Can you offer an update?
Thanks for asking, Michael -
So here's a really uncensored update. I may be crazy but hope people find my honesty refreshing.
The final crossover is done - totally awesome. I couldn't be happier. The test version, of course, was designed from a pile of Solen and other parts. The FINAL will feature Mundorf Supreme Silver/Oil caps, hand wound inductors and Vishay resistors. I got them in, had a drink after writing that check and am building the first two boards now. Very pricey - but I think the right choice for a speaker like this.
The first pair of cabinets are here to. They look great. Now I'm waiting for a due date and minimum order requirement. That is probably the worst problem in speaker production - cabinets. EVOKE speakers are not mass production so I can't buy 500 a time. That can slow production down.
The aluminum faceplates have been the death of me. I refinished them 3 times before I was satisfied with the graining and finish. They look great. I have a pair in my hands for production, and the balance are arriving on a pallet by truck. They are HEAVY and will be off loaded by a forklift.
The actual faceplate on the F118 planar (mid and tweeter) was initially rejected by me. They are being redone too.
So this has been a labor of love. I'm charging off all the reworks to development to avoid increasing the price of the speakers. If I didn't the MSRP would most likely go up a grand a pair. I won't do that.
I should have 0001 and 0002 completed in a few weeks. Interest is high and two of my distributors are ordering based on the original Eddie performance.
I hope this answers your question - and maybe then some
Drop me a note if anything else comes to mind.