haloxt, what version of Sparrow do you own?
and how long did the shipping take?
At first I wanted basic then switched to version A, so probably version A but I'll check inside to make sure :).
2010-05-10 18:53:00 SHUNDE Posting
2010-05-13 14:09:00 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 30005 Attempted delivery
OMG. that's incredibly fast)
i live in Moldova and 3 days is a pretty good timing for sending mail within a city. i can only dream about such international shipping
btw why did you chose version A?)
Because I read someone posting Kingwa's opinion that with good enough cables, you may tell a difference between basic and version A, but with stock cables it may be hard to tell a difference. I also presumed that to mean version A to be more revealing of cable differences, and that's important to me because I like to try new cables to get a sound I like.
I just ordered the Basic version yesterday. I thought about it for a long time but figured the extra premium wasn't worth it. Came out to $189 shipped to Boston, MA USA.
EDIT: those who are curious, i think version A would have ran $266 shipped to the USA.
Kingwa wouldn't offer basic version if he thought it was bad cost/performance to use less premium parts, I'm guessing the ACSS layout is the most important thing because I think I'm hearing a few new microdetails that may have been veiled by my rca connectors for dac19+phoenix.
hmm yeah the ACSS seems to be the driving technology. If i had the extra cash i would have ordered version A, if only just for the peace of mind, but i'm on a tighter budget now. This hobby has gotten a bit out of control
haloxt, about how long did it take for them to ship it after you put in the order?
In my case it took a good while because the order was placed before release. They try to keep popular items in stock, so time of order and shipping may be just 1-3 days, but as of right now expect to wait up to a week unless they have some sparrows ready to be shipped, especially since they let all their gear burn in at least 100 hours and test for faults. You can always email audio-gd for an ETA on items you want to order.
Depending on when you order in the shipping cycle, and if they are on hand, it should be 10-14 days MAX from time of order. Most likely less than that.
Hand made, and worth the wait.
This for me also ^
It's been a few days since it was shipped, and my DHL tracking number isn't working yet. Also, the audio-gd website was down.
I've mostly received EMS from KW. Mine went into the mail on Friday and I powered up on Wednesday.
But, you're gonna get it reasonably quick, so really not sure why all the second by second interrogations.
Yeah but he should rename the title to something less misleading, the sparrow is not portable, its just pretty small.