenage Engineering faced the reality of the OP-1's future, there were only 2 choices: kill or save. We decided to save it.
Pricing and Availability:
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