I think the group buy is still open. I just ordered one and recieved a confirmation email about an hour ago.
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1/15/07 at 1:07am
The C&C has a little more information like reverb but I don't always feel it is natural. It isn't that I don't enjoy it but after comparing it to my other amps like the SuperMacro LE, I notice that the LE has as much information but it is portrayed in a more natural and realistic way, without jumping out at you. The C&C is a little hyped in its presentation. It took me a while, and a few hundred hours of running it to make how it sounds and what it would level off to. The X-1 may not have as much information but is a little warmer and musical. If someone were to listen to the X-1 I think they would feel comfortable and they would enjoy the music. With the C&C they might go WOW and be carried away by it but I don't think this would be a fair assessment . The X-1 has a little smoother top end the C&C a little cooler sound with a bit more hall information but I feel this is because it is tipped up in the upper mid range.
They are both good amps but for the ultimate purist maybe not the top end. Music is about enjoyment and to this end I don't care if something is a little colored in what it does as no recording studio or hall ever has just one sound from day to day and neither will your ears. So I can't tell you what you may like of the two but I don't think I will get rid of either and I know I won't get rid of the X-1 as I feel it is very well made, has a great recharging system and has a nice feel. It is like a comfortable guitar that you can just sit and play and enjoy or like my harmonica that is about 25 years old, smooth and musical.