Assuming there are a lot of units laying fallow, I would think they'd test demand by offering factory-certified repair/mod/update service. That could bring machines out of storage, re-establish the value of the equipment, and create some cash flow, while possibly reinvigorating a market. They'd have to offer service on new production anyway, so why not absorb latent demand before committing to developing inventory for a professional market that's deep in austerity mode?
Home users? That's crazy talk.
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Studer getting back into analog tape machines?
We need a great multi track to be produced. Stereo machines are of very limited use!!