Op-1 discontinued?!


#1

This article claims the op-1 will officially cease production due to difficulty with the screen.

http://www.synthanatomy.com/2018/12/teenage-engineering-op-1-synthesizer-officially-discontinued-rip-1.html


#2

Wow! Sad news if it’s true


#3

it does come w/ the caveats temporarily and until further notice
no idea what that really means but there might be some hope?


#4

The TE shop now says:

“OP–1 availability is delayed until further notice.”


#5

They have problems with the screen? Hmm


#6

I will now be selling my ‘rare’ and ‘out of print’ OP1 for £5,000


#7

Now we know why there is no screen on the OP-Z…

hehe


#8

sweetwater guitarcenter website no op-1, I booked in perfect circuit two weeks ago. sad might never arrived


#9

I think this may be pointing towards an OP-1 Mk II, like Elektron did with their flagships. Before TE changed the serial number format a couple years ago, we figured they were selling around 2000-3000 units per year…


#10

Also have a current order in with Perfect Circuit. Emailed about whether or not my order will be fulfilled. Ordered on 11/2. They already charged me so I’m hoping so…bumming pretty hard. I’ve had an OP-1 but had to sell it last year… was hoping to get back in the game. :frowning:


#11

It’s a shame they lost that component because it seemed like so many people were waiting on backorders, based on lurking in the op-1 subreddit.


#12

It would be sad if the OP-1 is on anything longer than just a sabbatical. As they new they might have to deal with the situation pre-OP-Z release, do you think that TE hiked-up the price of the unit? Id like to know if the battery in those beta units was the/atrans-atlanticone (cynically thinking that they changed it to a cheaper one before release to maximise profits). I had been pondering whether to sell mine, or Machinedrum for the op-z, bloody glad i didnt now!


#13

It would be sad if the OP-1 is on anything longer than just a sabbatical. As they new they might have to deal with the situation pre-OP-Z release, do you think that TE hiked-up the price of the unit? Id like to know if the battery in those beta units was the/a trans-atlantic one (cynically thinking that they changed it to a cheaper one before release to maximise profits). I had been pondering whether to sell mine, or Machinedrum for the op-z, bloody glad i didn`t now!


#14

I’m surprised it was in production for so long, given the lifecycle of other technology products and the components used to build them. However it could also be a case of TE giving priority to the OP-Z and the OP-1 is just paused for the time being until they get some more or compatible screens and OP-Z demand levels off. The other thing to consider is the number of units out there, they are not exactly in short supply, at one time they were shifting 500 units per month, so you might see a bit of price gouging but if nobody buys them then the price shouldn’t get ridiculous for used OP-1s.


#15

Good news (although I do not know is it true):
Russian store (official representative as I understand) said that TE sent them a message and they informed that OP-1 isn’t RIP. TE just suspend the release of new OP-1s casue they have some problems with parts (maybe with screens).
Sorry for my English. I try very hard but it’s bad)


#16

Maybe a 1.5 version is in the works, demanding a complete overhaul… i hope so. Anyway, i Had an order pending but I will cancel it, dont want to pay a full price unit for a discontinued thing.


#17

@igr_kstk said:
Good news (although I do not know is it true):
Russian store (official representative as I understand) said that TE sent them a message and they informed that OP-1 isn’t RIP. TE just suspend the release of new OP-1s casue they have some problems with parts (maybe with screens).
Sorry for my English. I try very hard but it’s bad)

:slight_smile: hope you are right for the sake of all those that still want one.


#18

The lack of comments on this thread shows how much this board has moved onto the OP-Z topics…


#19

Mmmm… maybe. Or there’s not much to say about this, I guess :wink:


#20

@LyingDalai said:
Mmmm… maybe. Or there’s not much to say about this, I guess :wink:

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