LDRx Unbalanced & LDRxB Balanced Passive Preamps

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Re: LDRx Unbalanced & LDRxB Balanced Passive Preamps
« Reply #40 on: 29 Aug 2014, 09:50 pm »
Any progress reports on the new units?

Yes indeed. Enclosure parts are at the anodizer and will be ready and picked up on Tuesday next week (would have been Monday but for the Labor Day holiday). So as of Tuesday we will start building and shipping units. We will post product photos as soon as we have them available next week. Since we have quite a backlog of pre-orders it will take a while to get caught up but yours will be one of the earlier units to ship. It's been a long and winding road but we're almost there at last.  :thumb:

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Morten

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Re: LDRx Unbalanced & LDRxB Balanced Passive Preamps
« Reply #41 on: 29 Aug 2014, 09:54 pm »
Morten, You were going to send messages to pre-order people about the silver wire option?

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Re: LDRx Unbalanced & LDRxB Balanced Passive Preamps
« Reply #42 on: 29 Aug 2014, 10:24 pm »
EXCELLENT!

Photos of the units as they start to roll out would be cool too!

Yes indeed. Enclosure parts are at the anodizer and will be ready and picked up on Tuesday next week (would have been Monday but for the Labor Day holiday). So as of Tuesday we will start building and shipping units. We will post product photos as soon as we have them available next week. Since we have quite a backlog of pre-orders it will take a while to get caught up but yours will be one of the earlier units to ship. It's been a long and winding road but we're almost there at last.  :thumb:

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Morten

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« Reply #43 on: 29 Aug 2014, 10:40 pm »
Morten, You were going to send messages to pre-order people about the silver wire option?

I'll be sending something out first thing tomorrow and there will be time to accommodate last minute upgrade requests. But thanks for reminding me.  :green:

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10% Discount on LDRx & LDRxB Extended Through Sept 1st
« Reply #44 on: 31 Aug 2014, 12:46 pm »
In recognition of this Labor Day Weekend holiday and the release of our new LDRx and LDRxB Passive Preamps, we are extending the 10% pre-release discount through midnight tomorrow (Monday - September 1st).

We commence building and shipping LDRx and LDRxB units on Tuesday! Woot woot!  :thumb:

LDRx - 10% off at $1346 - http://www.tortugaaudio.com/product/ldrx-passive-preamp/

LDRxB (balanced) - 10% off at $2156 - http://www.tortugaaudio.com/product/ldrxb-balanced-passive-preamp/

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Re: LDRx Unbalanced & LDRxB Balanced Passive Preamps
« Reply #45 on: 2 Sep 2014, 12:48 am »
It's official. We've released the new LDRx/LDRxB Passive Preamps and will commence building/shipping units this week.  :thumb:

Those of you who pre-ordered units will have received notifications. We'll be shipping units in the order they were placed starting with the pre-paid customers who converted their LDR3/LDR6 orders to LDRx/LDRxB's back when we started taking pre-orders.

I know everyone is keen on seeing pics of the actual products. Pics will be available later in the week and we'll be sure to post some here as well as on our website.

If you've been waiting for these new passive preamps to be released before ordering,  the 10% pre-order discount is only available through the end of today (Monday) and then reverts to the normal full price tomorrow.

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Morten

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Re: LDRx Unbalanced & LDRxB Balanced Passive Preamps
« Reply #46 on: 3 Sep 2014, 05:44 pm »
Fantastic News!

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Re: LDRx Unbalanced & LDRxB Balanced Passive Preamps
« Reply #47 on: 6 Sep 2014, 01:11 pm »
Did the first week of production go as well as you would have hoped?

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Re: LDRx Unbalanced & LDRxB Balanced Passive Preamps
« Reply #48 on: 6 Sep 2014, 01:23 pm »
Did the first week of production go as well as you would have hoped?

Ha! When does that ever happen? Our anodizer failed to double etch all the panel parts and then proceeded to rack them improperly so they all had to be re-done. Thankfully that's behind us and the parts look fantastic. Expect to have a finished product pic posted this weekend. I expect the units will appear very similar to the 3D renderings only with a bit more real-life character. Your unit will ship out this week for sure.

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Re: LDRx Unbalanced & LDRxB Balanced Passive Preamps
« Reply #49 on: 6 Sep 2014, 08:48 pm »
KICK A$$  !!!!

