Beginning this week, I am making a change to how the USB Universal Rig Interface kit is sold. From now on, all of these kits will be sold with the chip and USB connector pre-installed. This will allow me to test each board before it leaves here. It also will avoid having to keep separate stocks of kits with and without the parts pre-installed. The rig-side connector will not be pre-soldered, but although it is SMT it’s not a challenge to install due to the large, easily accesible pads.
I am also adjusting the price – higher than the base kit, but lower than the SMD pre-install price. Cable prices will remain the same, though the cost of the 4-conductor rig cables has gone up sharply from what I had been paying before.