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post #4546 of 7930
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We will be working overtime all week to ship as many as we can but our painter delivered 50 right cups and no left so we lost four days of production.   

 

Good.

 

The holidays are a good time to spend with family. Nice that a mix-up helps overcome your work ethic :)

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The more I listen, the more I'm loving my Alpha Dogs! 

You are the second person who has said this in the last few pages.

What about it made you love them less when you first heard them? What's gotten better?

I do find that that first impressions tend to be lasting ones, but re: audiophile equipment, it is not always the case ... Psychologically, you can either WANT to love equipment because you paid a lot of clams for it, or get too caught up by hype & then be disappointed at first blush. It often takes time to sort these things out better.

Equipment with neutral sound characteristics tends to not be as sexy 'cause you don't appear to have that fuller bass that you are so accustomed too. Over time & with extended listening, you realize that the Alpha Dogs have excellent bass that digs deep with uber inner detail, & you don't miss that overly jacked-up bass. You appreciate hearing MORE of the music.

I have found this to be true with better designed loudspeakers as well, or when you apply acoustical room treatments. It comes back to a flatter frequency response. Things sound cleaner, less muddled; but your brain needs some time to adjust to this "different" sound you are hearing.

Also, you need time with equipment to truly appreciate (or not) listening to different musical genres.
Edited by brother love - 12/16/13 at 4:29pm
post #4548 of 7930
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I do find that that first impressions tend to be lasting ones, but re: audiophile equipment, it is not always the case ... Psychologically, you can either WANT to love equipment because you paid a lot of clams for it, or get too caught up by hype & then be disappointed at first blush. It often takes time to sort these things out better.

Equipment with neutral sound characteristics tends to not be as sexy 'cause you don't appear to have that fuller bass that you are so accustomed too. Over time & with extended listening, you realize that the Alpha Dogs have excellent bass that digs deep with uber inner detail, & you don't miss that overly jacked-up bass. You appreciate hearing MORE of the music.

I have found this to be true with better designed loudspeakers as well, or when you apply acoustical room treatments. It comes back to a flatter frequency response. Things sound cleaner, less muddled; but your brain needs some time to adjust to this "different" sound you are hearing.

Also, you need time with equipment to truly appreciate (or not) listening to different musical genres.

 

Awesome. Thanks for the explanation :) Excited to get mine in a month or so.

post #4549 of 7930
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Complete indicates payment and order complete.  Our system does not have a closed-loop process to link shipping (which is done via our payment gateway) back to the database.

 

I incorrectly stated the other day we were up to Oct 30, we missed a few from around the 25-27 which went out today, so as of today we're mostly shipped up to 10/30.  We will be working overtime all week to ship as many as we can but our painter delivered 50 right cups and no left so we lost four days of production.   

 

Thank you for the info and the fast response!  

post #4550 of 7930
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Also, Dan, just FYI, it looks like the date added field on the order status page is displaying day/month/year instead of month/day/year, which could cause some confusion if left as is.    

 

Dan, look here in your OpenCart stuff for the date format

 

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/catalog/language/english/english.php

post #4551 of 7930
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Dan, look here in your OpenCart stuff for the date format

 

/admin/language/english/english.php
/catalog/language/english/english.php

 

Thanks Jeremy.  We'd changed them but it didn't take.  We've recently updated, so try, try again!

post #4552 of 7930
Damn, I should have ordered a long time ago. A Dec 6th order date means next Feb or March I guess.
post #4553 of 7930
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Damn, I should have ordered a long time ago. A Dec 6th order date means next Feb or March I guess.


It should ship in January before the end of the month.  My highest priority is increasing capacity while maintaining quality.  

post #4554 of 7930
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It should ship in January before the end of the month.  My highest priority is increasing capacity while maintaining quality.  

I hope the orders keep on coming for you, and have a merry Christmas.
post #4555 of 7930
How long does it take to make a single Alpha Dog? Usually 3D printers print pretty slowly from my experience, and I'll bet they need to be precise for these 3D-printed earcups/stopper thingamabob on the rails.
post #4556 of 7930
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How long does it take to make a single Alpha Dog? Usually 3D printers print pretty slowly from my experience, and I'll bet they need to be precise for these 3D-printed earcups/stopper thingamabob on the rails.

