Calrec Audio has announced it will discontinue production of analogue audio consoles as of November 30, 2010, though it is promising to provide component spares and repair services for the S2, C2 and M3 consoles for a minimum of 10 years from shipment date.
The decision to stop making analogue consoles results from the broadcast market’s general adoption of digital technology, which has both reduced demand for analogue products and made dedicated analogue components difficult to come by. Calrec had already stopped manufacturing its T-Series and Q2 analogue consoles.
Calrec distributors will be contacting existing Calrec analogue console customers to advise them of the details of the final purchase offers it's putting in place for the S2, C2 and M3 consoles (as well as modules and card assemblies) and to assess their needs before the cut-off date. With regards to the decade of support, should original components or parts become unavailable in the future, Calrec says it will offer appropriate alternatives, including hardware/software solutions.