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post #31 of 104
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Originally Posted by jpelg
Absolutely atrocious!
He doesn't seem to mind.
post #32 of 104
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Originally Posted by Naga
ive never seen what an aristaeus look like
no one has seen the finished product from what I understand it's the case work that I think is holding up the amp.
post #33 of 104
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Originally Posted by hungrych
He doesn't seem to mind.
And for that Justin should be most grateful.

For anyone else watching the progress of this amp unfold, it does not paint a nice picture, and serves as negative blemish on an otherwise very good manufacturer's reputation, imo. It's practically a standing joke amongst those who ordered one.

Or am I not allowed to express my opinion?
post #34 of 104
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Originally Posted by jpelg
And for that Justin should be most grateful.

For anyone else watching the progress of this amp unfold, it does not paint a nice picture, and serves as negative blemish on an otherwise very good manufacturer's reputation, imo. It's practically a standing joke amongst those who ordered one.

Or am I not allowed to express my opinion?
How did I imply you couldn't express your opinion?

If I bought an Aristaeus I'd probably be angry with the wait. But I'd be happy knowing that the delays have only been because Justin is clearly a perfectionist who would rather ship it out late and of higher quality than rush the thing out and have it sound worse. It's not really a blemish, all the issues have been perfectly explained by Justin imo.
post #35 of 104
While it probably is a standing joke to those that have ordered it, if they were really that bothered by the wait it'd be easy enough to cancel and get a refund. They are obviously putting up with the wait because they have high expectations for the amp and they have faith in Justin to deliver on those expectations.
post #36 of 104
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Originally Posted by tkam
While it probably is a standing joke to those that have ordered it, if they were really that bothered by the wait it'd be easy enough to cancel and get a refund.
Agreed. This probably wasn't out of the blue. It doesn't seem like Justin to keep people in the dark about these kinds of changes. At least they will have the benefit of knowing that when the amps are officially done 110% went into the internal and external aspects of this design. It should essentially make these amps quite priceless based on all that has gone into them IMO.
post #37 of 104
Besides: black mirror finish, maple burl wood trim, Justin's perfectionism and eye for design - it'll be well worth the wait.
post #38 of 104
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Originally Posted by xand1x
This probably wasn't out of the blue. It doesn't seem like Justin to keep people in the dark about these kinds of changes.
Not entirely true when you hear it from those who have the amp on order (at least those whom I know personally).

I just so happens that virtually all the pre-orders have come from people who have a stable of other amps, as well as the means to weather having $3k tied up for two years. I don't think most people would want to do that, even if we could. Again, not good press.

Still, I'm glad to hear that Justin is getting his parts sorted out, and will hopefully be shipping out amps soon. I'm sure it will be beautiful, whenever that is.
post #39 of 104
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Originally Posted by hungrych
How did I imply you couldn't express your opinion?

If I bought an Aristaeus I'd probably be angry with the wait. But I'd be happy knowing that the delays have only been because Justin is clearly a perfectionist who would rather ship it out late and of higher quality than rush the thing out and have it sound worse. It's not really a blemish, all the issues have been perfectly explained by Justin imo.
That really isn't the situation. This is not a delay because of endless tweaking, or lack of time spent working on the amps. The circuit boards and the circuit itself were completed and tweaks on it were done by the end of last year. I am waiting to receive the final enclosures, and that has been the issue for months. There is no way for me to even offer to ship out enclosures partially finished, or less than perfect, because I don't have them! Had I known it would end up taking this long, I would have looked elsewhere, however all I could do is go by the estimate of the company doing the work and they had been very fast on previous work they had done for me. I suspect it is a case of a company taking on a job(s) that makes mine not worth their time. I was told the laser engraving work would be done last Wednesday, and that then the parts would be shipped out. I hope to receive the parts by the end of the week, and then I can ship the first two amps sometime next week if all goes well.

-Justin

HeadAmp Audio Electronics - home of the Pico and Gilmore amps.  Now with Audeze, Fostex, HiFiMAN, Sennheiser, and STAX.
Find us at www.HeadAmp.com

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post #40 of 104
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Originally Posted by justin w.
That really isn't the situation. This is not a delay because of endless tweaking, or lack of time spent working on the amps. The circuit boards and the circuit itself were completed and tweaks on it were done by the end of last year. I am waiting to receive the final enclosures, and that has been the issue for months. There is no way for me to even offer to ship out enclosures partially finished, or less than perfect, because I don't have them! Had I known it would end up taking this long, I would have looked elsewhere, however all I could do is go by the estimate of the company doing the work and they had been very fast on previous work they had done for me. I suspect it is a case of a company taking on a job(s) that makes mine not worth their time. I was told the laser engraving work would be done last Wednesday, and that then the parts would be shipped out. I hope to receive the parts by the end of the week, and then I can ship the first two amps sometime next week if all goes well.

-Justin
I misunderstood it seems. But it's the same idea kinda.
post #41 of 104
any word on this amp I am really excited to hear it in its final form after hearing the proto in tampa
post #42 of 104
The parts are now here, it will just be a few days to get everything sorted out and then the first amps will start shipping.

-Justin

HeadAmp Audio Electronics - home of the Pico and Gilmore amps.  Now with Audeze, Fostex, HiFiMAN, Sennheiser, and STAX.
Find us at www.HeadAmp.com

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post #44 of 104
It looks sexy as hell too..!
post #45 of 104
I still haven't seen the wood trim.

My work computer doesn't seem to like that tiff file.
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