What is a N.O.S. cartridge?
N.O.S. is known to be standing for New Old Stock, like with tubes. Suddenly after 40 years someone finds in a cellar or attic a carton full of never used Siemens E288CC tubes or other beauties. These are N.O.S. tubes. In our case we gave a different meaning to N.O.S. It stands for New Old Style.
A Kiseki New Old Style cartridge is a cartridge made in 2010-2011 out of a mix from old Kiseki parts from between 1981-1990 and parts currently available.
The choice of parts is easy: if parts are available from the past and no better parts are available now, the choice is “past”. If parts are available from the past, but better parts are available now, the choice is “now”. With the mix of these parts we make the maximum number of cartridges.
So for the Kiseki Blue N.O.S. we could make between 100 and 105 cartridges, which resulted after prototyping in 100 cartridges for sale (minus 1 for Herman van den Dungen, thus it means 99 pieces).
We are offering these as long as we have stock. Once the N.O.S. versions are gone, these will be gone for ever.
We have planned to offer the following N.O.S. models:
Kiseki Blue N.O.S. (limited to 100 pieces)
Kiseki PurpleHeart N.O.S. (limited to available old parts)
Kiseki BlackHeart N.O.S. (limited to available old parts)
Kiseki Agaat N.O.S. (limited to available old parts)
Kiseki Lapis Lazuli N.O.S. (nothing planned till now)