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post #31 of 202
New Home Modules on deck. Firstly impression is, man they get hot! Definitely hotter than the older Home Modules - useful in winter! Deeper class A bias - yummy sound. These are very, very sweet modules. I'm almost a bit scared to get working on the Max modules...

I'll put proper posts in the Module Archive when I've had more listening time.
post #32 of 202
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Originally Posted by jamey
Our return policy starts from the day you actually received your unit so you're pretty close. We usually aren't that strict. I would prefer you to have the newest module.

Send it to me quickly!
Jamey, sent you guys at Headroom an email
post #33 of 202
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Originally Posted by jamey
The changing of the module is not something that can be done by the user unless you're a really advanced user. Even then we usually prefer to do it ourselves. The retro-fit upgrade price is $149.
Can a Headroom amp actually be opened by its owner safely?

I'm very interested in how you guys deal with product upgrades for overseas customers. I wouldn't mind the shipping, but what about customs taxes? And if you understate the value of the amp on the box to avoid all customs, wouldn't you then have the problem of not being to insure the shipping of the amp to its proper value?
post #34 of 202
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Originally Posted by Luco
Can a Headroom amp actually be opened by its owner safely?

I'm very interested in how you guys deal with product upgrades for overseas customers. I wouldn't mind the shipping, but what about customs taxes? And if you understate the value of the amp on the box to avoid all customs, wouldn't you then have the problem of not being to insure the shipping of the amp to its proper value?
Safely? I just literally cut some bits out of my amp, and put it back together, with both it and myself still being alive.

As far as I understand with customs, there is no duty on items sent out of the country for repair on their return, though that has to be specified at customs. And if you are taxed for duty for a second time, you always have your receipt with which to claim back the duty.
post #35 of 202
So will the price of the amps still be the same? Thanks
post #36 of 202
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Originally Posted by TheSloth
Safely? I just literally cut some bits out of my amp, and put it back together, with both it and myself still being alive.

As far as I understand with customs, there is no duty on items sent out of the country for repair on their return, though that has to be specified at customs. And if you are taxed for duty for a second time, you always have your receipt with which to claim back the duty.
All right, well what about this one!

Why does the max module upgrade cost $300 starting from the home module in the desktop amp, but $500 starting with the same home module in the home amp? Where does the extra $200 go?
post #37 of 202
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Originally Posted by Luco
All right, well what about this one!

Why does the max module upgrade cost $300 starting from the home module in the desktop amp, but $500 starting with the same home module in the home amp? Where does the extra $200 go?
I wondered about that too actually. It seems to just be a flat rate - Max Module upgrades adds $499 to the stock price of the amplifier being upgraded.

And now for some amporn, the result of a great collaboration between TheSloth and Mike at HeadRoom:



'06 Max Modules in the amp, split '06 Home Modules on the left hand side, stacked '05 Home Modules left rear, stacked '06 Desktop Modules right rear.
post #38 of 202
So an unbalanced amp uses 2 modules? I always thought it was just one.

It would good to hear from a Headroom rep about where that $200 goes. Hopefully it gets you better power supplies.
post #39 of 202
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Originally Posted by Luco
So an unbalanced amp uses 2 modules? I always thought it was just one.

It would good to hear from a Headroom rep about where that $200 goes. Hopefully it gets you better power supplies.
The confusion regarding the module is that 1 module can refer to a stacked module, which is two modules on top of each other, one for left and one for right, as found in the Micro and lower end Desktop lines, and 1 module can refer to a single module board, two of which would be used in a stereo amp and 4 in a balanced amp.

The stacked modules are stacked for space saving reasons, and the ones that stand alone on edge are set that way for better heat dissipation.
post #40 of 202
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Originally Posted by Luco
All right, well what about this one!

Why does the max module upgrade cost $300 starting from the home module in the desktop amp, but $500 starting with the same home module in the home amp? Where does the extra $200 go?
That's a good question and something I've been working on quite a bit recently. When we released our new amp line our cost figures were pretty rough and we had to make our best guess at a lot of un-determined processes. That doesn't really explain this particular circumstance which I'll have to attribute to oversight. The complete line change was pretty daunting and we looked over spreadsheets and cost estimates as long as we could. Then we had to take a step back and see if it all made sense. It seemed like it... until you asked. Thank You for that. I've been revisiting our pricing for the last couple of days with the hopes of getting it right and your question certainly helps.

Much appreciated,

Jamey
post #41 of 202
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Originally Posted by jamey
That's a good question and something I've been working on quite a bit recently. When we released our new amp line our cost figures were pretty rough and we had to make our best guess at a lot of un-determined processes. That doesn't really explain this particular circumstance which I'll have to attribute to oversight. The complete line change was pretty daunting and we looked over spreadsheets and cost estimates as long as we could. Then we had to take a step back and see if it all made sense. It seemed like it... until you asked. Thank You for that. I've been revisiting our pricing for the last couple of days with the hopes of getting it right and your question certainly helps.

Much appreciated,

Jamey
So you are saying that the max module upgrade cost should come down for the Home amps? I think I would be sold if that's the case.
post #42 of 202
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Originally Posted by Luco
So you are saying that the max module upgrade cost should come down for the Home amps? I think I would be sold if that's the case.
Yes, and possibly more than I was thinking.
post #43 of 202
Well this is good news. Seems I might have to put a hold on all things amp related until the new prices come out.

I don't know if anyone noticed my impressions from the National meet, but my favourite dynamic amp there was the Headroom Balanced Max. And I am including the SDS-XLR in that assesment... though to be fair to Mikhail, the Max had a better source and his SDS was tweaked for the R10.
post #44 of 202
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Originally Posted by philodox
Well this is good news. Seems I might have to put a hold on all things amp related until the new prices come out.

I don't know if anyone noticed my impressions from the National meet, but my favourite dynamic amp there was the Headroom Balanced Max. And I am including the SDS-XLR in that assesment... though to be fair to Mikhail, the Max had a better source and his SDS was tweaked for the R10.
The new Max Modules are pretty stunning. I don't even have a DPS yet so am running them for short periods of time off the brick, but even then the difference between the '05 and the '06 Max is pretty clear. The music has a reach-out-and-touch-it kind of quality where the old ones were somewhat veiled and obscured. This without a hint of harshness or grain. I can't even imagine what a killer balanced amp would do with these modules.
post #45 of 202

Can't decide if I should upgrade my coda amp or not...

First of all I'm not sure the coda can use the new module, but I don't see why it wouldn't. Secondly, one of my major reasons to send it in would be to get the gain lowered because right now it is almost unusably high (I keep a -10db trim in my patchmix settings). So, I'm also assuming you guys could lower the gain for me.

I don't have any plans for a new amp anytime soon, and since this is my home source I would like to get the best possible sound out of it, so right now I'm leaning towards the upgrade. I wish I had a better sense of how much of an upgrade it would be though, as only one person has made a comparison. Also I don't know if I can take being ampless for a week.

Headroom: you need to update this page.
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