Originally Posted by Evshrug
I don't necessarily think "battle scars" would lose their novelty, at least so long as the sound is pleasant (even if slightly unique). Check out this article on "worn objects" with the "patina of use":
LOTS OF POSTS. It is hard to focus on the production/marketing rollout and respond to everybody, but I'll read them all and post when I can, perhaps someone can compile unanswered Qs and PM me.
Pre-Production "SURVIVORS" vs "NEW" Models
I see what some of you are asking for - our drop, bend, salt spray, UV, extreme heat/cold, etc MIL-STD-810G survivors. Interesting... I was originally only thinking of selling the fresh brand new ones that are not sacrificed in our destructive testing labs. In fact, I'm not sure where these models usually end up to be honest. They just "disappear" and are probably stored or recycled.
As mentioned, however, these are historical soldiers as they are the brave ones that sacrificed themselves for a greater good of sound. They should be restored and adorned. Perhaps some head-fiers can take them and patina the metal, that'd be very sick as I love that look. I'll think about this some more.
Quantity and Plan:
The plan now is to make 300 White Silver and 300 Shadows to test the product and our assembly line processes. Due to a part that hasn't arrived for the grey ear cushions, the Shadows are going first. Things do change rapidly as some parts arrive from component factories in other countries.
Approximately 100 of each color will be sent through destructive testing and it takes about 10 days to get the results. After we test and sort the remaining 200x2, we'll have "golden" units for Beta testing internally, press, sales and now for sale to the community. I won't know the yield quantity of what I can sell until after the production and testing. Sometimes this yield is as low as 10% (usually in-ears), but can be as high as nearly 95% such as Crossfade LP and M-80.
Edited by valkolton - 6/22/12 at 9:01pm