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« Reply #50 on: 7 Sep 2014, 02:11 am »
Morten,
As a pre-order purchaser of the LDRx I wanted to voice my appreciation of your craftsmanship and I fully appreciate your hesitation in advertising (pictures) your latest flagship. I love that you want to demonstrate your new product only once it is the best it can possibly be. It gives me comfort knowing that you hold that highest of a standards for your products and I literally can't wait for my LDRx to arrive (ask the wife)! I've been glued to my computer for the last two weeks hoping for a glimpse of the new preamp (no pressure). Do what you need to do my friend but know that you have (many) customers eagerly awaiting your latest and greatest! :thumb:

Cheers,
Brandon

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« Reply #51 on: 8 Sep 2014, 02:11 pm »
Morten,
As a pre-order purchaser of the LDRx I wanted to voice my appreciation of your craftsmanship and I fully appreciate your hesitation in advertising (pictures) your latest flagship. I love that you want to demonstrate your new product only once it is the best it can possibly be. It gives me comfort knowing that you hold that highest of a standards for your products and I literally can't wait for my LDRx to arrive (ask the wife)! I've been glued to my computer for the last two weeks hoping for a glimpse of the new preamp (no pressure). Do what you need to do my friend but know that you have (many) customers eagerly awaiting your latest and greatest! :thumb:

Cheers,
Brandon

Hi Brandon,

I want to thank you publicly for your very thoughtful note. When we undertook development of the LDRx we knew it was going to be a heavy lift. And as with most complex endeavors it has followed the rule of "costing twice as much and taking twice as long".  Along the way we've made countless design decisions and each time it was with the thought in mind of increasing the inherent value of the product. For example we decided that we didn't want any screws on the front panel. Why? Because it would impact the aesthetic. That resulted in a far more complex and time consuming (in terms of fab/assembly) design. In the end, will it be perfect? Hardly. But it will definitely be distinctive and substantial both physically and in terms of audio performance. I'd hoped to get pics up over the weekend but we ran out of time. Today there will be pics. :D

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Morten

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Pics Pics Pics!
« Reply #52 on: 8 Sep 2014, 11:31 pm »
As we were shooting these pics I commented that these looked like audio porn shots. When we have more time I'll get some lower temperature shots against neutral/white background. These were the best we could do at the end of a crazy busy day. Enjoy!  :thumb:

The rear panel is for the LDRxB Balanced unit with the optional Cardas Gold XLR jacks. Bling bling!  8)











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Re: LDRx Unbalanced & LDRxB Balanced Passive Preamps
« Reply #53 on: 9 Sep 2014, 12:28 am »
Nice job Morten! :thumb:
I really like the clean front look! The bamboo sides are also refreshingly novel. Everything came together beautifully!
Can't wait to hear it!

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Brandon

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Re: Pics Pics Pics!
« Reply #54 on: 9 Sep 2014, 11:29 am »
As we were shooting these pics I commented that these looked like audio porn shots. When we have more time I'll get some lower temperature shots against neutral/white background. These were the best we could do at the end of a crazy busy day. Enjoy!  :thumb:

The rear panel is for the LDRxB Balanced unit with the optional Cardas Gold XLR jacks. Bling bling!  8)










Man is that sharp.  Well done!!!  I can't wait to get mine!

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Re: LDRx Unbalanced & LDRxB Balanced Passive Preamps
« Reply #55 on: 9 Sep 2014, 05:04 pm »
Awesome.

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« Reply #56 on: 9 Sep 2014, 05:25 pm »
Nice job on the aesthetics Morten, that looks great!

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Re: LDRx Unbalanced & LDRxB Balanced Passive Preamps
« Reply #57 on: 9 Sep 2014, 05:38 pm »
Suhweet!  :o


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Re: Pics Pics Pics!
« Reply #58 on: 9 Sep 2014, 08:41 pm »
As we were shooting these pics I commented that these looked like audio porn shots. When we have more time I'll get some lower temperature shots against neutral/white background. These were the best we could do at the end of a crazy busy day. Enjoy!  :thumb:

The rear panel is for the LDRxB Balanced unit with the optional Cardas Gold XLR jacks. Bling bling!  8)



Oh baby I like the look of this preamp  :thumb:.

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Re: LDRx Unbalanced & LDRxB Balanced Passive Preamps
« Reply #59 on: 13 Sep 2014, 07:24 pm »
Morten,

Did my unit ship yet?

Thanks,
Andy