A quick update on Vali: we should be seeing first articles from the board house this week. Assuming they're 100% (and there's no reason to think they won't be, I hand-built like a dozen prototypes of this one, since people kept asking for them), we should be seeing production next week.
At that point, there still may be a little lag until they're on the site; we need to make sure we have enough stock to fulfill the first orders. But I expect you'll be seeing the page go up late next week or shortly afterwards.
An interesting note: we have to measure and match the tubes used in Vali, and doing so isn't as easy as you might think. Vali's tubes don't have pins. They have flying wires. Not exactly socket-friendly. So, after struggling through a few hundred tubes in-house, we ended up going to our board house and asking them what they could do. Turns out they have a new 3D printer, and they 3D-printed a funnel-style test fixture that allows them to go through 5000 tubes a day. So, 3D printing saves the day!
Thanks for your patience--we want to assure a flawless launch.
All the best,