are Holland Synthesizer products so expensive?
are many factors that contribute to this. Up until recently, all
of our projects were "One of a Kind", which means all
of the development costs are rolled into the first unit. Secondly,
all of our products are hand made, and built to rigorous aerospace
quality guidelines, which is reflected in our product reliability.
When you are not using mass production, costs go up dramatically.
And lastly, we use very expensive components. We select each component
to be the absolute best performing component, based on sound quality
and reliability, without regard to price. This is one of the reasons
we have audibly superior products. Let me use our SM2000 synthesizer
modules as a concrete example. All of our modules have front panels
that are machined, powder coated, engraved and filled with colored
ink. Other manufacturers might pay $3.00 for a front panel where
one of ours costs us $300.00. After 10 years of wear, ours still
look the same. We also use brass collet knobs, Bourns pots, and
Switchcraft jacks. Our competitors might pay 49 cents for a pot
and knob, where our cost is $11.00. Multiply that by a hundred,
and you see what happens.
aren't Holland Synthesizer products for sale on the website?
We want our customers
to be really satisfied, so we encourage them to have a dialog
with us. We encourage them to come by, try out the products, discuss
their individual needs, and then we propose a solution specific
to their situation. This has worked very well for both our Spacecraft
division and our Professional Audio Division. Feel free to email
us if you have an interest in one of our products, or if you
have something custom or semi-custom in mind.
you have other products in development?
Absolutely! We are
constantly designing new products. We are currently developing
some new synthesizer modules, and an analog sequencer to complement
the SM2000 synthesizer. In addition, we are considering migrating
several of our existing products to the new "Series 500"
Format, including Mic Preamps, Direct boxes, EQs and so on. We
also have in development a 32 channel digitally controlled analog
mixing console in a 19" 3U package. Look for these later
this year and next year.
Drop us an email
if you have an interest in one of our products, or would like
us to quote on your particular application.