Is this IC still available aside from <500 pieces from rocelec?
There are a lot of very cheap offers on alibaba.com, can I trust them?
Why was this IC discontinued shortly after the RoHs compatible "Z" version came out?
There is still a page at analog.com about it, but the link to pricing, availabiliy and samples is corrupt.
Another technical question:
we use it since 20 years and still sell boards with it. Sometimes the DC offset of one or more channels is very high over its VCA gain's range. We need DC coupling so we have to replace these bad parts. I know, it was originally built for audio purpose, so there is no need to specify DC behavior. The datasheet does not tell much about it.