Why haven't you heard more about things? Esp those still in development?
I get your frustrations, but I mean think about it..
Things happen, often outside of a person or business's control.
You plan a nice vacation, then BAM! You get a JURY SUMMONS for the day of your flight/cruise..
Look at how often say games/movies will change from their teaser trailers vs final release.
And with how often things have fallen into chaos recently, esp with shortages and slowdowns world wide. Of not only parts, but also labor, transportation and the maintenance required to try to keep the machine moving under the stress.
Things that used to take weeks, now takes months, and have gone up exponentially in cost, for worse service.
We were expecting the NQ & M165/16 woofers to arrive this week, but that was bumped back by at least another week and a half last minute.
I know a lot of people are waiting to get their NX kits that have basically been "unavailable" for over a year. We were lucky to get the small number we did back in June. But weve still got several people waiting that have paid, or are waiting to pay.
It sucks, but we're as the mercy of our manufacturers and they're at the mercy of their suppliers. Etc.
As for things in development, there's a long process of "build, test, change, repeat" that happens in an ongoing cycle some changes are iterative and small. Others are large and may affect production times, performance or even kill a project.
For instance, we're having a new batch of T26-SG tweeters made, but first they need to make sure they can get it right before they just produce. We got in a sample, and it didnt meet our specifications.
The area from 14-20k Hz was down by 3-4dB vs the original, as well as terminals that are too short and will interfere with mounting.
Now we have to wait for the changes that need to be made in order to fix that issue, and it may be another month before we get another sample.
Sure, it's unfortunate that the new drivers are different from the original, but that's why these are a 2.0 model, and not the same 1.0 driver, and seeing the response of the new drivers, they definitely outclass the original LGKs.
Its the same reason we haven't seen a return of the Super Mini or Line Force. We haven't had much luck getting an alternative to find a direct replacement. So for now, we're working with another company to create a different driver to replace it altogether..
It's a shame, but what can we do about it?
And do you *really* want to hear about it every time we have to go back to the drawing board on something?
We'd definitely like to keep that to ourselves and keep the process going behind the scenes, to make sure we get it done right once it's ready to go and we have a way to show them off.
We'll have more info on the amps once we know the full batch of 29 are ready to go. What's the point of spilling all the beans if we can't even sell them yet?
We had a batch of them made to verify they work as intended, and recently approved the production of the remaining amps.
We'll have more info on them soon enough, but its hard to know give estimate when we dont have solid dates from the manufacturer, shipper, etc.
It's often better to just say nothing, with some teases now and then when things are looking good, on a project then give a proper update once we actually have something interesting to report.
I'm sorry if this is disappointing to hear, but we're doing the best we can under the circumstances, and we'll give more concrete information once we know more.