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post #1756 of 5558
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Originally Posted by audiojun View Post

Going to join the crack and speed addicts club in maybe 2 weeks. that kit does take a long time to ship.


When did you place your order? It typically takes a ridiculous 6 weeks to get it. They are always behind schedule.

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I placed my order for a Crack on April 3 and am receiving it today.  So it is taking about 4 weeks to get mine.

post #1758 of 5558
I placed my order on april 1st and still havent shipped i don't know how you are receiving yours first because on the delievering status page they only shipped orders up to 3/22.
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Originally Posted by bahorn View Post

I placed my order for a Crack on April 3 and am receiving it today.  So it is taking about 4 weeks to get mine.
post #1759 of 5558

We ship kits just as soon as the parts to kit them up arrive. Some customers order kits with the Speedball upgrade. Right now those kits are shipping slightly behind kits ordered without the upgrade because we are waiting for parts for the Speedball kits, which should be here later in the week. In some cases there may be differences in delivery based upon the carrier used as well.

 

We use small local companies to make the chassis panels, the wood bases, the transformers, the PC boards and a few other components. The kits are also designed with parts that are suitable for 20th century style point to point wiring in this 21st century where everything is made to be surface mounted. Because of these factors parts can be difficult to keep in steady supply.

 

The old saying is "good, fast, cheap - you can only have two of the three". We choose high quality at a budget price as our two priorities.

post #1760 of 5558

I haven't ordered the Speedball upgrade -- yet.  From everything I have read, and assuming I can get through the Crack build (I'm not a DIYer), then I'll likely order the Speedball at some point in the future.

post #1761 of 5558
Alright Doc B. it is understandable I prefer good and cheap too. I ordered my kit with speedball.
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post #1763 of 5558
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Originally Posted by Draygonn View Post

+1

post #1764 of 5558

Thanks guys. We've been doing it this way for about 17 or 18 years now. Thankfully we have a lot of patient customers!

post #1765 of 5558
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Originally Posted by Doc B. View Post

Thanks guys. We've been doing it this way for about 17 or 18 years now. Thankfully we have a lot of patient customers!

Thanks Doc B!  My Crack just arrived today.  I was hoping to get it by mid-May.  So you exceeded my expectations.  I'm now looking forward to building and listening to it.

post #1766 of 5558

Swapped out the stock EH 12AU7 for a Telefunken, really liking what I'm hearing so far. Complements the HD650 very well by bringing out more air and details. It's also dead silent with no microphonics, the EH was terrible in that regard. Pretty much had to hold my breath every time I walked past the Crack.

post #1767 of 5558
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Originally Posted by EraserXIV View Post

Swapped out the stock EH 12AU7 for a Telefunken, really liking what I'm hearing so far. Complements the HD650 very well by bringing out more air and details. It's also dead silent with no microphonics, the EH was terrible in that regard. Pretty much had to hold my breath every time I walked past the Crack.

 

Glad your enjoying the Telefunken.  I'm currently having microphonic issues with my RCA 6as7g.  But on the plus side.. my RCA 12BH7 is finally burned in and sounds great.

post #1768 of 5558
My crack came in today!
post #1769 of 5558
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Originally Posted by audiojun View Post

My crack came in today!

Have fun building!! Measure>Cut>Strip>Attach>Solder :)

post #1770 of 5558
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Originally Posted by dsound View Post

Have fun building!! Measure>Cut>Strip>Attach>Solder :)

 

 Measure>Measure>Cut>Strip>Attach>Solder

 

Fixed! 

 

At some point I hope I can build one of these :) My headphone inventory just doesn't match the high impedance of the amp though :/

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