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I finally spent several hours with the GS-X and must say I'm blown away.  My setup is laptop > PWD MKII > GS-X > LCD-3.  All balanced.  I haven't tried the HD 800 yet.

 

I decided to pop my GS-X's cherry with the Black Triangle version of Dark Side of the Moon.  Instantly the clarity and exactness of the GS-X was apparent.  The heartbeat intro had noticeably more punch than I remembered.  As the music progressed I heard sounds and details that my Leben tube amp can't quite pull off.  After listening to that album in full I randomly picked tracks of various genres.  I also watched parts of a few action movies.  The GS-X excelled at everything.  I easily prefer it to the Leben and I am absolutely happy with my purchase.

 

Having said that, I was secretly hoping that the GS-X would lead me to sell my Leben and small horde of NOS tubes.  At this point I'm on the fence.  The GS-X is well known as a neutral amp and I found myself occasionally missing the warmth of the Leben.  We'll see.

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I ask for the payment when I have all of the materials and am in the process of finishing the assembly of the amp, ideally a couple weeks before it ships. I will send out an email asking about the color when I'm ready to send the front panels in for polishing/anodizing -- that will probably be in about 4-6 weeks if you're in the next batch

Any updates on the 230v units?

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they're ready to ship just have to get the labels printed

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they're ready to ship just have to get the labels printed


Thank you for update!

I e-mailed you about declared value of the package, please check it before shipping.

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Thank you for update!

I e-mailed you about declared value of the package, please check it before shipping.

 

As an aside, I love how cordial and polite you are with your username and Abbath avatar... Priceless! ;)

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As an aside, I love how cordial and polite you are with your username and Abbath avatar... Priceless! ;)

 

Abbath is very kind person too... I think :)

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Abbath is very kind person too... I think :)

 

After meeting Moyses Kolesne once and being flabbergasted at how overwhelming polite and humble he was (while fully decked out in leathers, spikes, and death metal cutoff t-shirt), I honestly don't doubt it a bit!

 

Back OT, I'm kind of surprised there haven't been more pictures as the GS-X MkII make their way into the wild... They're too gorgeous not to share, and those of us with no immediate plans to get one would sure love to see a few more shots!! :)

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Some 115 v units are still being completed, not aware of exactly how many but it is more than one.   He indicated he is working over this weekend to get some units with Alpha POTS ready for shipment.

My order (115V DACT) was placed in May 2013. Today I saw an overseas buyer showing his new 115V GS-X and he ordered in June. Now I have no idea how Justin arranged shipments.
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i had a note to ask how long you will be in HK. shipping is probably going to be slower than Taiwan

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My order (115V DACT) was placed in May 2013. Today I saw an overseas buyer showing his new 115V GS-X and he ordered in June. Now I have no idea how Justin arranged shipments.

Yep I'm in same boat, no idea wtf is going on - just wait and hope really.... Getting frustrated and will cancel my year long order with distributor if I don't end receiving anything from this batch...
Edited by aive - 7/22/14 at 12:58am
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Just receive my GS-X MK2 today. Thanks, Justin.

Listen for a short time, but it's way beyond my imagination.

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Yep I'm in same boat, no idea wtf is going on - just wait and hope really.... Getting frustrated and will cancel my year long order with distributor if I don't end receiving anything from this batch...

i have been communicating with them and its ready to ship

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i had a note to ask how long you will be in HK. shipping is probably going to be slower than Taiwan

 

Apparently I did not have to this message and a couple of emails were sent to you after other got shipping notification. Please ship the GS-X out as soon as possible. I will be there to receive the amp once the estimated delivery date is confirmed.


Edited by Sopp - 7/22/14 at 4:06am
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i'm still working on some of the ones with the Alpha pots as I didnt get enough with those, so i have to switch several from DACT to Alpha. i have to do this work on weekends 

This is confusing and concerning to me. Does this mean some people who ordered DACT will miss out in this batch?

 

I don't think anybody picked up on this subject.

 

I can imagine at least two scenarios. Both can be in play at the same time:

 

As we've seen earlier in this thread, some customers have problems deciding or keeping to their decisions. At different stages in the production process Justin Wilson must manufacture/acquire quantities of different components according to the orders at that point in time, i.e. 35 DACT and 25 Alpha, 37 115V and 23 230V, 27 silver, 30 black and 3 red etc. Some customers change their mind later in the process and want a different configuration. If the sum of these customer's changes doesn't add up to Justin Wilson's original assumptions/stipulations, he has problems pleasing all customer's latest wishes.

 

Some customer's order and pay a deposit, but later change their mind (and cancel their order). Some doesn't until it's time for the final payment when all the component quantities are already manufactured/acquired. Some just doesn't pay. Some may even be dead or (otherwise) down on their luck. Then the next customer in line is offered a product instead.

 

Justin Wilson hence must make some choices. He can can choose to strictly follow the customer sequence based on order date and time. Then he may have problems with matching planned/manufactured configurations with customer orders, whether it's final order or the next in line customer's order. He can choose to set a no more changes allowed date, manufacture the configurations and then allocate/deliver them according to the customer sequence that matches the manufactured configurations. This means skipping some early customers in the next batch if their order doesn't match a surplus configuration from the previous batch. This may also mean delay for customers that keep changing their order after the manufacturing process has started.

 

Justin Wilson's post may indicate that he's (trying to) strictly follow the customer sequence based on order date and time, partially remanufacturing/altering a finished configuration if necessary.

 

I hope that Justin Wilson award/favour the easy customers who stick to the orders they made before the manufacturing process started. They are organized, make it easy for him, generate less work etc., and hence should be awarded with quick delivery.

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I hope that Justin Wilson award/favour the easy customers who stick to the orders they made before the manufacturing process started. They are organized, make it easy for him, generate less work etc., and hence should be awarded with quick delivery.

 

That sounds like a good deal to me. 

Black, DACT, 230V ... since deposit Jan. 2014

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