17.4.16

Multiple Index 2016

Everybody needs multiples. You can never have enough multiples. The modular industry understands this; it designs and produces new multiples every year. To stay on top of this, we counted the number of available multiples on Modulargrid back in april 2015. This year we did the same thing. The result: the Dubbhism Multiple Index 2016.

We only count 'real' multiples, both pre-fab and kits. Modules combining the multiple function with other functions, like mixing, or combining, trunk lining, attennuverting, format adapting etc. are not included. Signal status leds and normalled switching are allowed. 

In 2015 we only checked for availability of passive and buffered multiples, size 2, 3 or 4 HP. But because of new design trends (tiles!) we changed our policy and we included 5 and 6 HP as well in 2016.

MI for April 2015

MI       | 2HP | 3HP | 4HP | total

passive  | 8   | 0   | 12  | 20

buffered | 4   | 2   | 6   | 12

total    | 12  | 2   | 18  | 32


MI for April 2016

MI       | 2HP | 3HP | 4HP | sub |5 HP | 6 HP | total

passive  | 10  | 2   | 12  | 24  | 0   | 9    | 33

buffered | 4   | 4   | 8   | 16  | 1   | 9    | 26

total    | 14  | 6   | 20  | 40  | 1   | 18   | 59


We're looking at a steady growth. Last year, the lack of passive 3 HP multiples has been adressed, and also the number of new multiples in the 6 HP range is remarkable. The opportunities for 5 HP passive multiples seem promising!