Advice on Dil versus Zif chip sockets

Hello, all,

I have a quick question about Dil (Dual in-line) versus Zif (Zero insertion force) chip sockets. Specifically, I’m getting one of the Hell Synths ( ), and it comes either with a 28pin Dil chip socket or a 28pin Zif chip socket. I have to choose one or the other, and I was hoping that people could enlighten me on what the relative advantages/disadvantages are of the two types of chip socket. Many thanks in advance for your help!

ZIF sockets are typically more expensive and are substantially taller. DIL is lower profile but prone to bending legs if you’re replacing the chip a lot. ZIF is really for situations where you’re swapping the chip often, which is very rare. I’d just go with a DIL.

Many thanks for the help, tehn!