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post #1156 of 9301

Jason,

Are you planning a pre-order for Ragnarok or will it just drop on your site when shipping starts?


Edited by tomlink - 3/13/14 at 1:18pm
post #1157 of 9301
Schiit doesn't pre-order anymore.
post #1158 of 9301

Yeah that thread with the Schiit story (http://www.head-fi.org/t/701900/schiit-happened-the-story-of-the-worlds-most-improbable-start-up) will tell you a bit about why :)

post #1159 of 9301

Even thou I cant afford this, I check this thread every 2-3days.

Really interested! :D.

post #1160 of 9301
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Originally Posted by catspaw View Post
 

Even thou I cant afford this, I check this thread every 2-3days.

Really interested! :D.

Im In the same boat. I can't wait to read their description of it. It always gives me a good chuckle 

post #1161 of 9301
Ok, what's a first article board? I assume a small test run of the final board, but just curious.
post #1162 of 9301
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Originally Posted by m2man View Post

Ok, what's a first article board? I assume a small test run of the final board, but just curious.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_article_inspection

post #1163 of 9301
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Originally Posted by m2man View Post

Ok, what's a first article board? I assume a small test run of the final board, but just curious.

In plain english it means a test order to establish if the vendor has gotten all of your requirements right or not.  You can send a vendor specs and drawings but that doesn't mean they'll be followed correctly, so a first article is checked/tested against the design specs for a part to make sure everything is right before placing large production orders.

post #1164 of 9301
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Originally Posted by Xcalibur255 View Post
 

In plain english it means a test order to establish if the vendor has gotten all of your requirements right or not.  You can send a vendor specs and drawings but that doesn't mean they'll be followed correctly, so a first article is checked/tested against the design specs for a part to make sure everything is right before placing large production orders.

 

Yep, pretty close. In our case, we send all the parts and boards to our board house in Simi Valley, usually together with a hand-built production sample. They build 4-5 "first articles" to ensure they're putting all the parts in the right place. We then check the first articles against the performance of the production sample. If they are good, then the order is released to production.

 

This is obviously more important on high-production products. If you're building, say, 2500 Modis, you want to make sure the surface-mount programming is getting everything in the right place. If one is messed up, they are ALL messed up. With Ragnarok, the products are thru-hole and hand-stuffed on a push line, at much lower quantities.

post #1165 of 9301

Not to get derailed with the technical nitty-gritty, but is there a benefit to hand-stuffed through-hole in this application?  Am I wrong to think that machines are ready to put us all out of a job because they are just better (and cheaper) at this stuff, even in small quantities?

post #1166 of 9301
Machines lack the soul these (Norse) Godly products require for optimum performance
post #1167 of 9301

Jason get all the Souls you need for my End of Gods Schiit!

post #1168 of 9301
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Originally Posted by Audio_newb View Post
 

Not to get derailed with the technical nitty-gritty, but is there a benefit to hand-stuffed through-hole in this application?  Am I wrong to think that machines are ready to put us all out of a job because they are just better (and cheaper) at this stuff, even in small quantities?

 

Yes! There is a very simple reason: I really really really really really really don't want to delay Ragnarok again to redesign it for surface mount. 

post #1169 of 9301

So....is Ragnarok coming soon? ;)

post #1170 of 9301
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post
 

 

Yes! There is a very simple reason: I really really really really really really don't want to delay Ragnarok again to redesign it for surface mount. 

Good answer

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