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Speaking of colors, do you guys think we should offer black as an option for the body color? It seems that grey is a no go for some people.
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Your thoughts?

Or you could order 1-color batches and change colors from one batch to the next, so everyone would be satisfied in their own time, without cost increase...
 
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Or you could order 1-color batches and change colors from one batch to the next, so everyone would be satisfied in their own time, without cost increase...
Option 1: you are overestimating our production volumes
Option 2: you are underestimating the size of a batch
Option 3: you are overestimating the patience of the average customer
Option 4: 1 + 2 + 3 :D
 

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You like square corners. I don't. Let's agree to disagree. :)

I don't think it's about the corners per se, i appreciate the rounded Mac Mini design or the NAD / March rounded corners.

Anyway i'm just giving some honest feedback why i'm on the fence about the boXem. It seems to be great in a technical sense and the company seems very sympathetic as well, so i hope you don't take it as an insult.
 
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I don't think it's about the corners per se, i appreciate the rounded Mac Mini design or the NAD / March rounded corners.

Anyway i'm just giving some honest feedback why i'm on the fence about the boXem. It seems to be great in a technical sense and the company seems very sympathetic as well, so i hope you don't take it as an insult.
I do not take it as an insult, no worries.
More generally, most people seem to be very polite and always say nice things. Suggestions of improvement are gladly welcomed.
Doesn't mean I will agree with them. In example there are several things I could do that would allow me to be both more competitive in price and increase margins but they are not in phase with what I am. So I don't do them. It's my baby. It's my decisions.
 

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It's my baby. It's my decisions.

Absolutely, it's your money on the line, not ours. Until we actually pay up you will never know for sure what works. I liked the general idea of kickstarter to gauge demand: people pay for a product, but if there's not enough demand nothing gets build and the money is returned. Maybe you could run an "all black super special edition of 10" this way.
 

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All black where? I would love to get my hands on two! :D
 

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Speaking of colors, do you guys think we should offer black as an option for the body color? It seems that grey is a no go for some people.
Issue being cost and storage space:
- at identical batch size, two colors will increase the cost
- ordering double batches with single color will increase the tied-up capital and add some mess in an already too small storage space.
So 2 body colors choice = final price increase.
Your thoughts?

How much price increase are you thinking? My preference/vote is for a black case of the same shade/finish as the existing black faceplate. In my opinion, it would become your most popular option. I prefer to listen in dim lighting and like the equipment to disappear visually. I like the trend toward matte finishes - particularly black. Including speakers.
 
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Do you have any multichannel amplifiers? Also what kind of warranty do you offer?
 

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I have read from different manufacturers over the years that black always sells more. Most specially so for multichannel amps in home theater dark rooms.
 
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Any news regarding a preamp project?
Yes, it's late :confused:
could it be a multichannel preamp ?
Depends what you call multichannel.
If it's something with all the homecinema niceties, that's a "no".
If it's an analog volume control for x channels, the answer is "not now".
If it's something else, my ears are open.
 

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Yes, it's late :confused:

Depends what you call multichannel.
If it's something with all the homecinema niceties, that's a "no".
If it's an analog volume control for x channels, the answer is "not now".
If it's something else, my ears are open.
And what about real HT bypass capabilities?
 

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Balls to multi-channel ( ;) )... but an amp with sub out and some phat VU meters would be great... maybe even a by-passable treble/bass control? :)



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And what about real HT bypass capabilities?
If 'real HT bypass' is 'all the crap out of the HT processor reaches the amplifier', I do not think so.
Balls to multi-channel ( ;) )... but an amp with sub out and some phat VU meters would be great... maybe even a by-passable treble/bass control? :)



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Here is more discussing about an integrated. This is something I am completely reconsidering now, taking into account how well have been received the various power amps we put on the market up to now.
 
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