Saturday, November 02, 2013

Doepfer A-100LC3 Low-Cost Case Announced

Quite fast after they released their A-100BP case, Doepfer has now announced another new case to house your eurorack modules.
This time it is a low-cost case that will probably be available from the end of 2013.

Doepfer A-100LC3 low-cost case front view
The A-100LC3 is the "small brother" of the low cost case A-100LC6 (and A-100LC9).
It is very similar to the A-100LC6 but offers only one row with 84 HP for installation of modules. 
The A-100LC3 is equipped with one power supply (1200mA) and one bus board. 

Because of the limited space the power supply of the DIY-Kit #1 with an external transformer is used (same as for the DIY-Kit #1). 

Doepfer A-100LC3 low-cost case
On the left side of the case the connector for the external transformer is located.
The external transformer is not shown in the above pictures. 
The outside dimensions in mm are about 445 (width) x 160 (depth) x 150 (height). 

The price of the A-100LC3 will be around Euro 180-200 (including external power supply for 230 or 115V AC, without modules).

One of the benefits of having the connector on the side of the module IMO is that it can also be used on its back, as some kind of (high) skiff, but I wouldn't look up strange if Doepfer soon announces a skiff or another case...