Perhaps this is the satirical reworded apology message JHA might send out, based on the apology they sent out 1 year and 1 month ago to their pre-orders:
Posted 08 September 2010 - 03:26 PM 12-Oct-2011
To our valued abused customers,
Unfortunately, we are way behind on the delivery of the JH3A. *The original designer, Matt Macbeth of GR9 Tech, We misled us you on how far along the amp was before he we eventually abandoned the project original design - leaving us to find a new company design to finish the JH3A. The entire DSP code, as well as other components had to be reworked.
We have been working with a new company for the past 6 weeks and the latest update as of today is we will have amps to ship in 12 weeks. We have extended their estimate of 8 to 10 weeks to 12 weeks as not to mislead again you concerning design, production & development, delivery expectations, and likely other things, and we threw something in there about Chinese factory issues but the Japanese earthquake quickly diverted attention away from that red herring (peace to the Japanese) and for all that we are very sorry.
I am personally sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. We are happy to refund anyone who is not willing to wait and will be providing a 1% pro-rated annual investment return to everyone, plus a hoodie.
You have my personal albeit tarnished guarantee that the JH3A will be well worth the wait and it will be near perfect when/if shipped.