First reviews and impressions are now up: http://www.head-fi.org/t/567716/review-jaben-s-govibe-porta-tube-amp-review-thread-ex-demo
I was spending a bit of time in Jaben Singapore and Malaysia (at the KL AV show) and I noticed something...
The Go-Vibe Porta Tube is extremely popular.
The fame has even reached Japan!
One of the folks there bought one, loved it and through word of mouth the Singapore's stores' stock has been depleted! Almost every day I was there someone left disappointed because they couldn't get their hands on one.
Yet I've heard very little about it here, why restrict it to Asia?
Now is your chance to try out this amp to see what it's all about.
Here's some of the dirt:
- There's a mini tube inside and you can see it glow!
- It lasts up to 10 hours per charge
- Very powerful, enough to make my K1000 sing!
- Minimum microphonics on most headphones, they worked hard to get the kinks sorted!
- Pictures and some impressions here: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/562045/govibe-porta-tube
The rest you can find out yourself. For now, we have demo units reserved for the US and Australia/NZ.
If enough demand comes up, we can add more units to travel around elsewhere.
And that's it! To be a part of this trial as well as draw you just have to reply to this thread with your location and be willing to spare a few bucks to send it to the next person on the list =)
Unfortunately not everyone will get a go so if you're interested sign up early!
We will draw out the winner at the end of the trip, when the little amp will finally get some rest after so much travelling!
You can find them here:
Ok this is how it's going to work... I'll make a list for each amp and we'll go from there. When it gets close to your turn we'll send you a PM
AU/NZ Porta Tube:
***Brooko (NZ) <---- bought his amp!
Webbie64 (NSW) <---- currently has the amp
I moved VIC to first because I'm in VIC and VIC-VIC takes one day by regular post.
USA Porta Tube #1:
The Larch (ME)
S1rrah (TX) ?
MohawkUS (CT) ?
Rawster (NYC) ?
MalVeauX (FL) <---- currently has the amp
BGRoberts (Missouri) **asked to be bumped down temporarily**
USA Porta Tube #2 (CA):
puresilence (Bay Area)
juman231 (CA) <---- currently has the amp
MulberryMadness (W. LA)
calpis (CA) bumped down by request
Decided to have two of them going to the US, because at least half of you are from CA and it's so bloody far.
Don't really know the US all that well, for #2 just went to google maps and rearranged it in the most obvious way.
When we've finished with all the CA folks, we'll move that one around the country as well.
I'll start shipping the first ones out mid-week.
Now, some suggestions/rules...
1. You may keep it for up to a week, but if you're done with it early do pass it on to the next guy =)
2. We may require a deposit, it's not a cheap thing afterall. It will be refunded with no fees attached.
3. We'd love to know what you think! Either privately or on the forums, up to you!
4. The winner will be picked out of the list at a date to be determined.
5. The winner is the winner, you can do whatever the hell you want with it. I do have a personal request that it doesn't hit the FS forum for cash within a couple of months of winning it. If you truly despise it, trade it or give it away to someone you feel would enjoy it more than you do.
6. There may be additions/changes to these rules
DO NOT POST YOUR ADDRESS HERE. Just the city/country
Edited by Jaben Australia - 9/26/11 at 3:07pm