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post #3766 of 5546
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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

i plan to post a photo update sometime in the next week that will show exactly where assembly is right now.  it should be very informative

Could you please do the same in the GS-X mk2 thread Justin? Thanks! <3
post #3767 of 5546
Sigh...I wish they had a lay-by or pay in installments at headamp.
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They actually do in a kind of indirect way but it requires some self-disciplined financial planning:

You place your 25% (refundable) deposit to order a BHSE. After that you should (will) have a good solid year, or close to it, to procure the remaining balance before shipment.

So while you cannot send installments directly to HeadAmp, simply create your own dedicated savings, escrow type account and make consistent payments each month for the remaining balance into said account.

As you can see this is where the self-discipline aspect comes into play, but often times there is invariably some other gear that you may currently own and thus be motivated to sell to help fund the cause.

Not that I am in the market for a second unit but I did happen to notice on HeadAmp's site that the base price is now $1375 (25%) x 4 = $5,500 and the version with Alps RK50 upgrade is $1625 (25%) x 4 = $6,500. So it looks like a $500 increase for the next run, still one of the best (relative) values in high-end audio as far as build-quality, sound and overall design is concerned.

A quite special piece built with the finest materials by a very technically astute, passionate perfectionist..well worth saving up for in my opinion.

Happy Listening!
post #3768 of 5546
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Edited by vinyllp33 - 8/6/13 at 9:27pm
post #3769 of 5546
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Good point.
post #3770 of 5546
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Originally Posted by vinyllp33 View Post

Sigh...I wish they had a lay-by or pay in installments at headamp.
[/quote]

They actually do in a kind of indirect way but it requires some self-disciplined financial planning:

You place your 25% (refundable) deposit to order a BHSE. After that you should (will) have a good solid year, or close to it, to procure the remaining balance before shipment.

So while you cannot send installments directly to HeadAmp, simply create your own dedicated savings, escrow type account and make consistent payments each month for the remaining balance into said account.

As you can see this is where the self-discipline aspect comes into play, but often times there is invariably some other gear that you may currently own and thus be motivated to sell to help fund the cause.

Not that I am in the market for a second unit but I did happen to notice on HeadAmp's site that the base price is now $1375 (25%) x 4 = $5,500 and the version with Alps RK50 upgrade is $1625 (25%) x 4 = $6,500. So it looks like a $500 increase for the next run, still one of the best (relative) values in high-end audio as far as build-quality, sound and overall design is concerned.

A quite special piece built with the finest materials by a very technically astute, passionate perfectionist..well worth saving up for in my opinion.

Happy Listening!

 

I forgot to factor in build time...I see. That is an interesting way of looking at it. I do however, want to single out - you said refundable? That's quite a risk on headamp's behalf isn't it? 

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Not really. There are always others to take the slots smily_headphones1.gif
post #3772 of 5546
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Sigh...I wish they had a lay-by or pay in installments at headamp.

 

I paid in installments for my BHSE, don't see why anyone else couldn't. I can't remember for sure but I think I had my BHSE 100% paid up in advance of Justin's final call for payment? I used a combo of PayPal and personal check and Justin was flexible enough to accommodate both payment types. The "About HeadAmp" page even mentions it: http://www.headamp.com/about/index.htm

 

Btw, for those who didn't already know, the LED color can be customized on BHSE and GS-X amps. Just because blue is the default doesn't mean you have to get blue! ph34r.gif


Edited by Asr - 8/7/13 at 12:03am
post #3773 of 5546
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Btw, for those who didn't already know, the LED color can be customized on BHSE and GS-X amps. Just because blue is the default doesn't mean you have to get blue! ph34r.gif
WATT!? .... I was unaware of such things. Don't know if i would change it though....
post #3774 of 5546
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Originally Posted by Asr View Post

 

I paid in installments for my BHSE, don't see why anyone else couldn't. I can't remember for sure but I think I had my BHSE 100% paid up in advance of Justin's final call for payment? I used a combo of PayPal and personal check and Justin was flexible enough to accommodate both payment types. The "About HeadAmp" page even mentions it: http://www.headamp.com/about/index.htm

 

Btw, for those who didn't already know, the LED color can be customized on BHSE and GS-X amps. Just because blue is the default doesn't mean you have to get blue! ph34r.gif

 

What did you change yours to if at all? Btw does headamp send you saucy pics of the amp's progress?

post #3775 of 5546

please don't ask to change the LED color..the circuit boards with the LEDs are already assembled, i'd have to change it, and then make sure it goes on the correct amp, which wont happen since I can't do that kind of thing myself anymore

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post #3776 of 5546
Blue it is!
post #3777 of 5546
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Originally Posted by nk77 View Post
What did you change yours to if at all? Btw does headamp send you saucy pics of the amp's progress?

 

I didn't change mine but the option was there at the time. Clearly not anymore, I stand corrected by Justin. redface.gif I did get an alternate LED color once on an AE-2 though - I wanted green because the AE-1 used green, and I don't like red LEDs either (they look too "scary" to me).

 

HeadAmp did not send pics of the build progress. Geez, Justin already posts enough pics & updates on Head-Fi, what more do you guys want?! Do you want him building your amps or not? tongue.gif

post #3778 of 5546

I would also like Justin to tickle my elmo. Yeh not sure what that means either. But on a serious note, I guess it does make it sweeter as you anticipate your amp's arrival.

post #3779 of 5546
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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

please don't ask to change the LED color..the circuit boards with the LEDs are already assembled, i'd have to change it, and then make sure it goes on the correct amp, which wont happen since I can't do that kind of thing myself anymore

 

Can you change mine to pink? wink.gif

 

 

'sif.

post #3780 of 5546
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Originally Posted by Audio Jester View Post

Blue it is!

The blue color LED on the BHSE looks very cool, you will love it.
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