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post #256 of 837
how did you balanced the ES10? you reterminated it? or recabled it entirely?
post #257 of 837
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how did you balanced the ES10? you reterminated it? or recabled it entirely?
Same cable and just reterminated them.
post #258 of 837
So i dont know what your musical tastes consist of jamato but i was wondering if you had listened to any metal with that sweet protector you've got?
post #259 of 837
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I listen to rock, blues, jazz, classical and very little country. I am trying to think if I have any metal but there is no reason the amp won't do fine with it. A well made amp should play any type of music but I understand what you are saying. I will look at my library and see what I can find.

Any groups you favor?
post #260 of 837
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I listen to rock, blues, jazz, classical and very little country. I am trying to think if I have any metal but there is no reason the amp won't do fine with it. A well made amp should play any type of music but I understand what you are saying. I will look at my library and see what I can find.

Any groups you favor?
oh wow, too many, All That Remains and The Black Dahlia Murder are probably my two favorites but unless you're a metal head too, you probably wouldnt want to listen to them. Maybe Animals as Leaders, really awesome progressive Metal, its instrumental as well, or Insomnium which is melodic death metal, bbut i think is some of the most epic music i've ever lsitened to. I would use Origin's "Antithesis" as a torture test, but thats Technical Death Metal.

Thanks for any insights and sorry if you find any of the above music to be awful
post #261 of 837
In the time I had it, I thought the Protector sounded excellent with goth metal and prog metal - I listened to some Opeth, Aghora, Epica, Theater of Tragedy, and Sirenia on the Protector with the HE-5 - and this all sounded truly excellent.
post #262 of 837
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Thanks for posting that Skylab. I don't have much music of the metal genre.

I found out that the Protector will start shipping at the end of next week.

A simple phone call for info. I used to be a morse code specialist in Vietnam when we couldn't get out any other way (horrible war). Communication has come a long way. Cell phones now and then I sat there tapping out code. :^) Of course the code was encrypted but then talk can be also.
post #263 of 837
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I found out that the Protector will start shipping at the end of next week.
Good news
post #264 of 837
oh man, souprknowva's hopes had gotten up that it was going to ship friday or monday at the latest lol oh well, now my jh-13's have time to get here

Edit: oh and thanks for the info skylab just wanted to make sure it could keep up with the frenetic pace of some of my metal
post #265 of 837
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Good news
I'm not of the exact same sentiment: on 3/3 Ray said orders were going to be taken, and I was of the impression that Ray was going to ship from the "built 90 units of the balanced Protectors" when he received the $, whether it be PayPal or check. Check in my case would take longer to mail out.

So, I used PayPal on 3/3, the date Ray opened ordering, and paid the extra in fees so I could get the $ to Ray ASAP, and the unit shipped out ASAP. According to the recent posting by Jamato, fast shipping apparently is not going to happen; instead, units will be shipped out on the following weekend - is that Saturday the 13th? That would make amp shipment, in my case, a full 10 days after payment, which I feel that is too long between payment and order fulfillment. For example, one can order goods from other online stores and get it shipped out the next day or the day after; that is what I was expecting in this case.

I imagine the best thing may be for me to call Ray. However, I appreciate the information that shipping of the units is being held up for whatever reasons; I wish potential purchasers had been told that prior to opening up the ordering process.
post #266 of 837
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I'm not of the exact same sentiment: on 3/3 Ray said orders were going to be taken, and I was of the impression that Ray was going to ship from the "built 90 units of the balanced Protectors" when he received the $, whether it be PayPal or check. Check in my case would take longer to mail out.

So, I used PayPal on 3/3, the date Ray opened ordering, and paid the extra in fees so I could get the $ to Ray ASAP, and the unit shipped out ASAP. According to the recent posting by Jamato, fast shipping apparently is not going to happen; instead, units will be shipped out on the following weekend - is that Saturday the 13th? That would make amp shipment, in my case, a full 10 days after payment, which I feel that is too long between payment and order fulfillment. For example, one can order goods from other online stores and get it shipped out the next day or the day after; that is what I was expecting in this case.
Agreed.

EDIT: Why did you pay any fees though? RSA is a business, there shouldn't have been any fees for you.

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I imagine the best thing may be for me to call Ray.
Not agreed.

It's not your responsibility.

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However, I appreciate the information that shipping of the units is being held up for whatever reasons; I wish potential purchasers had been told that prior to opening up the ordering process.
Agreed.
post #267 of 837
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Agreed.

EDIT: Why did you pay any fees though? RSA is a business, there shouldn't have been any fees for you.
From Ray's ordering information:
"The black Protector balanced portable amp is $425.00 at intro price.
The clear/white Protector is $440.00

If you live in the US & you transfer the money via pay-pal the total for black is $452.17.
Don't forget to add $2.58 for each connector you order.

If you live in the US & want to pay via money order or any check the total for black Protector is $439.00.
Please don't forget to add $2.50 for each connector you want.
post #268 of 837
Oh I understand, I thought you meant paypal fees.

Agree with what you said though. I sent RSA several hundred pounds two days ago.

No email confirming the order, no shipment date, questions from customers being ignored on the order thread.

It's a disgrace. As is the notion that we are supposed to act as though we are members of a fan club and not customers in a business transaction.
post #269 of 837
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It's a disgrace. As is the notion that we are supposed to act as though we are members of a fan club and not customers in a business transaction.
I see your point, but a week is nothing compared to what some members have been waiting for, for certain products on the forum. People just need to take a breather, Ray is pumping out other products (including the protector) in a very timely fashion, all of which he has brought to the market pretty quickly from development. We'll have our amps pretty soon
post #270 of 837
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I think using the word disgrace is extreme. Ray has an excellent customer care reputation. I would imagine for a one man shop, with a helper, it could be and is daunting at times when orders flood in. Seems Ray has kept a pretty good schedule of getting orders out. He doesn't take months or never as a friend of mine has done, he ships and often within a day. That he is putting together the amps and has stated that the literature was coming in was posted. At least you know it will be shipped soon. I had to wait for my Leica for 3 months and then there was no guarantee it would be in in three months.
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