AKM factory fire

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Nippy

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Was going through some audio industry news and came across an article on potential supply chain distruption due to AKM factory fire. To quote directly from the article " The Nobeoka plant of AKM is known for the production of high-end DACs/ADCs IC components for superior audio devices. It is suspected that the global supply of AKM series IC components will be disrupted, including:
  • The DAC/AUDIO AK4332, AK4331, AK4432, AK4382, AK4385, AK4373, AK4396, AK4431, AK4456, AK4490, AK4493, AK4495 series
  • Potentially the ADC/AUDIO AK5384, AK5385, AK5386, AK5397, AK5534 series"
Considering many manufacturers in hifi industry do incorporate latest 4993/5 chip, it will be rather intersting if they go for some other DAC chip manufacturer owing to this.
 
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