wow what a mess! I have to read this again!
post #1216 of 1960
1/29/09 at 1:32am
|My expectations of a business that is repairing something of mine is that when you receive the amp that you deliver to me in a timely manner a cost estimate and a breakdown of what is broken and what needs to be done to fix it. You didn't give me this information up front.. you only gave it to me after the fact.|
Thanks Beefy. I have a GES also. Actually the first model that came out after the prototype. I don't recall it saying on Jack's website that it was a KG design when I bought mine, but someone told me it was during a NYC meet. So, now it is confirmed. I never opened mine up so it was a pleasant surprise to see the photo in this thread.
I absolutely love my GES, especially for the price, and it was greatly improved with some tubes I got from Mitch (Braillediver).
Between the design, which seems like a nice K-I-S-S design, and Jack's beautiful chassis, it's definitely Going to be sold to BHD for very little! Oh how I love the BHD! Along With Low cost sale of my Panerai forsure cause that BHD rox my Sox!!
Dan, I am sorry to hear of how much hardship you have gone through up to this point, with more that has to happen to get this resolved, one way or another.
I hope that this time next year, it will all be a bad dream that starts to fade away over time.
This hobby is expensive, but it is supposed to be fun. If we want hassles, we could always find enough at work or with or with our spouses to fill our lifetimes.
...I hope he does in fact arrive at your place and fix it to your specification, along with the information you have asked for....
I could understand the internals looking like that if those amps were 3 to 4 hundred dollars...
It seems that some get excellent product and others get an awful one. Could it be that he has people of vastly different skill level building his amps? It's not excusing his behavior at all, but I'm just boggled how some of the $2,000 amps could be built well, but he'd do a rush job on a $10,000+ amp.
In terms of the casework the number of hours and level of effort spent
on this was far above anything we've ever done prior. The entire case
itself was hand polished and produced to a level of perfection that
included material flatness that exceeds precision to less than 0.001”
across the entire surface of the plates. This made it possible to
engrave the labeling to a level of .0008” below the surface of the
anodized material. This was a feat that required hundreds of hours of
labor for the chassis itself. Don't forget that the entire case was
designed from the ground up using multiple CAD renderings, a redesign of
the corner posts and a unique overall design that was made specifically
for this model. The engravings were made using a vertical CNC milling
machine with a 30,000 rpm 6:1 speed accelerator and a .0015” wide end
mill. This required coming up with a novel method of setup and execution
of the engravings performed to such a superior level of quality.