I was recently notified by Linked In that ZenWave Audio has hit the 5-year mark!
It feels like I'm just getting started, and I am...
Things will accelerate as I concentrate more on the business, which will inevitably happen after my speaker is released. ZenWave started with a single cable that was the result of years of informal experimentation and my philosophy of keeping the system as simple as possible. It was supposed to be a small side-business, but has been full time ++ so far in 2018, and I'd like to thank every one of my customers for their support, and more recently their patience.
I'm not too far behind and plan on catching up, I recently had a type 2 SLAP tear of my left shoulder labrum which was limiting until I managed to rupture the long head bicep tendon entirely. That is now healing and things are feeling better than they have since an accident in 2016.
As many know, the speaker has been more or less a finished functional design for a couple years, but exactly what form to release it in and aimed at what market was the big question. Initially I was thinking of selling through dealers but that has changed recently to direct sale and through the ZenWave Audio brand. I could write a book about the process but suffice it to say I learned a lot and the industrial design has been changed to something without curves so it's easier to manufacture. Despite that the design is just as nice, thanks to RDavidson's efforts and talent, and I'm looking for a shop to build the 1st set right now. Price will be about 1/4 of what the dealer-sale version was going to be, and the dealer-sale version was easily competitive on price. So, like my cables, these will be compared to and hopefully preferred over similar speakers costing many times their price.
In the future I expect to design smaller and larger version of "the speaker" (it needs a name), attend audio shows so people can experience them, while continuing with the same line of cables that have proven to offer the best value for the money possible at middle to top tier performance levels.