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Originally Posted by Trogdor View Post


No, that is NOT my understanding.

Our version should be the EXACT same version as the one shipping sans retail packaging.

But functionally, they should be identical.

Nor my understanding either. The Pre-order group, we get the finished, final version at a discount and first before it goes on sale to the public. We'll hear from Michael on this shortly I'm sure.

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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

Nor my understanding either. The Pre-order group, we get the finished, final version at a discount and first before it goes on sale to the public. We'll hear from Michael on this shortly I'm sure.

 

This was my understanding as well.

I do sympathise with people who are feeling impatient and want their M8 as soon as humanly possible. I too had days where I seriously considered asking if it was possible to cancel my pre-order and just buy another source component or earphone. In the end, however, I decided to trust Michael and CEntrance. They've never let us down before, and I have high expectations for the M8 when it finally arrives!

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Side panels look sweet

New blog entry^^(click on it)

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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post

Side panels look sweet

New blog entry^^(click on it)

 

Woot Woot.

So, all they have to do is assemble, test and ship?

 

^I'm sure I'm missing something in this chain. If not, then they're almost done...

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Edited by NorthernAvengeR - 4/18/13 at 4:53am
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I just joined the preorder group too.  Looking forward to seeing how it does with my LCD-3 and Ety 4's.  I'd just point out that Apple has a history of having to correct some bugs whenever they release a new product, so I am happy to wait a little longer for a more reliable product from Michael.smily_headphones1.gif

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http://centrance.com/products/new/blog/2013/04/18/chicago-flood/

 

Fortunately, Michael and the gang seem to be fine!

My friend though, as I just found out, got a little wetter I think

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Originally Posted by LDfan13 View Post

I just joined the preorder group too.  Looking forward to seeing how it does with my LCD-3 and Ety 4's.  I'd just point out that Apple has a history of having to correct some bugs whenever they release a new product, so I am happy to wait a little longer for a more reliable product from Michael.smily_headphones1.gif

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I think most of us put their pre-order back in Dec./Jan. so that's why you'll see some of us getting a little antsy over further delays...

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http://centrance.com/products/new/blog/2013/04/18/chicago-flood/

 

Fortunately, Michael and the gang seem to be fine!

My friend though, as I just found out, got a little wetter I think

Holy cow, that's terrible! 

Best wishes to the people in that area of the country, stay safe...

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Then there are some of us that paid back in november(ouch), but I'd rather wait on a completely polished product than to pay hundreds just to be a beta tester, the dx100 thread comes to mind. That would really be a bummer.
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I don't remember when I jumped in, but pretty sure it was (well) before Christmas. I'm in for the ride with this one.
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Originally Posted by Golden Ears View Post

Are there a lot of other people who use their iPhone/iPad as a remote for their laptop using airport express who would like to see an IOS and a SP/dif?

A device with an optical in and iDevice in has been suggested, but we have not made it a priority. We went in with the assumption that half the people still use their laptops, half use their phones and tablets to store/play music. The assumption about "half" is  very imprecise, but we went with that anyway. Perhaps in the future we will make a device as you request...

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Originally Posted by Chexxchexx View Post


I could absolutely be wrong here, but I think you may be missing the distinction between prototype and finished product. My understanding is that folks who pre-order will get the latest and greatest version of the product which could still conceivably be changed based on feedback from the pre-order group. The finished product will be the finalized production version and will have the retail packaging. I think that's what that message really means. It would be surprising if not, because things really seem to be coming together recently.

Preorder units will be the first ones coming off the real production line, so they will be production units. We will be making them in batches. Our estimate is late May, but things have been shifting around, as you can see from the blog and we are holding on with our bare teeth to keep that estimate right now.

 

I would very much like to have shipped some units from the first batch yet in May. The rest of the units will trickle out in June. We have a large number of preorder requests and they will be sent out according to seniority (if you have waited the longest, you will be the first one to receive a unit). We can't afford to fail here, so will push forward until done. Then, I may need to disappear for while and decompress, but not until we start shipping...


Edited by mgoodman - 4/20/13 at 1:09am
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Originally Posted by Chexxchexx View Post


My guess is that if anything goes wrong, it's far more likely to be related to software than hardware. The pre-order group could notice something given the range of equipment, apps, and such that are likely to be used. If an issue was identified and communicated to Michael, he could subsequently address it prior to shipping the final version. And, just for the record, if an issue was identified, I highly doubt Michael wouldn't set things right for his early adopters.

All true. Thank you for your trust. We will absolutely make it right.

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Originally Posted by theThirty3rd View Post

 

Woot Woot.

So, all they have to do is assemble, test and ship?

 

^I'm sure I'm missing something in this chain. If not, then they're almost done...

What's missing is production. But we know how to do that. We need to finish testing the digital PCB and move software further. First production run is being arranged in parallel and is currently scheduled for late May.

 

As John Lennon said, "Life is what happens when you are busy making plans."

 

We are planning to have a life after our plans are fulfilled ;)


Edited by mgoodman - 4/20/13 at 1:54am
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Thank you.

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