IronFilm Posted June 16, 2021 Share Posted June 16, 2021 Quote Hello Sound Devices family. Due to global semiconductor shortages, we have sadly been forced to put production of the 833 and MixPre-3 II on a temporary hold. We expect we will be able to restart manufacturing the 833 in November. We don’t have a restart date for the MixPre-3 II yet but we will let you know as soon as possible. The MixPre-3 II and 833 are not being discontinued. We will continue manufacturing them as soon as our parts arrive! Other 8-Series and MixPre II Series mixer-recorders will not be affected. Some of our resellers still have 833s and MixPre-3 IIs in stock. Thank you so much for your support during these shortages. We appreciate you all! Sad news to know you no longer can buy these, but also not a total surprise what with all the supply issues there have been in 2021/2020 across all industries. Makes sense they'd discontinue (for now) the 833 and MixPre3, as they are each the cheapest models in their respective product lines (8 Series & MixPre Series), thus probably have the smallest profit margins. Wasn't that long ago Sound Devices did a price hike of their products, but I guess that alone wasn't enough to dampen demand, and now they have to (short term) cancel a couple of products to help ration out their stocked supplies of components. And now Tilta is doing price hikes: https://tilta.com/2021/06/price-changes-for-2021/ This won't be the last we hear of this. It is not just the covid disrupted supply chains which are causing shortages and price hikes, but inflation is on its way too. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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