SSM2044 good source

for those who know they need the SSM filter:

i’ve bought a SSM2044 from this ebay seller and it works just fine.
usually i’d take them from vintageplanet or utsource, but i gave this one a try, the price is very friendly:


I thought that. Plus the printing on the 2044 I have is crooked, which must be how they did it back then.

The chips came in. The 2164 looks legit. The 2044 is for sure new (NOS) but it looks almost too new. The print is bright white. Any pics I’ve seen the print isnt as vibrant. Gonna be a couple weeks till my next digikey order, so crossing my fingers.

Yes and no, it could be a excuse to extort more money from you (since the extra fee wouldn’t be related to the item, they would be in the green if you canceled the item payment at some point).
Might want to ask them to put up a new item with the correct shipping fee, that way they get their money, and you get your ebay buyer protection… :slight_smile:

This is them wanting to ensure that the package is tracked. I’ve seen sellers who refuse to sell to countries where they had trouble in the past. This is their and your guarantee that the shipping at least is a transparent process.

I ordered SSM2044 from polida2008. Next day I got this message:

"…Hello,could you kindly pay extra USD3.50 as registration fee. The parcel that is shipped to Germany may lost on the way, or it takes a long time to arrive there.In order to track the parcel, I hope you can pay it. If you don’t accept it, I am afraid that I have to cancel the order.Hope you can understand. Waiting for your early reply.

  • polida2008…"

Not sure what to think about. I already payed via Paypal before I got this message.

I have purchased some from there and confirm the parts are OK.

If the going gets rough I could spare some… Mine were Korg spare parts in a previous life.

qp that’s a very good price really. pls let us know if it works.

Will do!

Just bought an SSM2044 ($8.70) & SSM2164 ($6.70) from here. Hope they’re good. I will give the verdict when they arrive and I finish building the board.

I found one pretty cheap on eBay. It worked fine. $12 I think.

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh shit!
the guy from the UK with the good chips is no longer registered with ebay :frowning:

anyone bought the some SSM2044 from UTsource yet?

those guys are even 4€ cheaper than those that curavon01 had. and i know utsource are a relieable seller, i’ve bought there too in the past.
but has anyone had some SSM2044 from them? i need to get some before they go the CEM3379 way

I’ve already bought some from fennyfenny2009 or leemoom611 and they were OK, but certainly not NOS - sometimes marking on top of the chip going away etc…

Oh boy I’m so glad I don’t have to deal with this anymore!

@qp: any news on this? are the chips working? i’m going to order a couple of 2164’s.

sorry, I haven’t ordered the rest of the parts to build the board yet. All of my money lately has been going to the Ambika! I was planning on ordering the parts for the 2044 board in the next week or two.

For what it’s worth, I ordered the 2164 from the same vendor. When I got the 3 2164’s from a different vendor for the Ambika, I found that they were fake. I swapped one out with the 2164 I ordered along with the 2044 and it worked, so pretty good chance it will work. I’ll post here as soon as I get it going. Thanks for reminding me though!

Got my 2164 from here. It looks okay, little new looking but it has the analog devices logo on it.

99% of the SSM2044s on eBay are clones, but they seem to work. I have a theory that the schematic escaped when E-MU did a limited run of them for the SP1200 reissue in the 90s…

Doug wellington is sitting on a pile of NOS. I got mine from him and they check out but I guess they might as well be on the moon…

yep he’s got the best price i’ve ever seen, except from other midiboxers who bought them from the same run back then and gave them away without profit too. i wrote him a message or posted interest, i don’t know anymore, was ages ago.