using my holiday to relax so not that active this week in this thread, but just some thoughts:
my impression of shikada san is that he is a genius in amp design and he has (maybe a typical japanese property) a high level of honour, sense of duty, and dedication for each amp he delivers to make it perfect. also i can fully understand that maybe due to his limited english language skills communication in english is not so easy for him.
i got my amp in perfect condition, wonderful wooden box, carefully sent, inside the parcel he made a construction so the box was in the middle perfectly protected from all sides.
when i ordered my amp i got the response ' i will make you the best amp'.
i can understand one is interested in getting his amp but i also can feel of shikada san what he maybe thinks when sitting at night on the desk trying his best to build the perfect amp for one of us and then reading this thread where the same person at the same time may write something that hits him and his honour and dedication while he works on the amp.
ok, that's business, accepted orders have to be delivered!
i can fully understand the questions behind, it's always a big step and critical point when a one man company has success and there may be the need to expand.
but as seen before shikada san goes the quality way, no external mass procuction, and i am absolutely sure he is working day and night that each amp gets delivered in perfect condition.
Edited by GermanGuy - 7/24/13 at 12:11am