Dear customers and friends:
It's been a busy start to our summer, and there’s lots of news. Here's a quick update on what we're up to...
Upcoming meets and shows:
We'll be at the following events this summer:
• June 22, Chicago, Uni-Fi Head-Fi meet
• July 20, Los Angles, Head-Fi meet
• Aug 9-11, San Francisco, California Audio Show
We hope to see you there! As always, at head-fi meets we offer free tune-ups to version 3.2 for Mad Dog owners with Alpha Pads. If you have the Dog Pads or Shure pads and would like to upgrade to v3.2 with Alpha Pads please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make appropriate arrangements.
Update on Balanced Mad Dogs
The Balanced Mad Dog headphones have been shipping for almost two weeks. Several of you have sent nice notes to me, but so far only one owner has published comments on head-fi. I'm sure people would like to hear your experiences and encourage you to share your thoughts on head-fi or via reviews on the product page on www.mrspeakers.com.
Here's a beauty shot of the new model and it's balanced XLR cable (more photos are on our website):
In other news...
New: Balanced phone with no cable
We'll shortly be offering a version of this phone without a cable at
$339.99. Why no cable? Because we'll be offering a variety of cable choices to allow the phones to be easily used with virtually any
amplifier, balanced or single ended. If you own single-ended amps today and are considering balanced in the future, this is your most flexible option. Or if you are planning to stay single-ended and want a better cable, with a better jack, consider this option.
Mix and match cable selection
It's now easy to get the right cable to meet all your different application needs. All cables are built with a 6' cable we've created that sounds great, MrSpeakers has heavier conductors in a twisted configuration for best sound, with a supple housing and top quality connectors. Our balanced cable options include:
• 4-pin XLR balanced with a Neutrik connector: $59.99
• Kobiconn plug for Ray Samuels and ALO portable amps: $59.99
• HiRose 7 pin plug for iBasso portable amps: $69.99 (the connector is more expensive)
We also offer the following options for single-ended equipment:
• 1/4" Neutrik single ended: $59.99
• 3.5mm Neutrik single ended: $59.99
Custom cable terminations and lengths are possible. Contact me directly at email@example.com for a quote.
Upgrade to balanced-ready phones for current owners
If you currently own a Mad Dog headphone, an upgrade option will be available later this week. If you own a unit with Alpha Pads, the upgrade will be $120, which includes:
• Rewire the headphone for balanced and/or single ended operation
• Our new front-facing jack
• Tune up to version 3.2 (requires Alpha Pads)
• A cable of your choice
Owners of Mad Dogs with Dog Pads or Shure 840 pads will need to purchase Alpha Pads to receive the 3.2 tune-up. It is not required, but it is recommended.
New First Class International Shipping slashes shipping costs 50%!
The USPS has now made International First Class shipping available to us through our store. We're excited to say we're now able to offer a First Class shipping option for International customers. Yes, it takes a little longer but cuts costs from about $45 to about $22 (exact costs vary by country, visit our shopping cart to
get an exact estimate).
From the team at MrSpeakers: have a great summer, and happy listening!
Dan, Gus, Peter and Rachel