- Apr 6, 2018
- Alfred, NY
Preamps are now a niche category. And it's pretty trivial to come in under $100 for BOM of a top-performer if your case isn't too fancy, translating to about $500 retail.I have a question to designers and long-time followers here: At a high price point (let's say $1000+) for a preamp, what should be the unique selling point of it? And how many % of the total price actually go to the components of a preamp?
I'm asking because while I understand the use-case of a preamp, I don't know how hard it is to design a SOTA one. And as far as I know, some types of products don't require or benefit much from a preamp.