ONE.3 will start shipping next week

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ONE.3 will start shipping next week
« on: 11 Mar 2014, 05:57 am »
Guys,

I expect that we'll start shipping later next week as these units roll off the production line.  First come first served.

For orders placed in the next 2 weeks, shipment will be via express courier from Taiwan.  Please consider buying one!  Shipping the balance back to the USA to be sent out again seems like a waste, right?

http://store.virtueaudio.com/product-p/vrtu-ia-vaone.3-pbf-1.htm

The price is awesome and the product is the most high value little amp we've ever made.

iMake is coming along but will be delayed at a minimum of 3 weeks.  I don't have a firm ship date quite yet.

Seth

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Re: ONE.3 will start shipping next week
« Reply #1 on: 14 Mar 2014, 11:34 pm »
Didn't you post a picture of this amp?  Hmmm, maybe I was looking at a different post?

Anyway, had a question...   Does this amp need break in time?   I know the TA2024 sounds a lot better once it's run for couple hundred hours. 

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Re: ONE.3 will start shipping next week
« Reply #2 on: 15 Mar 2014, 10:13 am »
Hi,

Break in seems to be quite a hot topic just like cables are in hifi.  I'd expect once the components have settled in after a few hours should be able to determine whether you like the amplifier or not.  I've always wanted to purchase a Virtue Audio product and I've pre-ordered the One.3 which I'm going to partner with my Red Wine Audio Imod and Nuforce s9 speakers.  Yep those speakers originally retailed for about $5000US.

I'll post a review once I've received mine.

Cheers Rod

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« Reply #3 on: 15 Mar 2014, 05:00 pm »
Bravo to Seth!!!  Looking forward to the ONE.3 soon!!

Guys,

I expect that we'll start shipping later next week as these units roll off the production line.  First come first served.

For orders placed in the next 2 weeks, shipment will be via express courier from Taiwan.  Please consider buying one!  Shipping the balance back to the USA to be sent out again seems like a waste, right?

http://store.virtueaudio.com/product-p/vrtu-ia-vaone.3-pbf-1.htm

The price is awesome and the product is the most high value little amp we've ever made.

iMake is coming along but will be delayed at a minimum of 3 weeks.  I don't have a firm ship date quite yet.

Seth

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Re: ONE.3 will start shipping next week
« Reply #4 on: 15 Mar 2014, 05:38 pm »
Best of luck with these !
I foolishly sold my original "One"
They are  musical, and a bargain price.

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« Reply #5 on: 17 Mar 2014, 03:34 pm »
The first feeling is that the mid-high range sounds harsh and sterile. This attitude changes over time as break-in proceeds. Many suggest at least 100 hours of break-in...in my opinion things get better (and interesting :-))) after a couple of days.
Harshness disappears and what you get is an extreme transparency and detail in the mid and high range. Voices, in particular, appear crystal clear and very natural. Even tiny details, such as the sound of opening lips, are revealed effortlessly.

This is for the TA2024  Source: http://www.tnt-audio.com/ampli/t-amp_e.html

Looking forward to review Rod.  Likewise, when I receive mine I'll post my review as well... of course after a proper burn in.

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Re: ONE.3 will start shipping next week
« Reply #6 on: 18 Mar 2014, 03:17 am »
seth, sure would be nice if you brought one to this years lone star audio fest.
marvin
ps. i would even provide the speakers and cd player, piano m1.

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« Reply #7 on: 21 Mar 2014, 07:22 pm »
Marvin - good to hear from you.

Maybe YOU will bring one to LSA ;-)

I have an MS fundraiser bike ride (in texas) that weekend and then a sales kick-off for my day job the next week.

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« Reply #8 on: 23 Mar 2014, 04:33 am »
There is an additional 2-3 day delay to solve a small issue discovered after mounting boards in case.

International customers will get DHL tracking.

US and Canadian customers will have their units repackaged and sent after they arrive here.  Could be as late as 31st.

iMake is running late.  Metal is taking another 4 weeks and we're doing some tweaks to make it work better with other 3rd party boards which we'll announce soon.

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« Reply #9 on: 23 Mar 2014, 12:29 pm »
Marvin - good to hear from you.

Maybe YOU will bring one to LSA ;)

I have an MS fundraiser bike ride (in texas) that weekend and then a sales kick-off for my day job the next week.
Did you move to Texas?  Congrats if you did.   ;)

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« Reply #10 on: 23 Mar 2014, 08:20 pm »
Lol!  Woah, wouldn't that be awesome! 

I'm obviously not the decision-maker in our humble home.

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« Reply #11 on: 23 Mar 2014, 11:30 pm »
Lol!  Woah, wouldn't that be awesome! 
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Oh, I thought you were saving tax money already.   :P

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« Reply #12 on: 26 Mar 2014, 08:06 pm »
https://soundcloud.com/circusrecords/fox-stevenson-tico

I wonder how this song will sound on my new 3?  Hmmm, my trends can shake my entire house.  Who ever thought 9 watts would be so "BLISS!"  ...  Here's hoping I can shake my neighbors house with the same clarity, control and athority that the 3 will have.   :P

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Re: ONE.3 will start shipping next week
« Reply #13 on: 27 Mar 2014, 09:26 pm »
Units should be shipping in the next 12 hours from TW.  USA/Canada orders will take a second hop once they arrive here.  Thanks everyone for your patience.

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Re: ONE.3 will start shipping next week
« Reply #14 on: 28 Mar 2014, 02:06 pm »
Hi Seth,

I'll let you know when I receive the Virtue One.3 and give it a test run. 

Cheers Rod