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    Drew Wiley
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    Re: Can this be true ? Jobo rises again ?

    There is one serious logistical issue. They'd have to get the impression that there would be
    enough business in the US to justify mfg units again in our voltage. And the distributor would bear some of that risk. Mere tanks could simply be shipped from abroad, but it would
    be nice to see them in stores again.

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    Re: Can this be true ? Jobo rises again ?

    This is really good news. I wonder what changes they have made; as far as voltage is concerned, they could make it multi-voltage. It would cost more but they wouldn't have to develop two separate models.

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    Re: Can this be true ? Jobo rises again ?

    Well, I took the bait. Sent for info...asking most of the pertinent questions for this side of the pond.
    USA compatible voltage and hz(?), US distributors(?), US warranty & service(?), price delivered to USA in USD(?),
    Where will the units be manufactured(?), etc...

    Wait and see! Will post their reply...if/when received.

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    Re: Can this be true ? Jobo rises again ?

    I saw the article as well. I hope it is true. I will start saving today. maybe by the end of the year I will have enough to order one.
    "People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost." - H. Jackson Brown

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    Re: Can this be true ? Jobo rises again ?

    Quick reply (under 30 min) from, FirstCall Photographic, is as follows:


    Marc,

    At this pre-planning stage I can only answer some of your questions.

    The warranty will be a standard 12 months and it will be dual voltage so OK for the US.

    It is made in Gummersbach in Germany and a shipping cost will depend on final specifications.



    A US distributor may be appointed before the launch but we’ll keep you informed of this at the same time as final information is sent to you.



    Kind regards,


    Rodney Bates

    Sales Director


    Firstcall Photographic Limited

    www.firstcall-photographic.co.uk

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    8x10, 4x5, ..., Tessina
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    Re: Can this be true ? Jobo rises again ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    ...enough business in the US to justify mfg units again in our voltage.
    I expect they're using a DC motor, since it's much easier to control its speed than that of an AC motor.

    Switching-mode power supplies are almost all universal input, handling voltages from 80 to 250 and a range of
    supply line frequencies including both 50Hz and 60Hz.

    Given those two factors, the same unit would work here, in Europe, and in Japan.

    - Leigh

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    Re: Can this be true ? Jobo rises again ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh View Post
    Given those two factors, the same unit would work here, in Europe, and in Japan.

    - Leigh
    That's great news b/c I have tons of work to do here, in Europe and in Japan.
    Michael Slade

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    Re: Can this be true ? Jobo rises again ?

    I was addressing the question of manufacturing economy,.

    Being able to produce a single unit that would work in all three markets
    reduces the unit cost significantly on small-volume products.

    - Leigh

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    Re: Can this be true ? Jobo rises again ?

    I already emailed Firstcall and signed up to be in line for a purchase..

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    Re: Can this be true ? Jobo rises again ?

    Doubtful. Last new Cpp2 went for 4,000 so the new price will be? I have known this was in the works for 5-6 months but doubted they would do it. I suggested a dual voltage model so its nice my opinions hold "some" weight at first only 220V was being considered. This not the first time I saw the link posted though, this afternoon I got an email from Freestyle asking me about the unit. I would like to see a serious company like Freestyle pick up sales of the processor, hopefully I will still be able to sell parts and repair the processors.
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