What is a Kiseki 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 during 2010-2014 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). The second N.O.S. model, which was on review in Hong Kong, only 49 pieces were made. We are offering these as long as we have stock. Once the N.O.S. versions are gone, these will be gone for ever.
If you want to (and are able to) read Chinese, please download the full article here for a review on the brand new Kiseki PurpleHeart N.S. by Robert Levi go here.