This just in via the Doepfer yahoo group:
In January 2009 these parts will be ready for shipping:
A-100P9 9U version of the A-100 suitcase
A-100LC9 9U version of the low cost frame
The 9U versions of the cases are the most economic solution for A-100 cases
as only one power supply (A-100PSU2) is required to drive three bus boards.
This is sufficient for nearly all module combinations. The prices of the 9U
cases will be only about 15% beyond the 6U versions but offer 50% more space
for modules. We also think about 9U versions of the monster cases (i.e.
9U/168HP, 2 power supplies, 6 bus boards) to offer more module space at a
The 19″ metal frames (A-100G6) will be not available with 9U as the
manufacturer does not offer 9U versions of the frames.
In short, they’ll be versions of this
except instead of being two rows tall, they will be three-high.
If it fits inside the dimensions airlines require for carry-on luggage, there will be a lot of traveling modular musicians ecstatic about this development.