 

Let's just say we're operating a sizable number of printers at this point. 

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I do find that that first impressions tend to be lasting ones, but re: audiophile equipment, it is not always the case ... Psychologically, you can either WANT to love equipment because you paid a lot of clams for it, or get too caught up by hype & then be disappointed at first blush. It often takes time to sort these things out better.

Equipment with neutral sound characteristics tends to not be as sexy 'cause you don't appear to have that fuller bass that you are so accustomed too. Over time & with extended listening, you realize that the Alpha Dogs have excellent bass that digs deep with uber inner detail, & you don't miss that overly jacked-up bass. You appreciate hearing MORE of the music.

I have found this to be true with better designed loudspeakers as well, or when you apply acoustical room treatments. It comes back to a flatter frequency response. Things sound cleaner, less muddled; but your brain needs some time to adjust to this "different" sound you are hearing.

Also, you need time with equipment to truly appreciate (or not) listening to different musical genres.


+ 1000 on mentioning the psychology of listening.  It's a very unappreciated topic, and neutral can sound like something is missing. 

 

What surprised me was how quickly I adapted to the AD's, especially after spending considerable time with the Grado house sound.

post #4558 of 7930
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

How long does it take to make a single Alpha Dog? Usually 3D printers print pretty slowly from my experience, and I'll bet they need to be precise for these 3D-printed earcups/stopper thingamabob on the rails.

I vaguely remember it being mentioned in a video, I think it was 12 hours to print the cups. Don't quote me on that though.. 

post #4559 of 7930
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Hi...  We've had a lot of request for a 3.5mm cable. 

 

One consideration we have is to use the current cable, with a 3' tail and an 18" Y split.  The cable would be the same but shorter.  Doing a lighter and thinner cable is possible.  Either way we'd sell this is an optional add-on.

 

Using a thinner cable will take more time.  For those who have the phones would you consider the current cable a good solution?  Your feedback will help our design best meet your needs.

 

 

Hi Dan,

 

First of all, really happy with the Alpha Dogs .. been enjoying them a lot.

 

Now about the cable -

 

I'm using it at home either at my desk or in the lounge room. The quality is great but I'm finding the length to be a bit short. I'm either routing it to the back of a PC on the floor, or sitting in the lounge connected to the front of a preamp. In either case its about 2-3 foot short to be comfortable. It's quite heavy too.. if there was a way to achieve the same level of quality/cable with a thinner cable, I definitely think it would be an improvement.

 

If i had a headamp on the desk in front of me, the length would be fine, but I'm just finding it a bit short to route somewhere and kick back in a chair.

 

Obviously a balancing act though between different use cases. But hey, there's mine :)

 

Also, thanks for putting the connectors up for sale on your site. I'll probably get around to making my ideal cable one day (if i can ever figure out how to do a clean Y split)

post #4560 of 7930
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Originally Posted by sugarshark View Post
 

 

 

Hi Dan,

 

First of all, really happy with the Alpha Dogs .. been enjoying them a lot.

 

Now about the cable -

 

I'm using it at home either at my desk or in the lounge room. The quality is great but I'm finding the length to be a bit short. I'm either routing it to the back of a PC on the floor, or sitting in the lounge connected to the front of a preamp. In either case its about 2-3 foot short to be comfortable. It's quite heavy too.. if there was a way to achieve the same level of quality/cable with a thinner cable, I definitely think it would be an improvement.

 

If i had a headamp on the desk in front of me, the length would be fine, but I'm just finding it a bit short to route somewhere and kick back in a chair.

 

Obviously a balancing act though between different use cases. But hey, there's mine :)

 

Also, thanks for putting the connectors up for sale on your site. I'll probably get around to making my ideal cable one day (if i can ever figure out how to do a clean Y split)


I've gotten a few requests for longer cables.  We may offer a 10' option in the future, but for now we are barely able to keep up with cable production.  Your best bet is DIY or one of the cable vendors...

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